the light makes the whisky look glorious
Man. Where have we been? Lots of places, and this post is not where we will discuss all of that. However one of the places we have been is San Diego. The job that fuels the purchases and enjoyment of my whisky passion has had me traveling down to San Diego for the past few months. This past week I decided to make it my mission to see some daylight and enjoy the fruits of San Diego’s craft beer scene. San Diego is home to Stone Brewing, Green Flash, and Ballast Point, makers of the phenomenal Sculpin IPA.
At Ballast Point, I enjoyed the mighty Sculpin, a seasonal wet hopped ale called Schooner, and a sour ale called Sour Wench. Most interesting is that I struck up a conversation with Chris who was working the taproom, and we got talking about BP’S distillery operations. They already make some rum and gin, so I asked about whisky. Turns out we are about a month or so away from the release of some Ballast Point whiskey - both bourbon and a whisky version.
It has already been aging about 5 years and the release will be in the couple of hundreds of bottles - think even less than the Anchor Hotaling release. Color me excited. The picture above was snapped of the whisky barrels aging in the Ballast brewery when Chris turned around.