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Tasting whiskey blind, that is without knowing what sort of bourbon, rye, or scotch whisky you're drinking, is the only way to remove the bias and know for sure if you like a whiskey or if you've just been caught up in the hype. I think that's right but even if it isn't, blind tasting whiskey is fu…

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Are George T Stagg and Stagg Jr really so similar as some folks suggest? We drink to find out!

There are some in the whiskey world who insist that Stagg Jr is as good or better than George T Stagg. Dan and I have been a bit split on that assertion where he thinks they are closer than I do. Dan has…

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Open the Bottle - Knob Creek 9-year-old small batch bourbon whiskey

How about a quality bourbon from an old, giant distillery that carries a 9 year age statement for $28? Yeah, I'll take a few of those myself. I love Beam products and certainly like Knob Creek bourbon and rye whiskey. I'm glad Jim…

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Open the Bottle - Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Bourbon Store Pick

Getting into a store pick of Knob Creek bourbon should be a good time. As a big fan of Booker's, I should like this, right? Well, I sure do!

Is this worth double the price of a standard offering, 9yr Knob Creek Bourbon? It's a …

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Back to the Bottle but not for whiskey - this is the FourSquare Sagacity 12 yr single blended Rum

I don't know much about rum but this has been a delicious bottle to learn from. It's partially distilled in pot stills and partially distilled in column stills and then blended together. Some was aged…

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We'll find something interesting or noteworthy or just tasty to sip on live on Friday afternoons to kick off the weekend. Got questions or comments? Bring'em on!


Join us next week for Friday Sips Live!

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We'll find something interesting or noteworthy or just tasty to sip on live on Friday afternoons to kick off the weekend. Got questions or comments? Bring'em on!

Here are some details about the Nikka Coffey Grain whisky from the brand itself -https://www.nikka.com/eng/brands/coffey-grain-malt/ - i…

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We were working on some other productions for Dan's Slow Guy on the Fast Ride cycling content and we decided to take a few minutes and sip some whiskey.

I brought two sample bottles with some Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond 8-year-old and an Old Forester Barrel Proof store pick for Dan to blind ta…

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Dan had a couple of really great bottles that needed to be put out of their misery so we decided to do that live! We also took a look at a new glass and compared it to some old favorites. We are sad to see that 2020 George T Stagg go as it's unlikely we'll ever taste it again and the odds aren't gr…

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Open the Bottle - Old Fitzgerald 8 Year Bottled in Bond Decanter

This is a bottle I've dreamed about for years and it's also another story about relationships working out when allocated whiskey is involved as I purchased this at retail. In my mind, there are two paths back to Pappy Van Winkle hims…

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Back to the Bottle - Maker's Mark Private Select Wheated Bourbon

I got this 108.9 proof bottle from a store near Denver called Molly's. As with most Maker's Mark bourbons, I like this one very much. Frankly, I just have no interest in keeping up with all of their gyrations on FAE this twelve finis…

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Sample Tasting - Boulder Spirits Adventure Kit: Bourbon Whiskeys

More surprisingly delicious whiskey from a local, Colorado distillery. The Boulder Spirits Adventure Kit gives us 6 samples of their bourbon and single malt whiskeys and we dig into the bourbons to see what this local Boulder, Colora…

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Sample Tasting - Boulder Spirits Adventure Kit: Malt Whiskey

More surprisingly delicious whiskey from a local, Colorado distillery. The Boulder Spirits Adventure Kit gives us 6 samples of their bourbon and single malt whiskeys and we dig into the malts and taste through some tasty whiskey.

These …

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Back to the Bottle - George Dickel 8 Year Old Bourbon Whisky

Yep, you read that correctly. Bourbon, not the Tennessee whiskey George Dickel is known for around the world. Why? Well, because it has more of a bourbon vibe going on than it does a Tennessee whisky thing happening. It sure does taste d…

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Back to the Bottle - Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

We all know what a Wild Turkey and Russell's homer I am but come on, this stuff is just delicious! This particular expression, the single barrel rye whiskey, is a bit pricey and I'm not arguing about that but for al…

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Open the Bottle - Not Whiskey: Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Brandy, Bottled In Bond.

I don't drink much brandy and certainly don't know much about it. But why should that stop me from opening up a bottle and sharing my initial reactions to it? It shouldn't and it didn't.

Most of the time, I'm …

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Tasting whiskey blind, that is without knowing what sort of bourbon, rye, or scotch whisky you're drinking, is the only way to remove the bias and know for sure if you like a whiskey or if you've just been caught up in the hype. I think that's right but even if it isn't, blind tasting whiskey is fu…

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Back to the Bottle - Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Bottled at 94 proof, this is the spicier sibling of the Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, and, like that bourbon, it's a solid, enjoyable sipper that does a decent job in an Old Fashioned cocktail. I wasn't sure about it at first but …

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Open the Bottle - Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This is basically 90 proof, 10-year-old Wild Turkey bourbon with the extra love that Russell's Reserve commands, and I like it!

I bought this bottle a couple of years ago for less than $20, which won't happen these …

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Back to the Bottle - George Dickel 15-year-old Single Barrel Tennessee Whisky

It's no secret that George Dickel produced whisky is a favorite of ours at The Practical Still. Well-aged Dickel is particularly enjoyable IF you are a fan of that funky Dickel flavor profile as we are. A 15 year old Dic…

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Alison Tetrick @amtetrick is a cowgirl, a scientist, a storyteller, and a professional cyclist. It turns out she's also a whiskey fan and even carries a flask of bourbon with her in gravel races like Unbound Gravel in Kansas. That's where Dan @browntiedan caught up with Alison and her partner Blaiz…

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Open the Bottle - Redbreast12 year old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Bottled at 40% ABV, this Irish whiskey might not be given a chance by many American whiskey drinkers due to the low proof. That is unfortunate because this single pot still Irish whiskey is just delicious and approachable and qu…

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Back to the Bottle - Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey

I really thought I'd like this one more than I do. It's not bad at all but it certainly isn't exciting. I think at the price and proof point, I'd stick to wheated bourbons such as Larceny or even Berheim if I just wanted an affo…

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Back to the Bottle - Wild Turkey Master's Keep Cornerstone Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

These special releases from Wild Turkey don't seem to get much love outside of hardcore Wild Turkey fans. I haven't had them all - only because I haven't been able to find them all - but I've enjoyed those I'v…

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