Staff Pick: Aleen Kovack - Wine Scout
I think this is a fun and easy bourbon to drink. In my house we love it straight and in an old fashioned. The brown sugar and vanilla flavors with a hint of orange is just perfect for me. I have shared this with several friends that are now fans as well.
Whose house? The infamous General Joseph Hooker's to be exact; a Civil War veteran, Sonoma resident, lady's man and whiskey aficionado. Although his military practice was often questioned, his love of whiskey and women were not. The general was known to kept the morale of his troops happy and in good spirits by allowing a lot of freedom, including a posse of ladies that would follow his troops around. The legendary General liked to carry on so much with women and whiskey that he popularized the word “Hooker” to its common use. The General’s home, Hooker House, located off the historic plaza in Sonoma is now a museum celebrating his spirited life and the inspiration behind this barrel-aged Kentucky distilled bourbon