De-mystifying Whisk(e)y, take 2

Time to launch back into talking about bourbon, its cousins, and more so – renaming this De-mystifying WHISK(E)Y since confusion, myth, and misnomers seem to apply across many types and not just bourbon. Here’s the first take, talking about bourbon and the law: https://www.boozybeggar.com/2015/01/02/de-mystifying-bourbon-take-1/ I quickly broke down the rules of bourbon-making and pointed out how…

Glenfarclas in Chicago – Get Farc’d!

Glenfarclas is a family owned, Speyside distillery, now on the 6th generation of the Grant family. There’s a strong sherry influence from sherry barrels (details at this blog with some info on casks used). Two Glenfarclas events, one today, one tomorrow (I’ll be there tomorrow). Read all about Glenfarclas here and here and here. The Franklin…

Bowmore Single Malt Scotch – Small Batch

Founded in 1779, Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay, the Queen of the Hebrides (an archipelago off the west coast of Scotland). Made using traditional methods and the unique features of Islay  – rich peat for smoking and in the water, combined with proximity to the sea – Bowmore combines the smoke and salt…