Today on @punch_drink, I examine the underground world of whiskey geeks blending their own limited edition @fourrosesbourbon on the cheap. This is from a couple months ago, when I had the great pleasure of drinking (legit) Four Roses LEs with Master Distiller Brent Elliott.
WATHEN'S SINGLE BARREL BOURBON is finally back in stock
George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.
Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves and smokiness. Cheers! 🥃
Got to spend some time with a cool bro @premchandfoundit and I ended up raiding his cabinet. Took some cigars when he wasn't paying attention and I am sure he won't miss them. Made some more samples to give out to friends. Cohiba Robustos Supremos Edicion Limitada 2014, Hoyo De Monterrey Edicion Limitada 2011, Montecristo Dantes Edicion Limitada 2016, Punch Punch Vintage Collection, Punch Reino Unido, H.upmann No.2 Reservas, Bolivar Edicion Regional Alemania, La Gloria Cubana Edicion Regional Suiza, Sancho Panza Edicion Regional Belux, El Rey del mundo Edicion Regional Reino Unido, Bolivar Edicion Regional Hong Kong, Juan Lopez Edicion Regional Suiza, KSA Custom Shaggy Foot, Trinidad La Trova LCDH,Montecristo 80th Anniversary, Partagas 21st anniversary Salamones. Will see what the fuss is about that KSA. Samples of Caroni 1983 Heavy Trinidad Rum 22yr by Velier 1983/2005 at 52%. Willett 1595 private pick for 1789B 11yr 123.4 Proof. Willett C18D 22yr 137.7 proof, 113 bottles and released on 4/15 for the Gift Shop. . Willett C12B 22yr 135.8 proof, 106 bottles for the gift shop and released on 8/2015. Willett C17D 22yr 141.8 proof 🔥., 112 bottles released on 5/2015 for the gift shop. Willett 1434 for 1789B private pick 8yr 130.5 proof, 125 bottles and 2012 release. #willett#willettdistillery#rum#velierrum#caroni#bourbon#bourbonporn#bourboncollection#cigar#cubancigar#whisky#whiskytime#craftbeer#singlemalt#whiskey#nyc#just_bottles#bourbonlife#luxurylife
Overseas bottles arrived today - been searching for older, limited releases lately and found these 3. Anyone have anything on the Old Huckleberry let me know. 8 year - 101 proof and think it is from the 80’s. The James Wage is American Whiskey but I believe bottled and sold in Italy - still working on the age. Last and intriguing to me - a Single Barrel for Whisky Broker from Heaven Hill - 100.4 proof, NCF, distilled in Kentucky but bottled in Scotland. Probably opening this one this weekend to see how the travel overseas in barrels were affected by the waves, etc - cheers! #rarebourbon#bourbon#whiskey#whisky#heavenhill#oldhuckleberry#brownwater#bourbonporn#bourbongram#instabourbon#dram#raredrams
JOSEPH MAGNUS CIGAR BLEND BOURBON is now available....
From the Distillery:
JOSEPH MAGNUS CIGAR BLEND BOURBON
Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend is the result of Magnus Master Blender Nancy Fraley’s desire to revel in a bourbon that can hold its own alongside a fine cigar. A combination of our award winning Joseph Magnus Bourbon, with 11 and 18 year old whiskeys, Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend assumes bold, rich aromas of tobacco, spice, leather, vanilla, blanched almonds, and toffee. The Armagnac cask finish lends fruity notes of fig, prune, and dried apricot.Straight bourbon whiskey, finished in
Armagnac, Sherry and CognacAlc. by Vol. 50.35% / 100.7 proof
BULLEIT BOURBON BARREL STRENGTH BATCH#3 is now available. Limited availability so don't miss out on this amazing bourbon from @bulleit
@whi@whiskyattic showing off one of their many gems. The 13 year old Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye is amazing. I think not being released this year has made me want one even more. I'm looking forward to stopping in and checking out their other bottles next time I'm in Vegas. Where do you rank the Rye in the pappy lineup? ----------------------------------------------------📷= @whiskyattic ----------------------------------------------------
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#bourbonfound - well, actually #ryefound - another Find of the Day - thanks to @pro@proofandspirit for tagging us (tagging increases odds of posts to our feed)
Expression(s): Pinhook Straight Rye Whiskey
Distiller: sourced - MGP
Congratulations to @proofandspirit on the find!
Kentucky Bourbon Haul part 3/3
So, each of these whiskies has a 'story' to tell, though many of the facts of production remain undisclosed.
Blade & Bow is a nice enough, classic vanilla sweet style bourbon. Named after the parts of a skeleton key, Blade and Bow goes through a solera system of five different sets of casks, with some original pre-1992 Stitzl Weller whiskey being housed in the last set of barrels. Bottled at an ABV of 45.5%, Diageo doesn't disclose the Mashbill.
I.W.Harper has recently returned to The US after almost exclusively been sold in Japan. Distilled at Bernheim distillery (which makes Heaven Hill) but aged at the Stitzel Weller site. This particular is a 15yo which I've not tried yet - any bourbon fans out there have an opinion on this?
Hilhaven Lodge is probably the most elaborate 'story' that features (yet another) Diageo celebrity partnership, this time with Brett Ratner. A blend of bourbon, rye and tennessee whiskeys, Hilhaven Lodge whiskey is named after a Beverly Hills Estate touted to be the place where celebrities could get away from the limelight and 'be themselves'.... Once I heard the 'story' I was surprised that anyone would wish to name a whiskey after it! Ironically, the brand has recently been discontinued on account of the recent sexual harassment allegations against Brett Ratner.... Oh dear! This one bottled at 40% ABV - no idea of the whiskeys present, nor their mashbills... Some story though, huh?