Scotch God Shoutout to the Scotch Test Dummies

Scotch Test Dummies sporting Flight Club t-shirts

Last week, Jim Murray named the E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey the “Whiskey of the Year.”  Back in May, we reviewed it with overall positive reviews.

This past weekend, following conversations occurring out our September monthly tasting,  member Jay Cary was able to supply our friends at The Scotch Test Dummies a bottle of Four Grain so that they too could review and share their comments on their YouTube page.   Today, Scott and Bart posted that review.

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Jim Murray Picks His Best Whiskeys of the Year

Jim Murray’s annual list of best whiskeys was announced today. For his overall winner, Murray selected the Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon, which we previously reviewed shortly after its release.

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 – The Winners

Since 2004, Murray has released his Whisky Bible, which reviews a staggering number of all types of whiskeys and ranks the top three for each respective category (Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, etc.).

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October 2017: Pisco

Host: Phillip Horvey 

Additional background information on selected spirit:

We will be tasting Pisco from both Peru and Chile. Both countries claim to be the original distiller. Pisco is distilled from grapes in wine country in specific areas of both countries. Below are excerpts from Wikipedia regarding the spirits’ background in both countries.

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October 2017 Pick of the Month: Weller Antique

Each month, Flight Club selects a club-endorsed “Pick of the Month.”  The parameters on the Pick of the Month are (a) locally available in Wichita, Kansas (b) under $40 and (c) something believed to be a good value or limited availability at the moment.  We invite everyone (Club members or not) to break open a bottle and provide comment and feedback. 

Weller Antique

This month, we’ve selected a bottle that was featured in our February 2017 Weller lineup tasting, the Weller Antique 107.  Formerly known Old Weller Antique, this is a wheated bourbon produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery.

With the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and the Van Winkle lineup set to release in the coming weeks, the reality is, most of us will not acquire a bottle. But, there are still many fine bourbons to enjoy. This one, sharing the same mash bill as William Larue Weller and the Van Winkle bourbons, will not leave you disappointed.

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch: The Final Weekend

This is it. September is coming to a close. And that means there are only a few more days to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch.

In case you haven’t heard, Monarch is celebrating all month long with a special punch card featuring a variety of bourbons and a bourbon cocktail. Those who complete the card get a t-shirt and engraved high ball glass.

Even if you were unable to get a punch card or make as much progress as you would’ve liked, we have good news for you. You can continue celebrating bourbon at Monarch every month of the year! And with the Fall bourbon allocations nearing, the selection will only be getting better.

For our grande finale, the “top shelf” pick on the punch card, we went with…

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