Monday, March 27, 2023

Mini oak barrel bourbon


The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, Tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf
I am of course a little biased when I review my own barrel-aged liquor😜. The reason it is in top shelf is that it was already top shelf when it went in the barrel. The barrel further improved the finish of the bourbon. 
Occasion- Celebrate my 200th whisky review
SJ's Pro tip- If you want to buy a mini barrel just search for mini whisky barrel in amazon
Alternates- N/A
Food Pairing- Spicy chicken wings, noodles and edamame

Ageing bourbon is a fun hobby and anyone who wants to try it, I have a separate blog on step by step instructions to age your favorite bourbon. 
Link- Ageing whisky in barrel at home

Vital Stats- Mini barrel whisky ageing at home
Price(s)- Mini Oak Barrel $39 , Evan Williams bourbon 1783 $16.73 for 750ml
Age- 1 year and 3 months
ABV- 45%
Region- N/A
Distillery- Home aged
Awards won- Appreciation from whisky-loving friends πŸ˜†

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Very dark amber
Aroma- Ohhh!, robust oak, vanilla, spices
Flavor- Sweet, vanilla, oak, nutty
Body- Full
Finish- Smooth, long, warm & lingering

I am quite confident that my blog will help whisky lovers wanting to pursue this fun hobby. Let me know if you have questions by commenting on the blog. 
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Monday, March 13, 2023

Whisky Shelf Ratings explained

Hello single malters, today I am deviating from my regular review and doing an informational blog on my whisky rating system. This is how my rating works. 

Top Shelf- Most Desirable(Simply the best,highly recommended)

Middle Shelf- Less Desirable (Than Top Shelf)

Bottom shelf - Least Desirable (Not recommended for drinking)

As stated above, it is quite self-explanatory. With over 200 whisky reviews I find that good taste is subjective but there is a consensus when it comes to bad taste. 
For example, when I have sampled whisky with friends there are different opinions based on one's profile on Top Shelf for the middle shelf. However, if whisky is completely terrible, everyone agrees that it is bottom shelf. 
Hope my reviews are helpful and if you have a suggestion on my rating system please leave a comment. 
Cheers! πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ Enjoy Responsibly. 
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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Bud Light beer


The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, Tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel

SJ's Rating-Bottom shelf
Not my cup of tea. It is beer that tastes like water, flavorless. It went down the drain literally after two sips. Light means No flavor! 
Off it goes!
Occasion- Sampling 
SJ's pro tip- Avoid it if you are looking for flavor
Alternates- Water or club soda
Feel(After Drinking)- Disappointed πŸ˜’

The Second Segment(Technical details that are mostly available on google search)
The product label says "We carefully brew our beer to be perfect for anywhere. There's fun because when there's fun, there's a bud light there. Every bottle, can and draft of bud light uses, simple, high quality ingredients to create a clean, crisp taste."
This is made words by the marketing agency copywriter to create a certain brand image of this beer. Yes, it is light and also flavorless. It is positioned as an easy-to-drink beer? So is it easy to drink? Yes but it is, so is water!

Vital Stats- Bud light
Price- $12.98 for 12 pack
Age- NAS
ABV- 4.9%
Region/Country- USA
Brewery- Anheuser Busch
Awards won- None

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Tall beer glass
Serving style- Chilled
Appearance- Light golden, pale
Aroma- Crisp, hoppy, citrus
Flavor- Clean, light, no flavor
Body- Light
Finish- Short, non-lingering

I am glad I reviewed this beer and present my findings so you can make a sound decision. 
Cheers! enjoy other beers that I have reviewed. Enjoy Responsibly. 
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