Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus “Ghost Quarantine 2020” Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Selection

The weekend before last Hokus Pokus dropped its latest Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel pick, “Ghost Quarantine 2020.” I didn’t review it right then because I was all hot to try and write a review of Old Tub. I have reviewed a number of these Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bottles, starting with this one. This whiskey … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus “Ghost Quarantine 2020” Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Selection

Sugarfield Spirit’s Bourbon Special Release #1; the Soltau Brothers Up Their Bourbon Game

Sugarfield Spirits is a truly great start up distillery and non-distiller producer about which I have written a good bit. The Soltau brothers are great guys, who are dedicated to delivering great spirits. I was really excited that Andrew emailed me about their new special release bourbon, marked as batch SR-1. I immediately made arrangements … Continue reading Sugarfield Spirit’s Bourbon Special Release #1; the Soltau Brothers Up Their Bourbon Game

Are you a high proof Bourbon lover? Maybe you should have an affair with overproof rum this summer: Plantation OFTD 138 proof rum and Hamilton 151 Overproof Demerara Rum; Happy World Rum Day!

I’ve faced a couple of pretty funny comments on recent blog posts on Facebook lately. One was from a guy who said that Knob Creek 15 year old was too weak at 100 proof, and he wants his bourbon at 120 proof. Another was from an old college friend that indicated you must not drink … Continue reading Are you a high proof Bourbon lover? Maybe you should have an affair with overproof rum this summer: Plantation OFTD 138 proof rum and Hamilton 151 Overproof Demerara Rum; Happy World Rum Day!

Hokus Pokus’ Store Pick, “Farmhouse”: Whistlepig Single Barrel Rye (at least) 10 Years Old

Whistlepig from Vermont is a huge name in the American rye market. I wrote about them extensively when I reviewed another Hokus Pokus barrel pick of their 10 year old rye. Hokus has now sourced more of this delightful whiskey. This barrel pick they have dubbed “Farmhouse,” and it is rumored to be much older … Continue reading Hokus Pokus’ Store Pick, “Farmhouse”: Whistlepig Single Barrel Rye (at least) 10 Years Old

Knob Creek 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Rounding out the older bourbon releases I acquired in June is Knob Creek’s new limited release, a 15 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at Knob Creek’s traditional 100 proof. While this is a limited release, it is more widely available than most, including Knob Creek’s 25 Anniversary, which was bottled at cask strength … Continue reading Knob Creek 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

My recently acquired 16, er, 15 and a half year old Bourbon, Resilient Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey Binny’s Store Pick Single Barrel

When I mentioned I had acquired a 17, a 16, and a 15 year old bourbon in the same time frame while reviewing Wild Turkey 17 year old, I was slightly incorrect. Resilient, a Bourbon bottled by BC Merchants in Pembroke, KY with offices in Chicago, has offerings that are 15 and 14 years old, … Continue reading My recently acquired 16, er, 15 and a half year old Bourbon, Resilient Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey Binny’s Store Pick Single Barrel

Three Course Savory Cocktails: The Bullshot, Steak in a Glass, and the Louisiana Dude With Sugarfield Spirits

Yesterday, on a friend of mine’s Facebook page, was some dialogue about the gross idea of a beef broth fizz recipe from the 1950’s was, but I replied, you haven’t tried a Bullshot. So, I got inspired to experiment with savory cocktails this afternoon, including the Bullshot. In the 1950’s, a Mad Men style advertising … Continue reading Three Course Savory Cocktails: The Bullshot, Steak in a Glass, and the Louisiana Dude With Sugarfield Spirits

Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – A Truly Top Shelf Long Aged Bourbon

This past week has been interesting in that I was able to acquire some very old bourbons this week, one seventeen, one sixteen, and one fifteen. It is almost like a mini-fall limited bourbon release cycle. So, I have some great bourbons to review in the near future, and I am starting with what promises … Continue reading Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – A Truly Top Shelf Long Aged Bourbon