Because it’s fall: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2019-11 years old 105 proof

It's fall. It's decorative gourd season! It's also limited release bourbon season, because nothing goes better with shellacked decorative vegetables than limited edition bourbon. As Colin Nissan said, "You’re either ready to reap this freaky-assed harvest or you’re not.” So, for my second fall limited release bottle, I am opening up the Old Forester Birthday … Continue reading Because it’s fall: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2019-11 years old 105 proof

My first fall limited edition bottle and glad it was this one: Yellowstone 2019 Limited Edition Nine Year Old Bourbon

Ah Fall. Crisp weather, football, sweaters, fire in the fireplace, hearty foods, and limited release bourbons. Definitely my favorite time of year. I got to pick up my first fall limited edition bottle the other day. This one is a 101 proof bourbon; aged stated as nine years old but it has some twelve year … Continue reading My first fall limited edition bottle and glad it was this one: Yellowstone 2019 Limited Edition Nine Year Old Bourbon

This year’s Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is truly excellent!

With so many bourbons in my queue to review, I don't often review bourbons I have already reviewed. Sure, I review every Booker's and Barrell bourbon release because they are by definition different. I review store picks for the same reason. I also will compare certain expensive bottles to their predecessors. I have reviewed Col. … Continue reading This year’s Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is truly excellent!

Drinking with Jimmy and Eddie: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Store Picks-Toasts To Tradition and the Future

Hokus Pokus has been picking great barrels all year. After the threefer Knob Creek earlier this month, we now have a twofer Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Pick. One bottle is a Toast to Tradition and the other a Toast to the Future. And how cool is it that the Russells signed the labels! Also, the … Continue reading Drinking with Jimmy and Eddie: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Store Picks-Toasts To Tradition and the Future

The Court of Three Sisters: Knob Creek Single Barrel Select release from Hokus Pokus

The one thing I love more than Knob Creek Single Barrel is Knob Creek Single Barrel Select, that is to say store picks of this wonderful bourbon. Knob Creek Single Barrel is bottled at 120 proof, which is generally very close to barrel proof. Imagine throwing about a red solo cup of water in a … Continue reading The Court of Three Sisters: Knob Creek Single Barrel Select release from Hokus Pokus