Girl Scout Cookies and Whiskey

Girl Scout Cookies and Whiskey

It feels as though there is something innately wrong the exercise. But the end result is something that feels very right.

Pairing a cookie sold by grade-school girls wearing green sashes with the very adult and (stereotypically only) very manly drink of bourbon (or another whiskey) shouldn’t be as enjoyable as it is.  But from concept to final taste, it’s an experience you just need to try.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year 2016 vs. 2017

Rebel Yell Single Barrel

We have previously compared the 2016 release of Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year to other bottles, such as Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond and even Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year. Now that we’ve received another release of Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year, it’s time to see whether the magic of the first release can be duplicated.

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Stephen Netherton

Stephen is a regular writer at FlightClubICT.com

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond

Old Fitzgerald

For about a year, I’ve worked to develop relationships and connections with many of the reputable liquor stores in Wichita. Whenever work takes me outside the office, I will try to stop into at least one store to take a peek at what is on the shelves and chat with the store manager. When work takes me out of town, I generally try to do the same.

On a recent work trip to Arkansas City, I stopped by a local store before making my return trip. A bottle on the bottom shelf, sitting by itself and priced at $19.95, caught my eye.

There are many modern expressions of Old Fitzgerald – Old Fitzgerald Prime, Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond, Old Fitzgerald’s 1879, and Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12-year. I’ve never tried any of them, until now.

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Stephen Netherton

Stephen is a regular writer at FlightClubICT.com

10-Year Wheated Bourbon Showdown: Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10-year vs. Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year

Wheated Bourbon

First, just the facts.

The Rebel Yell brand name is owned by the Luxco company out of St. Louis, Missouri, but is currently produced under agreement with Heaven Hill at the Bernheim distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Old Rip Van Winkle brand name is owned by the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery company, but is currently produced under a joint venture agreement with Sazerac’s Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

While not obvious by either brand name, these two whiskeys share a common and storied history.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.