Water of Life – Bourbon Brothers
I had a conversation the other day with someone who repeatedly toured with Motorhead and was eager to share tour stories about Lemmy’s antics. Needless to say, hilarity ensued as the great man’s legacy looms large and many great tales were celebrated. However, I have to admit that when it comes to Lemmy’s drink of choice, i.e. Jack Daniels and Coke, he lost me as I never quite understood why someone would taint the fantastic taste of bourbon with a mixer. Then again, chacun a son gout.
Be it as it may, if you are willing to embark on a journey to learn how to appreciate bourbon and American whisky, it can be a rocky road without the right guidance at the beginning to learn the basics and the finer nuances of different expressions.
Enter Bourbon Brothers.
Spawned by a group of bourbon aficionados, Bourbon Brothers is an Australian entity that has its foci firmly set on premium bourbons and American whiskies.
Appreciating how much it would pain an uninitiated soul to shell out over $100 to take a punt on a whole bottle of amber liquid and then not love it, they have established a spirit subscription services that offers more than the diminutive standard 30ml samples.
Instead of wasting funds on novelty packaging, Bourbon Brothers focus on the essence and proffer aptly sized 100ml tasting bottles so you can acquaint yourself thoroughly with the respective drops.
With founder Sean having cultivated his faible for spirits from Nashville Tennessee since the dawn of the new millennium, after which he spent a decade in the new world, he has visited most American distilleries himself to learn and imbibe straight from the source.
Upon his return to Australia, he set out to spread the gospel and his love and passion for American whiskies, which eventually led to the founding of Bourbon Brothers along with the curation of premium experiences of which their no-fuss subscription service is only one example.
My first exposure to Bourbon Brothers was through their exquisite premium pack, which includes essentials like including two branded Glencairn glasses / coasters and a triumvirate of samples of rye-rich Old Foresters, the accolade decorated Elijah Craig with its honeyed apple flavours and the fantastic small batch Noah’s Mill, which is one the rarer end of things.
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