Drinking with Jimmy, Eddie & Bruce: Russell’s Reserve Barrel Picks Toasting Family and Homecoming

Hokus Pokus has two more Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Picks, these being Kentucky Ghost I, A Toast to Family, and Kentucky Ghost II, A Toast to Homecoming. Wild Turkey makes some of the best bourbon you can buy so long as it is non-chill filtered. I won't go on again about how I wish I … Continue reading Drinking with Jimmy, Eddie & Bruce: Russell’s Reserve Barrel Picks Toasting Family and Homecoming

“Louisiana” Bourbon, and finally a good one: Sugarfield Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Louisiana. Next to Kentucky, Louisiana is the best place to drink bourbon. Bourbon's popularity started in Louisiana, as a very thirsty market down river from Kentucky. While many bourbon historians claim the moniker Bourbon originated from a county or region in Kentucky, Michael Veach claims the timelines don't add up, and that the whiskey whose … Continue reading “Louisiana” Bourbon, and finally a good one: Sugarfield Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hokus Pokus’ First 2020 Barrel Picks: 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Full Proof, and Maker’s Mark Private Select I and II

I have reviewed 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Full Proof, and Maker's Mark Private Select before, so I am not going to delve into the histories of these whiskies. Short descriptions are 1792 is the flagship bourbon of Sazerac's Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown and Maker's Mark is Jim Beam's flagship wheated bourbon made in … Continue reading Hokus Pokus’ First 2020 Barrel Picks: 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Full Proof, and Maker’s Mark Private Select I and II

The Fall 2019 Buffalo Trace Limited Edition Cask Strength Bourbons: William LaRue Weller, George T. Stagg, and Col. E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof

During my recent weekend trip to New Orleans, I was able to complete my personal trifecta of fall limited release cask strength bourbons from Buffalo Trace, with the purchase of the Col E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof 2019 release. I snagged a William LaRue Weller and a George T. Stagg in December. While these releases are … Continue reading The Fall 2019 Buffalo Trace Limited Edition Cask Strength Bourbons: William LaRue Weller, George T. Stagg, and Col. E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof

The Bottle I didn’t need to sneak into the Twelfth Night Mardi Gras Ball: 1792 Full Proof

Well, it is Mardi Gras time again in Louisiana. Which, for me and Catherine, means Mardi Gras balls. We get dressed up for these black tie affairs only to find subpar bars with Jack Daniel's Black Label and Dewar's Blended Scotch. So, typically, Cat and I sneak in a good bottle of scotch and bourbon. … Continue reading The Bottle I didn’t need to sneak into the Twelfth Night Mardi Gras Ball: 1792 Full Proof