Medford Village Country Club Bourbon Tasting

Medford Village Country Club Bourbon Tasting

This is a private event for the members of the Medford Country Club. Please contact the country club for more information about their membership- https://medfordvillage.com/ 6-7pm- bourbon cocktails 7-9pm- Four course dinner. Each course paired with a different bourbon. 9-10pm- Ashton Cigars -Symmetry (paired with bourbons for an after-the-tasting relaxing cigar on the patio)

Bottled in Bond Whiskey Tasting

This event is only available to members until Monday.  Hope to see you there! Join us at Bowman’s Tavern for an in-depth look at what makes “Bottled in Bond” so desirable on a whiskey label.  Find out why we are living in the greatest era for whiskey production and how this label distinction helped bring about a whiskey renaissance. In 1897, the United States Congress passed the Bottled in Bond Act.  It was in response to the widespread adulteration of whiskey that had begun to compromise the reputation of the quality and safety of American whiskey.  Why was it necessary?  Who were the men that pushed Congress for our first consumer protection law?  Why is this label distinction important almost 120 years later? These whiskeys are the best value whiskeys on the...

Bourbon Tasting

Bourbons are booming! Those big Kentucky distilleries that hung on through the 70’s are finally reaping their reward for their patience- The distillers themselves hung on financially and the whiskey waited patiently in its barrels. Where were you 10 years ago when that bottle of Booker’s was being barreled? What troubles did Jim Rutledge, the distiller emeritus at Four Roses Distillery, go through to bring us the good stuff that until 10 years ago was only available in Japan? What’s a non-distiller producer? What’s the difference between a single barrel bourbon and small batch? All the questions and many more we will discuss and answer together. Let’s taste 5 bourbons together- 1. Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey 2. 1792 Small Batch...

How Do I Love Whiskey? Let Me Count the Ways…

How do I love American Whiskey? Let me count the ways… 1. Bourbon Whiskey. -I almost thought to just leave it at that. -Bourbon was made a distinctly American product in 1964. -Made of at least 51% corn, flavored with either rye or wheat grains, and barley, it is a sweeter robust whiskey and has become huge for collectors and drinkers alike the world over. -Corn is as American as it gets and bourbon flaunts it proudly! 2.Rye Whiskey. -Used to be that when you said you wanted rye, you were getting a Canadian product. Not anymore! Rye is back, baby! -Rye whiskey was the whiskey that George Washington made! -Rye whiskey has its roots in Pennsylvania. Scots-Irish immigrants found that rye grew much more easily in PA soil and adopted the grain in their whiskey...

Poor Old Crow…When Will You Get Your Due?

Poor Old Crow…When Will You Get Your Due?

Poor Old Crow…when will you get your due? Old Crow bourbon long ago fell to the bottom shelf. It uses the same mash bill and yeast as Jim Beam, but is only aged for 3 years and not as much interest is put into its taste profile. Old Crow Reserve gets a bit more love by being aged for 4 years and is bottled at 86 proof instead of the industry standard 80 that Old Crow is brought down to. This historic American whiskey is named after James Crow, the Steve Jobs of bourbon! Dr. James C. Crow (chemist/physician- with a medical degree from Edinburgh University) was originally from Inverness, in Scotland. He first moved to Philadelphia and then down to Woodford County, Kentucky in the 1820’s. He began working on new methods for distillation while working for...