As many of you know, I'm a bourbon connoisseur. I have quite a collection of full, partially full, and completely empty bourbon bottles at home and I choose to sip a bourbon almost daily. With that said, I'm always on the lookout for a good bourbon deal and yesterday I found a great one to share.
I went to Big Daddy's liquor store in Coconut Grove yesterday to commandeer a keg for my New Year's Eve party and naturally sauntered over to the bourbon shelves to see if they had anything interesting. Big Daddy's doesn't really have a terrific selection of bourbons but they do have the staples like Maker's Mark, Basil Hayden, Booker's, and Blanton's. Lo and behold, I noticed that one of my favorite bargain bourbons, Corner Creek, was on sale for $9.99! I didn't think it was possible for bargain bourbons like Corner Creek (usually priced at about $17.99-$19.99 per 750ml bottle) to become and even better bargain but the proof was sitting there on that shelf, staring me in the face with its' little red sale tag taunting me to make the purchase. Naturally, I did just that.
So, if you're into bourbon and want a nice, smooth sipper at a great price - head to Big Daddy's in the Grove now and get yourself a bottle of Corner Creek. It's an 88-proof bourbon that is only lightly filtered so it holds some nice flavor notes to it - vanilla, caramel, char/wood, and hints of cherry. Somewhat surprising to me is that it is also a very smooth bourbon that I like to sip neat or with a cube or two of ice, depending on what kind of a mood I'm in. The flavor isn't overly bold, so a little ice melt won't ruin it for ya. It comes in a bottle resembling a wine bottle, actually. At $9.99, this is a must buy, must try.