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Bourbon Dispatches No. 13 – 3 More Rules for Hunting Bourbon

This week I am finishing up the 3-part series on How to Hunt Rare Bourbons based on an article in Whisky Advocate by Fred Minnick about finding rare Bourbons. To subscribe and read the article in its entirety go here. Today we will hit on Minnick’s third, fourth and fifth rule of Bourbon hunting. (Go here to see … Read moreBourbon Dispatches No. 13 – 3 More Rules for Hunting Bourbon

Bourbon Dispatches No. 12 – Targeting the Next Generation of Rare Bourbons

This week I am continuing the series on How to Hunt Rare Bourbons based on an article in Whisky Advocate by Fred Minnick about finding rare Bourbons. To subscribe and read the article in its entirety go here. Under the second rule of Bourbon hunting, Minnick advises seekers to “Select Your Target Carefully.” He explains how some Bourbon hunters … Read moreBourbon Dispatches No. 12 – Targeting the Next Generation of Rare Bourbons

Pappy Van Winkle 25 Year – Fuhgeddaboudit – Bourbon Dispatches No. 10

The word is out. Pappy Van Winkle 25 Year is coming soon, but…here’s the bad news — just 710 bottles of the once-in-a-lifetime bottle of liquid sunshine will be sent to retailers. So as Vito Corleone would say: fuhgeddaboudit! But at least you’ll save a cool $1800 by forgoing the buy. And for secondary buyers…who the hell knows … Read morePappy Van Winkle 25 Year – Fuhgeddaboudit – Bourbon Dispatches No. 10

Bourbon, Football and Trump – Bourbon Dispatches – Issue 7

My beloved (and consistently loserish) Atlanta Falcons made it to the Super Bowl this week so I thought I would talk a little Football and Bourbon, with a smattering of the new President thrown in. All three “hot” subjects were recently covered in in this article on former Ravens standout Ray Lewis. Yes, everyone is getting … Read moreBourbon, Football and Trump – Bourbon Dispatches – Issue 7

Bourbon Dispatches, Issue 2 – Pappy Van Winkle Hunting Season

It’s November. Three of the four BCS teams just got knocked off (and my beloved struggling BullDawgs just beat 9th ranked Auburn). What? And most importantly, Pappy Van Winkle hunting season is in full force. So let’s look at where we are so far. Here’s the latest map from Bourbonr.com. What Really Matters So here’s … Read moreBourbon Dispatches, Issue 2 – Pappy Van Winkle Hunting Season