Whiskey Review: Still Austin Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon

Still Austin is one of my favorite distilleries. Not only is it a great space with friendly staff in downtown Austin, Texas, but they actually make proper grain-to-glass whiskey and make the effort to experiment with their product. Case in point: just this month, they came out with another experiment they’ve been working on: a sherry cask finished version of their bourbon whiskey.

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Whiskey Review: Kooper Sweetheart of the Rodeo Straight Bourbon

One of the best things about my local spirits shop is that some of the smaller whiskey producers show up every so often. In this case, I was walking through one evening after work and ran into Michelle Kooper herself offering free samples of her Sweetheart of the Rodeo whiskey, and I was immediately interested. I bought a bottle and took it home for further study.

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Cocktail Recipe: Apple Cider Manhattan

With fall in full swing and the holiday season fast approaching, its time to start thinking festive cocktails. Since my holidays are spent in New York, I decided that this drink should pay homage to their crazy delicious apples, so naturally that meant using apple cider. I also decided to use Tuthilltown’s delicious Manhattan Rye to use a local spirit, as well. After a solid afternoon of tinkering, a perfect fall cocktail took shape: the Apple Cider Manhattan.

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