MGP Bourbon from MGP: George Remus Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon

In the last few years, I have had a number of really good and some not so good bourbons from MGP - Midwest Grain Products - of Lawrenceberg, Indiana. This is a distillery formerly owned by Seagrams but who now makes a variety of bourbons and ryes that are generally purchased by others (non-distiller producers, … Continue reading MGP Bourbon from MGP: George Remus Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon

Calumet Farms 14 Year Old Black Rack Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

It is always fun to find something while bourbon hunting that is unexpected, and even more so given that it is fall when most bourbon producers put out their ultra aged and otherwise really good stuff. When I was shopping on the Hokus Pokus app on my iPhone yesterday, I noticed that they had a … Continue reading Calumet Farms 14 Year Old Black Rack Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

New Riff Barrel Select Trifecta Including the Louisiana Bourbon Collective Pick

I have been a fan of New Riff since I first tried it. New Riff is a newer distillery, releasing a barrel proof and bottled in bond bourbon and rye whiskies, always non-chill filtered with no additives and always over four years old. Unfortunately, this bourbon is available only in limited markets, and from what … Continue reading New Riff Barrel Select Trifecta Including the Louisiana Bourbon Collective Pick

Old Forester at a new level – Single Barrel Barrel Strength Hokus Pokus Ghost Select

I was starting to see pictures of store picks of Old Forester Single Barrel, but at “Barrel Strength” on the internet. I have always hoped that Chris Morris of Old Forester and Woodford Reserve would increase his cask strength offerings. Old Forester/Woodford manufactures and chars their own barrels, and produces great whiskies. However, this is … Continue reading Old Forester at a new level – Single Barrel Barrel Strength Hokus Pokus Ghost Select

Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus “Ghost Quarantine 2020” Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Selection

The weekend before last Hokus Pokus dropped its latest Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel pick, “Ghost Quarantine 2020.” I didn’t review it right then because I was all hot to try and write a review of Old Tub. I have reviewed a number of these Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bottles, starting with this one. This whiskey … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus “Ghost Quarantine 2020” Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Selection

Sugarfield Spirit’s Bourbon Special Release #1; the Soltau Brothers Up Their Bourbon Game

Sugarfield Spirits is a truly great start up distillery and non-distiller producer about which I have written a good bit. The Soltau brothers are great guys, who are dedicated to delivering great spirits. I was really excited that Andrew emailed me about their new special release bourbon, marked as batch SR-1. I immediately made arrangements … Continue reading Sugarfield Spirit’s Bourbon Special Release #1; the Soltau Brothers Up Their Bourbon Game