Old Elk Straight Wheated Bourbon
Bourbon — Colorado , USAReviewed March 25, 2023I thkight this was a very good and easy drinker and with some nice variety to the flavor. Starting neat it was smooth with some citrusy/fruit tang to it followed by nutmeg/spice (but notnspicy). With an ice cube it got much sweeter with more of a banana/custard finish to it. Very good first impression.
Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 27, 2023As far as wheated bourbons go, this is fairly harsh and oaky vs smoother and sweeter. You get some of those elements, but it’s a peg down from others like WSR. I’d put it alongside Woodford/bulleit.
Widow Jane Decadence 10 Year
Bourbon — USAReviewed January 27, 2023Can taste the bit of maple but it’s less overpowering that I anticipated. It’s got a sweetness, but it’s not overbearing and strikes a good balance of vanilla and maple with tannic and just the right amount of heat. Good bottle.
Balcones Texas Single Malt
American Single Malt — Texas, USAReviewed January 27, 2023Real complexity to it that hits you hard. Caught some honey on the nose. Get big bold flavor of cinnamon and bite along with an undertone of sweetness with it. Overall an interesting change of pace from some of the others. Would call it a nice to have but not a must have.
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
Tennessee Whiskey — Tennessee, USAReviewed January 22, 2023I haven’t had this straight in years, and coming back to it I actually liked it more than I thought it would. The problem is that at 40% it’s “just a whiskey”. There isn’t really anything that stands out about it, which makes it not that exciting to sip, and not that exciting for cocktails. Good for those times you want a mixer in with your coke just to get a buzz and that’s it.
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 22, 2023Nothing really complex to this. It’s a rye forward bourbon that is spicy and hot. Not much else really comes through for me. Good for cocktails, not for sipping neat.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 22, 2023Drinks like a high rye with a log of heat and spice. Unfortunately, neat I don’t really get anything beyond that. The high rye makes it a good cocktail bourbon, but this one isn’t for me when I’m looking to have something to sip on on its own.
Basil Hayden Toast
Bourbon — USAReviewed January 22, 2023Overall this is fine, nothing more nothing less. I do like it more than the normal BH, but honestly if it didn’t say “toasted” I wouldn’t have necessarily been able to pick that out. Smell is fairly sweet with fruity undertone. Pretty smooth even neat which isn’t surprising given the proof. A little ice doesn’t change the complexion a lot. Overall it’s fairly smooth and I get some apple/orange fruit flavor coming through, with some slight oak or nut coming through.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 21, 2023More out of the norm on this one, but neat this drinks pretty harsh for the proof to me. The main thing that comes through to me is smoke followed by some burn. With a little ice, it definitely gets a more sweet palate of vanilla. All in all, when I find this at the store at regular MSRP, it’s a fine pick-up. At secondary prices above $100, give me something like a knob creek 12.
Koval Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Illinois, USAReviewed January 14, 2023Unique/interesting mix of a sweet smell but the flavor it having the more typically vanilla or caramel flavor. Even though on the nose you expect that, you get more fruit/herbal flavor profile without the sweetness. Not necessarily bad, but it kind of throws you off. It’s also not entirely smooth and doesn’t fully mellow out with an ice cube.
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