Spirits

  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 45: Demystifying the Bottom Shelf: Whiskey

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 45: Demystifying the Bottom Shelf: Whiskey

    Trophy hunting is a big thing in the whiskey world, but those bottles might only be available one day a year. The Barrel to Bottle team flips whiskey on its head by focusing on the bottom shelf - great whiskies at a great price available every day. And in the Q&A segment, the Barrel to Bottle team gives their favorite non-Kentucky Bourbon picks.

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  2. Everyday Bourbon Values

    Everyday Bourbon Values

    As high-end bourbons have continued to climb in price, and disappear from the shelves, it’s nice to have a few brands that deliver consistently great flavor and value. We’ve highlighted a few of The Whiskey Hotline’s favorites that scratch that bourbon itch without breaking the bank. In fact, they’re some of the best spirits values around under $30.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle Episode 43: Turner Wathen's Fortuitous Union

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 43: Turner Wathen's Fortuitous Union

    What would you do if your prized stock of Trinidad rum - the inaugural release of your passion project and longshot startup - was accidentally blended with some random whiskey? If you were Turner Wathen, you would bottle it and sell it under the name Fortuitous Union (it helps that it's delicious). Wathen shares FU with the Barrel to Bottle Crew, plus he talks through the influence his family has had on the whiskey industry over the last two centuries.

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  4. Barrel to Bottle Episode 41: What did the Framers of the Constitution Drink?

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 41: What did the Framers of the Constitution Drink?

    Happy Independence Day! The Barrel to Bottle Crew celebrates the 4th with a special episode. What did people drink in revolutionary times? From rum to rye... from cider to sherry, you might be surprised at the variety of drinks the founding fathers enjoyed. Plus, Roger brings you revolutionary cocktail secrets.

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  5. Binny's Handpicked Barrels: Patron Reposado & Anejo

    Binny's Handpicked Barrels: Patron Reposado & Anejo

    With summer finally starting our minds have turned to more refreshing aged spirits and tequila certainly fills that role. Reposado and Anejo tequilas (aged at least 2 months and 1 year respectively) offer an elegant balance of sweet, citrusy and honeyed agave and sweet and spicy oak. Both styles provide versatility in cocktails, are enjoyable as a cool refresher on the rocks, and will satisfy even the most hardened whiskey drinker. Our newest handpicked single barrels from Patron have just arrived and hit all the marks of brown spirits complexity and flavor while still maintaining a light and refreshing character.  

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  6. Barrel to Bottle Episode 39: Uncle Nearest with Fawn Weaver

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 39: Uncle Nearest with Fawn Weaver

    The difference between history and legend is sometimes murky. Whiskey insiders were shaken to learn that the long held story of Jack Daniel's wasn't exactly true. The legendary distiller actually learned his craft from a slave - Nathan 'Uncle Nearest' Green. Author and historian Fawn Weaver joins the Barrel to Bottle crew to share Green's story, his impact on distilling, and about the research and experiences that led her to launch Uncle Nearest 1856, a new award-winning Tennessee whiskey.  

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  7. 2018 Knob Creek Handpicked Single Barrels

    2018 Knob Creek Handpicked Single Barrels

    Our latest round of Knob Creek handpicked single barrels just hit the stores and these are possibly the best ones yet. Every barrel displays a beautiful balance of brown sugar, vanilla and oak spices. All are bottled at 120 proof and range in age from 10 to 14 years. As with all single barrels these gems won’t be around for long so be sure to stop by your local Binny’s soon if one of these catches your eye.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Episode 36: Vodka Tasted Blind

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 36: Vodka Tasted Blind

    The only way to be completely objective when rating wine, spirits and beers is to taste blind. Kristen, Pat and Greg put their palates - and several popular vodkas - to the test. Even this famously neutral spirit shows variety and character when tasted blind. Learn a thing or two about vodka and discover the Barrel to Bottle team's favorite in this week's podcast.

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Episode 34: All About Rye

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 34: All About Rye

    Craft whiskey is hot, but there's still a lot of confusion surrounding rye. From rye whiskey to high-rye bourbon, The Barrel to Bottle Podcast team covers the basics of this hot category. Kristen, Pat and Roger taste several examples from Whiskey Acres, High West and Rittenhouse (plus Pat's favorite everyday high-rye bourbon from Old Forester) plus two different versions of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail side by side.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Episode 32: Oloroso Sherry & Sherry Aged Whisky

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 32: Oloroso Sherry & Sherry Aged Whisky

    What’s the connection between this classic Spanish wine region and some of the most respected whiskies in the world? In this week’s episode of Barrel to Bottle: The Binny’s Podcast, Kristen, Pat and Roger talk through Sherry 101 and taste several examples of Oloroso Sherry cask aged whiskies, including examples ranging from local craft distilleries to global single malts from India and Scotland.

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