Monthly Archives: January 2014

Balcones Brimstone

Brimstone is Balcones’ very unique take on smoked whisky. Most smoked whiskies are made by smoking the grain before distillation. But Balcones achieves the distinctive smoke flavor found in Brimstone by smoking the whisky after distillation. They do not explain the particulars of … Continue reading

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Recap: Smoked Whiskies of the World

On Friday, January 24th BWG, in collaboration with Gates Circle Liquors held our first whisky tasting event of 2014. Attendees sampled five different smoked whiskies from around the world. Irish Whisky was represented by Connemara Peated Single Malt Whiskey. American … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie is a distillery famous for specializing in “finishing” whiskies, sometimes referred to as “extra maturation”. A process where after the whisky ages for the majority of its life in one type of barrel (or cask), it is then transported to … Continue reading

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Talisker Storm

The trend for many Scottish distilleries over the last several years has been to annually release a unique special edition whisky. In the middle of last year, Talisker’s 2013 special release hit the market. It just now became available in Western … Continue reading

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BWG’s 2013 Whiskey of the Year

To decide on our our 2013 Whiskey of the Year, we picked the four locally available whiskies from 2013 that we rated highest and sampled them, side by side. They consisted of Ardbeg’s 2013 special release, Ardbog. BWG’s “holiday must … Continue reading

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BWG’s 2013 Craft Beer of the Year

Heady Topper is a double IPA made by The Alchemist, a small brewing company in Waterbury Vermont. In 2003 The Alchemist started out as a brew pub which featured several small-batch beers, among which was Heady Topper. Over the last 10 … Continue reading

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