1. Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish

    Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA

    Tasted December 30, 2019
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    I was hesitant to pull the trigger on this one due to some of the comments and having never had anything from Belle Meade before. But I’m glad I grabbed this. Maybe it’s because I usually drink Speyside scotches, but to me this bourbon is fantastic. I get a depth of flavor and complexity that reminds me of some of the better scotches I’ve had, that you (imo) typically don’t get from bourbon. It is incredibly smooth and while the nose has a lot of sherry character, I find the sherry subdued in the whiskey itself. It plays a nice background note to the more typical bourbon flavors and doesn’t get in the way. Sometimes I find the fruit of the sherry and the vanilla and caramel fight each other, but not here. I get far more brown sugar and molasses from the bourbon which benefits from the sherry nicely. Like a sherry finished Speyside, this bourbon isn’t for everyone, but if you enjoy that flavor profile I highly recommend this. Easily one of my favorite whiskeys, and I’m sorry I didn’t buy both bottles at the state store.
    79.99 USD per Bottle
  2. Compass Box The Lost Blend

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted January 19, 2019
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is an odd blend to like (for me) as it is mostly Highland scotch with some peaty Islay to round it out. Typically I’m a Speyside guy and not a big fan of peat smoke. This blend does a fantastic job though of layering in the flavors that you really get a complex dram (which is what I like about a great Speyside). The Islay does a great job adding just a whisp of smoke on the finish but does not overpower.
    100.0 USD per Bottle
    Vine & Table
  3. Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted December 5, 2018
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very smooth bourbon, and very sweet. give this to any of your friends that say they aren't whiskey drinkers. I actually like to "blend" this with the 1920 and the statesman. it kind of creates a "poor man's Birthday Bourbon."
  4. Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted June 17, 2018
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Got to sample this over the weekend. local shop (IN) was selling them for $500 a bottle. Very smooth Islay scotch. Still had the briny and peaty flavor you would expect, but the extra time seemed to really tone down the saltiness. The finish was long, as you would expect, but honestly didn't burn out my palate the way a typical Islay would. A sip or two of water and you could transition back to some lighter whiskey should you be so inclined.
  5. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2017

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted October 1, 2017
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Blade and Bow Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted September 17, 2017
    5.0 out of 5 stars
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