Branch on Fire: Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition

I’ve been watching Peaky Blinders of late, so it seemed like a good time to kill of my bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey Caskmates, Stout Edition. Yeah, I know, lengthy freaking name. This was a bottle given to me a while back, purchased by someone who liked the IPA version but did not love them. I agree. the IPA version was better with it’s hopped up profile. Still, there is nothing wrong with this bottle for it’s $30 price profile (or $50.90 if you live in Fairfield). The Stout portion comes from aging Jameson whiskey in barrels previously used by … Continue reading Branch on Fire: Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition

Branch on Fire: Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye

I’m mostly a whiskey guy when it comes to my firewater, but I’m an equal opportunity guy. So I was intrigued when I saw the Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye blend on Flaviar, the spirit subscription service I use for delivery. Named after the tailor turned spy of the Revolutionary War, HMRR is a new take on an old recipe, lifted from the times of the man himself. This is part spirt, part heavy-hitting cocktail. The recipe: Here is what makes up this blended drink:50 percent rum (3 different Caribbean rums from Jamaica and Guyana)50 percent rye (3 different Ryes, … Continue reading Branch on Fire: Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye

Branch On Fire: Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Glenfiddich is one of the most established makers of Scotch out there. They have been doing single malts for a long, long time and are the biggest seller of single malts out there. They are known for the sweeter side of scotch, from the Speyside. Fire & Cane, however, is one of their new offerings, an experimental whiskey. Fire & Cane takes their rare peated single malt and combines the fruit-forward Speyside, making it “half-peated”. Peated Glenfiddich was previously hard to find, mostly in duty-free stores. Both are aged in ex bourbon barrels. The “Cane” comes from the cask finishing … Continue reading Branch On Fire: Glenfiddich Fire & Cane