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This has been a pretty massive week, including I have changed blogging platform from Blogger to WordPress.

Since “Tasting Tuesday”….

 

Wednesday 19th February – Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey – Single Barrel Bourbon Tasting (special appearance by Epic Carolina)

Sam Snead's House of Whiskey - Bourbon Tasting
Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey – Bourbon Tasting

 

 Thursday Р20th February РOur first stag do tasting at Epic Beer HQ

Stag Do Tasting - Epic Beer HQ

 

Thursday – 20th February – Epic Carolina Hamilton Release – House on Hood (including hot wing eating competition)

Epic Carolina Hamilton Release

 

Friday – 21st February – Auckland Art Gallery – Five Maori Painters Exhibit Opening (beer supplier for the event)

Auckland Art Gallery - Five Maori Painters - Exhibition Opening
Auckland Art Gallery – Five Maori Painters – Exhibition Opening

 

Saturday – 22nd February – blanc Brew Fest (most popular beers for us, Epic Carolina and Coffee & Fig Stout)

350 people, drinking craft beer at blanc in Henderson - Brew Fest 2014
350 people, drinking craft beer at blanc in Henderson – Brew Fest 2014

 

I’ve found it hard to find the time to write blog post over the last few days. The spare time I could have spent blogging has been spent on moving the domain, setting up WordPress, and importing the old blog posts. There is still a bit of fine tuning to do on setup (and learning about WordPress), but I expect to be back into it in the coming week.

[BOURBON TASTING] – Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey

Other than beer, I do enjoy American Bourbon. Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey held a Single Barrel Bourbon tasting on Wednesday 19th Feb.

I had a privilege of being able to share with 40 of their guests some of the new Epic Carolina, Amber Ale.

It was a fun evening and I thank all those that attended for being patient with me, as I tried to learn more about Bourbon. Even if Mr Kelly was obsessed with “barometric pressure” ūüėČ

2014-02-19 19.11.46 Six Single Barrel Bourbons

2014-02-19 19.12.15 Single Barrel Bourbon Tasting

2014-02-19 19.12.24 Evan Williams Single Barrel 43.3%

2014-02-19 19.12.33 Willet Reserve Pot Still 47%

2014-02-19 19.12.42¬†Blanton’s Single Barrel 46.5%

2014-02-19 19.12.54¬†Jak’s Jack Daniels Single Barrel 45%

2014-02-19 19.13.07 Four Roses Single Barrel 50%

2014-02-19 19.13.15 Knob Creek Single Barrel 60%

2014-02-19 19.28.49 Mr Sam Snead himself Рgreat teller of stories about whiskey

2014-02-19 19.06.29 Nigel Kelly before my questioning started

2014-02-19 19.06.05 Tasting Bourbon

2014-02-19 19.34.34 Very cool slide about how much bourbon is lost over time

2014-02-19 19.06.16

2014-02-19 19.02.00¬†The bottles we tasted (not the best pic I’ve ever taken)

2014-02-19 19.06.22¬†Enough with the “barometric pressure” already

 

A few more pictures from the evenings tasting.

Cool Link:

Barreling Ahead: Whiskey-Makers Break Cherished Traditions to Create New Flavors