Category: Other Whisk(e)y

Last-minute gift idea for 2018: Cocktail Crate

“Brian’s Book and a Bottle” was a hit, but people ask me, “What about the cocktail crowd?  Aren’t you leaving them out in the cold during this festive time of year?  Give them something to make their lives easier too!” We here at Sipp’n…

Sipp’n Corn Review – Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey (Bourbon Crusaders Private Single Barrel)

I’m veering away from Bourbon again for something out of the ordinary – a Charbay whiskey distilled from multiple craft beers.  Because inclusion of hops in the beer make this whiskey more than “an alcoholic distillate from a fermented mash of grain,” 27 C.F.R….

Sipp’n Corn Review – Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

“Coffey” isn’t a misspelling and this Japanese Whisky has nothing to do with “coffee.”  “Coffey,” refers to the type of column still used by Nikka at its Miyagikyo Distillery which was imported from Scotland in 1963 and, according to Nikka, it “produces a complex…

Sipp’n Corn Review – Copper & Kings Butchertown Reserve Casks Brandy (a/k/a “The Butcher”)

* Updated Nov. 9, 2016, after I learned additional   information about the genesis of Butchertown Reserve. Butchertown Reserve is named after the neighborhood that Copper & Kings calls home, on the eastern edge of downtown Louisville:  Butchertown.  Located not too far from the…

Sipp’n Corn Review – Scotch Samples Showdown

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m Bourbon-centric, after all, that’s my model, so I embrace it.  However, through my blog I’ve been able to meet and talk with people who appreciate all kinds of whiskey and whisky.  Many of us (me included)…