Old Fitzgerald 13 year old Bottled in Bond Bourbon; Fitz never ceases to impress

Twice a year and sometimes at the distillery, Heaven Hill puts out its very limited release wheated bourbon in an old school bottled in bond proof in a very nice decanter. I have reviewed previous releases from last year. This juice was barreled in the fall of 2005. Slightly older than my youngest daughter. I … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald 13 year old Bottled in Bond Bourbon; Fitz never ceases to impress

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – Fall 2018 9 year old Black Label Release

While the Pappy and BTAC bottles have not yet made it to Alexandria, Louisiana yet, I did get lucky enough to pick up the fall release of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond. The fall releases come with a black label, the spring with a green label, and distillery releases with a red label. I really … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – Fall 2018 9 year old Black Label Release

A Rainy Cool June Evening With Old Fitzgerald 11 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon

A little bit of history here- Pappy Van Winkle bought the Old Fitzgerald brand and it was the wheated bourbon in it’s hay day. However, the brand has since transferred hands to Heaven Hill, while Pappy is made at Buffalo Trace, and Steitzel Weller, Pappy’s distillery, long idle, distills Bulleit. Old Fitz is now generally … Continue reading A Rainy Cool June Evening With Old Fitzgerald 11 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year Old Bourbon; and what is up with the Pappy Craze anyway?

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?

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof Batch C918 (September 2018 release)

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)

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A119 – a truly great but dangerous bourbon that just hit the market again before this year’s b release

I reviewed Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon last year, specifically last year’s C-batch. I got a couple of bottles of this year’s A-batch earlier in the year, but it was such a limited release at the time, I didn’t review it inasmuch as most folks wouldn’t be able to get their hands on … Continue reading Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A119 – a truly great but dangerous bourbon that just hit the market again before this year’s b release

Bower Hill Barrel Strength-a nice available cask strength bourbon

Ever since I reviewed Bower Hill Barrel Reserve I had been wanting to get a hold of their cask strength bottling since I am all about cask strength bourbon. You are getting what comes out of the barrel, not watered down. Because no water is added, the oak flavors which are brought about by water … Continue reading Bower Hill Barrel Strength-a nice available cask strength bourbon