I feel like I am cheating on my bae, the Mojito. But when a sister/friend suggested a bourbon tasting, I was down for an adventure. Enter ASW Whiskey Exchange, nestled in historic West End featuring a Tasting Room on the premises.
Did You Know?
There are specific laws around making bourbon?
- Must be made in the United States.
- Must contain 51% corn.
- Must be aged in new oak-charred barrels.
- Must be distilled to no more than 160 proof and entered into the barrel at 125 proof.
- Must be bottled at no less than 80 proof.
- Must not contain any added flavoring, coloring or other additives.
*Source: Federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits (27 CFR 5).
On a hot, sunny, afternoon, our adventure began. For $20 we received 5 tokens to try a taste or a slushy or both…LOL
Overall, the Exchange was so interesting and the staff was hella cool, knowledgeable, and patient with the newbie. There are tables set up to taste and chill. And for you pet lovers, ASW is pet friendly. I still don’t like bourbon straight. I have to add something to it and I do prefer it more like cocktail. If you are entertaining at home and serve bourbon, you need a whiskey glass and whiskey cubes.
While I’m not a huge drinker, I thought just like with food, expanding your palette is not a bad thing. If you in the Atlanta area and looking for an adult field trip, try bourbon tasting. I recommend ASW Exchange without reservation!
Do you drink bourbon?
Have not tasted Bourbon but I do know it will have to come in a slightly sweet cocktail . It’s always Good to try new things Sis and make some new Friends! Enjoy. . .
Yes in a cocktail, so good!
I’m not drinker hun, but it is always good to widen your tastes and try new thinks.
I agree Lovely. New experiences are awesome! #stilldontdrinkbourbonbutitriedit
I love that barrel room. I had no idea there were specific rules for making bourbon! Very interesting.
I didn’t either Michelle, but I guess that is what makes it a good distilled spirit!
This looks like a great place to chill with friends. Like you, I’m not much of a drinker either, but will still like to stop by to give it a chance.
Yes Lou, the vibe is so chill, great hang out!