THE BROWN BIBLE


Brown Spirits have been with us since at least 500AD, but most of us don’t know much about them – other than that they’re delicious and we love them. At the Handsome Hog, we’ve compiled the “brown spirit knowledge” that we’ve picked up along the way to give you this – The Brown Bible – your personal guide to all things whisk(e)y.

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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
Citrus, Banana, Apple, & Vanilla – 8/15

ANGEL’S ENVY
Sweet, Mouthwatering Smoothness – 16/26

BAKER’S
Roasted Nut, Fruit, & Vanilla – 10/19

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

BIB & TUCKER
Earthy, Cinnamon, & Licorice – 9/16

BIRD DOG 10YR
Citrus, Floral, & Spice – 12/20

BIRD DOG KENTUCKY BOURBON
Sweet, Smooth, & Oaky – 9/15

BIRD DOG SMALL BATCH
Spicy, Vanilla, & Charred Oak – 10/20

BLANTON’S
Sweet Citrus & Oak – 11/19

BOOKER’S
Big Tobacco Palate Puncher – 11/19

BRECKENRIDGE
Smooth, Honey, & Hint of Banana – 9/16

BUFFALO TRACE
Vanilla, Oak, Leather, & Smoke – 9/16

BULLEIT
Sweet Corn & Wood – 8/15

BULLEIT 10YR
Vanilla, Dried Fruit, & Smoky Finish – 10/17

CABIN STILL
Gets the Job Done – 4/7

CODY ROAD
Caramel, Oaky, & Smooth – 6/10

EAGLE RARE
Toffee, Herbs, & Orange Peel – 15/25

ELIJAH CRAIG SINGLE BARREL
Apples, Malmsey, & Aniseed – 12/22

EVAN WILLIAMS SINGLE BARREL
Clementine, Pineapple, & Honey – 5/9

EVAN WILLIAMS WHITE
Banana, Vanilla Fudge, & Caramel – 7/12

EVAN WILLIAMS BLACK
Caramel, Pepper, & Dark Fruit – 5/9

FIGHTING COCK 6YR
Baked Apple & Fiery Butterscotch – 6/10

FOUR ROSES YELLOW LABEL
Light Fruitiness, Floral, & Spice – 6/10

HENRY MCKENNA
Dark Fruit, Vanilla, & Red Licorice – 8/15

HIGH WEST AMERICAN PRAIRIE
Corn, Fruit, & Pecan Pie Finish – 15/25

HIGH WEST CAMPFIRE
Smoke, Fruit, Honey, & More Smoke – 17/27

HIRSCH SMALL BATCH
Corn & Spicy Fruit – 10/16

HUDSON BABY
Dried Cherries, Raisins & Rye – 12/20

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

JEFFERSON’S V.S.B.
Smooth Oak & Vanilla – 8/14

JIM BEAM
Tastes Like Beam – 5/9

JIM BEAM BONDED
Candy Corn, Dark Fruit, & Leather – 6/10

JIM BEAM SINGLE BARREL
Vanilla, Corn, Dry Oak, & Smooth – 8/14

JOHNNY DRUM
Sour Apple, Vanilla, & Oak – 8/14

KNOB CREEK
Daily Therapy – 6/10

KNOB CREEK SINGLE BARREL
Maple Sugar & Woody Caramel – 9/16

LARCENY
Fresh Bread & Toffee – 8/14

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

MAKER’S MARK
Sweet Caramel & Vanilla – 5/9

MAKER’S CASK STRENGTH
Caramel, Toasted Nuts, & Cinnamon – 8/14

MAKER’S 46
Nutmeg, Mulled Wine Spice, & Allspice – 8/14

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

NOAH’S MILL SMALL BATCH
Walnut, Prune, Floral, & Caramel – 12/21

OLD CROW
Candy Corn & Invincibility – 4/7

OLD FORESTER
Cherry, Honey, & Warm Spice Finish – 6/10

OLD FORESTER 1870
Clove, Cinnamon, & Shortbread – 12/20

OLD FORESTER 1897
Caramel, Vanilla, Spice & Lemon Peel – 12/21

OLD FORESTER 1920
Cherry, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, & Oak – 15/24

OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY
Mulled Spice, Fruit, & Citrus Peel – 17/27

REBELLION
Honey, Caramel, Oak, & Smoke – 9/16

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

REDEMPTION HIGH RYE
Spicy & A Long Finish – 8/14

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

ROWAN’S CREEK SMALL BATCH
Caramel, Vanilla, & Dry Oak – 10/17

SONOMA “WEST OF KENTUCKY NO.1”
Maraschino Cherry, Smoke, & Allspice – 13/22

STAGG JR.
Chocolate, Cheery, Cloves, & Smoke – 15/27

STRAIGHT EDGE
Maple, Caramelized Oak, & Orange Peel – 14/23

TRAIL’S END
Crème Brûlée, Caramel, & Plantain – 12/22

WIDOW JANE
Big, Bold, & Beautiful – 18/28

WILD TURKEY 101
Just Tell Me Your Problems – 5/9

WILLET SMALL BATCH
Vanilla, Citrus, & Spices – 14/23

WOODFORD DOUBLE OAK
Vanilla, Dark Caramel, & Hazelnut – 12/22

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

WHISKY

2 GINGERS
Light, Sweet, & Apple – 4/7

BLACK VELVET
Hockey & Curling – 4/7

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

CROWN ROYAL
Oak, Vanilla, Smooth, & Creamy – 5/9

DICKLE
Rich Oak & Subtle Vanilla – 6/10

GREEN SPOT
Spicy, Soft, Oaky, & Green Wood – 12/20

JACK DANIELS
NASCAR & Bowling – 5/9

KOVAL MILLET WHISKEY
Caramel, Allspice, & Grain – 6/10

KOVAL 4-GRAIN WHISKEY
Apple Crumble, Cinnamon, & Creamy – 6/10

LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Sweet Deliciousness! – 15/25

