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?

Brad and Catherine’s taste off-Van Winkle 12 year old vs. Weller 12 year old

I finally have a little break from work travels to New Orleans, Lafayette and Monroe over the past two weeks. Have spent a fairly lazy Saturday mostly at home while my wife was at our niece’s wedding shower. When she got back, she agreed to help me with this blog piece-which was for us to … Continue reading Brad and Catherine’s taste off-Van Winkle 12 year old vs. Weller 12 year old

Often talked about but infrequently reviewed: Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year old

Pappy Van Winkle Day finally came to Cenla, and I was able to pick up another Pappy 23 today, so I thought I would indulge in a pour from last year’s bottle. Before this pour I had just under half left. To be sure, I drink bottles like this very sparingly due to their scarcity. … Continue reading Often talked about but infrequently reviewed: Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year old

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

Take A Deep Dive Into Fine Irish Whiskey in New Orleans and Support a Great Cause

Catherine and I are in New Orleans on a long weekend getaway, arriving here Thursday night to meet up with dear friends of mine from college. In any event, we ended up howling at the moon after a lovely dinner at Bayona Thursday night, and Catherine and I were up to an earlier start than … Continue reading Take A Deep Dive Into Fine Irish Whiskey in New Orleans and Support a Great Cause

Blood Oath Pact IV: A more detailed review since a client gifted me this wonderful bottle

On National Bourbon Day, Ken Brown brought a bottle of Blood Oath Pact IV over to be part of the festivities. While I reviewed it at that time, this bottle really deserves it own post. Lucky me, a client who was pleased with my legal work bought me a bottle at my local. I didn’t … Continue reading Blood Oath Pact IV: A more detailed review since a client gifted me this wonderful bottle

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