Tomorrow is get away day for me…. I’m heading overseas on business, and know I won’t be seeing much bourbon, so that narrows it down.

Bill:Pappy 20

Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Reserve

It’s Pappy release time in Kentucky, so I went with the Holy Grail itself.  This is Stitzel-Weller era Pappy Van Winkle 20 year.  It’s pretty much the definition of a perfect aged wheater.  Soft, creamy, and awesome.


Parker's Heritage 8thBill:

Parker’s Heritage Collection 8th Edition Wheat Whiskey

I’m following it up with my favorite release of this year.  This one is a bold, creamy, sweet flavor bomb that was an instant classic.  Glad I picked up more than one of these.




Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite

Jackie O's Oil of AphroditeIn honor of International Stout Day, I opened this promising Double Stout with walnuts.  While it was as bold as I hoped, The walnuts did not add the sort of complexity that I had hoped for.  Certainly worth a try, but perhaps I should have opened a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout or a Founders KBS instread, to honor this day.