What Goes into a Blood Oath?

The Whiskey Gentlemen of Chicago made this April’s outing an occasion to sample Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon at The Berkshire Room located at 15 E. Ohio Street in Chicago. Creator John Rempe’s hand-blended and bottled bourbon enjoyed a lively launch in the comfortable and classy lounge, where we were able to learn how this very limited release was conceived. We were pleased to accept the invitation to attend the tasting event and for the complimentary samples provided on which to base our review.

Rempe is the Director of Corporate Research and Development at Luxco, a company based in St. Louis that produces, imports and markets a variety of spirits. And while vodka, tequila and cordials are part of Luxco’s portfolio, it should come as no surprise that the Gents were primarily interested in the never-to-be-repeated Blood Oath release, Continue reading

Distillery Road Trip to Milwaukee

Mike and Rick headed up to the Great Lakes Distillery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend. Among whiskey of course, the Gent’s enjoyed sampling GLD’s other spirits including Absinth, a Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit (whiskey like), and an award winning Gin that were among their favorites.