Hokus Pokus’ First 2020 Barrel Picks: 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Full Proof, and Maker’s Mark Private Select I and II

I have reviewed 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Full Proof, and Maker's Mark Private Select before, so I am not going to delve into the histories of these whiskies. Short descriptions are 1792 is the flagship bourbon of Sazerac's Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown and Maker's Mark is Jim Beam's flagship wheated bourbon made in … Continue reading Hokus Pokus’ First 2020 Barrel Picks: 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Full Proof, and Maker’s Mark Private Select I and II

The Fall 2019 Buffalo Trace Limited Edition Cask Strength Bourbons: William LaRue Weller, George T. Stagg, and Col. E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof

During my recent weekend trip to New Orleans, I was able to complete my personal trifecta of fall limited release cask strength bourbons from Buffalo Trace, with the purchase of the Col E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof 2019 release. I snagged a William LaRue Weller and a George T. Stagg in December. While these releases are … Continue reading The Fall 2019 Buffalo Trace Limited Edition Cask Strength Bourbons: William LaRue Weller, George T. Stagg, and Col. E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof

The Bottle I didn’t need to sneak into the Twelfth Night Mardi Gras Ball: 1792 Full Proof

Well, it is Mardi Gras time again in Louisiana. Which, for me and Catherine, means Mardi Gras balls. We get dressed up for these black tie affairs only to find subpar bars with Jack Daniel's Black Label and Dewar's Blended Scotch. So, typically, Cat and I sneak in a good bottle of scotch and bourbon. … Continue reading The Bottle I didn’t need to sneak into the Twelfth Night Mardi Gras Ball: 1792 Full Proof

Bulleit Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Store Pick: A New Way To Try Different Four Roses Single Barrels

Editors note: after some dialogue with those that picked this barrel, Diageo claims this bourbon was not distilled at Four Roses and that Diageo has its own five special yeasts that are different from the Four Roses yeasts. But they won't say who distilled it. Diageo also claims they are using two mashbills that are … Continue reading Bulleit Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Store Pick: A New Way To Try Different Four Roses Single Barrels

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Fall Release: 15 Years Old-The Oldest Release Yet!

Last night at the Hokus Pokus tasting, my wife's name was pulled third and she graciously picked the bourbon I wanted since there was no scotch in the auction. I have previously enjoyed three different releases of this wonderful bourbon. Last spring's 13 year old was amazing. Let's see how this stacks up. Barreled in … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Fall Release: 15 Years Old-The Oldest Release Yet!