Category Archives: Sports

Tailgates, Barrel Picks, and Merchandise

The Gamecock Bourbon Society has shared updates on various current and upcoming activities. A busy football season has seen the Society growing in members and momentum. The Society is releasing its first-ever barrel pick from South Carolina, named “Garnet Dawn”, on November 24th with a special release at Bottle’s Beverage Superstore. Other notable highlights include tailgates and merchandise sales for football and basketball games, upcoming bourbon barrels from Maker’s Mark and Broad Branch, and a tribute gift to bourbon legend Julian Van Winkle.

A Chicken Cock Kind of Friday

An executive from Chicken Cock Whiskey partnered with the GBS for tastings and potential collaborations. After tasting several whiskeys, they selected an 8-year bourbon, naming it “The Roost”. They also had a special barrel tasting with Driftless Glen and picked a Rye for future release. A premium whiskey tasting event with Chicken Cock was organized at Prime Steakhouse, where “The Roost” was served to guests. The dinner event received positive feedback and similar events are planned for the future. “The Roost” will be made available to the public at Green’s on Assembly Street.

Even in a Loss, Point Proven: We Belong

The Gamecocks played against the Georgia Bulldogs, the national champions experiencing a 19-game winning streak. Despite an initial lead and strong performance in the first half, eventually the Gamecocks caved in the second half. The author attributes the loss to superior coaching from Georgia and the difficulty of maintaining momentum against a stronger team. Despite the defeat, the author praises the players’ drive and believes the team will learn and grow from the loss. The article remains optimistic about the Gamecocks’ future performance.

Talking to New Students About Their First Game at Williams-Brice

The author, an English teacher and Gamecock Football enthusiast, illuminates student perspectives and their shared experiences of Gamecock fandom. The author reflects on his deep connection with Williams-Brice stadium – a connection he sees forming in his students. The post articulates his belief that shared experiences with Gamecock Football unite students past, present, and future, fostering a lifelong community and fostering a love for their alma mater.

GBS Tailgate Behind Enemy Lines (Athens, here we come!)

The Gamecock Bourbon Society invites fans to join their tailgate in Athens, Georgia on September 16, 2023. The event, taking place before the Gamecocks’ match against the top-rated team, includes bourbon, TV, close restroom access, shade, and catered lunch for $25 per person, catering to 40 attendees. The gathering aims to provide a lively atmosphere for Society members and players, with exact location details shared to those who reserve spots.

“Don’t Panic”: Taking Football Advice from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The author shares their disappointment following a surprising outcome in a football game. The build-up and anticipation prior to the match are likened to a child excited for a special Christmas gift, only to end up with a different, less appealing present. Despite the disappointment, the author still expresses hope and encourages true fans to stay optimistic. They also highlight the importance of fans supporting players, viewing them as students tackling multiple responsibilities and not just as athletes. The author advises channeling frustration towards the coaching staff while refraining from unfairly targeting individual students online.

“Bourbon Unites Us”: A local student finds generous support from an unlikely source, a Tennessee fan

Lori Carey, a self-proclaimed “Marching Band Mom” and die hard Gamecock fan, recently posted a link on Twitter seeking fundraising support for her son, a member of the Lexington High School marching band. She hoped that maybe a few fellow Gamecock fans or local individuals with ties to music education might see the link and […]

The 19th Hole Tournament Announcement

Scotland is the birthplace of whisky without an E, refrigeration, penicillin, TV, the magical story of Peter Pan, and a host of other things I’m personally thankful for. Though, I am most thankful to Scotland for being the birthplace of golf & whiskey (even if the Irish say their monks were on to it first). […]

A Day on the Golf Course with Grayson Greiner

  The Sarge is in Charge: I remember going to Gamecock baseball games well before Founder’s was built. For me, those warm spring evenings at Sarge brings back as many good memories as the cool autumn nights at Williams-Brice do. Things were simpler then. I was a kid that craved the freedom and autonomy of […]

Fire Ants and Black Magic: The 1984 Gamecock Football Season

The end of the 1984 season marked a period in South Carolina history that Gamecock fans were especially proud to talk about. After Coach Joe Morrison’s first Carolina team went 5-6 in ‘83, the 1984 team took flame to the record books and finished the regular season 10-1. Back porches, outdoor garages, barber shops, the […]