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Fantastic Finishes!

It could be a cognac cask, sherry butt, an old wine barrel, a rum cask or even an old stout barrel! But the hot trend today is definitely “resting” a “finished” spirit in secondary wood to round it out, deepen the flavors and create something exceptional!

Angel’s Envy was on the front end of this trend when they came out of the gate in 2007 with their first releases of bourbon and rye! Port barrels and Caribbean Rum casks were used respectively and caused a bit of a stir initially.

Bourbon purists, citing the Bourbon Act passed by the United States Congress in 1964, seemed to mandate that only new, flame charred American Oak could be used and nothing else! By then placing it afterwards in a second port barrel, they argued, the Angel’s Envy was then disqualified as a true bourbon!

Well cooler heads prevailed and a compromise was reached! The agreement? As long as the secondary barrel (or finishing wood) was clearly stated on the front of the bottle then it would be accepted!

And now? All the cool kids are doing it!!

Look at just about every distillery and they will offer a whiskey with a secondary finish. Some notables? Bardstown Bourbon in Ferrand Cognac casks, Lagavulin Islay Scotch rested in old Guiness barrels or simply a Woodford Double Oaked where the original Woodford Reserve is rested in a second, radiant heated or toasted oak barrel.

The results have been largely amazing and created a whole new line of exceptional spirits for whiskey lovers to enjoy. At Warren, you will literally find dozens and dozens of great secondary finished whiskies.

Book at seat at the Warren Tasting Bar anytime and I’ll tell you (and taste you) all about them!

Cheers!

Fitz

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Grabbing a seat at the Warren Bar may be easier than you think!

Next month we celebrate our 1 year anniversary (Can you believe it!??) and it’s been a wild, awesome and fun ride so far for sure!

But after nearly twelve months I still talk to friends and guests that think sitting at the Warren Bar is limited to club members, Warren VIPs or that it’s whiskey only or that there is a huge minimum to enjoy the special treatment and experience!

Actually, our Warren tasting bar was created to help me (and Jason Fisher, our awesome assistant spiritual advisor) introduce as many people to our amazing collection of brown spirits and help as many people navigate the myriad of selections as we can! It was specifically designed for a heightened brown spirit experience for all of our whiskey loving friends!

There is no minimum and all you need to do is simply call the front desk and request one of the two seatings nightly! We do a whiskey experience 7 days a week at 6 & 8:15pm!!

Best news yet?!! Everything you can order at a table (full menu, cocktails, wine, etc) is available and encouraged when you sit with me at the WB!! We just have more fun than the tables!! Lol.

Feel free to reach out to me personally if you have any questions about the experience or if you would like to book your seats!

John Fitz @ 561-777-4848

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Bourbon Centric News

Preaching The Whiskey Gospel!

Our Spiritual Advisor,” John “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick, recently collaborated with Mashed.com to help them choose the 10 best bourbons for your Derby Day Mint Julep.

a mint julep sitting on a table

10 Tasty Bourbons For Mixing Mint Juleps Ranked

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Barrel Picks Bourbon Centric Staff Highlights

The Warren Team Custom Crafting Our Next Barrel Pick!

Iggy meticulously proofing down our soon to be selection! It’s what he does!!

We will be making the trek back to Kentucky next month to visit the distillers at Yellowstone and Willet, however, in the meantime our team just took part in a new program from Angel’s Envy that allows us to create our very own custom proofed barrel pick!

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Reserving A Spot at the Warren Bar is Free and Easy!

I’m still frequently asked if you need reservations for the Warren Bar or people have the perception that there is some sort of crazy minimum spend for the experience. The answer is NO and NO! Lol.

Seminar for Bourbon & Bacon Fest VIPs at the Warren Bar!

The Warren Tasting Bar in the whiskey library is designed for people who would love to enjoy shareable plates, have dinner and/or experience and try some of the over 1000 whiskies we have collected.

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Barrel Picks Bourbon Centric News

Our new Four Roses Barrel Pick is Here!!

It’s been a busy week with new arrivals almost daily but the big news is the Four Roses OESV Damn Good Barrel Pick is in the house!

If you’ve had our original pick, the OBSF, you will find this one considerably different in style than our first.

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American Whiskey Bourbon Centric Irish Whiskey Japanese Whisky News Scotch Whisky Special Events

International Whiskey Day is Sunday, 3/27!!!

Note the spelling error on the top line! Yes, I see it! Lol. But it’s a great pic of MJ!

I’m often asked what is my “favorite” whiskey.

Let’s just say I have a lot of “favorites.” Lol.

When speaking to staff and guests about the many whiskies I love I’m often reminded that I seem to say that about almost every whiskey I present!

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Irish Whiskey Special Events

Top Of The Morning, To Ya!

Saint Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and what better place to celebrate and enjoy a little whiskey from the Emerald Isle than at Warren Delray with your very own Irish Spiritual Advisor, John Fitzpatrick!

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What If?

Fellow whiskey lovers! We are living in perhaps the most epic time in the history of brown spirits!

Distillers across the globe have embraced a “what if?” mentality. As in; thinking outside of the box and trying all kinds of different ideas to develop something new, exciting and awesome!

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Barrel Picks Bourbon Centric New Bottles News

BLANTONS!!

(AND MORE BLANTON’S!!!)

While the rest of the world toils to find those elusive bottles of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon, the boys at Warren went straight to the source, cut to the chase and cut out the middleman! lol

Yes! We were able to purchase an entire new barrel from Buffalo Trace in September and those bottles just arrived at the restaurant this week!

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