The weekend before last Hokus Pokus dropped its latest Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel pick, “Ghost Quarantine 2020.” I didn’t review it right then because I was all hot to try and write a review of Old Tub. I have reviewed a number of these Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bottles, starting with this one. This whiskey … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus “Ghost Quarantine 2020” Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Selection
Today, I bought the cheapest bottle of bourbon I have purchased in some years. Old Tub, is a bottled in bond bourbon from Jim Beam that used to be sold only in pints at the distillery, but long ago was that distillery’s flagship brand. They have now done a limited release in fifths all over … Continue reading Old Tub Unfiltered Bottled in Bond Bourbon From Jim Beam
Sugarfield Spirits is a truly great start up distillery and non-distiller producer about which I have written a good bit. The Soltau brothers are great guys, who are dedicated to delivering great spirits. I was really excited that Andrew emailed me about their new special release bourbon, marked as batch SR-1. I immediately made arrangements … Continue reading Sugarfield Spirit’s Bourbon Special Release #1; the Soltau Brothers Up Their Bourbon Game
I’ve faced a couple of pretty funny comments on recent blog posts on Facebook lately. One was from a guy who said that Knob Creek 15 year old was too weak at 100 proof, and he wants his bourbon at 120 proof. Another was from an old college friend that indicated you must not drink … Continue reading Are you a high proof Bourbon lover? Maybe you should have an affair with overproof rum this summer: Plantation OFTD 138 proof rum and Hamilton 151 Overproof Demerara Rum; Happy World Rum Day!
Whistlepig from Vermont is a huge name in the American rye market. I wrote about them extensively when I reviewed another Hokus Pokus barrel pick of their 10 year old rye. Hokus has now sourced more of this delightful whiskey. This barrel pick they have dubbed “Farmhouse,” and it is rumored to be much older … Continue reading Hokus Pokus’ Store Pick, “Farmhouse”: Whistlepig Single Barrel Rye (at least) 10 Years Old
Rounding out the older bourbon releases I acquired in June is Knob Creek’s new limited release, a 15 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at Knob Creek’s traditional 100 proof. While this is a limited release, it is more widely available than most, including Knob Creek’s 25 Anniversary, which was bottled at cask strength … Continue reading Knob Creek 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey