Tasting Notes: Wilderness Trail Kentucky Straight Bourbon New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

Well, it is that time of year again, and, due to Covid, New Orleans Bourbon Festival Bourbons are being released in stores rather than at the festival. Wilderness Trail has a release this year as they did last year. I picked one up this weekend in New Orleans and Hokus Pokus will have some in … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wilderness Trail Kentucky Straight Bourbon New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

Tasting Notes: Belle Meade Reserve Bourbon 108.3 Proof

A really nice high proof release of Belle Meade bourbon likely sourced from MGP. Color: Beautiful dark amber and mahogany. Lovely film and gravity defying legs on the swirl. Nose is very traditional bourbon with vanilla, caramel and oak, with just a slight hint of herbal rye. On the palate is Caribbean vanilla, sweet dark … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Belle Meade Reserve Bourbon 108.3 Proof

Penelope Straight Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 5

So, two guys from New Jersey decide to get in the bourbon business and name their bourbon after one of the founder's baby daughter, Penelope. Definitely not your traditional bourbon story, but, like Pinhook, they are sourcing their bourbon from MGP in Indiana and bottling at Castle & Key in Kentucky. Interestingly, they source their … Continue reading Penelope Straight Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 5