Spirit Spotlight: Ranger Creek’s Bourbon Barrel Experiment
Jun01

Spirit Spotlight: Ranger Creek’s Bourbon Barrel Experiment

San Antonio’s Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling has just launched an intriguing experimental series allowing whiskey fans to do a side-by-side comparison based on the effects of barrel size and maturation time. The Ranger Creek Bourbon Barrel Experiment showcases two dueling bourbons which each began life as the same fresh distillate. One is their .36 Small Caliber Series Bourbon, bottled in a small 375ml bottle to indicate...

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This Watch Is Made from Whiskey Barrels
Apr07

This Watch Is Made from Whiskey Barrels

Original Grain crafts their watches with a combination of wood and steel, and they’ve been known to get quite creative with where they source that wood. That’s the case with their Alterra Chrono Whiskey watch which is— you guessed it—made in part from whiskey barrels. Original Grain reclaims American oak that’s been hard at work aging whiskey for up to four years. As we know, bourbon producers can only use their...

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Hunting for the Best Bulleit Boilermaker
Apr07

Hunting for the Best Bulleit Boilermaker

Bulleit set out on a search to find the best boilermaker tandem for their whiskeys. I boldly stepped up to the plate to help them in the endeavor, but decided to bring a local twist to the effort—seeking out unique DC craft brews for my beer and whiskey combos, highlighting some of what’s happening in the local beer scene. Here are the results. Bulleit Bourbon & 3 Stars Brewing Madness Old Stock Ale First up, I tried a...

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Bulleit Bourbon & Noble Denim collaborate for barrel aged denim jackets
Nov07

Bulleit Bourbon & Noble Denim collaborate for barrel aged denim jackets

Man Talk Food is going Man Talk Style today, thanks to a fun collaboration between Bulleit Bourbon, and Noble Denim. The American-made denim company is releasing a limited edition line of denim jean jackets which were partially aged in Bulleit barrels. So how in the world does that actually work? The folks at Noble Denim took the corduroy collars used for the jackets, and aged them in a freshly-dumped barrel from Bulleit for several...

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Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye
Aug30

Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye

Innovation is everywhere in the world of whiskey, but its dispensing vessels and strategies don’t change too frequently. Bottles from the store, and personal flasks you load up yourself when you’re on the move. But now we have a breakthrough on our hands, thanks to Hochtadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye — whiskey in a can. She’s beautiful, isn’t she? Rock and Rye is a pre-Prohibition, saloon-era...

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