Why Society

Here at The Charred Barrel Society, we take pride in providing real reviews for real people. We do not put our sole focus on the expensive bottles, regardless of how much we may enjoy them. We review the everyday charred barrel beverages that you will see at your local gathering place or store. Our reviews are based on a sliding scale that is determined by price and blind taste. Read More

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    April 5, 2016
    11:32 am
    Written By Kevin DeShields

    I’m a creature of habit.  I've been wearing the same 3 pairs of denim for the past 2 years.  When I go out to eat, I usually stick with something familiar.  The same is true when buying a bottle.  My initial love for whisky began with single malt scotch.  It took a while for me to branch out into bourbon.  But over the years it has become my go-to spirit.  One of my favorite things about being part of the The Charred Barrel Society is that it forces me to try bottles that I’d otherwise pass by.  Baker’s is one of those

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    March 15, 2016
    10:30 am
    Written By CharredDave

    As The Charred Barrel Society expands is taste, the next logical place for us is the category of music.  Being that we all come different musical backgrounds, Bands on Bourbon easily seemed like the next direction for The Society.  We kick off this series with the band Jeremiah Wilde. A North Carolina band gifted with the ability to blur the lines between genres with songs that deliver exhilarating blasts of alt rock magic, superbly crafted pop hooks, and achingly beautiful heartland melodies; in the midst of all this, Jeremiah Wilde swiftly changes gear into passionate soulful cries of convincing rhythm

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    March 8, 2016
    10:30 am
    Written By CharredDave

    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

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One of the best ways to taste is out of a Glencairn glass.  Their unique shape help funnel the right nose and pallet so you get the highest tasting experience.