Last Call for 2021 – Bomberger’s Declaration Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bomberger's Declaration is a limited release bourbon from Michter's, and is a limited release offering much like Shenk's Homestead. While Shenk's is a sour mash (likely a half corn half rye mashbill), Bomberger's is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon bottled at 108 proof. For the 2021 release, there was only 1,735 bottles, making this a very … Continue reading Last Call for 2021 – Bomberger’s Declaration Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Tasting Notes: Sugarfield Spirits Bourbon Batch HP3 – Local Spirit 27

Hokus Pokus' latest Sugarfield Bourbon pick was selected between two barrel samples brought to the Prairieville store and 27 customers of the store helped pick this. This is a five year old MGP bourbon with a mashbill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley and bottled at cask strength at 113 proof. Color … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Sugarfield Spirits Bourbon Batch HP3 – Local Spirit 27

Tasting Notes on my Christmas Bourbon: Blanton’s Single Barrel Gold Edition

There is such a huge amount of not only hype but demand for Blanton's, about which I have written extensively. Once a bottle for bourbon nerds it is the most sought after. Made by Buffalo Trace, the Blanton's brand name, along with Elmer T. Lee, is owned by Age International, which is a Japanese company … Continue reading Tasting Notes on my Christmas Bourbon: Blanton’s Single Barrel Gold Edition

Tasting Notes: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Special Release Barrel Proof “Coy Hill”

I am a fan of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof. I was able to pick up a bottle of the Coy Hill Special Release, which differs from the regular Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof in that it was aged at the top of one of two rickhouses on Coy Hill, the highest point on the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Special Release Barrel Proof “Coy Hill”

Jacob’s Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey Recipe No. 2

Jacob's Pardon is a new interesting whiskey that has just arrived in Louisiana. The brand is a project of a large wine distributor, Palm Bay International. The Taub family, the owners of Palm Bay, has had a long history in the spirits industry, which continued even despite prohibition. Post-prohibition, they developed Baltimore Club whiskey, a … Continue reading Jacob’s Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey Recipe No. 2

Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus Ghost V Maker’s Mark Private Selection

I picked up two bottles of the Ghost V Hokus Pokus Maker's Mark Private Selection at Hokus Pokus Wednesday after trying that night during Whiskey Wednesday. As you can tell, from one of the below pictures, I have really been enjoying this bottle. This bottle costs $73. The particular pick weighs in at 109.2 proof, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus Ghost V Maker’s Mark Private Selection

Western Spirits Sam Houston 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch LA-2

Western Spirits most popular brand is Bird Dog, but they have gotten quite good at picking barrels from 1792 Barton Distillery and bottling them under the Calumet Farms and now Sam Houston brands. This particular bottling, batch LA-2, was especially for Louisiana from their seventh release, made from a batch of only three barrels. The … Continue reading Western Spirits Sam Houston 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch LA-2

Tasting Notes: Old Carter Bourbon Batch 1-LA for Uncorked

I have previously written about Old Carter. Their Louisiana distributor, Uncorked, arranged for a special batch of Old Carter just for them, Batch 1-LA (hopefully the first of many), and it has been delivered to the stores in Louisiana that previously received Old Carter releases. There are only 570 bottles in the release at it … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Old Carter Bourbon Batch 1-LA for Uncorked