Diageo's powerhouse bourbon brand, Bulleit, started selling cask strength bourbon in their gift shop two years ago, and then released the whiskey to a limited number of states, and then last fall widened distribution to more states including Louisiana. Hokus Pokus got this whiskey in a couple of weeks ago and tonight I decided to … Continue reading Bulleit Barrel Strength Batch 4 finally arrives in Louisiana
Month: January 2018
It’s Not Just A Street; New Orleans is Bourbon City
I have been down here for the weekend in New Orleans, for a dinner with my Mardi Gras Krewe at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, my Aunt’s funeral, and a little bit of romantic weekend with Catherine. At Dickie Brennan’s, they had my favorite Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch, so that was my cocktail of the evening … Continue reading It’s Not Just A Street; New Orleans is Bourbon City
Ardbeg Uigeadail on Burns Night and What’s This Malt Stuff, Anyway?
Back in March of 2015, I took a long-needed vacation to Scotland. I’d gotten pretty heavily into Scotch starting in about January of 2012, after I flipped through a book Brad had gotten for Christmas. That book reminded me that I’d enjoyed some of Scotland’s finest when I was younger, and I was looking for … Continue reading Ardbeg Uigeadail on Burns Night and What’s This Malt Stuff, Anyway?
Welcome Kevin Merritt as a contributor to the blog
Kevin Merritt is a fellow Sewanee grad and bourbon aficionado who I have asked to contribute to the blog. He promises me he has interesting bottles in his stash to review. I am looking forward to them.
Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 10 Cask Strength; Bourbon with a finish of a West Coast Scotch
I have to admit I was pretty excited just to try a Jefferson's cask strength bourbon just to see what Trey Zoeller would put out as far as cask strength bourbon. But he put this bourbon on a cargo ship to age. It crossed the equator quite a few times. Given its low proof at … Continue reading Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 10 Cask Strength; Bourbon with a finish of a West Coast Scotch
One of my whiskey benchmarks: Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch
On this blog I often write about special release limited whiskies that are hard to find or really expensive. But the other day there was a post on the Bourbonr Facebook group the other day challenging folks to compare Eagle Rare and Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year old. My reaction was that Col. E.H. … Continue reading One of my whiskey benchmarks: Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch
Adding Writers to The Whiskey Jar
My brother, Brian Drell, who works out in California, agreed to begin writing for the blog. Thus the name change. I am looking forward to his writings on bourbon, scotch, rum, and cool cocktails from the west coast.
Eagle Rare 17 from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
I have had two bottles of Eagle Rare 17 in my lifetime. The first was six years ago when I received a bottle as a gift from a lawyer to whom I referred a very profitable case due to a conflict. The second I bought. I also got a drink of this once at the … Continue reading Eagle Rare 17 from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection