Monday, August 26, 2013

Blog of the Month: Bourbon Truth


Our blog of the month for August is the Bourbon Truth Tumblr.  Let's start out by acknowledging that this blog is on the weird side.  It's written in a half-crazed, spelling and grammar-be-damned style featuring massive run-on sentences that makes you wonder if this is what Ted Kaczynski does during the one hour of computer access he gets every other day.  But if you can make it past that, your reward is a blog by an anonymous author who has three things that make for a great blog: a lot of knowledge of the whiskey industry, strong opinions and a wicked sense of humor.  Is it over the top?  Hell, it's over the top of the top, but it's highly entertaining.

Check out this post about a dog tasting test and see if you're not laughing out loud by the end of it.


8 comments:

Alex said...

I have been enjoying the blog, but the author's latest post references some controversy and/or backlash, and suggests that the blog might be deleted. I hope the blog continues, and I would like to know more about the conflict that is causing problems for the author.

Florin said...

Best stream of consciousness writing Kerouak never got there pot coke or Manishevich, Faulkner on a good day if drunk enough who needs a delete key when you can keep type like that thanks for the tip Sku made my day oh well night now.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT. Good good stuff in this blog, and he sure is saying a shit-ton of truthful things. Entertaining and informative—a rarity in this whisky-blogging world.

Anonymous said...

He's like the Ted Nugent of Bourbon. Now we'll know who to thank for the Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection "Honey Holes" Release.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyable but the sentences are so bad that sometimes its difficult to determine what he's trying to say.

Kyjd75 said...

I live near Bardstown and, having retired a few years ago from my "real" job, have spent the past couple of years as the "bourbon guy" at a store that tries very hard to be a bourbon destination. This is without doubt the best blog about the bourbon business I have ever read. The Truth? Most definitely!! I hope he keeps it going.

EllenJ said...

Kyjd75 said...

"... The Truth? Most definitely!! I hope he keeps it going"

Why shouldn't he? Despite the rather heavy-handed paranoia, there really ISN'T a secret bourbon discussion police (except perhaps on one well-known bourbon discussion forum). And the fact that I personally disagree with much of Truth's conclusions only makes them more valid in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

FYI - this blog is run by Howard Levinson - former member of 1789b. He actually wrote an article bashing 1789b but pulled it literally 30 seconds after posting it. Thanks to a nice little code I wrote I have a copy of the article saved :)