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

Happy National Bourbon Day – Sipping on Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel and a bit about laser codes on Buffalo Trace bottles and the “vintage” of those Bourbons

Today is National Bourbon Day, which, along with Repeal Day and Bottled in Bond Day, are days on the calendar when American spirits and bourbon in particular are celebrated. I recently got a bottle of one of my favorites I used to buy all the time but that is now scarce, Col. E.H. Taylor Single … Continue reading Happy National Bourbon Day – Sipping on Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel and a bit about laser codes on Buffalo Trace bottles and the “vintage” of those Bourbons

Pinhook Bohemian High Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Wasted Potential Breaks Its Leg In The First Race At The First Turn

The writers here at the Whiskey Jar are fans of Pinhook; we like the guys behind it who are trying to put out good whiskey. Moreover, we were excited that they were aging and now having their whiskey distilled at the historic Castle & Key Distillery, whose former proprietor is a bourbon god, Col E.H. … Continue reading Pinhook Bohemian High Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Wasted Potential Breaks Its Leg In The First Race At The First Turn

Making my Friday night good with the latest Hokus Pokus Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Pick

What can I say about Knob Creek Single Barrel Select? It is probably one of the best values in bourbon around - a high proof, aged at least nine years, single barrel bourbon that was sampled by the owner or manager of a store and probably some of the store's employees and best customers and … Continue reading Making my Friday night good with the latest Hokus Pokus Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Pick

Whiskey Glass Review: The Hokus Pokus Copita Glass

Having been on distillery tours in Scotland and the United States, the Glencairn glass is pretty ubiquitous in use in the whiskey world. Designed in the UK originally for scotch whiskey, Glencairns pretty quickly got picked up by the bourbon world, and my first Glencairn glass was labeled with Old Forester's 75th Anniversary logo. Woodford … Continue reading Whiskey Glass Review: The Hokus Pokus Copita Glass