Bourbon History

Mike And Matt Taste Liberty Pole Single Barrel Rye

Liberty Pole Rye is made at the Mingo Creek Distillery in Pennsylvania. I have tasted this rye before at the age of 18 months, but now they have a straight rye at over two years of age. It was barreled... Continue Reading →

Cocktails And Cigars In London

Rosemary and I recently made a trip to London, England where I enjoyed several cocktails and cigars. We started with a trip to my favorite cigar shop in London, James J. Fox. There I enjoyed a couple of cigars, but... Continue Reading →

Summer Of Smoke And Sippin: Beer Can Chicken

Meat: Perdue Young Chicken Dry Rub: Traeger Garlic/Chili Pepper Wood:  Hickory Pellets Paired with: Willett Straight Family Release Small Batch Rye 109.8 proof One of my absolute smokin staples is Beer Can Chicken. Best part, it only takes a couple... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste MB Roland Single Barrel Bourbon

Rosemary and I recently visited the MB Roland Distillery in Christian County, Kentucky, and picked up this bottle of single barrel Bourbon. It is made in pot stills with a mash bill of 78% white corn, 17% rye and 5%... Continue Reading →

Five Whiskeys That Make Excellent Old Fashioned Cocktails

Summer is upon us and that calls for an easily made cocktail on a warm summer evening on the porch.  I like an Old Fashioned cocktail when it is made correctly. You can find some recipes at my blog on... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – May 2023 – Ben Holladay Soft Red Wheat Bottled-in-Bond

The Ben Holladay Distillery is the old McCormick Distillery in Weston, Missouri. About seven years ago, they decided to get back into making Bourbon whiskey. They had a tough row to hoe because of the bad Bourbon whiskey that was... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Distillery 291 Single Barrel Rye Malt Whiskey

Distillery 291 is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They distill their whiskey three times in pot stills and are making some interesting whiskeys. This bottle is made with rye malt and finished with Aspen wood staves in what they are calling... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Cruise On The American Countess

Rosemary and I recently completed a Bourbon cruise on the American Countess. It started in Cincinnati, Ohio and ended in Clarksville, Tennessee. It was a very good cruise. It was our first trip on the American Countess. The boat has... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste New Riff Balboa Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

The New Riff Distillery is located in Covington, Kentucky. When the New Riff Distillery was founded, they were heavily influenced by their neighbor distillery north of the Ohio River – MGP, and they sought advice from the people at MGP... Continue Reading →

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