Today, we're reviewing one of our favorite oaky bourbons from Woodford Reserve. As far a Kentucky Straight bourbons go, Woodford Reserve is about as Kentucky as bourbons get. Woodford Reserve has been the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby since 1996, and it even produces a limited-edition bottle each year specifically for the horserace.
Tequila is one of those things that people love or hate, the latter sentiment usually stems from some reaction to over-indulgent college experiences they would love to forget. Bad tequila has also made people very wary of this complex and flavorful spirit.
People sometimes complain of the smoky agave characteristics and sharp finish. For some, tequila is enjoyed as an ingredient in the famous “Margarita”, while other times, people think of “shots” of tequila, followed by grimacing and chasing it with lime or a beer.
Hibiki is a blended whisky from Suntory, the makers of Yamazaki. The components are aged in a variety of casks, including plum liqueur casks, before being filtered through bamboo charcoal.
Hailing from the oldest distillery in Japan, which was started over 90 years ago, Yamazaki has gained notable accolades as of late, receiving the coveted "Whisky of the Year" award in Jim Murray's "Whiskey Bible 2015" for their 2013 Single Malt Sherry Cask Whisky.
Tequila is one of those things that people love or hate, the latter typically coming from some reaction to over-indulgent college experiences they would love to forget. Bad tequila has also made people weary of this complex and incredibly flavorful spirit.
We are starting a new series of reviews with our Spherical Ice Ball Maker and we will be including reviews from our team along with guest reviews. This first review covers a rather unique bourbon and was reviewed by our friend Robert Perkins. Take it away Robert!