New day new stuff!

Last night I got to attend the PA Whisky and spirits show in Philly.  I was for lack of words overwhelmed with everything. I mean some great people from different distillers and a lot I did not even get to speak to. I spent most of my night tasting bourbon and whiskies. I avoided rums, tequilas and few others as this is my concentration now. I came home with some great drink ideas for both the mixed drink lover and the clean bourbon drinks. I have a photo at the bottom but here is some info on what I got.

W.L. Weller Special Reserve 90 proof Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey 750mL

The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.
A sweet nose with a presence of caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. It’s smooth, delicate and calm. Features a smooth finish with a sweet honeysuckle flair.

Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a marriage of some of the finest hand-selected bourbon available, celebrates the return of Yellowstone to the family of Limestone Branch founders Steve and Paul Beam – and the many fine bourbons to come.
Limestone Branch Distillery

Yellowstone 2017 Limited Edition Bourbon

DISTILLER: Limestone Branch (and whiskey from undisclosed distillery – most likely Heaven Hill)
MASH BILL: 7 year = 75% Corn | 13% Rye | 12% Malt; 12 year = 75% Corn | 13% Rye | 12% Malt; 4 year* = 75% Local Heirloom White Corn | 13% Rye | 12% Malt
AGE: NAS – but includes a blend of 4*, 7 and 12 year-old Kentucky straight bourbons
YEAR: 2017
PROOF: 101 (50.5% ABV)


NOSE: Charred Oak | Pecans | Rye | Cocoa

TASTE: Dark fruits | Leather | Cinnamon | Oak
FINISH: The rich dark fruits and leather drop off pretty quickly leaving a finish consisting of mostly spice, oak and a hint of caramel. And sadly there was no back of the throat surge/burn.

SHARE WITH: New bourbon drinkers will not enjoy this anymore than they would a $20 bottle of whiskey. To really appreciate what this has to offer requires a more experience palate. Share with folks who have an opinion about their bourbon and also enjoy trying new things – even if it means getting outside of their comfort zone.


Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
Proper No. Twelve // Ireland

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey is a brand founded by Mixed Martial Arts Champion Conor McGregor under his Eire Born Spirits company. The name refers to the southwest area where McGregor hails, Dublin 12. McGregor worked in concert with master distiller David Elder, formerly of Guinness, to decide on the final blend selected from almost 100 blends. This is a triple-distilled blended whiskey matured in former bourbon barrels. Notably, the company will donate $5 for every case sold to local first responder organizations & charities up to $1 million annually.
Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Type

Japanese Whiksy Tasting Getting Closer.

Countdown to this event is happening here…  21 days.   I have been out looking for some more bottles and even thou they are not in the stores here I found them, plus a new one.  A Nikka  Pure Malt Japanese whisky which we will have that night also. ( not included in the ticket price or tasting) but will be for sell at a discounted price. Don’t forget to also pick up the ticket for the 17 year aged Nikka whisky at 10 dollars an ounce pour.

As you can see the Japanese are well represented in the cabinet.  Did you know that if you can not make the tasting event, you could always get yourself a flight of bourbons or whiskies. We have them everyday and the choices are yours for the picking. Mix a few or have some friends join you and everyone can pick one out.

Lots of new things coming up.

Looks like I will have a nice little list of events coming up soon.

  • Nov 2 starting at 4 pm we will be having a Día de Muertos event.

Come out for a night filled with Mexican fare, Cocktails, Costumes & Fun, as we celebrate the Mexican holiday known as Day of The Dead. Join our staff Friday November 2nd & come dressed in costume as sugar skulls!!!!
On display in our building we will have artwork from the Shamokin Area High School Spanish 1 & 2 classes to be entered into a contest and voted upon. There will be a grand prize given to 1 student from each class. Tickets to vote for your favorite piece of artwork will available the evening of November 2nd and proceeds will be donated to the Shamokin High School Spanish Program.
Come out to this great event and enjoy some festive Mexican fare like Mole & Beer Braised Pork Tacos & pair with a Specialty Margarita.

  • Nov 13 Starting at 5pm we will having a Japanese Whisky Tasting with food pairing.


Join us for a Japanese Whisky Tasting and Food Pairing. This night we will be enjoying some entry level whiskies from Suntory and Nikka. Whisky Samples will be .5 oz. servings. Additional drinks will be for purchase at an event discount for that night. Food paring will be for sell with the Purchase of a ticket only and will be in a paring configuration. Add the event to your Facebook and follow for updates and pricing.  Due to creating food pairing for each whisky this will be a ticket event.

OK so here we have Details!! So for this event we will be pairing the following items, Suntory Toki and Chocolate, Suntory Harmony and Lobster Bisque, Nikka Single Malt and Steak(4oz). These are not bourbon so come with an open mind to them and enjoy the night with us. The price for this event is 22.00 dollars and we will not be able to do walk-ins since we need to have food ready for you. Anyone interested in join us can email us at for tickets. The final day to sign up for this event will be Nov. 11 2018. Along with your purchase of a ticket you will be able to purchase at a special cost a 1 oz. pour of Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky (17 yr old) for a price of 10.00 dollars. We only have one bottle so if interested please also let us know in you email. If you have any question shoot us an email since we don’t always get notifications on this event. Thanks and Hope to see everyone soon.