Peg Leg Porker 8 Year Old Tennessee Straight Bourbon

Being a barbecue guy, I have always wanted to try Peg Leg Porker, both the restaurant in Nashville and this bourbon. Its creator is Pitmaster Carey Bringle, who lost his leg to bone cancer. Just like his barbecue, his bourbon is sourced in Tennessee, and has one very interesting characteristic: rather than undergoing the traditional … Continue reading Peg Leg Porker 8 Year Old Tennessee Straight Bourbon

Bulleit Blender’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Bulleit going upscale with the flavor profile

As I have written about before, Bulleit was originally a non-distiller producer who bottled bourbon distilled at Ancient Age, before the brand was ultimately bought by Seagrams who also owned Four Roses and was then ultimately sold to Diageo after a great deal of drama. Like Four Roses, regular Bulleit is made up of ten … Continue reading Bulleit Blender’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Bulleit going upscale with the flavor profile

Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

The New Orleans Bourbon Festival got cancelled last month due to Covid-19. Wilderness Trail in Danville, Kentucky, had apparently planned on entering the festival and created a release of their bourbon that presumably would have been on sale but also tasted by the tasting panel. Wilderness Trail of Danville, Kentucky, started distilling in 2013, and … Continue reading Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

Sugarfield Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Batch 3 is here, and it is excellent!

Last February, I had the pleasure of visiting Sugarfield Spirits craft distillery in Gonzales, Louisiana, and I purchased bottles of Batch 1 and 2 of their bourbon, which were awfully good. Well, they have sold out of those bottles which were each from single barrels, but they have bottled their next three barrels as a … Continue reading Sugarfield Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Batch 3 is here, and it is excellent!

Barrell Bourbon Batch 23 – an amazing blend of older bourbons that captures all of the best of Cascade Hollow, Four Roses, and MGP

It's been a while since I have reviewed a Barrell Bourbon release. I had picked up so many fall limited release bourbons that I needed to review, and I just hadn't picked up a bottle in a while. On Saturday thought I was looking for something new to review, and I picked up a bottle … Continue reading Barrell Bourbon Batch 23 – an amazing blend of older bourbons that captures all of the best of Cascade Hollow, Four Roses, and MGP

GOT Scotch Part II: The Night’s Watch Oban Bay Reserve and Happy Anniversary to My Wife Catherine

Most readers of this blog know that I am mostly a bourbon guy. But, scotch and Irish whiskies also hold a place in my heart. Catherine and my wedding anniversary is Saturday, which reminds me of our lovely honeymoon when we went to Scotland. We are in the middle of our Easter cool snap, and … Continue reading GOT Scotch Part II: The Night’s Watch Oban Bay Reserve and Happy Anniversary to My Wife Catherine

A Preview of Hokus Pokus Alexandria’s latest store pick: Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Bourbon – aged 11 years 2 months

This is apparently going to be for my Alexandria bourbon buddies, given the stay at home orders we are under. Hokus Pokus Alexandria is releasing a new store pick of Knob Creek Single Barrel Select, this one aged 11 years and 2 months. These will be available tomorrow, and I am told they will have … Continue reading A Preview of Hokus Pokus Alexandria’s latest store pick: Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Bourbon – aged 11 years 2 months

Drinking with the man himself: Elmer T. Lee and Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute

Most folks in the bourbon world know who Elmer T. Lee is - former master distiller at Ancient Age which became Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, who revolutionized bourbon and began a bourbon renaissance when he developed Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon. After he went into semi-retirement he served as a brand ambassador for the … Continue reading Drinking with the man himself: Elmer T. Lee and Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute