Monthly Archives: October 2023

Exciting News For Gamecock Bourbon As We Make a Big-Time Transition!

The founder of Gamecock Bourbon Society (GBS), G.C. Ramey, announces his departure from the club to pursue his passion in education, with a focus on bourbon history. Ramey initially established GBS with hopes of connecting with fellow Gamecock and bourbon enthusiasts. Former Director of Development, Paul Miles, will now assume ownership and operations of GBS, allowing Ramey to focus on his academic pursuits. Existing GBS operations and events are expected to continue.

Barrel Pick Updates and More!

The Gamecock Bourbon Society has had a busy year acquiring exclusive barrels for its members. Upcoming releases include the popular Blue Run “Black Magic” and Lone Elm Texas Wheat Whiskey, as well as 100% Jimmy Red Corn Bourbon from Charleston’s High Wire Distillery. Other selections, including Chicken Cock’s 7-year-old Single Barrel and Broad Branch’s Single Barrel, will be launched later this year. Future tastings are planned at Maker’s Mark and Jack Daniel’s, among others. The Society has received member interest in selecting, tasting, and naming barrels, and is working on solutions to facilitate such involvement.

Great American Whiskey Fair Starts this Weekend! Here’s What You Need to Know

The Great American Whiskey Fair, an internationally recognized event, will take place at Grand Hall, Columbia, SC, on October 6, 2023. The fair will feature over 300 American whiskies, bourbons, and ryes with representation from 100 distilleries and bottlers. The Gamecock Bourbon Society will participate for the first time, offering giveaways and raffles. Attendees will have access to all whiskey presentations, a tasting glass, and BBQ, with cigars available for purchase.