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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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…