Category Archives: Tastings

Our Trip to Maker’s Mark…Amongst Others

We finally ticked off a whiskey bucket list – selecting a private barrel at a historic distillery in Kentucky. The insightful and fun-filled trip involved exploring distilleries, engaging tastings, hearty laughs, and shared stories. This memorable experience was rounded off with the selection of tailored staves for the perfect bourbon blend and signing the chosen barrel together as a team.

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.

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.

Julian Van Winkle, Peach Brandy, and Heirloom Rye: A Look at High Wire Distilling (Pt. Two)

There is something special about walking into a craft distillery that sets it apart from the larger ones across the globe. Especially ones within the border of the great state of South Carolina. As GC, Ryan Miles, and I walked into High Wire for our meeting (and to beat the heat), we were greeted with […]