Whisky lovers agree that quality matters when sipping a dram neat or on the rocks—but what about when you’re making a cocktail? Should you spend big bucks on a mature or special bottle, or will an inexpensive option serve just as well? Whisky Advocate’s editors decided to answer that question in the most indisputable way: by trying two identical Old Fashioneds—one made with a $15 bourbon and the other with a $150 bourbon—tasted blind.
Virginia Distillery Co. CEO Gareth Moore explains how the distillery’s location makes a huge impact on the flavor of the whiskey.
The regulations that govern bonded whiskey are stringent, but for good reason. Jeff Arnett puts the bottled in bond style into context.