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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    October 8, 2015
    10:03 am
    Written By CharredDave

    Twelve years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Sir Thomas Phillips was granted a license to distill whiskey.  Some 400 years later, the oldest registered distillery in the world is still going strong.  Bushmills family of whiskeys continues to fill shelves in bars, and decorate cabinets at homes around the world.  And on one lovely evening with cooler temperatures settling in, we blind tasted Bushmills Irish Whiskey. Bushmills Irish Whiskey is more popularly known simply as Bushmills White Label.  This clever name comes from the fact that it has a white label on the bottle.  This trend continues in

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    September 24, 2015
    9:42 am
    Written By CharredDave

    'Murica Simply said, there is nothing more American than a bourbon bottle that is called Eagle Rare. With a swooping eagle, a descriptor on the back claiming how tried and true this whiskey is, and of course, American stars all over it.  The packaging on this bottle is nothing short of patriotic.  Thus, another bourbon bottle was snatched off the shelf for a blind tasting based on the look of the bottle. A product of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Eagle Rare comes from a great line up of well tested bourbons. But all of this means nothing when it comes time for a blind

  • July 25, 2015
    10:27 am
    Written By Matt Mottershead

    The Charred Barrel Society recently visited Whiskey Warehouse in Charlotte, NC. I had never visited the location before, so I was excited about the chance to hang out with friends, drink some whiskey and enjoy a new venue. The aesthetic is rustic - reclaimed lumber lines the walls and floors and old whiskey barrels surround the entrance. The bar is large and L-shaped with more rustic wood. The back of the bar is filled with a wide selection of bourbon, whiskey, scotch and other liquors. A compilation of the three drink sections of Whisky Warehouse's drink options.  Take note that not all

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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.