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Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Empty already, unfortunately.

Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

By     |    May 31, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    3 Comments

Driving out of Durango and into Navajo land, we passed what looked like the last liquor store we’d see for a while. It was a shithole by the side of the road, possibly a former gas station. It didn’t have a direct entry from the road, so we followed the signs around to what looked like the site of many out-of-towner murders. The door opened up into the cash register, […]

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Time to sample our jar.

The Unendorsement: Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

By     |    Apr 27, 2012
Posted in: Mission Whiskey, Tennessee     |    2 Comments

When we end up in a hotel, if I can wrestle Lisa away from Say Yes to the Dress, I like to watch Moonshiners. I get a kick out of Tim and Tickle and Popcorn and the gang of moonshiners. Love it. Tickle’s my favorite (yes, that’s his name) because of his glazed-over look and booze-filled antics. The last episode I saw, sorry, seen, Tickle rode in the back of […]

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Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.

High Ten and Lime … Wait, Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Lime

By     |    Mar 28, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    1 Comment

Well, it’s come to this: the $7.99 bottle of booze. For just under $8, we got 750mL of brown-colored booze flavored like whiskey in a plastic travel-ready bottle. Pretty sweet deal, eh? I couldn’t help but read the name as “High Ten” instead of “Ten High” — it just makes more sense that way. Ten High? That’s a pretty shitty poker hand. High Ten? Now that just sounds delicious. From […]

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Jim Beam Rye, Death Valley.

Beam Rye: Utility Whiskey

By     |    Feb 9, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    6 Comments

Maybe it’s the warmer weather, I don’t really know, but I haven’t bought a bottle of whiskey in weeks. My last was a bottle of Jim Beam Rye. We finished it back in Death Valley. The last whiskey I’ve had was a peaty and tasty Scotch in Boise, ID. Maybe it’s the wine — we’ve had good luck finding good wine deals in California. Or maybe it’s because I’m having […]

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Speyburn 10-Year-Old Single Malt

Thankful for Scotch

By     |    Dec 2, 2011
Posted in: Arizona, Mission Whiskey     |    1 Comment

Thanksgiving isn’t usually a Scotch day for me. When we hosted the meal a few years ago, we had wine, spiked cider, and local Goose Island Beer. This year was different — we had my sister’s in-laws in attendance and my brother-in-law and his father are both Scotch drinkers. So there was Scotch. Yum! And when we got back to Arizona, after getting terrorized by the TSA, I had a […]

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My first taste of freedom in the middle of the Kansas plains.

Freedom Flavor: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

By     |    Nov 10, 2011
Posted in: Mission Whiskey     |    4 Comments

My thesis: things taste differently at different times. Let’s agree on this. When you go on the Miller brewery tour in Milwaukee that Miller Lite tastes damn good — and it’s the same shit beer they serve around the world that tastes like swill. Something is happening. When Lisa and I were at the Gloria Ferrer winery in Napa, the sparkling wine they served us was amazing … and it’s […]

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Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, WI

Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey | Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, Wisconsin

By     |    Oct 25, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey, Wisconsin     |    5 Comments

Sorghum whiskey … um. Well. I’ve had sorghum beer – don’t really like it. I have gluten-free friends – like them OK. Sorghum whiskey? I’m impressed. First, it’s different. Distill booze to uber-proof, age it in an oak barrel, and water it down to selling-strength – you’d think the essence of the original grain would be pretty much demolished at that point. But corn whiskey still tastes corn-y and peat-smoke […]

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Ancient Ancient Age Bourbon

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year via @lushwine

By     |    Oct 7, 2011
Posted in: Mission Whiskey     |    No Comments

(Fun fact: I’m writing this while Prohibition, the new PBS special, plays on the TV!) I first heard of Ancient Ancient Age after reading a review by David Wondrich in Esquire.  He raved about Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star. Binny’s, Chicago’s booze superstore, sells Ancient Age — but not Ancient Ancient.  Lisa is pretty sure we had it at one of our visits to Longman & Eagle.  That may be […]

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Old Malt Cast Ardbeg 1992

The Best Whisky In The World Is Yummy | Old Malt Cask, Ardbeg 1992 (Bottled 2004)

By     |    Sep 26, 2011
Posted in: Mission Whiskey     |    2 Comments

Some journeys start at the bottom — you play tee ball growing up, then graduate to baseball, maybe playing in college, then the minors before finally going pro and hitting the majors.  Other times you start at the top.  You hit your high-note early and spend the rest of your life chasing that early peak. This is one of those.  We’re starting at the top, and we’ll work our way […]

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Why Whiskey Is The Best Travel Booze

By     |    Jul 24, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    2 Comments

A few months ago, I mentioned that whiskey was a great travel drink — especially to have in your room on a business trip. I said: Whiskey is the only drink that works in a hotel room – there will be whiskey-appropriate glasses in your room, ice down the hall, and whiskey doesn’t need a mixer.  Again, minimalism wins.  Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels – grab a small bottle.  […]

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