We’re getting ready to load our thousand bottle library into their new home soon but meanwhile we just picked up a couple of my all-time faves!
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I was out of the office when some of our arsenal of Pappy arrived!
We’re not opening and sneaking a sip of these until our guests arrive!
Did a quick fly up to Massachusetts (Berkshire Mountains) to see the big sister this weekend. Found me some Putnam (Distillery located in Boston Harbor. Ok, I know, I’m on the opposite side of the state. But hey, it’s still Sawx country! lol) Rye and Malt Whiskey. When in New England…
Easy drinking. The malt is creamy with not too much going on. If you like soft and neutral, you’ll like this whiskey. The rye had a bit more jump to it. But if you’re looking for a big, spicy, peppery bite, you won’t find it here.
I think me and sister Sue are going to switch to Napa Cab for now. Lol
(We’re NYers who grew up in the SF Bay Area. Can’t help ourselves!)
But Putnam’s not a bad little dram if you’re hiding in the hills!
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Was out and about last weekend and stopped by Saxon, the sexy side of Sweetwater in Boynton (But let’s be honest, both sides are sexy) to say hi to one of my spiritual colleagues and consiglieres, Brett Hart.
I said surprise me, but added that lately been in the mood for a higher rye content, and he handed us this bottle! SHENKS!! HELL, YES!! A forgotten favorite of the Michter’s Legacy Series along with Bomberger’s.
(And that’s why I trust that guy !)
Flying up to New England this weekend but highly recommend you try this dram. Absolutely delicious with just the perfect level of nip.
Your spiritual advisor has spoken!
And thanks, Brett!
Nice shout out from the Sun-Sentinel for Warren and their spiritual advisor!! (Google: Sun-Sentinel Bacon & Bourbon Fest) Come see our bartenders, Matt Goldberg, Dave Heid and many of our Warren Crew as the Annual Bourbon & Bacon returns to South Florida!!!
Look who came to visit! The SDSC’s founder, John Brewer, was in the house last night for a sneak peak of Warren American Whiskey Kitchen and to talk with us about our vision for service, spirits, cuisine and hospitality. Thanks, John. Keep doing what you’re doing to support and help all of us in the restaurant and bar world!!
We’re getting closer all the time to opening day but as we work on getting Warren American Whiskey Kitchen ready for you we have new and old whiskey barrels arriving almost daily!! (I’m a little partial to the new ones full of whiskey, but hey, that’s just me! Lol)
But the classic, used barrels from Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig, etc that are arriving are pretty badass, too!
This place is going to be loaded with American Oak and all kinds of classic barrels!
And we’ll never run out of ideas for what to do with them!
Wish we were already open to help you celebrate International Whiskey Day but that won’t stop us from raising a glass and making a toast to 2021 and the great things to come! (Like Warren American Whiskey Kitchen!!)
One great thing that did just come is our very own Elijah Craig Barrel Select bourbon!! Just arrived on Friday!!
Can’t wait to share!!
Hey, some mornings we have to take a break from our whiskey studies, menu plans and bottle procurement for some hands on, spiritual research!
Got a visit today from our dear friend, Gail Conde, who jumped ship from Southern Glazer Distributors two years ago to take a chance and rep a new brand of tequila I’d never heard of: Codigo.
She was packing the recently released Codigo 1530 Extra Anejo! Only 3 of this 150 bottle, small batch release made it to Florida! And we just nabbed one of them! The kicker? This special edition was aged for 12 YEARS in ex-Napa Valley Cabernet Casks. Oh, hell yes!!
Wait, what?? 12 Years? Seriously? True story!
Holy fuck is this spirit delicious! Soft, sweet nose and the light heat, deep caramel, butterscotch and orange zest palate is viscous and to die for. The finish doesn’t disappoint either! Long and lingering with just a hint of the currant from the Napa Valley wine barrels where it sat for over a decade!
NOT FAKE NEWS: Gail just informed us that our own Warren Codigo traditional Anejo Select Barrel Pick has also arrived in Florida!
We’ll have those very special bottles available to everyone soon!
This delicious dram will be also be featured on our spirit roster as a one or two ounce pour in-house with 750ml bottles to take home!