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Starting a Whiskey Collection

Starting a Whiskey Collection

So you want to start a whiskey collection, eh? There are five rules I like to suggest to people when wanting to dive further into whatever type of whiskey they like.   Rule 1: Stay on budget. I talk about budget a lot because this is a hobby people can get seriously wrapped up in. I have known people who maxed out credit cards, cashed in stock options, or live paycheck to paycheck just so they can buy whiskey. Have an extra few bucks a paycheck that you can just toss around? Decide on whether you want to save up...

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MyDailyBourbon’s Top 10 Honorable Mention Whiskies of 2020

MyDailyBourbon’s Top 10 Honorable Mention Whiskies of 2020

What a year 2020 was. I don’t even want to get into everything, we are here to discuss whiskey. This list will be my Top 10 Whiskies I drank in 2020. I will also highlight some runner ups and some dud’s I purchased. I have specific rules for my list:  I had to actually buy the bottle myself, not a media sample or trade It cannot be allocated, as in once a year -those fall in honorable mention. Quarterly or Seasonal (3 seasons) are allowed It cannot be a store pick It has to be local to me, so no...

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Why you should be shopping for non-allocated bottles

Why you should be shopping for non-allocated bottles

Who doesn’t love some allocated bottles? It is so nice to just stumble upon an awesome bottle people clamor over on the internet, but at what price? These days most stores tend to know what they have on hand when it comes to bourbon, so it is getting harder and harder to find allocated bottles without busting the bank. That is, unless you live in an ABC state which regulates the pricing and distribution. I used to be one of those people myself. I was off every other Friday, closed at work every Wednesday, and pretty much had the truck...

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Great Gift Ideas For the Whiskey Fan

Great Gift Ideas For the Whiskey Fan

We all know someone who loves whiskey, drinks whiskey, or looks at whiskey occasionally. For that person, you have to know what the right type of gift is and if it pertains to them. I will break down gift ideas into three levels; Just above bottom shelf, Starting to Tater, Only buys store picks. — Just Above Bottom Shelf This is someone who is just getting into whiskey. They know enough to buy things other than Jack Daniels and Jim Beam White Label. So, what do you buy them? Whiskey Stones - This is something that can help them learn whether...

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Woodford Reserve Batch Proof

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Woodford Reserve Batch Proof

Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is part of their Master’s Series Collection where they show off what experiments they have been working on at the distillery. These releases have included multiple experiments over the years and some even gaining a lot of attention for how bad they are. What Woodford usually wins with are the smaller 375ml bottles that have included releases such as; Double Double Oaked, Four Grain, and Five-Wood to name a few.   Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Proof: Age: NAS Distillery: Woodford Reserve Mashbill: 72/18/10   ——— Nose: Allspice, Banana, Butterscotch, Candied Caramel, Cedar, Clove, Mocha, Hazelnut, Honey,...

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