Thank you for visiting Between Two Barrels! This site is run by me, Robert Gunn, with help from my “tasting partners” (this is what professionals say instead of drinking buddies), Andrew and Michael. We will be updating this site with a new review any time we get a bottle of something worth talking about, probably every week or so. We do like to drink…
The reviews on Between Two Barrels will almost exclusively be of American Bourbon and Rye, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we slipped in some Tennessee Whiskey or even something CRAZY like Canadian Whiskey every once in a while. I think I’ll leave the Scotch and Irish Whiskey to the experts in their fields though.
We will try to be as honest as possible in our impressions of the drink. Not everyone will agree with us, nor should they. One of my favorite things about the world of whiskey is that everybody gets something different out of it. Someone once told me Woodford Reserve Double Oaked reminded them of kindergarten and tasted a bit like Skittles, so you see my point. It’s all about your experience with your drink, and remember–try to enjoy it!
The goal with this site is to not just tell you what a certain whiskey tastes like–there are a thousands sites out there right now doing that–but to try to put it in context in the meta-game of the quickly growing bourbon industry these days. I try to answer the question “what does this whiskey MEAN right now?” But the main goal of the site is to get people excited about my favorite drink in the world, American Bourbon.
All photos were taken by me, Robert, and you are welcome to use them for non-commercial purposes, but please ask first and give me photo cred if ya please.