WHISKEY

  • 26
    Jan
    Bourbon, Main Feed, Review
    Written By CharredDave
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    When it comes to whiskey and stereo types, I believe that Wild Turkey is one of those whiskies that carry a lot of them. It's a cheap one, for country folk. Its got a turkey on the front. There should be at least two empty bottles on the floor boards of your truck, and there are probably empty ones on the side of the street somewhere in the country. Well the society turned a blind eye to the stereotypes and tasted this one blind. This is the beauty of how we preform a society review. They are always done blind. Its just us and the whiskey. With its color, fragrance, taste, burn, and aftertaste. These are the things that should

  • 22
    Nov
    Bourbon, Main Feed, Review
    Written By Kevin DeShields
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    Now where were we…. I know it’s been ages since our last review.  Sometimes life can get the better of you and your free time.  But we are happy to finally be back at it here at the Charred Barrel Society.  And we’re glad that you’ve stuck around. Since it’s been a while, let me just remind everyone that all of our tastings are done blind.  Nobody reviewing the whiskey knows what they are drinking.  Everybody writes down their thoughts and gives it a score.  We take those scores and average them for the official Charred Barrel Society finger pour rating. Now let’s talk about Four Roses Small Batch bourbon.  I remember a few years back trying Four Roses Small

  • 08
    Mar
    Bourbon, Main Feed, Review
    Written By CharredDave
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    I didn’t start drinking until my late 20’s, and when I did drink it wasn’t whiskey.  But in those glorious years that whiskey and especially bourbon were introduced into my life, my friends always said Blanton’s was the standard for excellent bourbon. So when I was ready for the good stuff, Blanton’s was the one I knew I had to order. Blanton’s presents itself as the first single barrel bourbon, with a standard aging time of 8 years. This spirit lives in the middle of warehouse H at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky, and is one of the most recognizable bottles on the shelf. The bottle is unique with a geometrically round body and a classic racing horse topper, letting you know it's not

  • 16
    Jul
    Main Feed, Review, Whiskey
    Written By Paul Stanfield
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    Let me set this up for you.  Picture a lovely, warm June day, and you are in the car with your wife and two young kids heading to the beach! Everyone is in a great mood, the traffic is flowing smoothly, and the radio is blasting a song by an artist you are unaware of, but it sure sounds fun.   As the song nears its completion, all four people in the car are singing and dancing, smiles and laughter abounding.  The last note plays, and you exhale while saying “that was fun…who sings that song?”  Your five year old quickly responds “TAYLOR SWIFT!”  Oh. Crap.   “Yeah, I didn’t like that song very much” you internally say while simultaneously clouds