I have written a good bit about Booker's bourbon on this blog. Well, the fourth release of 2018 is out-Kitchen Table. I think it is the best Booker's release this year. 128 proof, six years and eight months old. On the nose is wonderful floral and corn notes. On the palate is corn syrup sweetness, … Continue reading Tasting Notes on Booker’s Kitchen Table
Wild Turkey, for me, tends to be a little funky on my palate. I do like Rare Breed, despite the little bit of funk. The Russell's Reserve 2002 limited edition was amazing. My opinion is that chill filtering does terrible things to Wild Turkey bourbon. But, Russell's Reserve Single Barrel is 110 proof and non-chill … Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel; Wild Turkey Soars to New Heights
This being the Whiskey Jar, I feel like I should explain my forthcoming apostasy. I mean to pour some rum into this old Jar, and I have good reasons. I'm not sure Brad has talked on here about our grandfather, Ted, so I should probably introduce him. Ted was a rum drinker. Back in the … Continue reading Plantation Jamaicans
Yesterday, Pappy Van Winkle Day came to Cenla, which is a rather unpredictable day in late November or early December when Republic, an alcoholic beverage distributor, delivers the fall releases of Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection to local liquor stores. These bottles do not arrive on the regular delivery trucks, but are … Continue reading Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year Old Bourbon; and what is up with the Pappy Craze anyway?
The internet has been a buzz with a new release from Luxco, the makers of Rebel Yell, Blood Oath, and other whiskies currently distilled at Heaven Hill but aged in Luxco's warehouses in Louisville and Bardstown, Kentucky. One of their line up is Ezra Brooks, a bourbon I tried a very long time ago in … Continue reading Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength Bourbon
While I am not a big Heaven Hill fan, I do like their limited release stuff a lot, in particular Old Fitzgerald and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof releases. Of late, the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon has been winning, and not in the Charlie Sheen sense. It was voted best whiskey at the New Orleans … Continue reading Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof Batch C918 (September 2018 release)