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We have enjoyed every Boulder Spirits whiskey that we've tried so far. So, when I saw their Global Brand Ambassador, Ryan Negley, on Instagram talking about a cask strength, 5-year-old release at nearly 134 proof, I had to get a bottle. As it turns out, they are on sale at the distillery (I was the…

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Dan is traveling this week, visiting family in Pennsylvania. He and his brother-in-law/former Friday Sips guest/frequent commenter, Scott, will get into some Booker's while back in Colorado, I'll be sipping some Weller 12 and Poor Man's Pappy from my recent birthday celebration.

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I visited @Boulder Spirits this week and got into their first ever barrel proof bourbon and a soon-to-be-released, distillery-only single malt. I was anxious to see what Dan thought of the bourbon but I didn't plan to open the quite pricey single malt but you know how that goes with us. We opened i…

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Open the Bottle: Leiper's Fork Distillery Bottled In Bond 4-Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

On a recent trip back to Alabama from Colorado, a last-minute change of plans put me in close proximity to a distillery I've been wanting to learn more about, Leiper's Fork Distillery. We had a long drive ahead of…

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Open the Bottle: Leiper's Fork Distillery Bottled In Bond 4-Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

On a recent trip back to Alabama from Colorado, a last-minute change of plans put me in close proximity to a distillery I've been wanting to learn more about, Leiper's Fork Distillery. We had a long drive ahead of…

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We'll be back in the garage this week as temperatures drop here in Colorado. It looks to be only a temporary weather change with the hot stuff returning next week so we'll take advantage of it. Dan's wife has a birthday coming up and she likes Macallan so maybe we'll find some and toast Rachel. We …

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There was no stream last week as my wife and I drove from Colorado to Birmingham, AL to reunite our daughter and son-in-law with their cats and the last few belongings left at our house when they recently moved back home. We didn't care so much for the route there so we changed things up for the re…

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We'll see.

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Open the Bottle - Hidden Barn Series One Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

There are a few people in whiskey that I've always admired and hoped to one day meet. Jackie Zykan is up at the top of that list. I think it is hard to underestimate her impact at Old Forester and, as a fan of w…

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Jackie Zykan is one of a handful of whiskey people I would really like to meet. If you like Old Forester whiskey today, you likely have Jackie to thank. She helped to transform an old brand into a modern player in a hyper-competitive whiskey landscape. She left Old Forester recently and partnered …

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Back to the Bottle - Old Fitzgerald 8 Year Old Bottled In Bond Spring 2021 Release

Here's another bourbon I'd been hoping to get someday. This is the youngest of these wheated bourbons but it did not disappoint. Old Fitz is what Pappy Van Winkle sold way back when though I'm sure this is different…

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Back to the Bottle - Elijah Craig 18 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I'd wanted to try this bottle of bourbon for a long time and I'm glad I was finally able to, even if it was expensive and I wouldn't buy another one. Why? Well, you'll have to watch for all that but I don…

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We are in agreement that this Cream of Kentucky Bottled In Bond Rye is terrible. But just to be sure, we shared some with a few friends to get their take as well. We also sent along some of a one-of-a-kind American Single Malt from Deerhammer in Buena Vista, CO. It is quite tasty and we hope it mak…

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Open the Bottle: Balcones True Blue 100 Proof Straight Corn Whisky

We got into a few different corn whiskeys a while back during a Friday Sip Live and this one was a standout. I'm not sure I'd pay the $45 I paid for it again, though it seems to sell for more lately, it's good to get out of the bou…

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We all drink many different bourbons, ryes, and single malt whiskeys and decide for each if we like it, if it is worth the money, and if we'd buy it again. It can be very helpful to have a baseline whiskey that you've spent plenty of time with to use as a counterpoint when the lines get blurry. Not…

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We have so much fun on Friday Sips Live every week and appreciate everyone who joins live and who listens after. Recently, we were talking about the Cream of Kentucky Bottled In Bond Rye whiskey and how bad it is and we decide to share some samples with those who were watching live to get their opi…

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Luckily, we liked some of this Friday's bottles. If all you ever go after when you want wheated bourbon is Pappy Van Winkle or Weller, you're going to be disappointed often. We get into some Rebel Yell, Woody Creek, and Redemption offerings.

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Dan recently had the opportunity to taste the latest release of what was certainly one of the best bourbon releases of 2021, the Russell's Reserve 13-year-old bourbon. I have a bottle, I love it, and I want more but before we assume every Wild Turkey produced bourbon is a home run, what did Dan thi…

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Dan has been out for the last two Fridays, though he did join in and comment last week from Denmark. So, what was he doing and how was the whiskey in Denmark? Was there something rotten in Denmark?
Let's sip some bourbon and find out. Remember, as Chevy Chase said, "a donut without a hole is a Da…

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We talk a lot about the rising costs of whiskey, in particular bourbon, but this morning I was thinking about how fortunate I've been lately to buy some really nice bottles at or very near their retail price. Some of those bottles have been among my favorites and I realize that more than I'd just b…

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Open the Bottle - Jack Daniel's Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Triple Mash Whiskey are two recent releases from the maker of the best-selling whiskey in the world, Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. I always wanted to try the Bottled In Bond expression from Jack but it was travel retail only …

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I've been excited to taste this unusual collaboration between a small distiller in Colorado, Leopold Bros, and a large, very old distiller in Tullahoma, TN, George Dickel. Todd Leopold dug deep into the history of rye whiskey distillation in America to find a forgotten piece of technology in the th…

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Thanks to everyone who watched live and who will watch after.

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I believed that the science was clear. Whiskey prevents COVID but it turns out that just because I haven't gotten COVID and I drink whiskey doesn't mean science. Dan caught COVID. So, we're trying something new and going live in two different locations.

Also, it is possible I did have COVID before…

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