Four Roses Small Batch Select: An Amazing Addition To The Four Roses Regular Lineup

I love me some Four Roses; not the flagship bottle or the regular small batch, but the single barrel, single barrel cask strength store picks, and their limited editions. The Hokus Pokus barrel pick last year was truly one of the best whiskies I have ever had. A behind the scenes contributor to this blog, … Continue reading Four Roses Small Batch Select: An Amazing Addition To The Four Roses Regular Lineup

The Bourbon Future, Part II: From Grain To Glass To Long On Vendome

In The Bourbon Future, Part I, I made a number of predictions about the future of Bourbon, which I believe to be very bright indeed. One of those predictions is: "The consumer will drive the market, and they will know exactly what they are getting when they buy a bottle, or a case, or a … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part II: From Grain To Glass To Long On Vendome

Barrell Bourbon 14 year old Hokus Pokus Pick: Why The Latest Barrell Bourbon Batches Have Been So Good

Last November Hokus Pokus bought a barrel of 14 year old Barrell Bourbon Single Barrel. Since then, Barrell has released their last three batches of bourbon all with 14 year old Cascade Hollow bourbon from Tennessee as a component. Last year's and this year's Single Barrel picks from Hokus are this wonderful juice. Tasting it … Continue reading Barrell Bourbon 14 year old Hokus Pokus Pick: Why The Latest Barrell Bourbon Batches Have Been So Good

Boondocks 8 Year Port Barrel Finish American Whiskey

I had a long chat with one of my close friends about the merits of port barrel finished bourbon and we determined that if done correctly they are excellent, but even done correctly they do have a fairly unique quality to them that honestly isn’t for everyone. This brings me back to an earlier point … Continue reading Boondocks 8 Year Port Barrel Finish American Whiskey