View Full Version : Pogue bourbon

12-05-2004, 19:43
Where can I get Old Pogue????? Via online or is to
travel to Kentuckey the only way? Is it very good or is it just hype? Could someone compare it to Booker's/Blanton's,Pappy Van Winkel,George T. Stagg?
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12-05-2004, 19:53
It's good stuff. The Pogue family visited the Gazebo at the Festival in September and provided tasting samples. I asked the same question -- so far, it is available only in KY and Indiana, so I brought one home. Distribution will widen as production does, if it does.

12-16-2004, 08:14
pogue is a good bourbon, but not up to the ones you mentioned in your post. I tastes to me clearly like a Heaven Hill product. It has that grassy overtone,much like old whiskey river, or even a smoother version ot the low priced matlingly and moore or t.w. samuals. It has a beautiful color , and is nicely balanced. I am just not a fan of the grassy overtones in some of the heaven hill products. Other heaven hill procucts like elijah craig are wonderful.

12-16-2004, 12:25
I wonder where those tones come from, at first I thought they were rye-derived but now I am not sure. Some people here have called that flavour, "eucalyptus". A signature of some of the younger whiskies of HH, to be sure.


12-16-2004, 16:30
I don't think that it is the rye content, as the mashbill is not much different from others. I had thought that it might be caused by being aged in the upper floors of the rick house as it can be so hot there. maybe betty jo knows

12-17-2004, 00:27
Yes, it's amazing to me how distinctive the Heaven Hill bourbons are...Grassy, eucalyptus...none of these adjectives really quite gets it, but there's definitely a distinct flavor that allows me to tell instantly if it's Heaven Hill product.

12-17-2004, 10:58
If there is one bourbon that captures that grassy characteristic more than others, I think it is Corner Creek, which probably is HH bourbon. NOT my favorite.

12-17-2004, 15:27
I know we're off topic here, but I do find the Kulsveen whiskeys all have that HH Grassiness. I was sampling a recent gift of Pure Kentucky on Tuesday. Distinctly there.