CWS Meeting 04/20/2022

After a long hiatus, the CWS members met again in order to try some fine spirits and share stories. One of the main events of the meeting was the ‘Blind Rye Tasting’ put together by Sasha. Here are some notes from the tasting as well as the reveal: Sample A Andrew C: “Not hot, definitely rye.” Chris P: “Run of the mill rye. Possibly Old Forrester, maybe Few?” Nick: “Smell is malt, taste is rye.” Sample B Chris P: “Watery, not a strong Rye. Basil Haydens?” Sasha: “Falls of mid palate.” Nick A: “Something is off, maybe dish soap? Can’t smell anything because of cigarette/cigar smoke!” Sample C Nick A: “I get something but not rye. Smells like candy necklace.” Chris P: “Tastes heavenly and worm. A little more oaky. I think this is Bulleit.” Andrew C: “Tasty!” Sample D Nick A: “Nose on OWA. Good. Cherry, don’t know what it is but I like it a lot, maybe Anise. Not a MGP rye, possibly Michter’s?” Chris P: “Yes, but sharper on the nose. Bulleit, switch previous sample guess to Michter’s.” Andrew: “Cherry, tastes good.” Sample E Chris P: “Brighter smell. Notes of mint, sharp. Old Forrester or Few.” During Read more…

Starlight Picks Coming Soon, Sign Up Now!

All, the Starlight picks will be coming soon. Missed the picks? Read about the experience here. The estimated quantity and pricing for the picks is as follows: Starlight Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey – $44 – Estimated Qty Available: 209 bottles. Starlight Double Oaked Bourbon Whiskey – $57 – Estimated Qty Available: 138 Bottles. Signup for Bottles Below!!!! Oh, and here are the pictures of the labels that will be on the bottles, with custom CWS logo! 03/23/2022 Edited the price based on the final invoice price. Price also communicated in newsletter. Edited the final bottle count based on invoice.

Starlight Pick

Member of the CWS have recently completed another barrel pick. Read more about it HERE. Also, be on the lookout for the signups for the bottles. This time around we should have about 200 bottles of bourbon and around 130 bottles of Double Oaked Bordeaux Finished Bourbon, all coming in short 12 weeks.

OLD 55 is HERE!!!

Old 55 bottles are here!!! The signup will close at the end of the day tomorrow, so if you would like to secure the bottle ensure your name is on the list. This time Steve Corbin will be distributing the bottles. If you have signed up please make sure to pay him ($65 a bottle). If you don’t remember how many bottles you signed up for visit the signup page.

Old 55 Barrel Pick

All, CWS has scheduled the next barrel pick event. The next distillery is the Old 55 Distillery in Newton, In. The barrel pick is scheduled for October 16th, at 11:00 EST. If you are interested in attending the event, please click on the button below to signup so we know the amount of people interested in attending. At times the distillery will limit the number of people who can attend. If this turns out to be the case we will keep you updated. Click here for more information on the Old 55 distillery.

It’s Barrel Pick Season!

All we have two barrel picks coming up, Smooth Ambler in West Virginia (May 1st, 2nd) and 1792 in Kentucky (sometimes in August). Please let us know your interest in participating. The surveys can be found under Signup/Surveys section. As always there’s no guarantees, if interest is overwhelming we’ll have to pair down the list of attendees. We do the best job to be fair and give you an opportunity to go on a pick.


As we all get caught up with the vaccinations, some people with more organizational skills than I have coordinated a ZOOM Meeting. Here are the details: Topic: CWS MeetingTime: Apr 6, 2021 08:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 794 0484 0000 Passcode: w4Jksp See you all there!