Widow Jane 12 Year Old 99 Proof -Hokus Pokus Barrel Select – a 12 year old MGP bourbon that hits it out of the park

Senator Chuck Schumer apparently can’t read labels. He thinks Widow Jane bourbon is actually made in Brooklyn, and he gave Mitch McConnell a bottle while bragging about his home town bourbon. But, it’s not. It is just proofed down in New York state and Widow Jane has an office in Brooklyn. Widow Jane is kind … Continue reading Widow Jane 12 Year Old 99 Proof -Hokus Pokus Barrel Select – a 12 year old MGP bourbon that hits it out of the park

My Vacation Bottle: Barrell Bourbon Batch 16: The triumphant return of a little MGP Bourbon to the mix for outstanding results

I have been out in San Francisco for my brother’s wedding, so of course the first place I hit was a liquor store when I arrived Thursday afternoon. I went to the Whisky Shop, a very serious importer of Scotch to the United States. I picked up a bottle of Single Cask Nation Glenrothes 8 … Continue reading My Vacation Bottle: Barrell Bourbon Batch 16: The triumphant return of a little MGP Bourbon to the mix for outstanding results

Bulleit Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Store Pick: A New Way To Try Different Four Roses Single Barrels

Editors note: after some dialogue with those that picked this barrel, Diageo claims this bourbon was not distilled at Four Roses and that Diageo has its own five special yeasts that are different from the Four Roses yeasts. But they won’t say who distilled it. Diageo also claims they are using two mashbills that are … Continue reading Bulleit Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Store Pick: A New Way To Try Different Four Roses Single Barrels

Whistlepig Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye-Hokus Pokus Pick: A Top Drawer Bottle

Whistlepig has made a name for itself in the Rye Whiskey world. Initially bottling whiskey distilled in Canada, they are distilling their own stuff in Vermont but have been sourcing older stuff from MGP. Unlike many American ryes, this mashbill is all rye plus a little barley. Most American ryes have corn in the mashbill … Continue reading Whistlepig Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye-Hokus Pokus Pick: A Top Drawer Bottle