Take A Deep Dive Into Fine Irish Whiskey in New Orleans and Support a Great Cause

Catherine and I are in New Orleans on a long weekend getaway, arriving here Thursday night to meet up with dear friends of mine from college. In any event, we ended up howling at the moon after a lovely dinner at Bayona Thursday night, and Catherine and I were up to an earlier start than … Continue reading Take A Deep Dive Into Fine Irish Whiskey in New Orleans and Support a Great Cause

If I were a Senator having a bourbon on this Friday night what would I be thinking; thoughts on the Kavanaugh/Ford Drama

This blog is not political. It is about whiskey, and generally affiliated with the cocktail party and not the Republican or Democratic Party. However, all of the events over the past two weeks surrounding our Supreme Court have been weighing heavily on my mind, so I hope this side track into political and legal issues … Continue reading If I were a Senator having a bourbon on this Friday night what would I be thinking; thoughts on the Kavanaugh/Ford Drama

Whiskey Wednesday: Booker’s vs. Booker’s and Bemoaning The Fact That I Can Never Sit On the Supreme Court

It has been an interesting week, so far, professionally and personally. So after a delightful dinner of bacon wrapped sirloin steaks I picked up on a whim last weekend at Wal Mart, served with steamed asparagus and roasted potatoes, topped with a rosemary red wine sauce I whipped up, I decided to compare two editions … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: Booker’s vs. Booker’s and Bemoaning The Fact That I Can Never Sit On the Supreme Court

It’s Here! Four Roses Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Private Selection; through the uprights with more cowbell

I have blogged about Four Roses bourbon a good bit. Last April, my buddy Mike Bonin sent me a private selection single Barrel from Hi Time Wine Cellar in California, which was an Oesq recipe. I took the bottle to Hudson Funk to convince him to order a barrel. He tried it, he liked it, … Continue reading It’s Here! Four Roses Single Barrel Hokus Pokus Private Selection; through the uprights with more cowbell

Joseph Magnus Bourbon; an interesting reboot that is awfully good.

Joseph A. Magnus & Co. was a pre-prohibition distillery in Cincinnati, OH. A grandchild finds an old bottle in a closet in his mother's house and enlists bourbon experts formerly with Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace to re-create it using MGP Bourbon from Indiana, which they then finish in Oloroso and Ximenez sherry casks as … Continue reading Joseph Magnus Bourbon; an interesting reboot that is awfully good.

An experiment in taste: Cask Strength Bourbon from two nearby casks

Most single barrel bourbons tend to be proofed down somewhat. It is rare to find cask strength single barrel bourbons; frankly the only one I know of is Four Roses Single Barrel store pics. However, those bottles have an added variable of different mashbills and yeasts. I haven't been to a tasting of different whiskies … Continue reading An experiment in taste: Cask Strength Bourbon from two nearby casks

Redemption 9 Year Old Barrel Proof on my back porch on a pleasant evening

It has been hot in Central Louisiana lately, but for some reason this evening has a nice breeze. A perfect evening for some back porch sitting watching the sun go down with a good bourbon and a nice cigar by your side. Earlier this year I reviewed Redemption 10 year old high rye barrel proof … Continue reading Redemption 9 Year Old Barrel Proof on my back porch on a pleasant evening