Tasting Notes: Willett 8 year old Wheated Bourbon

Willett's self distilled, as opposed to source products, are continuing to come onto the market. This past summer I got to try a couple of different Willett Purple label single barrels that were distilled in 2012 when Willett began distilling. Now, they have released a wheated bourbon that was barrelled at 125 proof when distilled … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Willett 8 year old Wheated Bourbon

2022 Weller 12 Year Old, Antique 107, and Full Proof

Weller, formerly W.L. Weller, is a wheated bourbon originally made at Stitzel Weller and was run by Pappy Van Winkle. The distillery was opened in 1935 after prohibition ended and operated until 1992 when the distillery was shuttered. The distillery was reopened in 2014 by Diageo. When the distillery was shuttered, the brands were ultimately … Continue reading 2022 Weller 12 Year Old, Antique 107, and Full Proof

Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Private Barrel 8 Year Old Hokus Pokus Pick

The Lake Charles crew of Hokus Pokus picked an 8 year old Elijah Craig Private Barrel, weighing in at 135.6 proof; definitely on the super heavyweight side of proof. Color is a nice amber that is about right for an eight year old cask strength bourbon. Very traditional bourbon notes on the nose with an … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Private Barrel 8 Year Old Hokus Pokus Pick

Nashville Barrel Company Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Nashville Barrel Company is a non-distiller producer that sources its whiskey from Midwest Grain Products in Indiana. I had seen a lot of folks raving about their whiskey in bourbon groups I am in, so, while on vacation, I stopped by their tasting room for a tasting and picked up two bottles and a glencairn … Continue reading Nashville Barrel Company Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hokus Pokus Barrel Pick: Blue Note Juke Joint Whiskey Uncut – Warehouse Collapse Surviving Bourbon

On June 22, 2018, a tornado hit Warehouse 30 at the 1792 Barton Distillery, causing the warehouse to partially collapse. Since that time, I have been waiting for 1792 to put out this limited release. Most bourbon nerds at the time thought, somewhat jokingly but somewhat not, that 1792 would put out some bourbon that … Continue reading Hokus Pokus Barrel Pick: Blue Note Juke Joint Whiskey Uncut – Warehouse Collapse Surviving Bourbon