REVIEW – FEW Bourbon Whiskey


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★☆ Definitely not the ideal bourbon to introduce a newcomer, but for a small batch American, it’s a bit of brilliance, if not wholly balanced.

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Four Roses Single Barrel Review


As mentioned in yesterday’s post, September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means we’re dedicating our September posts to that lovely native spirit of bourbon. It was one of the first spirits we ever enjoyed, and it offers such an amazing array of flavors while still sticking within the classic definitions of bourbon.

Whiskey Smash


June 7, 2013 (Day 28) – Whiskey Smash The Professor Jerry Thomas described smashes as “a julep on a small plan.” Once you see the ingredients you’ll notice the similarities between this and just about any number of julep. (Adjustments in recipe are made, following the conversion that appear in Imbibe! by David Wondrich) 1/2 […]

Amaranth Cocktail


May 17, 2013 (Day 8) – Amaranth Cocktail One thing about scouring these classic cocktails is you realize something – the majority of cocktails from the late 1800s use basically two spirits – whiskey and gin. Now, what’s cool about this is that it does actually specify what kind of whiskey and gin (why yes, […]

Whiskey Sour


May 15, 2013 (Day 7) – Whiskey Sour We were so pleased with last night’s cocktail from the Professor that we decided to crack open his tome once more to have a gander at some other whiskey cocktails. Many cocktail books of days gone by – and hell, for that matter, days gone now – […]

Breckenridge Bourbon – Offensively Good


We tend to take our whiskey pretty seriously here at Cocktails, 365. After all, before the site ever began we simply started out with a couple of bottles of just about every whiskey you could imagine, and a couple of gins for Jenn. It wasn’t until this little project started and grew legs that other […]

ORIGINAL — Southern Fried Chicken


January 13, 2011 (Day 290) — Southern Fried Chicken Soul food. Hells yeah. Makes me think of Sunday lunches with my grandparents — fried chicken, corn bread, fried okra, ham. Hard to believe we were a German farming family in rural Kansas. But, I’m forever grateful for the Vierthaler clan showing me those amazing foods. […]

ORIGINAL — KellyBronze


January 12, 2012 (Day 289) — KellyBronze If my Google-Fu serves me correctly, the KellyBronze is a type of turkey from Scotland. So, naturally, this is a combination of scotch whiskies with the Wild Turkey 81. Blasphemy for some, but we stand by our controversial decision. KellyBronze 1.5 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Bruichladdich […]

Cherry Gobbler


January 9, 2012 (Day 286) — Cherry Gobbler The temptation with a liquor like Wild Turkey is to make a lot of puns. Now, I inherited my affection for puns from my father. I’m pretty sure it’s a hereditary trait, seeings as I share the same affliction with my brothers. We’ve determined it’s not an airborne contagion, […]

FEATURED BEST BUY BOOZE: Wild Turkey 81


January 9, 2012 — Wild Turkey 81 I had a pretty interesting conversation with some friends a while back about how some liquors (and brewers) seem to be trying to reach too far outside their own particular areas. By doing so, more often than not my friends argued, companies begin to muddy the brand. That’s […]