Welcome Robb Gibb and Mike Bonin to the Blog

Robb Gibb and Mike Bonin, two great friends I met at last year's Buffalo Trace Whiskey Weekend will now be blogging here. The Whiskey Jar continues to grow, and am excited these two guys who I talk to about whiskey all the time will now be writing here.

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1792 Bottled in Bond: Classic!

Finally getting to review this one. Mardi Gras has kept me busy and my 1792 Bottled in Bond had not yet been tried even though I had the bottle for two weeks. I ended up grabbing it for the Garden District Promenade and Block Party last Saturday. Drank almost half of it neat out of … Continue reading 1792 Bottled in Bond: Classic!

Whiskey Glass Review: Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Heritage Footed Tasting Tumbler

There is often great debate in the alcohol world about whether the glass matters. I fall into the category of folks that think it does matter as to the taste and smell. Yes, I have a complete set of Reidel wine glasses. I have the Reidel whiskey tasting glasses but find their Hennessy cognac glass … Continue reading Whiskey Glass Review: Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Heritage Footed Tasting Tumbler

Bulleit Barrel Strength Batch 4 finally arrives in Louisiana

Diageo's powerhouse bourbon brand, Bulleit, started selling cask strength bourbon in their gift shop two years ago, and then released the whiskey to a limited number of states, and then last fall widened distribution to more states including Louisiana. Hokus Pokus got this whiskey in a couple of weeks ago and tonight I decided to … Continue reading Bulleit Barrel Strength Batch 4 finally arrives in Louisiana

It’s Not Just A Street; New Orleans is Bourbon City

I have been down here for the weekend in New Orleans, for a dinner with my Mardi Gras Krewe at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, my Aunt’s funeral, and a little bit of romantic weekend with Catherine. At Dickie Brennan’s, they had my favorite Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch, so that was my cocktail of the evening … Continue reading It’s Not Just A Street; New Orleans is Bourbon City

Ardbeg Uigeadail on Burns Night and What’s This Malt Stuff, Anyway?

Back in March of 2015, I took a long-needed vacation to Scotland. I’d gotten pretty heavily into Scotch starting in about January of 2012, after I flipped through a book Brad had gotten for Christmas. That book reminded me that I’d enjoyed some of Scotland’s finest when I was younger, and I was looking for … Continue reading Ardbeg Uigeadail on Burns Night and What’s This Malt Stuff, Anyway?

Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 10 Cask Strength; Bourbon with a finish of a West Coast Scotch

I have to admit I was pretty excited just to try a Jefferson's cask strength bourbon just to see what Trey Zoeller would put out as far as cask strength bourbon. But he put this bourbon on a cargo ship to age. It crossed the equator quite a few times. Given its low proof at … Continue reading Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 10 Cask Strength; Bourbon with a finish of a West Coast Scotch