Western Spirits Sam Houston 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch LA-2

Western Spirits most popular brand is Bird Dog, but they have gotten quite good at picking barrels from 1792 Barton Distillery and bottling them under the Calumet Farms and now Sam Houston brands. This particular bottling, batch LA-2, was especially for Louisiana from their seventh release, made from a batch of only three barrels. The … Continue reading Western Spirits Sam Houston 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch LA-2

Tasting Notes: Old Carter Bourbon Batch 1-LA for Uncorked

I have previously written about Old Carter. Their Louisiana distributor, Uncorked, arranged for a special batch of Old Carter just for them, Batch 1-LA (hopefully the first of many), and it has been delivered to the stores in Louisiana that previously received Old Carter releases. There are only 570 bottles in the release at it … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Old Carter Bourbon Batch 1-LA for Uncorked

Proof and Wood’s The Representative Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Proof and Wood is a newer producer in Bardstown, Kentucky. They have released a number of different whiskies and other spirits. Of particular note is Tumbling Dice and Idle Hands, which I have seen posts regarding on the internet. Their DC collection consists of different bourbons and ryes. I have heretofore passed on these, because … Continue reading Proof and Wood’s The Representative Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Tasting Notes: The Mattie Gladden and William Dalton Bourbon Hokus Pokus Store Picks

You can read my review of the regular Mattie Gladden here. Hokus Pokus did a store pick of both the Mattie Gladden and a new wheated bourbon, William Dalton, which heretofore has only been available at the distillery. I sampled both on Friday and ended up taking home the Madden Gladden, but I have notes … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Mattie Gladden and William Dalton Bourbon Hokus Pokus Store Picks

Four Gate Split Stave By Kelvin – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in New American White Oak Toasted and Charred Casks

Four Gate Whiskey Company is a non-distiller producer founded by Bill Straub, founder and editor in chief of ModernThirst.com, and Bob D'Antoni, a successful Louisville entrepreneur who is also an LSU alumnus. They are sourcing bourbon and rye and then finishing the bourbon in casks procured by Kelvin Cooperage. Their whiskies have so far been … Continue reading Four Gate Split Stave By Kelvin – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in New American White Oak Toasted and Charred Casks

Stellum Single Barrel Bourbon: Cygnus, Lyra, and Vega

I have previously reviewed Stellum, Joe Beatrice's of Barrell fame latest project. Stellum has now released three different groups of Stellum Single Barrel, Cygnus, Lyra, and Vega, along with Serpens & Rigel in their rye line. I have managed to acquire one of each of the single barrel bourbon groups. These being single barrel bourbons, … Continue reading Stellum Single Barrel Bourbon: Cygnus, Lyra, and Vega

The 2021 Friends of the Trace Barrel Tasting and a Review of the 2020 Friends of the Trace Blanton’s Pick

After I attended a whiskey weekend at Buffalo Trace for Friends of the Trace in 2017, the authors of this blog, Mike Bonin, Robb Gibb, and I, decided that the Friends (colloquially referred to as FOTT) needed to have an annual single barrel select pick, and we pestered the powers that be at Buffalo Trace … Continue reading The 2021 Friends of the Trace Barrel Tasting and a Review of the 2020 Friends of the Trace Blanton’s Pick