Tuesday, December 19, 2017
I"m a bourbon drinker and have been for decades. I know what I like and I'm not smitten by new brands. Although I do like to experiment occasionally, the old stand-bys suit me just fine. However, I know that there are a lot of craft bourbons out there, and the buyer must be aware. The only way to get into the bourbon business is to make your hooch, put it in a new oak barrel, and wait four years. That's how long it takes to make bourbon. Or you can buy bourbon on the market, and bottle it yourself. Some of the new bourbon labels are very good, but again, caveat emptor. I know that a lot of these will be given away as gifts in the coming weeks, so if you get a good bottle, savor it, and drink responsibly.