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About Greg Sinadinos
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.
Entries by Greg Sinadinos
Today, we review an expression from Old Forester which was a silver-lining in a bottling line fire. Clocking in at 93 proof, it’s a solid addition to the Old Forester product line.
The 2019 Four Roses Limited Edition Barrel Strength is a solid pour at 112.6 proof. 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch marks the first Four Roses limited-quantity bottling to feature a 21-year-old Bourbon which is from the distillery’s OBSV recipe.
The balancing act of savory and sweet keep this 100 proof bourbon from tasting too hot in a great way. You’ll find yourself bouncing between drinking this bourbon, and wanting a rich and savory caramel-based desert with icing as an ideal pairing.
At the price, this would make a fine casual pour on most days, and it mixes well in an old fashioned, though, we like lemon more than orange with this particular whiskey as the acidity cuts nicely and adds a pop.
Broken Barrel Bourbon features a unique blend of corn, rye, and barley that makes it perfectly balanced to infuse. Rich, complex, layered and beyond beautiful, Broken Barrel goes where others won’t.
It had all the makings of an incredible promotional move by Jim Beam. A one night stay on the beam property. With it, all you can drink bourbon and a distillery tour. All of this, at the low price of $23, the same price as their Jim Beam black label. It was enough to make any bourbon lover ripe with desire.
Sazerac has a lot to be proud of with their recent successes and critical acclaim in the bourbon market. However, while the full proof has been well-received, it also hasn’t come without its critics. Scoring as low as 2/5 from many reviewers who weren’t thrilled with the overall experience, yet still scored a 97.5/100 in the Whiskey Bible.
Every now and again comes along a distillery that got it right. Everything. The whiskey, the atmosphere, the marketing, the brand, and the culture. One that sets itself apart by pride in its product’s quality.
Michter’s is one such distillery.