FEW Rye Review

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Name: FEW Rye Whiskey

Bottled By: FEW Spirits

ABV: 46.5%

Proof: 93

Notes: On the nose FEW Rye has a light, straightforward fruit aroma, mostly apples and pears. On the palate sweet corn is the most prominent flavor with some pear, apple, and citrus flavors. There are also some subtle wood and grain flavors. The finish is long with some corn, fruit, and spice flavors that linger. This is a very good rye whiskey, it does have a somewhat young taste, but overall it is a good whiskey. There is not a lot of bite with this rye as there are with others and it is a lot more mellow than the FEW bourbon. I tried this rye neat and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t try this one in a cocktail but I have no doubt it would do just fine. Overall, this is a good rye whiskey, but one that doesn’t have a lot of bite to it, which is something I really enjoy with other rye whiskies.

History: For more information of FEW Spirits visit their site here.


Morning Report, Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Drink: Whether you are looking for a little hair of the dog or just want a damn good way to start your day give Hellfire Club Bloody Mary Mix a go. With ingredients like pickled haricots verts and asparagus spears it has a very unique flavor and makes for the bloodiest of Mary’s. Swap out vodka for tequila and have yourself a delicious Bloody Maria. Each bottle is 25 oz. and makes about 6-8 cocktails. Get it here.


FEW Bourbon Review

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Name: FEW Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled By: FEW Spirits

ABV: 46.5%

Proof: 93

Notes: On the nose FEW bourbon is very spicy with some notes of cinnamon, black pepper, and balsam. On the palate corn and rye dominate, with some subtle oak, cinnamon, mint, and pepper flavors as well. The finish is rather long and spicy with some strong pepper and mint flavors. I enjoyed this bourbon and the mint and balsam flavors helped make this a standout whiskey. This is definitely a different bourbon but in a good way. The folks at FEW made a whiskey with some very unique characteristics. I tried this whiskey neat and with a splash. I enjoyed it both ways. Adding a splash seems to mellow out the spicy flavors quite a bit. Overall, this is a unique whiskey that most bourbon lovers who like a whiskey with some heat will enjoy.

History: For more information of FEW Spirits visit their site here.


A Post From The Past: Slow Cooker BBQ Beef & Whiskey Tenderloins

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Here is a delicious and easy to make weekend recipe.

Ingredients
  • 1 large Beef Tenderloin
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • garlic salt
  • onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons Whiskey of choice
Instructions
  1. Cut tenderloin in several pieces and season well with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. Place in slow cooker.
  3. In large bowl add Ketchup and all remaining ingredients. Whisk well until sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour BBQ sauce over meat.
  5. Put lid on and cook on low 8-10 hours.
  6. Thirty minutes before serving shred all the meat with two forks, and put back into slow cooker.
  7. With oven set to broil, place bread on baking sheet and melt cheese of your choice.
  8. Place some BBQ tenderloin on the bread, serve, and enjoy.


Sriracha Hot Toddy Recipe

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This is a great cold weather recipe and one that will definitely help you warm up on those chilly days.

1 tablespoon sriracha

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup water

2 oz. whiskey

Whisk together sriracha, lemon juice, and honey. In a small pan bring water to a boil. Add the whiskey, sriracha, lemon juice, and honey. Turn heat down and let simmer for 7-10 minutes. Pour into glass of juice and enjoy.

You can also add a tea bag into this recipe if you wish by adding it to the boiling water prior to adding the other ingredients.


Morning Report, Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Drink: If you didn’t get a chance to get your hands on the Bowmore Devil’s Casks 2013 release, there is going to be a second release coming. Bowmore Devil’s Casks no doubt has a great legend behind the drink, but its what’s in the bottle that counts. Matured in first fill sherry casks, this fiery whisky has flavors of tobacco, leather, dark chocolate, and angelica root. Available in limited quantities, with only 90 cases of batch number 2 are said to be released. More information here.



Special edition Town Branch bourbon supports Kentucky CancerLink

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2014) – It’s bourbon, it’s packaged in pink, and buying it will help those affected by breast cancer in Kentucky. A new limited edition pink label Town Branch Bourbon just hit the local market and will raise money to provide support to those diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their families. The special bottles will only be available in select locations throughout Kentucky for a limited time during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Five dollars from each bottle sold will be donated to the statewide non-profit Kentucky CancerLink from Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. and distributor Kentucky Eagle. Kentucky CancerLink, formerly known as Kentucky Pink Connection, provides transportation, mastectomy and lymphedema supplies, wigs, childcare assistance, and more to clients in need, with the goal of reducing or eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

“We wanted to do something to help, as breast cancer is so prevalent. Stop anyone on the street and they will know someone affected by this disease,” said Hal Gervis, global sales director for Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. “This is one small way in which we can raise awareness through the pink label and also provide support to those in our local community who need the help during a difficult time. Full article here.

Town Branch Breast Cancer Awareness Month bottle


Woodford Reserve Partners with Sonoma-Cutrer to Unveil Unique Whiskey Expression

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October 8th, 2014, Louisville, KY— Woodford Reserve today announces the release of its latest product, the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish, which will be available for purchase in limited quantities in early November. This new whiskey release cements the brand’s longstanding commitment to, and appreciation of, innovation.

The Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish was created under the watchful eye of respected industry veteran and Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris, who partnered with Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaking Director Mick Schroeter to develop a one-of-a-kind release that challenges long held industry definitions of the category.

Because industry definitions require that bourbons be aged in new, charred oak barrels, the Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish is not technically a bourbon. Rather, it represents the overall direction of the category, one that sees inspiration stemming from ingenuity, passion and creativity. The Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish is a release that is inspired by, and pays tribute to, the original commitment to ingenuity that have been constant throughout the history of both brands.

“Our Master’s Collection has long been a favorite of mine to produce, as it gives me the chance to focus on and experiment with our five sources of flavor, one of the core attributes of Woodford Reserve,” says Morris. “The Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish allowed me to partner with Mick to develop a product that is particularly exciting, both for fans of Woodford Reserve and Sonoma-Cutrer.” Full article here.