An aromatic, slightly sweet spin on Crown’s spicy spirit, blending Madagascar bourbon vanilla with Canadian whiskey. It’s perfect with coffee and cream, in a mule, or in an Old Fashioned minus the sugar. Try a 50/50 mix of Crown Deluxe and Crown Vanilla for a treat.
An extensive look at handmaking oak barrels for spirits such as wine and whiskey. This compilation of footage from three different German cooperages shows how they have as much in common as they have that’s different. Those giant barrels are truly something.
A tasty new bourbon with surprising complexity for its age, offering extra layers of caramel, spice, oak, and just the right amount of sweetness. It’s moved from its first charred oak barrel to a second after four years, resulting in an eminently drinkable whiskey.
While you could spill some whiskey on your floor if you like the way it smells, a much better and less sticky solution would be to go for this recycled glass candle that’s scented like whiskey with a touch of maple. Burns for appx. 70 hours. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop.
Bulleit’s limited release whiskey offers a wonderful depth of character while remaining buttery smooth and impeccably drinkable. Layers of fruit, vanilla, and just a hint of smoke on the finish make this one a staple in The Awesomer liquor cabinet.
Another brilliant single barrel Kentucky whiskey from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Elmer T. Lee is smooth and fragrant, with notes of spiced vanilla, and a lightly honeyed note throughout. At 90 proof, it’s eminently drinkable, and you should always keep a bottle in your cabinet.
It may be difficult to find, but this uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is worth the effort. At 138 proof, it’s not for whiskey wussies, but the payoff is a spectacularly warm and chewy mouthfeel, with bold notes of chocolate, coffee and berries.
Become a whisky connoisseur fast with The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whisky Know-it-All, a 24-page guide by master sommelier Richard Betts. The book includes a flavor profile chart and scratch-and-sniff scents to help identify flavor elements.
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