For those who barely tolerate the juniper tsunami that is modern international Gin, some Brit fruit merchants have whupped up our Remedy.
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye is an Achievement. If I did some dumb-ass thing like compiling a list of Best Whiskeys of 2020-21, this would be on it.
QUIT falling for the communal delusions of “Best”. You have taste buds. USE ‘EM. Listen politely to what your friends say about your beer, your cat, your car, your house, your hair style and then forget it.
I don’t need to be the smart guy in the room. I DO need to be that guy sitting in his seat, a yelling his head off for the Kraken, sipping a great Washington indie beer that I didn’t have to smuggle in.
A Fistful of Bourbon’s cross-cultural breeding adds up to a Whiskey that’s infinitely versatile and appealing for straight, meditative sipping by the fire, evenings at the beach, and mixing liberally in your fave cocktails.
If you’re flush enough, and not a tight-fisted misanthrope like me, you CAN, absolutely give a genuinely magnificent bottle o’ hooch without straying into Bankruptcy Territory.
I’m making this a two-fer of bottles that each richly deserve their own mega-watt spotlight. By comparison, this is like making Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep share one car headlight: doesn’t do justice to either but, at least, you can see ’em.
These are American Whiskies that offer insane QPR (Quality to Price Ratio)…which is what you need to at least create the illusion that self-quarantine is not the vast suckhole you think it is.