Feb 2nd 2009 6:17PM Jack Daniels is NOT a bourbon. It's a Tennessee Sour Mash. It is neither manufactured according to the standards required for bourbon, nor it is made in Kentucky. It is NOT a bourbon.
Oct 15th 2008 5:28PM Great guide Keith! As someone who's looking to get started behind the bar as well, this is the exact kind of advice I've been looking for.
Sep 11th 2008 6:49PM Great article Keith!
The entirety of the Appleton line is great. The Reserve is probably the first that can really be sipped neat before you move in to the Extra (12yo), and then the 21yo, Master Blender's Legacy, and their new 30yo.
The newly reformulated Zaya out of Trinidad is a much lighter offering than what they used to have. It has a much strong vanilla influence and the body is significantly different. It's still a fantastic rum, but the profile is sufficiently different that I'd recommend adjusting any cocktail usage.
Another great sipper is Rhum JM VSOP, which is made/marketed by Clement. It's on the pricey side again, but it's just so good. Lots of good fruity and floral notes without being too sweet.
OK, I'm just going to stop before my response is longer than the article.
Great work Keith! Keep pushing the faith!