This weeks pick is a smooth one and the perfect sippin bourbon for the ball game.
As part of the wheated bourbon family, this twelve year old W.L. Weller is aged far longer than most wheated bourbons. This offering is a smooth, easy-going and balanced bourbon with a beautiful deep bronze color. I love all the Weller's, but this one is the Holy Grail for me.
I love this yummy Kentucky water almost as much as I love the story behind it. My favorite part of bourbon is learning the history of where it came from and Four Roses has one of the best.
As you can see the Angels Envy did stand a chance at our bbq last night out on the ranch. I would never try it for years because of the angel wings on the back of the bottle. I know, stupid reason. One day I tried it by accident and fell in love with it.
Even though it's not a traditional bourbon it is still this weeks pick of the week because it is so damn good! I first tried it at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival back in 2018 where I met Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. He was so cool, and the thirty minute convo I had with him will be something I always cherish.
I found this bottle in my storage from 2 years ago. Now I enjoy Woodford, but this bottle was extremely smooth. Not sure if letting it sit in the dark for two years did that to it, but I am going to try it again and see.
This weeks pick is one I wish I could get my hands on more often. Here in Utah you are only allowed to buy one bottle per store visit, and it is usually locked away in the fancy glass case. Kind of funny since Buffalo Trace is only $29.99 per bottle. I must say though, I am like a kid on Christmas when I see it stocked in the store.
One of my favorite go to bourbons is the Elijah Craig Small Batch. Here in Utah it's priced at $29.95 a bottle, but to me it tastes smooth enough to be a $150 of bourbon. I like this one so much I even have a bourbon glass with "Got Elijah?" engraved on it.
As I relax in my hotel sipping on a glass of Michter's I decided why not do a bourbon pick of the week. This way I can justify buying a bunch of different bourbons. So I am kicking it off with Michter's Bourbon. It use to be my go to on the road when I am on the east coast, but now Utah finally started carrying it in March of 2022. There's a good chance at any given time there is a bottle of Michter's out on the ranch, along with it's partner in crime, Michter's Rye.