Category: Announcements

The Ice Sphere Cometh.

Many whiskey enthusiasts are ice enthusiasts, too.  They’re are on a quest for the perfect clear ice sphere whether it’s because of slower melting (due to shape and density) or just because they look fantastic.  But grandiose plans aren’t fulfilled because clumsy DIY ways… Continue Reading “The Ice Sphere Cometh.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate Batch 6—The Kelvin Collaboration II.

Four Gate is back at it, leading the way with the most creative barrel finishes of any brand.  For Batch 6, Four Gate used 12-year old high-rye (18% rye grain) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and finished some of it in Cognac barrels and some… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate Batch 6—The Kelvin Collaboration II.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B520.

I was so happy to see that Heaven Hill decided to release a barrel proof version of its popular Larceny wheated bourbon, and I enjoyed its first release, Batch A120.  I received a sample of Batch B520 last month and right off the bat… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B520.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batches A120 and B520.

The first Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof of 2020 was released in January and received immediate praise.  My first tastes of it couldn’t quite get past the heat, and then with the distraction of recent world events, I never made it back for my… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batches A120 and B520.”

Book Review—Tar Heel Lightnin’: How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books is a joint project of the Rutgers School of Law and the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice that features concise reviews of significant books with a connection to the law, and they asked me to review Tar Heel… Continue Reading “Book Review—Tar Heel Lightnin’: How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World”