Hokus Pokus Old Forester Single Barrel Pick 2019-I helped pick this bad boy

Confusion erupted yesterday and today when my cousin posted a picture of this year's Hokus Pokus Old Forester barrel pick but quoted my review from last year's barrel: "The Hokus Pokus Single Barrel is not as good as the Birthday Bourbon. But it’s competitive as hell with it. Surprisingly so. And as opposed to a … Continue reading Hokus Pokus Old Forester Single Barrel Pick 2019-I helped pick this bad boy

Whistlepig Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye-Hokus Pokus Pick: A Top Drawer Bottle

Whistlepig has made a name for itself in the Rye Whiskey world. Initially bottling whiskey distilled in Canada, they are distilling their own stuff in Vermont but have been sourcing older stuff from MGP. Unlike many American ryes, this mashbill is all rye plus a little barley. Most American ryes have corn in the mashbill … Continue reading Whistlepig Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye-Hokus Pokus Pick: A Top Drawer Bottle

New Southern Revival Straight Bourbon Whiskey from High Wire Distilling

South Carolina's low country is not a place where distilling comes to mind. Hot, humid summers and mild winters. Yes, they do drink a lot of bourbon around those parts, but making it and aging it there? High Wire Distilling in Charleston is definitely an oddity not only for its locale but the ingredients they … Continue reading New Southern Revival Straight Bourbon Whiskey from High Wire Distilling

Oak & Eden Bourbon and Spire Finished Whiskey; An Interesting Whiskey That’s Too Young

My wife and step daughter are always on a quest to find a bourbon I haven't tried. It's like a game for them. My step daughter was gleeful when I opened my Father's Day present from her and my grand daughter because not only had I not had this bourbon, I had never even heard … Continue reading Oak & Eden Bourbon and Spire Finished Whiskey; An Interesting Whiskey That’s Too Young

Old Fitzgerald 13 year old Bottled in Bond Bourbon; Fitz never ceases to impress

Twice a year and sometimes at the distillery, Heaven Hill puts out its very limited release wheated bourbon in an old school bottled in bond proof in a very nice decanter. I have reviewed previous releases from last year. This juice was barreled in the fall of 2005. Slightly older than my youngest daughter. I … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald 13 year old Bottled in Bond Bourbon; Fitz never ceases to impress

Happy National Bourbon Day! Woodford Reserve Batch Strength 2019 Release

Happy National Bourbon Day! And like Christmas in June, I was able to pick up bottles of Booker's Shiny Barrel and this year's release of the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Strength release. I will review Shiny Barrel in the near future but I decided to crack open the Woodford tonight. Having had two court … Continue reading Happy National Bourbon Day! Woodford Reserve Batch Strength 2019 Release