Old Soul Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Hokus Pokus Store Pick “Cara’s Day Off”

Friday afternoon I picked up the latest Hokus Pokus store pick, and this one was a bourbon I haven't had before - Old Soul. Cathead Distillery is Mississippi's first legal distillery since prohibition, and was started by Mississippians with a passion for spirits. Founded in 2010, the current distillery has been in operation since 2015. … Continue reading Old Soul Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Hokus Pokus Store Pick “Cara’s Day Off”

Tasting Notes: Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength and Hokus Pokus Private Select “Dead Man’s Hand II”

This past week, Hokus Pokus released the second in the Dead Man's Hand series, this one with 5 seared french staves, 1 Maker's 46, 3 roasted french mocha, and 1 toasted french spice, at 111.3 proof. They also have on the shelf for the askimng a limited edition of Maker's 46 Cask Strength, at 110.3 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength and Hokus Pokus Private Select “Dead Man’s Hand II”

Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B521

Really delicious release. Lower proof than other releases at 118 but really enjoyable perhaps because of the lower proof. Seriously sexy long legs on the swirl. Color is a deep amber with mahogany flecks. Nose is heavy caramel and vanilla with roasted nuts. On the palate the vanilla and caramel are complimented by dark fruits … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B521

Tasting Notes: Yellowstone Hand Picked Collection-O’ Beautiful Day-Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I have been wanting to try a Yellowstone Single Barrel for quite some time, and tried to get my local in touch with my Facebook friend Stephen Beam to try to get a Hokus pick, but no luck so far. However, Hokus Pokus did get in a non-store pick bottle labelled "O' Beautiful Day." This … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Yellowstone Hand Picked Collection-O’ Beautiful Day-Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Tasting Notes: Maker’s Mark Private Select III for Hokus Pokus – Dead Man’s Hand I

Hokus Pokus picked two more barrels of Maker's Mark Private Select earlier this year, and the first barrel, picked by an all female panel of tasters from Hokus' Lake Charles and Prairieville stores, finally arrived in Alexandria. Maker's has stepped up its private selection game. The Hokus tasters sampled five bourbons that were finished with … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Maker’s Mark Private Select III for Hokus Pokus – Dead Man’s Hand I

Tasting Notes: Calumet Farms 15 year old Rack Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I love Calumet Farms 14 year old. It amazes me that Sazerac isn't putting this fine bourbon out itself, which is distilled and aged at the 1792 Barton Distillery. The new 15 year old release is not only a year older but comes in at a higher 105 proof. Still non-chill filtered like the 14 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Calumet Farms 15 year old Rack Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey