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
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.