THE BROWN BIBLE


Brown Spirits have been with us since at least 500 AD, but most of us don’t know much about them­—other than that they’re delicious and we love them. The Brown Bible is some of the Brown Spirit Knowledge we’ve picked up along the way, as well as a list of what we’ve got in the Permanent Stash. (Skip to the Permanent Stash.)


THE LAWS OF AMERICAN WHISKEY

Made from fermented grain mash: barley, corn, rye, wheat
or malted grain.

Must be aged in a charred oak barrel.

May not be distilled greater than 160 proof (80% ABV)

May not be barreled greater than 125 proof (62.5% ABV)

Must be bottled at 80 proof or greater.

Must be a product of U.S.A.

May not have any added flavoring or coloring.

THE LAWS OF BOURBON WHISKEY

includes all American whiskey laws plus:

Must consists at least 51% corn. Most Kentucky distillers use 60% -70%.

Must be aged in a new charred white oak barrel.

FIVE THINGS ABOUT UISCE BEATHA

1) Uisce beatha [wish-ga bah-ha] was the name given to distilled alcohol by Irish monks of the early Middle Ages. It translates to “water of life.” The word “whiskey” itself is an anglicized version of this phrase, stemming from a mispronunciation of the word uisce.

2) Scottish distillers used to light their whisky on fire to determine its alcohol content. If the flame color was wrong, they’d sell it to the distillery workers for cheap.

3) Only American and Irish whiskies are spelled with an ‘e.’ The ‘e’ was taken to the United States by Irish immigrants in the 1700s and has been used since (for the most part).

4) Only whiskey that has spent its entire life in one individual cask is called Single Barrel Whiskey. When whiskey is made at a single distillery and distilled from fermented mash made exclusively with malted grain (usually barley), it’s called Single Malt Whiskey.

5) Between 2% and 4% of the world’s whiskey evaporates each year. This is what they call the Angel’s Share. That’s why old whiskey is so expensive and why angels are always so drunk.

