Filibuster Whiskey from Washington D.C.

Filibuster Whiskey from Washington D.C.

Did you know that the citizens of Washington D.C. didn’t get to vote in an election until this month in 1964? (Don’t worry, I talk about whiskey in a bit..) Washington, D.C., is the only non-state to be enfranchised for presidential elections, gaining electoral votes through the ratification of the 23rd Amendment in 1961. That amendment gave the District of Columbia a share of electors proportional to its population (like the states), but limited it to no more electors than the least populous state (That’s right, D.C. and Wyoming are voting buddies!) This meant three electoral votes in 1964, and that number has not changed. Our capital is a strange place.  The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and...

Store Picks Are Not Necessarily Better…

A whiskey that was chosen by a liquor store is NOT necessarily better than the bottle without their name on it… Some liquor stores hand pick selections of whiskey and put their store names on the bottle. Larger retailers will do this and those bottles tend to sell well to their loyal customers. These stores may receive samples from a distillery to chose from. Their ability to determine which of those samples is “best” is what would make these choices worthwhile. First of all, DO NOT assume that the liquor stores choice is better. And MOST CERTAINLY do not pay more for their choice. Oftentimes, the whiskey buyer at that store may have similar tastes to your own, but you can only come to trust that by buying their choices and comparing those to the standard...