Whiskey Acres BIB and Blue Popcorn

The “D” is back along with a gift from Uncle Chet. A double pack of bottles from Whiskey Acres. Their new Bottle in Bond and the third in the Artisan Series, the Blue Popcorn. Each coming in at 75% corn 15% wheat and 10% malted barley except for trading out the yellow dent for blue shaman corn! Kris jumps in and throws Erik off balance while we find out why Dan is wearing a hoody in the middle of Summer. Both great offerings from Whiskey Acres from out in Dekalb Illinois. We get into why it’s called Bottle in Bond and the differences between the two. Kris and Erik have very different opinions but in the end they both get the Whiskey and a Hammock stamp of approval.

Blind Tasting Review of our Top 6

It’s our 2 Year Anniversary! We decided to take our top 6 reviews and do a blind tasting and see which one comes out on top. The line up: Missouri Spirits Bourbon Whiskey, Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend, Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon, Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and Chattanooga Whiskey 91 and 111(since Kris and Erik were split on them). What have we learned over 2 years? An OG #whiskeykrew member Gary Elmes stops by and does the honor of setting it up. We try a new way of nosing(on number 4). Erik gets tired of waiting on Kris to make up his mind and ups the ante by doing a shooting score too. Does Erik really think Rare Breed sucks? What wont Gary do on camera? Plus, an infinity shot or blended whiskey? Either way it’s amazing. Check it out, comment below and let us know what you think!

TWO YEAR *GIVEAWAY*

This year we are featuring @whistlepigwhiskey , not one but two bottles. You get a 6 year PiggyBack and a 10 year rye!  To compliment these two righteous ryes we have 3 sticks from @montedeleoncigars (with a cutter), then we give you the means to relax anywhere with our attach and hang hammock!  Help us reach 1000 followers on Instagram or Facebook then we pick a winner!

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Unboxing from Whiskey Wine and Design

This UNBOXING is a little different than the rest. We had no idea what was in the package sent by @whiskeywineanddesign All we knew is that they made wicked items from reclaimed whiskey barrels.

Hats, Hoodies, Long Sleeves Oh My!

I’m trying to introduce our new line of Hoodies and Long Sleeves only to be interrupted by Erik running all the way in with a fresh new box. In the box are our brand new Richardson Hats Char front and Gray back complete with an awesome leather patch!

1350 Distilling Review #0023 – 5 Bottles!!!

Talk about a line up! We pop the top on all the offerings that Phil Bragg from 1350 Distilling sent. We start with the rye Leatherneck Whiskey, then on to the Guardian Bourbon, next was the Code Four cask strength bourbon, then for a twist we give the Five Alarm Cinnamon Whiskey a taste and finish it off with a couple of shots of Wingman Gin from 30mm A10 shot glasses. We give a little history and how 1350 started. After retiring from the Marines Phil turned his hobby into a business. This military themed distillery does a great job not only making spirits but also supporting the community and helping veterans.

Mail Call 1350 Distilling Unboxing

Right before we left for Colorado, we received a 22lb box in the mail. We were crazy excited to open it and that was the first thing we did when we got back! Huge thanks to Phil Bragg for sending it out, an amazing tour and taking the time to give the Whiskey Krew an interview. Up next, we taste and review all the goodies contained in this mammoth mail call!!!

1350 Distilling Interview with Phil Bragg

We interview Phil Bragg and he tells us how 1350 Distilling started, how he got the idea, what 1350 means, and all about the military themed spirits. To create all these amazing spirits, they employ a one of kind, custom made all brass military round 100 gallon still. All this comes together with their sense of community and support for a variety of veteran organizations. Unboxing is comming up next.

1350 Distillery Tour

We had the chance to visit Colorado Springs and take a tour of 1350 Distillery with owner and distiller Phil Bragg. Everything from how their one of a kind Minute Man vodka is made from Colorado Sugar Beets to Wingman Gin with it’s special ingredient. Then on to Blue Jacket Rum, 1880 style. The custom made, steam injection brass military round looking still is worth the price of admission. People have been known to kiss this beautiful still(I won’t say who) that makes all these wonderful spirits. Lastly, the whiskey room. We get to sample all of their available whiskies. The Guardian Bourbon, Leatherneck(rye) Whiskey, Code Four Bourbon(barrel strength), and the 5 Alarm Cinnamon Bourbon that is amazing. Of course there is a full bar with signature cocktails. We had a great time, definitely recommend the tour in beautiful Colorado Springs. Coming up next, we get to do a quick interview with Phil Bragg.

Old Elk Straight Bourbon vs Old Elk Sour Mash

I picked up Old Elk Straight Bourbon, Grapevine Pick from my local liquor store(thanks for the recommendation Shlok, from Golden Ox Liquors!) and was saving it for a review but then my cousin came down to visit and brought with him a bottle of Old Elk Sour Mash Reserve Small Batch. So I had the brilliant idea to do a Flash Review. Just a quick sit down and taste them side by side and see which one we like better. The Sour Mash was part of their original runs back in the testing phase, they put 30 barrels aside back in 2013. Well… they have since decided to release some of their experiments and my cousin was the proud recipient of a bottle that only 60 made it into Georgia.