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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon Review

February 15th, 2015|

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon Review

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By: Steven Rodia

Proof:  112.8 Proof (56.4% ABV), No Age Statement (Blended from 6, 8, and 12 year old whiskies)

Rating:  (4 out of 5)

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is a mix of 6, 8, and 12 year casks and is bottled at barrel proof.  In Japan, the bottle I found was marked at 112.8 proof and had a slightly smaller bottle containing 700ml, instead of [...]

Nomiku Sous Vide Bitters Recipes

January 20th, 2015|

Sous Vide Bitters

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By: Steven Rodia

 

Last year, I discovered the Nomiku immersion circulator while reading a story from Chef Chris Consentino.  The simple-to-use device cooks food sous vide, or under vacuum, in a sealed bag at a controlled temperature.  One of the big benefits is that you can cook meats, vegetables, and even things like cocktail additives without losing any of the moisture associated with traditional cooking methods.  Because this method surrounds the food with a water bath at a constant temperature, you’re able to cook items [...]

Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky Review

January 4th, 2015|

Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky Review

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By: Steven Rodia

Proof:  90Proof (45% ABV), No Age Statement (Generally aged between 8-12 years)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Produced in Nikka’s Miyagikyo location, this whisky was distilled using a Coffey still imported from Scotland in the early 1960’s.  Coffey stills are said to give the flavors of a whisky more character than the modern continuous still can impart.  The grain used in the mash bill is mostly corn with a [...]

Specialty Meat Online Purveyor Review

March 24th, 2014|

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Specialty Meat Online Purveyor Review

Finding Great Meat In Cyberspace

By: Steve Rodia

Late last year, I found myself in a strange predicament.  I wanted to send some nice aged steaks or other specialty meat to a foodie friend across the country for a gift, but I had no idea which of the purveyors would deliver a quality product.  My first instinct was to check the internet for the best option.  After typing in “specialty meat online” into Google and pressing Enter, I admit I was completely overwhelmed [...]

Angel’s Envy Whiskey Dinner

March 23rd, 2014|

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Picture this…You’re enjoying a sip of an award winning whiskey while sampling the best seasonally fresh farm-to-table cuisine that the South has to offer in a factory that builds the most exotic motorcycles in the United States.  No, you’re not dreaming, you’re just at the next Fork & Stave whiskey dinner in Birmingham! 

To purchase tickets to this limited seating event, please visit the following LINK

Menu:

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FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey Review

February 11th, 2014|

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 By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  93 Proof (46.5% ABV), Aged “Less than four years”

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

While I’m not able to purchase it in my local market yet, I was able to get my hands on a sample of FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey release.  Whisky Advocate’s 2013 Craft Whiskey of the Year wears a very sharp embossed paper label depicting the fountain outside the Chicago World’s Fair.  Born of a small craft distillery in Evanston, IL, at the hands of Paul Hletko, FEW Rye [...]

Widow Jane Special Release Bourbon Trio Review

January 4th, 2014|

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Widow Jane Special Release Bourbon Trio

By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  91 Proof (45.5% ABV), No Age Statement

I returned from our Winter vacation to find the nicest of care packages waiting at the office.  Widow Jane was kind enough to send me samples of their Wapsie Valley, Bloody Butcher, and Bloody Butcher High Rye bourbons for review.  You’ll recall that I reviewed their 7 year bourbon and rye whiskey in 2013.  Following the early reviews, Widow Jane’s bourbon was selected [...]

Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon Review

December 25th, 2013|

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Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  100 Proof (50% ABV), No Age Statement

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Difficult to find in many markets, Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon is not a whiskey that I had the opportunity to try until early this year.  I’ll admit, the bottle caught my eye and was what prompted me to look into the source of this bourbon before my [...]

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Review

December 22nd, 2013|

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Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  100.1 Proof (50.05% ABV)

Rating: 5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

I’ve been enjoying bottles of Rowan’s Creek since I first discovered it in a small store in Tennessee.  The flavor profile is outstanding with a finish that makes it a wonderful sipping whiskey.  The product, produced by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd., gets it’s name from John Rowan, a Kentucky statesman during the late 1700s.  Rowan’s [...]

Willett Family Estate Single Barrel 6 Year Bourbon Review

December 17th, 2013|

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Willett Family Estate Single Barrel 6 Year Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Barrel 6464, Youngest whiskey in the bottle: 6 years

Proof: 123.4 Proof (61.7% ABV)

Rating:  5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

I have been a big fan of KBD and the Willett brand name for some time now.  During a recent trip through Bardstown, I decided to visit the Willett Distillery.  Situated across from Heaven Hill, the distillery is located in the beautiful Kentucky [...]