Oak & Eden Bourbon and Spire Finished Whiskey; An Interesting Whiskey That’s Too Young

My wife and step daughter are always on a quest to find a bourbon I haven't tried. It's like a game for them. My step daughter was gleeful when I opened my Father's Day present from her and my grand daughter because not only had I not had this bourbon, I had never even heard … Continue reading Oak & Eden Bourbon and Spire Finished Whiskey; An Interesting Whiskey That’s Too Young

Old Fitzgerald 13 year old Bottled in Bond Bourbon; Fitz never ceases to impress

Twice a year and sometimes at the distillery, Heaven Hill puts out its very limited release wheated bourbon in an old school bottled in bond proof in a very nice decanter. I have reviewed previous releases from last year. This juice was barreled in the fall of 2005. Slightly older than my youngest daughter. I … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald 13 year old Bottled in Bond Bourbon; Fitz never ceases to impress

Happy National Bourbon Day! Woodford Reserve Batch Strength 2019 Release

Happy National Bourbon Day! And like Christmas in June, I was able to pick up bottles of Booker's Shiny Barrel and this year's release of the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Strength release. I will review Shiny Barrel in the near future but I decided to crack open the Woodford tonight. Having had two court … Continue reading Happy National Bourbon Day! Woodford Reserve Batch Strength 2019 Release

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A119 – a truly great but dangerous bourbon that just hit the market again before this year’s b release

I reviewed Heaven Hill's Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon last year, specifically last year's C-batch. I got a couple of bottles of this year's A-batch earlier in the year, but it was such a limited release at the time, I didn't review it inasmuch as most folks wouldn't be able to get their hands on … Continue reading Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A119 – a truly great but dangerous bourbon that just hit the market again before this year’s b release

Widow Jane 12 Year Old 99 Proof -Hokus Pokus Barrel Select – a 12 year old MGP bourbon that hits it out of the park

Senator Chuck Schumer apparently can't read labels. He thinks Widow Jane bourbon is actually made in Brooklyn, and he gave Mitch McConnell a bottle while bragging about his home town bourbon. But, it's not. It is just proofed down in New York state and Widow Jane has an office in Brooklyn. Widow Jane is kind … Continue reading Widow Jane 12 Year Old 99 Proof -Hokus Pokus Barrel Select – a 12 year old MGP bourbon that hits it out of the park

Barrell Bourbon Batch 18: Barrell goes Four Roses to an amazing bourbon

I have blogged extensively about Barrell, both their bourbons and other whiskies. As to their bourbons, my favorites tend to be those that have some MGP juice from Indiana to balance out their Tennessee bourbon from Cascade Hollow. When the releases have only Kentucky and Tennessee bourbons, the Kentucky juice has been distinctively Heaven Hill. … Continue reading Barrell Bourbon Batch 18: Barrell goes Four Roses to an amazing bourbon

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon- Kentucky Owl for the masses, sort of.

Kentucky Owl is a non-distiller producer whiskey run by a descendant of the family that used to distill the original Kentucky Owl pre-prohibition. When Kentucky Owl got its reboot, it become a very desired bottle of cask strength bourbon that was generally only available in Kentucky and became as much of a unicorn as Pappy … Continue reading Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon- Kentucky Owl for the masses, sort of.

Pinhook “Bourbon Country” Cask Strength Bourbon: Good But Pulled Way Too Young

Being a cask strength bourbon nut, I was excited to pick up a bottle of Pinhook's cask strength bourbon. Named "Bourbon Country", Pinhook names its bourbons as if they are horses. Pinhooks in Kentucky racing parlance are young thoroughbreds bought and raised to maturity and then sold to others to race. While this bourbon is … Continue reading Pinhook “Bourbon Country” Cask Strength Bourbon: Good But Pulled Way Too Young