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  1. Jim Beam Peach

    Fruit Liqueurs — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    I've tasted the Jack Daniels and Crown Royal flavored liqueurs, so I thought it proper to also try Jim Beam's version. Heavy peach aromas on the nose, accompanied by some raisins and vanilla. The peach flavor on the palate is very strong, but there is a little more whiskey flavor here compared to the others. This taste more like what I'd expect a liqueur mixed with a bourbon would taste like. This is obviously made for mixing, I wouldn't recommend drinking this neat, but I do appreciate that they left some impression of their whiskey in the drink.
    13.0 USD per Bottle
  2. Laphroaig Quarter Cask

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Laphroaig QC is very similar to Lap 10, but the flavor is even fuller and brighter. The first aroma on the nose is the unmistakable scent of seawater and iodine. If you venture beyond that you’ll find more delicate scents like flowers, campfire, leather, rubber-bands, and salted caramel. A few drops of water bring out even more floral aromas. Being 5% more ABV, the palate feels much stronger than Lap 10, and is dominated by heavy toffee, caramel, and black licorice. It is much sweeter than the nose leads you to believe. As the sweet toffee flavors fade, strong brine and seaweed come forward and dominate the robust oily finish. You can feel the warming sensation as the liquid pours down to your stomach. The final flavor after the brine is lighter and floral, leaving you wanting another sip. I think this scotch is a great bargain, considering the closest thing to it that I’ve tried is Lagavulin 16, which is over $30 more expensive. I consider these two to be the best peated whiskies available through normal distribution.
    58.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Aberfeldy 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I originally found this on sale back in November and was impressed enough to get a second bottle for thanksgiving, which also received positive reviews from my guests. I’ve been wanting to review this for a while, but frankly, it was difficult to improve upon anything Ctrexman wrote about it a few months ago. If you’re interested in this malt I’d recommend looking at his review. Aberfeldy is the main distillery that contributes to Dewar’s blended scotches. You can certainly taste its influence in the Dewars 12 and 15 year offerings, but this single malt taste more pure and malty. It is a great scotch to introduce to new whisky drinkers. On the nose you can find cream, lime juice, fresh cut grass, lemon zest, and vanilla. The main flavor on the palate is similar to the bread you get at a steak house covered in warm honey butter. You can also find caramel and red apples dipped in brown sugar. The finish is malty with some dark chocolate tones. This is a very easy to drink and enjoyable scotch. You can’t really pigeonhole Aberfeldy into any particular category like a peat monster or sherry, or fruit. I would say it’s best characterized by cream and malt, similar to Deanston but not as thick. It is a really enjoyable malt not quite like anything else.
    30.0 USD per Bottle
  4. The Glenlivet 12 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    On the nose you can find butterscotch, honey, brown sugar, and banana behind a medicinal aroma not unlike DayQuil. The palate is sweet with apples, vanilla, brown sugar, and more medicinal flavors. Followed by medium length crisp finish with a little spice. This is a very sweet scotch that can be welcoming for new scotch drinkers, but I do rank it behind the other Glens.
    34.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    The nose has sweet fruits and nuts almost like a Speyside Scotch but you can still taste some corn. The palate is dominated by sweet dark cherry along with some chocolate. Not too unlike a cherry garcia iced cream. The finish is pleasant, long, and mild, with an enjoyable sweet oak flavor. This whiskey wasn’t as similar to JD #7 as I expected. You can tell it had some influence, but it’s more of a distance cousin than a brother or sister. And the banana flavor that seems unmistakable in JD #7 is almost absent here. There are very few American whiskeys that I enjoy as much as a decent Scotch, but this is one of them.
    140.0 USD per Bottle
  6. Johnnie Walker Red Label

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Our family stopped by my mothers house for New Year’s Eve this year (well last year I guess) and I wondered if she would have any scotch. After a short investigation I managed to find a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label from another generation. I’m not sure which year they switched the striding man from walking left to walking right, but this was one of the older bottles with him walking to the left. I was surprised how inviting the nose was. I got some lemon zest, grass, and cola, but the overwhelming aroma was a sweet butterscotch. The palate was straightforward with some sweet corn, apple juice and cashew flavors before a spicy medium length finish. Overall I’m pretty impressed, I expected something more harsh. Though I have no idea how this whisky compares to the current Red Label bottling, it was an enjoyable drink to have as my last of 2019.
  7. Tomatin Dualchas

    Single Malt — Highlands , Scotland

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    The nose has butterscotch, sarsaparilla, pears, and freshly printed paper. On the palate you get sweet oak, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and cinnamon. The finish is a little spicy but enjoyable. This scotch is a great value for the money. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a light/young speyside. I think this is better than Tomatin 12, and on par with Glenfiddich 12 for a lot less money.
    22.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Tres Generaciones Añejo Tequila

    Tequila Añejo — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fresh agave and citrus on the nose. The palate has more sweet agave before a sharp finish. Not as much pepper as many tequilas, but the flavor is pretty straight forward. A good drink but not a great value.
    40.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Patrón XO Cafe

    Coffee Liqueurs — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Espresso and grape juice on the nose. Palate is a very sweet and enjoyable coffee liqueur with some amaretto and brown sugar. The tequila is mostly hidden behind the espresso but you can still find hints of it. This is a very enjoyable after dinner drink, especially for lovers of Cuban cafe.
    23.0 USD per Bottle
  10. Grey Goose Vodka

    Unflavored Vodka — France

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    I don’t really drink vodka, but I’ve had it on a few occasions and will try new ones given the opportunity. Grey Goose has some ethanol and lemon zest on the nose. Grain alcohol and some citrus on the palate. Short dry finish. This is an enjoyable drink, but I think it’s a bit overpriced.
    25.0 USD per Bottle
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