Wednesday, August 19, 2009
So, I know I've been a total deadbeat with this here blog for a while. But I'm trying to be better about updating. Promise. In the meantime, here's a very interesting article about Virginia Gentleman bourbon, and its distillery in Fredericksburg, VA. (Yes, that's right - not Kentucky. There is no law that bourbon can only be made in Kentucky, though Virginia Gentleman is the only example of one that isn't.) The guy who runs the place is apparently quite a character - a true "Virginia Gentleman."
It's quite cheap around here (now that I'm back in Northern Virginia) but you'd probably have trouble finding it outside the DC area. It's got a very light, piquant kind of flavor to it. I tend to favor heavier, richer whiskeys, but it's certainly the best I've ever had in this price range - most things that run $15/liter would kill you.
Check it out! http://www.ellenjaye.com/va_gentleman.htm