Posted by: Nick and Ted
And so after seven days, the Whisky Waffle boys finally stumbled out of the endless Kentucky cornfields. Many interesting facts had gone in one ear and out the other (must have been something to do with the corn), and much sippin’ of spirits had been accomplished.
We scaled the (Brokeback) Mountain of American whiskies, and came out safely on the other side. So what did we learn?
- Not all cowboys drink bourbon. We met one in a bar the other night (right in the middle of bourbon week of all times. You couldn’t make this stuff up), and he preferred the moon to be shining hard on his liquor;
- We won’t be tracking down the Jack Daniels or the Jim Beam again any time soon. As with most things, you get what you pay for;
- We prefer a bit of character over easy drinking in our corn juice;
- It is possible for a bourbon to take a subtle approach;
- Sometimes it is ‘really hard’ not to create innuendo;
- You can take American whiskey out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of American whiskey; and finally:
- When it comes down to it, bourbon still tastes a lot like bourbon.
Liking the photo boys!
Does the prominence of Knob Creek signify it as your favourite bourbon for the last week?
Or is this just another innuendo?
Probably the latter… However it was certainly up there!
Will there be a rye week? Coming to American whiskey from single malts I found rye much easier to like than bourbon, since it doesn’t have the candy-sweetness. I think Belgrove have a rye?
We may take a rye look at the genre at some stage, haha. Belgrove doesn’t just have a rye, Belgrove is rye. Go forth and find some!
I’ve had some hectic time at work lately so just catching up….thanks for the laughs guys, it was a lively review from the bottom up, and I mean the bottom. I’m glad you found some worthy whiskies. The US has learned to do beer right, maybe one day our whiskies will stand with the best. Looking fwd to your next theme week.