AccoladesOld Pogue in The News
95/100 by Robert Parker May 3, 2013
A...small batch bourbon, this sensational effort is a fiery, full-bodied bourbon with a medium amber color as well as lots of vanilla, smoke, marmalade, spice and caramelized citrus notes. Very aromatic, rich and heady, but not overly hot, this is a superb bourbon. Rated 95/100
Highly Recommended January 24, 2013
A review of Limestone Landing conducted by the Beverage Tasting Institute: Clear. Aromas and flavors of creamy pistachio nougat, raisin scone, and grain husk with a round, penetrating dryish medium-to-full body a warming, white pepper, fig rye toast, chalk dust, and pear eau-de-vie-like finish. Interesting flavor and dimension; opens nicely with water, and a creative cocktail choice. Rating: 89 Points - Silver Medal.
Top of the Line March 1, 2012
Cincinnati Magazine featured an article about historic Pompilios' Restaurant's impressive bourbon selections, in which Old Pogue is considered one of three premium boiurbons and is the finale of their "As Good As It Gets Bourbon Flights."
Double Gold Medal January 18, 2012
TheFiftyBest.com rating the finest in spirits, has for the first time turned its sights to bourbon. TheFiftyBest.com recently hosted its Premium Bourbon Tasting, where numerous contenders competed for the distinguished “Best Bourbon” awards. TheFiftyBest.com is very pleased to announce that Old Pogue Master’s Select was awarded a Double-Gold medal, the highest award possible. Bourbon aficionados, wine/spirits writers, and bartenders were the judges at the formal tasting in NYC.
Superb / Highly Recommended September 12, 2011
Lovely amber tone; impeccable clarity. Opening whiffs detect hints of new leather, beeswax and cornmeal; another eight minutes of air contact stimulates deeper aromas of oak resin, pine and corn oil. Entry tastes include resin, buttered popcorn and fresh honey; midpalate highlights the honey along with dried red fruits, especially prunes, and tangy black pepper. Ends on a succulent, rounded note. A superb Old Pogue expression. Reviewed by Spirit Journal.
Highly Recommended April 24, 2010
Old Pogue Master’s Selection is a very solid bourbon to enjoy neat. The flavors are pronounced and more importantly tasty. Because it is so smooth I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest this bottle to any bourbon enthusiast or anyone looking a nice dark liquor. It is worth ever penny of the $48.00 dollar price tag. Reviewed by Flawless Crowns.
Silver Medal January 15, 2010
International Review of Spirits Award: Silver Medal. Pale copper color. Toffee, orange blossom, and toasty oak aromas. A soft entry leads to a dry medium-bodied palate with buttered and roasted corn, spicy dried fruit, sandalwood, and spice. Quick, dried fruit fade. Reviewed by Tasting.com.
Nicely Balanced May 25, 2008
A bourbon with a gentle demeanor and easy drinkability. The whisky is nicely balanced, with sweet notes of corn, caramel, and vanilla blending in nicely with subtle fruit and dried spice. An uncomplicated, fairly straight-forward bourbon for everyday drinking. Reviewed by the Whiskey Advocate.
Superb (90-95) / Highly Recommened December 21, 2005
The nosing passes find alluring, sweet grain and plum scents, delicate aromas of paraffin, confectioner's sugar and a trace of maple. Palate entry is silky smooth and tastes of light caramel, buttered sweet corn and maple. Concludes firm, warm on the tongue, and moderately oily. A new American small-batch gem. Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.