Starlight Carl T. Huber’s Cigar Batch Bourbon Finished in Brazilian Amburana Barrels
Bourbon — Indiana , USATasted March 16, 2022Nose is very sweet, caramel, slight citrus, cinnamon, dried fruit Taste is fantastic, very sweet honey, dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange citrus, minty almost menthol. Reminiscent of an orange cough drop. A light cigar enhances these flavors, especially the sweetness and cinnamon. This is top 3 for me. Awesome bottle.
Starlight Single Barrel Huber's Old Rickhouse Rye Finished in VDN Barrels
Rye — Indiana, USATasted January 30, 2022Nose is cotton candy, pecans, citrus and oak Taste is a little hot from the proof, bitter oak, very sweet honey and candied orange peel Finish stings a bit, sweetness lingers, pretty oily, long finish
Mayor Pingree 5 Year Orange Label Single Barrel Rye
Rye — Michigan , USATasted October 31, 2021Nose is wurthers original candy, peanut brittle, no real baking spice or rye spice on the nose. Very sweet nose for a rye. Taste is hot. Candied apple, bitter walnut, alittle bit of lemon peel, slightly chalky mouthfeel. Retronasally I get some clove. Palate is tingly from the proof. After taste is sweet like corn syrup with a little bit of citrus.
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted September 29, 2021Nose is bright, fruity, cherries, oaky, walnuts, a good bit of rye spice, leather, a little mint on the end. Taste is not very sweet, maybe a little burnt caramel, very dry, a good bit of oak and nutty bitterness, spiciness comes through but the fruit and sweetness is gone. Bitterness and tingly spice remains on the palate for a medium length.
Bardstown Bourbon Co. Fusion Series #3
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 28, 2021Nose is caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, nutmeg. Taste starts out hotter than I expected. Burnt caramel, woody, walnuts, cinnamon, citrus. Bitter woodiness left behind on the palate with a sweet finish.
Nashville Craft Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Nashville, TN, USATasted July 20, 2021Nose is sweet honey, peanut brittle, hay bale. Taste is pretty strong alcohol, sweet caramel, bitter sawdust and peanuts, strong juicy cherry flavor as well. Bitterness lingers on the palate and a tingly cherry aftertaste.
Clyde Mays Single Barrel
Bourbon — USATasted June 12, 2021Nose is caramel, nutty, lots of cherry, leather. Taste is oaky, caramel, bitter, slightly chalky, cherry. Finish is bitter and just slightly fruity.
Jameson 18 Year
Blended — IrelandTasted May 26, 2021Nose is sweet vanilla shortbread cookie, slightly nutty, crisp pear, mild nose, little burn very friendly. Taste is sweet honey, vanilla, pound cake, also very friendly, no alcohol burn, young unripe fruit. Very short palate, slightly chalky and a little nutty.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted May 25, 2021Nose is very mild for a peated islay scotch. There is definitely briny charcoal bricketts, and sweet vanilla but it doesn't punch you in the nose. Taste is sweet vanilla ice cream, smoky bacon, herbal like mowing your lawn and spicy smoked paprika. It's oily and sticks around tingling your lips. Minty finish maybe from the rye barrels.
High West Double Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USATasted May 8, 2021This is my standard always on hand sipping rye. Nose is honey, cinnamon, orange peel, and rye spice. Taste is salted caramel, graham cracker, oak, cinnamon, mint. Cinnamon and mint linger on the palate a little while.