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New Riff Bottle in Bond vs. Single Barrel BP

“A New Riff on an Old Tradition” is the tag line from New Riff Distilling as we delve into not one but two of these beautiful gradiated bottles. The Bottle in Bond and the Single Barrel Barrel Proof. We get into a little of the history of how they started. From small liquor store, to a mega liquor warehouse, then distillery. Find out how a fresh bowl of chicken noodle soup come into the mix, the bud light party ball and how much Erik knows about cars and the impending apocalypse. Then we tie the whole thing up with our final thoughts and how we rated similar but very different bottles!

Laws Whiskey House *GIVEAWAY*

If you watched our marathon 7 bottle, 2 part review of Laws Whiskey you know we teased about a giveaway. Here it is, Chad brought some sweet swag that you can get and don’t pitch a fit: 1 Laws t-shirt, 2 Laws rocks glasses, 1 Laws Richardson low-pro 115 trucker hat and something to put in those Laws rock glasses. A Laws tasting kit that Chad was talking about. Complete with 4-100ml bottles. Their Four Grain Straight Bourbon, San Luis Valley Straight Rye, Centennial Straight Wheat and Henry Road Straight Malt! Enter now for your chance to bathe your taste buds in whiskey and all the Laws Whiskey House swag!

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Laws Whiskey with Chad Wilkes, part 2 the Ryes!

From our Whiskey Wine and Wildlife #whiskeyventure we met Chad from Laws Whiskey House and we convinced him to hang with us and bring some bottles. That he did! We get to learn more about laws, drink whiskey and have a good time, such a good time that here is a part1 and part 2. Laws is all about no shortcuts, they only make whiskey out there in Denver, Colorado. No In part 2 we get into the Ryes! Like Chad says, all their grains come from Colorado so the rye comes from the San Luis Valley. Unlike others it’s a 100% rye with 50% malted and 50% raw. Right off the nose it is different from any other rye whiskey out there. Then we move on the the award winning bonded rye, simply delicious. We also learn that Laws does not have just one master distiller, whoever is on the floor that day is the master distiller, what other distillery does that? Chad says they have wizards and mad scientists working back there and we agree! Lastly Chad breaks out the casks, a true representation of what they do. They definitely bring the heat but so good. This is where a cube or two comes in to play. Did we mention a giveaway? Huge thanks to Chad for coming down and letting us drink all of Laws whiskey and we even get our very own Whiskey and a Hammock bottle! Watch the review, let us know what you think.

Laws Whiskey with Chad Wilkes, part 1

From our Whiskey Wine and Wildlife #whiskeyventure we met Chad from Laws Whiskey House and we convinced him to hang with us and bring some bottles. That he did! We get to learn more about laws, drink whiskey and have a good time, such a good time that here is a part1 and part 2. Laws is all about no shortcuts, they only make whiskey out there in Denver, Colorado. No gin, no vodka, only whiskey. That is saying something. As Chad says, they are full ass, they don’t half ass anything! They are seed to glass, all of the grains they use is sourced from in their state, again no shortcuts. This gives Laws a unique characteristic, so what you’re getting is distinctly Colorado whiskey. No sourcing here ladies and gents. Plus, Chad has a bottle of their Centennial Wheat, not a wheated bourbon, it’s a 100% wheat whiskey, definitely different! Nothing to compare it to. Watch the video to hear about Origins X and a super limited 8 year bonded that will be coming out soon.

Maple Old Fashioned with Piggyback and Bacon!

When we did our Whistlepig review with Chris Helmly he brought up his twist on a Old Fashioned and instead of the sugar cube he used Whistlepig Maple Syrup. I had to take it one step further and candy some thick cut bacon with brown sugar and the same Whistlepig Maple Syrup. Plus, I added a couple dashes of bitters and a flaming orange peel, first time and I lit it on FIRE!

Events/Festivals

St. Augustine Wine and Food Festival

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Sunshine and whiskey with a hammock!

This #whiskeyventure we ended up at the St. Augustine Wine and Food Festival(plus spirits). That’s what we really came out for. We saw our friends from St. Augustine Distillery, hung out with David and Katie from Laws Whiskey House, sample some salty caramel whiskey from Ugly Dog Distillery, then we made new friends like Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey and Prohibition Pops which tastes as it good as it sounds. Down here in Florida this is going to be a clutch summer time go to. Plus, I heard whispers from the owner that a bourbon berry is on its way before summer is over. Yeah, we’re stoked!  Can’t forget to mention Rivulet, while not a whiskey, this pecan liqueur is so tasty. We were wondering what the event was going to be like since wine was on the bill but I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised and we will be there next year! #stafwf

JBWS Whiskey Festival

Bostwick Blueberry Festival

Bostwick Blueberry Festival

Come down to Bostwick Fl for the 23rd annual Blueberry Festival. We’ll be there slinging out #whiskeymerch like shirts, hats, glasses and hammocks! Located just south of Green Cove Springs off of State Road 17, opens at 8am and runs to 5pm. Remember “may the wind sway your hammock and may your glass never go dry”

https://bostwickblueberryfestival.net

JBWS Whiskey Festival

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Jacksonville Bourbon & Whiskey Society Festival

Happening March 19th, 2022 at Manifest Distilling in Jacksonville, FL.  If you’re a VIP it kicks off at 4pm for the rest, show up at 5 and sample some fine spirits with snacks and a raffle ticket. All proceeds go to benefit Best Buddies of Jacksonville.  Get to your tickets and check it out!

https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/WhiskeyKaptain

Chili Cook Off and Whiskey Tasting

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride combines classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to not only come together for a great cause but also look good doing it. This event was inspired by Don Draper from the TV show Mad Men and Mark Hawwa from Sydney, Australia decided it would be a great way to get bike enthusiasts together and ride. It then turned into something more as it was decided to focus on men’s health and raise money in support. It started in 2012 with 3 thousand riders in 64 cities, the next year 11 thousand riders in 145 cities raising 277,000 dollars. Last year it has now grown into 114 thousand riders in 648 cities in 102 countries raising 6.2 million dollars! In support of men’s health ride with me and register www.gentlemansride.com if you can’t ride and would still like to donate click here: https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/WhiskeyKaptain