Bourbon & Brew Grand Tasting 2015 Review

The Bourbon & Brew Grand Tasting was a REALLY good time. Just starting with that.
First and foremost – there WAS Brown Jug Bourbon Cream floats. And they were every bit as amazing as anticipated. They also had it mixed with coffee, which I could also live on. I actually went hunting at all of the open liquor stores near me trying to find a bottle to bring to Thanksgiving for floats, but I kind of live in the middle of nowhere, so no luck. But I’ll keep looking!¬† ūüôā

The other winner of the night? Jim Beam Honey. It’s good enough to sip but also great in a hot toddy or mixed with lemonade. Yes, I did find out about those two after buying a bottle after the tasting. I have¬†found a new go-to drink.

 

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I cannot claim to be a country girl or to be a big listener of country music, but the bands were great and the music set the perfect vibe.  I even bought and wore a cowboy hat, special for the occasion. Now I am busy looking for more excuses to wear it.

 

 

I ran into my niece and her other half there, which made everything that much more fun.¬† The fact that we were at Armature Works on Tampa‚Äôs Riverwalk didn’t hurt either, we were able to grab a drink and sit beside the stage while looking out at the lights reflecting on the water.¬† You really can’t beat it.

I have to say, changing things up by making this a ‘tasting’ instead of a festival was a great idea.¬† It was fun to be able to try so¬†many different bourbons and moonshines and really¬†cool that I was able to find a couple of new favorites.