In late December, I walked into one of my neighborhood liquor stores, the Brooklyn Wine Exchange, seeking a bottle of bourbon to give some friends for Christmas.
They love bourbon. I love bourbon. I cover horse racing, and they love the sport, so when my eyes fell on a bottle with a racehorse on the label, I was intrigued.
I was also struck by the price: around $38, low for a bottle of quality spirits in the neighborhood.
Of course, I bought a bottle as a gift for my friends, and of course, I bought a bottle for myself.
Meet my new bourbon and rye of choice.
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