The Bourbon Future, Part V: A Barrel Amongst Friends

This is Part IV of the Whiskey Jar’s Series, The Bourbon Future. In Part I, I made a bunch of grandiose predictions about the future of Bourbon. In Part II, I discussed the grain to glass movement and the increase in disclosure about what goes into bourbon, which is bringing increased competition into the bourbon marketplace. In … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part V: A Barrel Amongst Friends

The Bourbon Future, Part IV: Online Bourbon Buying and a review of David Nicholson Reserve

  This is Part IV of the Whiskey Jar’s Series, The Bourbon Future. In Part I, I made a bunch of grandiose predictions about the future of Bourbon. In Part II, I discussed the grain to glass movement and the increase in disclosure about what goes into bourbon, which is bringing increased competition into the bourbon marketplace. … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part IV: Online Bourbon Buying and a review of David Nicholson Reserve

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

Blanton’s – The Whiskey That Began The Bourbon Premiumization Revolution

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon continues to be a sought after bourbon in today’s bourbon boom. Some folks love it, some folks think it is over-hyped. But, one thing is for certain, Blanton’s began a premiumization of bourbon that took hold and changed bourbon and how we consume it. Elmer T. Lee created Blanton’s in 1984, … Continue reading Blanton’s – The Whiskey That Began The Bourbon Premiumization Revolution

Drinking with Jimmy and Eddie: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Store Picks-Toasts To Tradition and the Future

Hokus Pokus has been picking great barrels all year. After the threefer Knob Creek earlier this month, we now have a twofer Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Pick. One bottle is a Toast to Tradition and the other a Toast to the Future. And how cool is it that the Russells signed the labels! Also, the … Continue reading Drinking with Jimmy and Eddie: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Store Picks-Toasts To Tradition and the Future

Happy National Bourbon Day! Woodford Reserve Batch Strength 2019 Release

Happy National Bourbon Day! And like Christmas in June, I was able to pick up bottles of Booker’s Shiny Barrel and this year’s release of the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Batch Strength release. I will review Shiny Barrel in the near future but I decided to crack open the Woodford tonight. Having had two court … Continue reading Happy National Bourbon Day! Woodford Reserve Batch Strength 2019 Release

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?