By Mary Charlebois
Where do you start with over 250 bourbons to choose from? “Start with the A’s” advises bourbon specialist Austin from New Orleans’s Bourbon House.
The newly remodeled Oyster Bar at Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House raises bourbon appreciation to an art. At this home of the New Orleans Bourbon Society, your complimentary membership and member ID card become your Bourbon Passport. Your passport confirms the bourbons you’ve tasted. Fill your passport, and you’re a Master Taster.
Tawny, aromatic, and warming, bourbon is the only true American spirit. It’s crafted up-river in Kentucky. New Orleans shares in bourbon history. Countless barrels have moved down the Mississippi on their way to New Orleans and points around the globe.
Bourbon is enjoyed via tasting flights, craft bourbon cocktails, snifters, and cooking. Classifications include wheat, rye, craft, small batch, and single barrel.
No matter which style of the lovely elixir you prefer, becoming a Master Taster is a slow southern journey filled with American history and traditions.
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