Abov the Noise – January 2023

January 2023 – Issue #4

Vat 69 Blended Scotch Holiday Ad, circa 1936. For Christmas, New Years, or the other 363 days of the year, give whiskey.

12 Days of Bourbon Cream

Snow and ice calls for a glass of bourbon cream! How do you take yours? You can make your own with heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, spices and bourbon blended together.  My top choices for ready to drink bourbon cream are from (1) Middle West Spirits, (2) Black Button Distillery, and (3) Buffalo Trace Distillery. 
Bourbon Cream is great on the rocks, but for an elevated experience try it in one of these festive cocktails. For those already feeling less festive, let us add some jolly back in your life with the gift of the 12 days of bourbon cream! Cheers!
Day One – Falcon Fart Shot
  • 1.5 oz bourbon cream
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 0.75 oz coffee liqueur

See the Other 11 Days >>


We Brought Our Flyswatter

We’ve been squashing bugs left and right for the last couple of months. Login issues? Corrected. Images missing? Fixed. Unable to edit a review? Now you can. 
We know that the first couple months haven’t been the smoothest, but if you stepped away because the app was “unusable”, we welcome you back now that we’ve cleaned  up the place!

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

If sweet vanilla juxtaposed with heavy oak topped off with hints of honey and sherry are what you are into, this bottle of Balvenie may look great wrapped under your tree. Well only if you leave your Christmas tree up well into January… But delicious whiskey is a great gift year round!

Grab the bottle from one of our partners >>


AsleepInTheBack – Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof – 84/100

“Rich red cherry, grape candy, toffee/caramel, whiff of peanut, high proof (ginger, chili, peppercorn vibes), soft banana on the finish.”

See more of our favorite reviews >>


Eric – @TheMagicOtter

Another 12 Days…
While Amanda has been partaking in bourbon cream action, Eric has been focused on a different and arguably more fun 12 days tradition. Sharing bottles with friends for an impromptu tasting extravaganza.  The tasters are blind labeled and handed out to the participants who drink a dram each night.  It’s great having a couple whiskey drinks each evening but the real fun comes each morning after a night of guessing.  We’ll work on broadcasting this tradition next year so that others can join in the fun.
Eric’s favortie came on day 6, The Senator a nice MGP Rye product.
RATING: 100/100 for fun

Redbreast 12 Year Old

Abov users apparently were all hoping to find a bottle of Irish Whiskey in their stocking this year, as Redbreast 12 Year Old was the most wishlisted whiskey. A single pot still whiskey aged in a combo of ex-Bourbon Barrels and Oloroso Sherry Butts, this bottle is a delicious balance of spicy, fruity, sherry and toasted notes. 


As noted in the team news section, we’re working hard to address issues. If you’re finding that you’re still having issues, or feeling discouraged about the changes, let us know so that we can help! We’re here for the long-haul and committed to improving your experience. Send an email to adam@abovapp.com with any thoughts.


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