Author: Bourbon

Rare Whiskey Auction Puts Pre-Prohibition Bottles in the Spotlight

Bourbon St. sunset. Image by watch4u In a Los Angeles mansion, hidden behind a façade obscured by bookshelves, is a bank vault door secured by a ten-bolt combination lock. On the eve of Prohibition, the owner of this fine residence amassed a bunker of booze in a secret cellar, filling it with demi-johns of sherry and port, and stockpiling hundreds of pints of whiskey. The vault was one of two belonging to Jean-Baptiste Leonis: merchant, liquor dealer, banker, real estate developer, and founder of the industrial city of Vernon, California. In 2017, Leonis’ descendants discovered his Prohibition-era stash, untouched...

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Stricken Scallywag ‘offered anything we need’

KestrelAnd Bourbon_051 Image by iliveisl Masts have been flown in by helicopter, booms freighted by ship, rudders flown cargo across the word and yachts even transported by wide load trucks in the middle of the night so crews could be on the start line of the Sydney to Hobart. — Australia’s #1 news...

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A new series by Silvio Carta brings a breeze of Sardinian air to Australasia this summer

P4223013 Image by ctj71081 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Artisanal Spirits and Liqueurs of Silvio Carta – one of the most prestigious distilleries and wineries in Sardinia is now available at Enoteca Sileno in Australasia. As a specialist in food and beverages of the finest quality from Italy, Enoteca Sileno proudly presents the artisanal spirits and liqueurs of Silvio Carta to the Australasian market. Hailed as one of the most prestigious distilleries and wineries in Sardinia, Silvio Carta takes connoisseurs on a voyage to the idyllic island through its creations, allowing them to discover the fascinating liquor-making customs there. The...

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7 Amazing 10 Year Old Whiskies Under $60

Bourbon Barrel Aged Behemoth—It’s Not Normal Image by DR000 2010 Behemoth aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. I had to get back to the city, and didn’t have much time, but I followed this up with a Dreadnaught. Unforutnately for my schedule, they tapped Behemoth from the hand-pull just as I was wrapping up. Needless to say, I made it back to the zipcar lot with only 3 minutes to spare, and three beers in my belly. SCORE. There’s ongoing and seemingly endless debate about the perfect amount of aging for whisky. Part of the reason for that is the...

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World’s tallest baseballer’s horror ordeal

Abeille Bourbon Image by vinz-ship Visite a Concarneau Netherlands international pitcher Loek van Mil is recovering in a Canberra hospital after sustaining serious head injuries while hiking over the weekend. — Australia’s #1 news...

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