Archives: Bourbon

Wild Turkey

June 15, 2011 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Bourbon

The beacon of lightly colored booze that kept us going night after night on my 30 Bars in 30 Days book tour was the frequent appearances of the special How to Fail Cocktail: Bourbon, Grand Marnier, apple cider, and a splash of ginger beer created by noted DC mixologist Derek Wallace. It was never stated […]

Bourbon Blowout

October 20, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Bourbon

Man can not live on beer alone, but if you throw in some bourbon, he could probably live on that combined.  This post exists for no other reason than to show off the fact that I have tried pretty much all of the greatest bourbons in the world recently–all of which score in the A […]

Old Grand-Dad

November 20, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Bourbon, Country: America, Grade: A-

100 proof bonded There was me, that is Aaron, and my two droogs, that is Batch and Wallace, and we sat in the suburban Philadelphia dive bar trying to make up our rassodocks what to do with the evening. The suburban dive bar sold OGD which is Old Grand-Dad 100-proof “bonded” bourbon whiskey, which is […]

The Manhattan

August 12, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Bourbon

To paraphrase a line from Mac Davis, “Happiness is Kansas in the rear view.” I had a wedding this weekend in Manhattan, KS for my old college roommate. I lived in a house of four on Euclid Avenue junior and senior years and now all the roommates are married save me. We used to have […]

The Mint Julep

July 7, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Bourbon, Country: America

hand-mixed by the author, using Old Grand-Dad 86 proof bourbon I typically drink my booze neat but there are three cocktails I greatly enjoy, all bourbon based: Manhattans, Old-Fashioneds, and Mint Juleps*. The uninformed amateur will see me drinking (respectively) a bright red drink, a drink filled with fruit at the bottom like a Yoplait, […]

Maker’s Mark bourbon whisk(e)y

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Bourbon, Country: America, Grade: A-

45% ABV neat Maker’s Mark is the bourbon that made me fall in love with bourbon. And it was a Tennessee—not a Kentucky—boy that taught me how to drink it. His wife had somehow talked him into hosting a snooty engagement party for my best friend and his wife. A party predominated by DC quasi-movers […]