A great primer from The Whiskey Wash about the growth of the rye whiskey industry and the variety of rye whiskeys you will see on the market today. If you are not overly familiar with the variation of flavors (and spices) in rye whiskeys, grab a glass and give this article a read.
Pop Quiz. Question 1: Name the man depicted on a bottle of Old Grand-Dad. Answer: Basil Hayden. Question 2: Have a pour of Basil Hayden’s and tell me the difference between it and Old Grand-Dad. Answer: $20. Ok, to be fair, $20 and maybe a year or two of age.
Host: Lee Bullock
What is the difference between a single grain and a single malt whisky? Consumers and even some bartenders have a misconception that single-malt Scotch is not a blended whisky, but this is a myth. Single-malt scotch is a blend, but it’s a very specific type of blend. In fact, nearly all whiskies on the market today are blends—bourbons, ryes, Tennessee, scotches, etc.
At this past January’s monthly meeting , Flight Club sampled six different Maker’s Mark offerings. We promised to post tasting notes. This past week, Chris Crow, Stephen Netherton, Scott Hill, and Jay Cary got together and (re)sampled five aged Maker’s Mark products. Their groupthink tasting notes are below: