BOURBON + BBQ + DVFF FUNDRAISER + WIN A VERY RARE BOURBON BOTTLE

BOURBON + BBQ + DVFF FUNDRAISER + WIN A VERY RARE BOURBON BOTTLE

An Evening of Discovery: From Grain to Glass. Crafting Fine Bourbons Thursday, February 23rd 7- 8:30PM.  Join us on Thursday, February 23 from 7pm-8:30pm at Joe Canal’s of West Deptford as we host a very special bourbon event and raffle to benefit the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation (DVFF). The DVFF is a non-profit foundation that works to help sustain and defend regional small agriculture including farmers who grow grains for use in spirits like whiskey. This year the DVFF will focus on the SeedSpark program which is helping fund a project at Penn State University to bring back an heirloom rye grain that hasn’t been in production since Prohibition. To help raise funds for this initiative, we are offering a night of bourbon tasting, food and a raffle...

Rare Bottle of OFC Bourbon Raffle in the Philadelphia,PA Area

Rare Bottle of OFC Bourbon Raffle in the Philadelphia,PA Area

BOURBON + BBQ + DVFF FUNDRAISER + WIN A VERY RARE BOURBON BOTTLE By Joe Canals West Deptford THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 2017    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM An Evening of Discovery: From Grain to Glass. Crafting Fine Bourbons Join us on Thursday, February 23 from 7pm-8:30pm at Joe Canal’s of West Deptford as we host a very special bourbon event and raffle to benefit the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation (DVFF). The DVFF is a non-profit foundation that works to help sustain and defend regional small agriculture including farmers who grow grains for use in spirits like whiskey. This year the DVFF will focus on the SeedSpark program which is helping fund a project at Penn State University to bring back an heirloom rye grain that hasn’t been in production since Prohibition. To...

Why is Buffalo Trace Not Part of “the Bourbon Trail”?

Did you know that Buffalo Trace is not part of the Kentucky bourbon trail? It all came to an end in 2009. The Kentucky Distillers Association has been around since about 1880. By banding together, the Kentucky distillers could attempt to reduce whiskey taxes and protect the industry. It broke up during Prohibition but reestablished itself afterward to help with repeal. It’s website says that it is a non-profit whose mission is “to protect the trade interests of the industry whenever they may be threatened and to handle common problems in a concerted action.” In 1999, the bourbon industry was growing and the KDA set up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with the help of its 7 members (Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey and...

Solera Aging in Whiskey

Solera Aging in Whiskey

I wonder if we won’t start seeing more solera aged bottlings of whiskey in the future… Dave Pickerell was the first to use the solera aging technique in whiskey production here in the U.S. No one can argue with Hillrock Estate’s success. An incredibly accomplished distiller on a farm in upstate New York that is creating whiskeys from grain to glass using grains that are actually grown on the farm? It’s like a idyllic modern craft whiskey daydream…and it’s winning awards and being bought off liquor store shelves faster than it’s stocked. Now we have Blade and Bow from Diageo. For Blade and Bow bourbon, Diageo has implemented a five barrel solera system at Stitzel-Weller, where the bottom or #5 barrel contains some of the original Bourbon that was...