Happy National Bourbon Day – Sipping on Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel and a bit about laser codes on Buffalo Trace bottles and the “vintage” of those Bourbons

Today is National Bourbon Day, which, along with Repeal Day and Bottled in Bond Day, are days on the calendar when American spirits and bourbon in particular are celebrated. I recently got a bottle of one of my favorites I used to buy all the time but that is now scarce, Col. E.H. Taylor Single … Continue reading Happy National Bourbon Day – Sipping on Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel and a bit about laser codes on Buffalo Trace bottles and the “vintage” of those Bourbons

Pinhook Bohemian High Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Wasted Potential Breaks Its Leg In The First Race At The First Turn

The writers here at the Whiskey Jar are fans of Pinhook; we like the guys behind it who are trying to put out good whiskey. Moreover, we were excited that they were aging and now having their whiskey distilled at the historic Castle & Key Distillery, whose former proprietor is a bourbon god, Col E.H. … Continue reading Pinhook Bohemian High Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Wasted Potential Breaks Its Leg In The First Race At The First Turn

Making my Friday night good with the latest Hokus Pokus Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Pick

What can I say about Knob Creek Single Barrel Select? It is probably one of the best values in bourbon around - a high proof, aged at least nine years, single barrel bourbon that was sampled by the owner or manager of a store and probably some of the store's employees and best customers and … Continue reading Making my Friday night good with the latest Hokus Pokus Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Pick

Whiskey Glass Review: The Hokus Pokus Copita Glass

Having been on distillery tours in Scotland and the United States, the Glencairn glass is pretty ubiquitous in use in the whiskey world. Designed in the UK originally for scotch whiskey, Glencairns pretty quickly got picked up by the bourbon world, and my first Glencairn glass was labeled with Old Forester's 75th Anniversary logo. Woodford … Continue reading Whiskey Glass Review: The Hokus Pokus Copita Glass

Peg Leg Porker 8 Year Old Tennessee Straight Bourbon

Being a barbecue guy, I have always wanted to try Peg Leg Porker, both the restaurant in Nashville and this bourbon. Its creator is Pitmaster Carey Bringle, who lost his leg to bone cancer. Just like his barbecue, his bourbon is sourced in Tennessee, and has one very interesting characteristic: rather than undergoing the traditional … Continue reading Peg Leg Porker 8 Year Old Tennessee Straight Bourbon

Bulleit Blender’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Bulleit going upscale with the flavor profile

As I have written about before, Bulleit was originally a non-distiller producer who bottled bourbon distilled at Ancient Age, before the brand was ultimately bought by Seagrams who also owned Four Roses and was then ultimately sold to Diageo after a great deal of drama. Like Four Roses, regular Bulleit is made up of ten … Continue reading Bulleit Blender’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Bulleit going upscale with the flavor profile

Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

The New Orleans Bourbon Festival got cancelled last month due to Covid-19. Wilderness Trail in Danville, Kentucky, had apparently planned on entering the festival and created a release of their bourbon that presumably would have been on sale but also tasted by the tasting panel. Wilderness Trail of Danville, Kentucky, started distilling in 2013, and … Continue reading Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

Sugarfield Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Batch 3 is here, and it is excellent!

Last February, I had the pleasure of visiting Sugarfield Spirits craft distillery in Gonzales, Louisiana, and I purchased bottles of Batch 1 and 2 of their bourbon, which were awfully good. Well, they have sold out of those bottles which were each from single barrels, but they have bottled their next three barrels as a … Continue reading Sugarfield Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Batch 3 is here, and it is excellent!