Tasting Notes: Lee W. Sinclair Four Grain Indiana Straight Bourbon Whiskey Hokus Pokus Store Pick

Hokus got another Spirits of French Lick pick in - this time it is Lee W. Sinclair Four Grain Bourbon, which was bottled at cask strength for Hokus. The really interesting part about this four grain bourbon is the fourth grain. Most four grain bourbons include both wheat and rye in the mashbill. But this … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Lee W. Sinclair Four Grain Indiana Straight Bourbon Whiskey Hokus Pokus Store Pick

Castle & Key Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Castle & Key Distillery is the now restored Old Taylor distillery, founded by Col. E.H. Taylor while he was also proprietor of what is now Buffalo Trace distillery. The distillery was abandoned during bourbon's darkest days since prohibition, in 1972, during the rise of lower proof spirits and wine on the American drinking scene and … Continue reading Castle & Key Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Kentucky Owl Straight Bourbon Whiskey St. Patrick’s Edition

Normally, I would review an Irish whiskey for St. Patrick's Day, but, this year, I am reviewing a bourbon with an Irish whiskey twist. Kentucky Owl used to be Dixon Dedman's whiskey project, wherein he collaborated with the Carters of wine-making fame. They then sold it to Stoli and then Dixon quit while the Carters … Continue reading Kentucky Owl Straight Bourbon Whiskey St. Patrick’s Edition

Tasting Notes: Penelope Founder’s Reserve American Light Whiskey

Barrell, Old Carter, and Jacob's Pardon have all been making use of long aged American Light Whiskey, which is a corn mashbill whiskey that is aged in used bourbon barrels. Seagram's, now MGP in Indiana, had apparently distilled and aged a bunch of this whiskey but somehow had no use for it. So, newer producers … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Penelope Founder’s Reserve American Light Whiskey

Tasting Notes: Bulleit Single Barrel Store Picks Selected by Funk and Drell and A Quick Guide on Bulleit’s Single Barrel Bourbon

As I hinted in my review of Hokus' Dickel pick, Hudson and I also picked two barrels of Bulleit Single Barrel at same time as the Dickel. We tasted three different barrels, and ended up buying two because they were both so good, albeit for different reasons. As I have noted previously, Bulleit has a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bulleit Single Barrel Store Picks Selected by Funk and Drell and A Quick Guide on Bulleit’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Tasting Notes: Old Soul Tintype Series #1 Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I do love what Cathead Distillery is doing with their high rye MGP bourbon. Their most recent release, Tintype Series #1, is MGP Bourbon, aged for seven years in Mississippi, uncut, unfiltered, and bottled at cask strength at 119.2 proof, so it lost a smidge more alcohol than water as it aged in Mississippi, which … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Old Soul Tintype Series #1 Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus Barrell Single Barrel KENTUCKY Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Yes, you read the title correctly. Heretofore, every Barrell Single Barrel I have had was Tennessee bourbon from Cascade Hollow. But Hokus Pokus managed to get their hands on a six year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at cash strength, 120.94 proof. They are selling these for $99. Considering what some 3 and 4 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus Barrell Single Barrel KENTUCKY Straight Bourbon Whiskey