It’s a new year and Brown at the Bar is back like cooked crack. If you know what that means, you know what that means. It’s been a minute so I’m treating you guys to a very special liquor review to start things off. Today we have the highly touted and rather expensive Hennessy The Original XO. Retailing at $179.99 in my neck of the woods, it’s the most expensive bottle I’ve ever bought and triple the price of the more common Hennessy VSOP, VS, and Remy Martins of the same line. Now, I know that Hennessy has been getting a bad wrap from the everyday drinker as of late Continue reading “Hennessy The Original XO”
Yes, Japanese whiskey. Today’s post is made possible by the good people at Suntory. First of all, check out this awesome product description.
From the magnificence of nature in the Land of the Rising Sun and the subtleties of its varied seasons
From the deep source of its pure waters
From the hands and hearts of its best artisans
Comes a whisky
Born from the Japanese way
Speaking to the soul and awakening our senses,
Taking us back to where it all began.
Suntory Whisky embodies the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and Japanese people.
Suntory Whisky is the fusion of the delicate forces of Japanese nature itself combined
with the passion and precision of the best Japanese artisans.
Welcome back to Brown at the Bar! Today I have a wonderful wheat whiskey for you all to try. Straight from the first distillery in Chicago since Big Tuna Accardo and Al Capone’s heyday I present to you, KOVAL. Established in 2008, KOVAL had made quite a name for itself in the whiskey world while also producing gin and vodka. My friend Hagen, feeling curious I suppose, picked this out at the local liquor store. So let’s get to this review… Continue reading “Chicago Does Whiskey Well!”
If you didn’t already know, today is National Margarita Day! If you’re asking what does that have to do with the post title, margaritas (we’ll call them “margs” for short) are supposed to be made with tequila. I, personally, am not a huge fan of margaritas year-round but they are a fun go-to drink choice for when the weather is a bit hotter. I’m already looking forward to Cinco de Mayo. As we know from the 5 Golden Rules to Follow post, the quality of tequila used to make your marg will be dependent on the type of bar you’re at. Your standard run of the mill Mexican restaurant will probably serve you something you’ve never heard of while more upscale places will mix your margs with brands I’ll be comparing in this post. The worst thing I’ve had a margarita prepared with was Everclear, 30oz of Everclear margarita.
Continue reading “Tequila Time!”
First things first, happy New Year to everyone! 2016 was one hell of a ride, but thankfully we all made it to 2017 safely. For me, 2016 was a year of exploration. Some of my first time sips from the year include Booker’s Bourbon, Blanton’s Single Barrel, and Don Julio 1942. 2017 started off Continue reading “Cheers to 2017!”