This blog is not political. It is about whiskey, and generally affiliated with the cocktail party and not the Republican or Democratic Party. However, all of the events over the past two weeks surrounding our Supreme Court have been weighing heavily on my mind, so I hope this side track into political and legal issues … Continue reading If I were a Senator having a bourbon on this Friday night what would I be thinking; thoughts on the Kavanaugh/Ford Drama
It has been an interesting week, so far, professionally and personally. So after a delightful dinner of bacon wrapped sirloin steaks I picked up on a whim last weekend at Wal Mart, served with steamed asparagus and roasted potatoes, topped with a rosemary red wine sauce I whipped up, I decided to compare two editions … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: Booker’s vs. Booker’s and Bemoaning The Fact That I Can Never Sit On the Supreme Court
I have blogged about Four Roses bourbon a good bit. Last April, my buddy Mike Bonin sent me a private selection single Barrel from Hi Time Wine Cellar in California, which was an Oesq recipe. I took the bottle to Hudson Funk to convince him to order a barrel. He tried it, he liked it, … Continue reading It’s Here! Four Roses Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Private Selection; through the uprights with more cowbell
Joseph A. Magnus & Co. was a pre-prohibition distillery in Cincinnati, OH. A grandchild finds an old bottle in a closet in his mother's house and enlists bourbon experts formerly with Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace to re-create it using MGP Bourbon from Indiana, which they then finish in Oloroso and Ximenez sherry casks as … Continue reading Joseph Magnus Bourbon; an interesting reboot that is awfully good.
As my regular readers know, I am a huge E.H. Taylor fan. The Small Batch is one of my go to bottles that I often recommend to folks who want a respectable but not overly expensive bourbon for their home bar. Their Barrel Proof releases are something special. But, I am really excited to try … Continue reading Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bottled in Bond
Well, it's officially fall, which means that in the coming months Buffalo Trace will release the coveted Van Winkle Bourbons and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. I thought I should fill in some gaps on what I have reviewed on this blog. Maybe it will help someone chose what they ask for at a store … Continue reading Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year Old
Most single barrel bourbons tend to be proofed down somewhat. It is rare to find cask strength single barrel bourbons; frankly the only one I know of is Four Roses Single Barrel store pics. However, those bottles have an added variable of different mashbills and yeasts. I haven't been to a tasting of different whiskies … Continue reading An experiment in taste: Cask Strength Bourbon from two nearby casks