Parker on bourbon – and bourbon writer on Parker

pappy van winkle 20 Robert Parker included some tasting notes on Bourbon in the most recent Wine Advocate. Over at the blog Scotch & Ice Cream, the author didn’t take too kindly to the fact that Parker put “his loafer-clad foot in our turf and has deigned to tell the masses what bourbon everyone should be drinking.”

I’ll leave you to discover the gems of the post yourself. But here’s one: “Apparently the wine world regards scarcity as a measure of quality.” Okay, and a spoiler: “The know-it-all wine critic has decided he is the arbiter of taste and quality on the American whisky scene while seemingly managing to not do even the most basic bit of research and self-education on the subject.”

FWIW: Scotch & Ice Cream thinks the Pappy Van Winkle 20 beats the snot out of the Pappy 23.

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5 Responses to “Parker on bourbon – and bourbon writer on Parker”


  1. I always thought it a bit funny that Shanken calls his whiskey mag the Whisky Advocate. Perhaps he was afraid Parker would start writing about whiskey.


  2. Interesting that Scotch & Ice Cream can’t drink wine but he can drink bourbon. I’ve never heard of that before. Maybe we could ask Robert Parker.


  3. I enjoyed this take:

    http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2013/05/skus-guide-to-wine.html


  4. Can the days of 140 proof bourbons juiced up with megacaramel be far away?

    For the love of god, Bob, just go the hell away.


  5. I wonder if any of these folks have had the pleasure of drinking George T. Stagg? Pappy is good, but …


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