MELLOW CORN
Silky Sweet, Buttery, Vanilla, & Moonshine – 4/7

MICHTER’S ‘MERICAN
Butter-soft, Sweet Toffee, & Hazelnut – 6/10

POWERS
Love & Misery – 5/9

REDBREAST
Nutty, Rich, & Cut Fruit – 12/20

SLAUGHTER HOUSE
Caramel, Butterscotch, & Spices – 11/17

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

TIN CUP
Sweet, Light, & Very Easy – 8/13

TULLAMORE DEW
Honeysuckle, Caramel, & Spice – 4/7

WINDSOR
Campfires & Fishing – 4/7

RYE

BULLEIT RYE
Vanilla, Honey, & Spice - 9/16

CODY ROAD RYE
Sweet Fruitiness & Smooth - 5/9

GEORGE DICKLE
Spicy Toffee, Walnut, & Caramel - 6/10

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

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

HOCHSTADTER’S
Dark Cherry Sweetness - 8/14

HOCHSTADTER’S 16YR
Big! Bad! BOLD! - 32/63

HUDSON MANHATTAN
Dark Fruit & Sweet Long Finish - 12/20

JIM BEAM RYE
Nutmeg, Clove, & Black Pepper - 5/9

KNOB CREEK RYE
Bold & Oak Undertones - 6/10

MASTERSON’S 10YR
Roasted Nuts, Citrus, & Vanilla - 10/17

MICHTER’S SINGLE BARREL
Cinnamon, Ginger, Mint, & Dark Chocolate - 6/10

PENDELTON 1910
Butterscotch & Light Oak - 8/12

REDEMPTION RYE
Bold, Spicy, & A Great Finish - 8/14

(RÎ)
Dried Fruit & Cinnamon - 8/14

RITTENHOUSE RYE
Robust & Powerful - 12/22

SAZERAC RYE 6YR
Clove, Vanilla, Anise - 12/22

TEMPLETON 4YR
Grain, Orange, & Cinnamon - 10/16

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

WILD TURKEY RYE
Warm, Smoky, & Rich Orchard Fruit - 5/9

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

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

WIDOW JANE APPLEWOOD
Smooth Honey, Apple, & Spice - 15/25

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

SCOTCH

ABERLOUR 12YR
Vanilla, Cinnamon, & Raisin – 9/16

AUCHENTOSHAN AMERICAN OAK
Vanilla, Coconut, & Citrus Zest – 10/18

AUCHENTOSHAN THREE WOOD
Toffee, Rich Fruits, & Chocolate – 17/27

BALVENIE 7 DOUBLEWOOD 12YR
Nutty Sweetness, Cinnamon, & Sherry – 9/16

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

THE DELMORE 12YR
Marmalade, Winter Spice, & Cocoa Zest – 17/27

DEWAR’S WHITE
Vanilla Fudge, Smoke, & Toffee – 5/9

GLENFIDDICH 12YR
Butterscotch, Cream, & Oak – 6/11

GLENLIVET 12YR
Almonds & Apples – 6/11

GLENLIVET 15YR
Fruity, Nutty, & Sherry – 14/24

GLENLIVET 16YR
Balanced & Bursts of Orange – 19/29

GLEMORANGIE 10YR
Citrus & Ripening Peach – 11/19

HIGHLAND PARK 12YR
Smoky Sweetness – 12/22

HIGHLAND PARK 15YR
Sherry, Spiced Honey, & Citrus – 20/30

HIGHLAND PARK 18YR
Oak, Honey, & Peat – 28/38

JOHNNY WALKER BLACK
White Pepper & Citrus – 6/10

JOHNNY WALKER RED
Heather Roots, Honey, & Fruitcake – 5/9

LAGAVULIN
Clouds of Smoke – 16/26

LAPHROAIG 10YR
Big, Smoky, & Iodine – 12/22

MACALLAN 15YR
Buttery Spice & Marmalade – 14/24

OBAN 14YR
Citrus & Smooth Sweetness – 16/26

FANCY BOOZE

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

BARTERHOUSE
Caramel, Cherry, & Vanilla - 35

COLONEL TAYLOR SINGLE BARREL
Orange, Dates, & Roasted Nuts - 32

COLONEL TAYLOR SMALL BATCH
Dusty Corn, Caramel, & Vanilla - 32

COLONEL TAYLOR UNCUT BARREL PROOF
Wood, Caramel, & Spice - 34

THE DELMORE 15YR
Orange Zest, Chocolate, & Hickory Hints - 30

ELIJAH CRAIG 18YR
Spicy, Oak, Smooth, & Beautiful - 40

ELIJAH CRAIG 23YR
Wood, Honey, Cherry, & Warmth - 55

FORGED OAK
Smoky, Cedar, & Leather - 25

GEORGE T. STAGG
Chocolate, Brown Sugar, & Bold - 30

HIGH WEST YIPPEE KI YAY
Dark Fruit, Cinnamon, Anise, & Wood - 15

OLD WELLER 107
Vanilla, Leather, & Heaven - 26

OLD WELLER SELECT RESERVE
Caramel, Honey, & Soft Woodiness - 16

RHETORIC 23YR (ORPHAN BARREL)
Rich, Chocolate, Coffee, & Leather - 50*

OLD RIP VAN WINKLE 10YR
Sensationally Flavorful & Deep - 55

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 12YR
Dried Mango, Cocoa, Oak, & Tobacco - 70

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 15YR
Exceptional, Beautiful, & Astounding - 80

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 20YR
What Dreams Are Made Of - 95

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 23YR
Utterly Unregrettable - 100

LAPHROAIG CAIRDEAS
The Big One - 18

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

JAPANESE WHISKEY

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

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

TOKI SUNTORY
Smooth, Slightly Smoky, & Hints of Honey – 11/21

YAMAZAKI
Smooth, Winter Spice, & Citrus – 17/27

HOURS & LOCATION

Monday-Thursday 11AM–12AM
Friday & Saturday 11AM – 1AM

Sunday Brunch! 10AM – 2PM

(651) 340-7710

Overlooking Mears Park in Lowertown