Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year Old Bourbon; and what is up with the Pappy Craze anyway?

Yesterday, Pappy Van Winkle Day came to Cenla, which is a rather unpredictable day in late November or early December when Republic, an alcoholic beverage distributor, delivers the fall releases of Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection to local liquor stores. These bottles do not arrive on the regular delivery trucks, but are … Continue reading Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year Old Bourbon; and what is up with the Pappy Craze anyway?

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof Batch C918 (September 2018 release)

While I am not a big Heaven Hill fan, I do like their limited release stuff a lot, in particular Old Fitzgerald and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof releases. Of late, the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon has been winning, and not in the Charlie Sheen sense. It was voted best whiskey at the New Orleans … Continue reading Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof Batch C918 (September 2018 release)

Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Every fall, Four Roses releases a limited edition barrel strength small batch bourbon. Last year's Al Young edition got rave views from me and many others. This year's batch tends to focus on the moral floral yeast strains Four Roses uses, specifically the F and V yeasts. However, they threw in some 16 year old … Continue reading Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – Fall 2018 9 year old Black Label Release

While the Pappy and BTAC bottles have not yet made it to Alexandria, Louisiana yet, I did get lucky enough to pick up the fall release of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond. The fall releases come with a black label, the spring with a green label, and distillery releases with a red label. I really … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – Fall 2018 9 year old Black Label Release

My Vacation Bottle: Barrell Bourbon Batch 16: The triumphant return of a little MGP Bourbon to the mix for outstanding results

I have been out in San Francisco for my brother's wedding, so of course the first place I hit was a liquor store when I arrived Thursday afternoon. I went to the Whisky Shop, a very serious importer of Scotch to the United States. I picked up a bottle of Single Cask Nation Glenrothes 8 … Continue reading My Vacation Bottle: Barrell Bourbon Batch 16: The triumphant return of a little MGP Bourbon to the mix for outstanding results