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!

The Bourbon Future, Part V: A Barrel Amongst Friends

This is Part IV of the Whiskey Jar’s Series, The Bourbon Future. In Part I, I made a bunch of grandiose predictions about the future of Bourbon. In Part II, I discussed the grain to glass movement and the increase in disclosure about what goes into bourbon, which is bringing increased competition into the bourbon marketplace. In … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part V: A Barrel Amongst Friends

The Bourbon Future, Part IV: Online Bourbon Buying and a review of David Nicholson Reserve

  This is Part IV of the Whiskey Jar’s Series, The Bourbon Future. In Part I, I made a bunch of grandiose predictions about the future of Bourbon. In Part II, I discussed the grain to glass movement and the increase in disclosure about what goes into bourbon, which is bringing increased competition into the bourbon marketplace. … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part IV: Online Bourbon Buying and a review of David Nicholson Reserve

The fall limited release hits just keep on coming: Four Roses Small Batch 2019 Limited Edition

This fall's limited release bourbons so far have been amazing. The Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and the Yellowstone Limited Release were both outstanding. Before Thanksgiving I snagged a bottle of the Four Roses Small Batch 2019 Limited Edition. Really excited about this one. This limited edition has a 21 year old high rye delicate fruit … Continue reading The fall limited release hits just keep on coming: Four Roses Small Batch 2019 Limited Edition

Barrell Bourbon Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Pick: God Bless The Saints Edition

Regular readers of my blog know that I love Barrell Bourbon, and that Hokus has been getting great single Barrel picks of Barrell's 14 year old Cascade Hollow bourbon this year. But this latest one is something special, and not because of the label. In a play on the Pope accidentally tagging the NFL's New … Continue reading Barrell Bourbon Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Pick: God Bless The Saints Edition

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