Heaven's Door Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Tennessee, USATasted August 22, 2022Sweet nose, vanilla, spice, and dry leather. Initial taste is sweet with a big hit of vanilla, caramel, and sweet corn/butterscotch. Quickly transitions to strong tannins, barrel flavors, and some alcohol heat. Big buzzing pepper on the cheeks and roof with an astringent oak on the tongue. The finish is decidedly bitter that is long lasting with what tastes like the vegetal note of a stripped cob. Not smooth but certainly not harsh as any the alcohol notes are mostly covered by the body.
Unflavored Vodka — USATasted July 7, 2022Neutral with a slightly sweet finish. Very little harshness or fusel alcohol notes and it is almost citrusy at the end.
TX Straight Bourbon Tawny Port Finish
Bourbon — Texas, USATasted March 27, 2022Not as good as the sherry casked version. The base bourbon is far more readily apparent and the port notes are subdued. I was hoping for a little more wood and a smoother finish
TX Straight Bourbon PX Sherry Finish
Bourbon — Texas, USATasted March 27, 2022Vinous and a sweet oxidization note to complement the base bouron. Warming, earthy, leathery, and a drying finish.
TahWahKaro Four Grain Bourbon
Bourbon — Texas, USATasted February 25, 2022Strong initial bite, warming, and spicy. Earthy, leather, pepper, and wood. Ends sharp and pungent.
Redwood Empire Emerald Giant Rye
Rye — USATasted February 10, 2022Light color, spicy nose, smooth body, finish kicks in with typical rye notes, caramel, pepper, and an earthy/peaty note. Long buzzing finish on tongue, slightly hot.