BOURBON

(Ridgemount) 1792 – 8/15
Citrus, Banana, Apple, & Vanilla

ANGELS ENVY – 16/26
Sweet Mouth Watering Smoothness

Baker’s – 10/19
Roasted Nut, Fruit, & Vanilla

Basil Hayden’s – 9/16
Spice, Peppery, & Smooth

BERNHEIM 7YR – 9/16
Caramel, Wood, & Dusty Grains

Bib & Tucker – 9/16
Earthy, Cinnamon, & Liquorice

BIRD DOG 10YR – 11/16
Citrus, Floral, & Spice

Bird Dog Kentucky Bourbon – 9/15
Sweet, Smooth & Oaky

Bird Dog Small Batch 10/20
Spicy, Vanilla & Charred Oak

Blanton’s – 11/19
Sweet Citrus & Oak

Booker’s – 11/19
Big Tobacco Palate Puncher

Breckenridge – 12/20
Smooth, Honey, & Hint of Banana

Buffalo Trace – 9/16
Vanilla, Oak, Leather, & Smoke

Bulleit – 8/15
Sweet Corn & Wood

Bulleit 10Yr – 10/17
Vanilla, Dried Fruit, & Smoky Finish

Cabin Still – 4/7
Gets the Job Done

Cody Road – 6/10
Caramel, Oak, & Smooth

Eagle Rare – 15/25
Toffee, Herbs, & Orange Peel

Elijah Craig s. B. – 12/22
Apples, Malmsey, & Aniseed

Evan Williams SINGLE – 5/9
Clementine, Pineapple, & Honey

Evan Williams White – 7/12
Banana, Vanilla Fudge, & Caramel

Evan Williams Black – 5/9
Caramel, Pepper, & Dark Fruit

Fighting Cock 6Yr – 6/10
Baked Apple & Fiery Butterscotch

FILIBUSTER STRAIGHT BOURBON Whiskey – 8/14
Honey & Grapes, Fruity & Floral

Four Roses single – 12/22
Fruity, Spicy, & Floral

Four Roses small BATCH – 8/15
Rich, Spicy, Sweet, & Fruity

Four Roses YELLOW – 6/10
Light Fruitiness, Floral, & Spice

Henry McKenna – 8/15
Dark Fruit, Vanilla, Rye Spice, & Red Licorice

High West American Prairie – 15/25
Corn, Fruit, & Pecan Pie Finish

High West Bourye – 18/28
Coffee Grounds, Cacao Nib, & Leather

High West Campfire – 17/27
Smoke, Honey, Fruit, & Smoke

HIRSCH SMALL BATCH – 10/16
Corn & Spicy Fruit

Hudson baby – 12/20
Dried Cherries, Raisins & Rye

JEFFERSON’S RESERVE – 11/20
Gentle, Dried Fruits, & Hay

JEFFERSON’S VSB – 8/14
Oak Notes, Vanilla, & Smooth

Jim Beam – 5/9
Tastes like Beam

Jim Beam BONDED – 6/10
Candy Corn, Dark Fruit Leather, & Sarsaparilla

Jim Beam S. B. – 8/14
Vanilla, Corn, Dry Oak, & Smooth

Knob Creek – 6/10
Daily Therapy

KnoB Creek S. B. – 9/16
Maple Sugar & Woody Caramel

Lexington – 6/10
Sweet Corn, Vanilla, & Salt

Maker’s Mark – 5/9
Caramel, Vanilla, & Sweet

Makers Cask – 8/14
Caramel, Toasted Nuts, & Cinnamon

Makers 46 – 8/14
Nutmeg, Mulled Wine Spices, & Allspice

NEW HOLLAND – 9/18
Heat, Molasses, & Wood

Old Crow – 4/7
Candy Corn & Invincibility

Old forester – 6/10
Cherry, Honey, & Warm Spice Finish

Old forester 1870 – 12/20
Clove, Cinnamon, & Shortbread

ReBELLION – 9/16
Honey, Caramel, Oak, & Smoky

REDEMPTION BOURBON – 8/14
Smooth, Nutty, & Touch of Spice

REDEMPTION HIGH RYE BOURBON – 8/14
Spicy, & Long Finish

Rod & RIFLE – 7/13
Sweet Vanilla Oak & Smooth

Stagg JR – 15/27
Chocolate, Cherry, Cloves, & Smoke

Trail’s End – 12/22
Creamy Crème Brûlée & Caramelized Plantain

Wild Turkey 101 – 5/9
Just Tell Me Your Problems

WIDOW JANE – 18/28
Big Bold, & Beautiful

Woodford Double Oak – 12/22
Vanilla, Dark Caramel, & Hazelnut

Woodford RESERVE – 10/18
Rich Citrus, Spice, & Cocoa

WHISKY

2 Gingers – 4/7
Light, Sweet, & Apple

Black Velvet – 4/7
Hockey & Curling

Bushmills – 4/7
Sweet Grain, Honey, & Vanilla

Crown Royal – 5/9
Oak, Vanilla, Smooth, & Creamy

Dickel – 6/10
Rich Oak & Subtle Vanilla

Green Spot – 12/20
Spicy, Soft, Oak, & Green Woods

Jack Daniel’s – 5/9
NASCAR & Bowling

Jameson – 5/9
Work & Life

Koval Millet Whiskey – 6/10
Caramel, All Spice, & Grain

Koval 4-Grain Whiskey – 6/10
Apple Crumble, Cinnamon, & Creamy

Mellow Corn – 4/7
Silky Sweet Butter, Vanilla, & Moonshine

Michter’s ‘Merican – 6/10
Butter-soft, Sweet Toffee, & Hazelnut

Powers – 5/9
Love & Misery

Redbreast – 12/20
Nutty, Rich, & Cut Fruits

STRANAHAN’S – 14/22
Smooth, Sweet, & Banana Bread

Tin cup – 8/13
Sweet, Light, & Very Easy

Tullamore Dew – 4/7
Honeysuckle, Caramel, & Spice

Windsor – 4/7
Campfire & Fishing

RYE

Bulleit Rye – 9/16
Vanilla, Honey, & Spice

Cody Road Rye – 5/9
