Thursday, July 28, 2016

Julio's Liquors Selling Rare Whiskies

Up to 500 people will at least get a chance at possibly purchasing the whiskey of choice at a special sale this weekend at Julio's Liquors.

Julio's Liquors is to sell off a number of rare whiskies this weekend through a special lottery system, the company announced. The event on Sunday, July 31, at 10 a.m., will work with the first 500 people getting a "Unicorn Card" allowing them to put their choice of purchase into a lottery.

Then at at 1 p.m., the winners will be drawn and allowed to purchase the bottle of their interest.

The whiskies up for sale include a $500 bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle and a bottle set valued at $1,000, said Julio's.

The event is hosted by the Loch and Key Whisk(e) Society, which reminds us, "there's never a bad day for a good whiskey." Julios is located at 140 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bourbon Boom makes bourbon less available

“Twenty years ago we weren’t all that busy and we certainly are busy today,” said Chris Morris, the Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve in Kentucky. “We’re spreading across more than 40 different countries right now.”

The resurgence of cocktails has led to a 315-percent spike in Kentucky bourbon production since 1999. The industry, however, is struggling to keep up. Whiskey needs a few years to age and many distilleries didn’t anticipate today’s demand.

For example, the Buffalo Trace Distillery is suffering from a shortage. Freddie Johnson said the company’s high end brands, like Pappy Van Winkle, need more than 20 years to age.

“The bourbon aging in the warehouse right now is really for the bourbon of tomorrow and the bourbons that were enjoying today is the bourbon of a generation before,” said Johnson.

Because there is not enough Pappy to meet demand, some online liquor stores are re-selling bottles for 10 times their retail value.
“We believe the demand for bourbon is not going away,” said Johnson.

That’s why many distilleries are expanding. Buffalo Trace expects to double capacity within the next eight years while Woodford Reserve just finished a large expansion project. “We have more equipment, more teammates making more whiskey,” said Morris.

The bourbon boom has created an economic ripple effect in Kentucky. Tourism is up as more people visit Kentuckys famous bourbon trail and farmers have more than doubled their growth of corn and rye which are used in bourbons.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pray to end violence. Food for thought today

With recent tragedies occurring over in the United States this is a good reminder that firearms are much easier then buying some bourbon. Esepcially Pappy Van Winkle. Guns are very cheap & abundant which can be purchased in just minutes with no background check or age verification when buying from private sellers. Bourbon on the other hand, especially Pappy Van Winkle is very regulated and can only be found in small quantities.

Buying Pappy Van Winkle is harder than buying a firearm.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Live in Houston TX and going out this weekend?

It is the annual release of the coveted Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. High-end pours available will include the 15, 20 and 23 year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve. First come, first served while supplies last. Second, to combat Houston’s hot weather, Reserve 101 is bringing back their popular push pops in salted caramel bacon bourbon and possibly scotch-colada, too.

High End Whiskey at Reserve 101, Location: 1201 Carolin