Suntory Whisky

Man, they love this whisky in Japan, especially served in a tall highball. And I don’t blame them – Suntory Japanese Whisky is f*cking delicious! Called “Kakubin” in Japan, which roughly translates to “tortoise bottle,” Suntory Whisky is bottled at 80 proof. The bottle I used for this tasting was purchased at a 7-11 near Tokyo…

Glen Breton Rare 10 Year Old

I licked a drop off of my thumb I had spilled while pouring my first dram. Tastes… somehow Canadian… I hesitate to say this because it’s ludicrous. But it somehow jogs a memory of a stolen CC from a buddy’s father’s stash sometime in the 1990s. (Note: Bodacious Booze only encourages the consumption of beverages…

Green Spot Single Pot Irish Whiskey

Let’s just take a moment to speak about Irish Pure Pot Whiskey. Before the rise of Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the 1980s, before Japan had developed her first still, before Prohibition ruined American Rye for nearly a century, it was Irish Pure Pot that was on top of the world. In fact, it…

Whisky Traveler

Travel is a double-edge sword. On the one hand, I have not had the ability to update this blog. My sincerest apologies. On the other hand, I’ve been able to bring back some world-class whiskies that are not available in the U.S. So, if you can bear with me for a couple more weeks, I’ll have some…

Much Ado About Grain Whisk[e]y

There’s been a lot of noise about Single Grain Whisk[e]ys. In recent months, I’ve seen launches, blog posts and promoted features highlighting Single Grain whiskies from Ireland (Teeling, Greenore), Scotland (HAIG Club) and Japan (Nikka Coffey Grain). The most prominent of these launches may have been for HAIG Club, which featured David Beckham as the brand’s global ambassador….

Inside One Eight Distillery

  One Eight runs its distilling operations Monday through Friday and hosts guest tours on Saturday. I tagged along for one of the weekend tours. The name One Eight refers to Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which established the nation’s capital. The stills made their first runs December 2015, so they had only been operating a…

Hello world! (A tequila primer)

Welcome to the inaugural Bodacious Booze Blog post. You can learn more about this site and the author on the about page. But there’s so much booze out there and not enough time to waste talking about the author. There’s a lot of confusion out there with tequila. Gold, Plata, Blanco, Añejo, Reposado – keeping…