Sweet Fruitiness & Smooth

George Dickel – 6/10
Spicy Toffee, Walnut, & Caramel

FILIBUSTER DUAL CASK RYE – 8/14
Vanilla, Pepper, & Mint

HIGH WEST DOUBLE RYE – 15/25
Eucalyptus & Wildflower Honey

HOCHSTADTER’S – 8/14
Dark Cherry Sweetness

Hudson Manhattan – 12/20
Dark Fruit & Sweet Long Finish

Jim Beam Rye – 5/9
Nutmeg, Cloves, & Black Pepper

Knob Creek RYE – 6/10
Bold with Undertones of Oak

Masterson’s 10 YR – 10/17
Roasted Nuts, Citrus, & Vanilla

Michter’s S. B. RYE – 6/10
Cinnamon, Ginger, Mint, & Dark Chocolate

Pendleton 1910 – 8/12
Butterscotch & Light Oak

REDEMPTION RYE – 8/14
Bold, Spicy, & Great Finish

(rî)1 – 8/14
Dried Fruit & Cinnamon

Rittenhouse rye – 12/22
Robust, Powerful, & Rye

Sazerac Rye 6YR – 12/22
Clove, Vanilla, & Anise

TEMPLETON 4YR – 10/16
Grains, Oranges, & Cinnamon

TEMPLETON 6YR – 12/20
Fruit, Toasted Oak, & Mellow

Wild Turkey Rye – 5/9
Warm, Smoky, & Rich Orchard Fruit

WOODFORD RYE – 10/18
Black Pepper, Cedar, & Clove

WIDOW JANE RYE AMERICAN OAK – 15/25
Honey Sweetness & Long Spicy Finish

WIDOW JANE RYE APPLE WOOD & OAK – 15/25
Honey, Apple, Smooth & Spice

WHISTLE PIG – 19/29
Sweet, Spicy & Very Smooth

SCOTCH

Aberlour 12yr – 9/16
Vanilla, Cinnamon, & Raisin

Auchentoshan American Oak – 10/18
Vanilla, Coconut, & Citrus Zest

Auchentoshan three wood – 10/18
Toffee, Rich Fruits, & Chocolate

Balvenie 7 Doublewood 12YR – 9/16
Nutty Sweetness, Cinnamon Spiciness, & Sherry

Balvenie 7 SINGLE BARREL 15YR – 14/22
Elegant Oak & Subtle Spice

The Delmore 12yr – 17 /27
Marmalade, Winter Spices, & Cocoa Zest

Dewar’s White – 5/9
Vanilla Fudge, Smoke, & Toffee

Glenfiddich 12yr – 6/10
Butterscotch, Cream, & Oak

Glenlivet 12YR – 6/10
Almonds, Apples, & Long

Glenlivet 15YR – 8/12
Fruity, Nutty, & Sherry

Glenlivet 16YR – 9/16
Balanced & Bursts of Orange

Glenmorangie 10yr – 7/12
Citrus & Ripening Peach

Highland Park 12YR – 10/16
Smoky Sweetness

Highland Park 15YR – 12/22
Sherry, Spiced Honey, & Citrus

Highland Park 18YR – 22/32
Oak, Honey, & Peat

Johnny Walker Black – 6/10
White Pepper & Citrus

Johnny Walker Red – 5/9
Heather Roots, Honey, & Fruitcake

Lagavulin – 10/17
Clouds of Smoke

Laphroaig 10yr – 12/19
Big, Smoky, & Iodine

Macallan 12 yr – 10/17
Buttery Spice & Marmalade

Oban 14 yr – 10/17
Citrus & Smooth Sweetness

FANCY BOOZE

All Prices are for One Finger Pours (1 oz.).

Barterhouse – 35
Caramel, Cherry, & Vanilla

Colonel Taylor Single BARREL – 32
Orange, Dates, & Roasted Nuts

Colonel Taylor SMALL BATCH – 32
Dusty Corn, Caramel, & Vanilla

Colonel Taylor UNCUT BARREL PROOF – 34
Wood, Caramel, & Spice

The Delmore 15 YR – 30
Orange Zest, Chocolate, & Hickory Hints

Elijah Craig 18 Yr – 40
Spicy, Oak, Smooth, & Beautiful

Elijah Craig 23 Yr – 55
Woody, Honey, Cherry, & Kentucky Warmth

FORGED OAK – 25
Smoky, Cedar, & Leather

George T. Stagg – 30
Chocolate, Brown Sugar, & Bold

High West Yippee ki Yay – 15
Dark Fruit, Cinnamon, Anise, & Wood

Jim Beam Signature Craft

Brown Rice – 18

RED Wheat – 18

Rolled Oat – 18

High Rye – 18

Quarter Cask – 12

Laphroaig Cairdeas – 18
The Big One

Old Weller 107 – 26
Vanilla, Leather, & Heaven

Old Weller SELECT Reserve – 16
Caramel, Honey, & Soft Woodiness

Old rip van 10 yr – 55
Sensationally Flavorful & Deep

RHETORIC 23 YR (Orphan Barrel) – 50*
Rich, Chocolate, Coffee, & Leather

TAYLOR SINGLE BARREL RYE – 28
Caramel, Sweet, & Hot Cinnamon

Van Winkle Family 12 YR – 70
Dried Mango, Cocoa, Oak, & Tobacco

Van Winkle Family 15 YR – 80
Exceptional, Beautiful, & Astounding

Van Winkle Family 20 Yr – 95
What Dreams are Made of

Van Winkle Family 23 Yr – 100
Utterly Unregrettable

* When It’s Gone, It’s Gone.

JAPANESE WHISKEY

HAKUSHU – 19/29
Sweet Poached Peaches, Crushed Leafy Bracken, Citrus, & Subtle Smokiness

HIBIKI – 17/27
Grain, Oak Tannins, & Delicately Sherried Malt

Toki Suntory – 11/21
Smooth, Slightly Smoky & Hints of Honey

Yamazaki – 18/28
Smooth, Winter Spice, & Citrus Note

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