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  1. Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy

    American Brandy — Kentucky , USA

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Smells like burnt apple cider, or apples that have been baked until charred before being juiced. Golden raisins and licorice follow in the nose. Flavorwise, there's complexity here, but there's a note I don't like. Almost like it's just too charred. Too much burnt oak? Drinks more like medicinal whiskey - with a whisper of apple brandy in the back of your throat if you really look for it. The wood dominates the flavor, with a somewhat bitter unpleasant herbal quality. It's a touch hot, but it's not the heat that bothers me. My problem is with what this is missing: a bright note, or more sweetness or richness. Anything to round out oak and char.
    32.0 USD per Bottle
  2. Fighting Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Tasting this after letting it sit in the glass for about 10 minutes. My favorite thing about this is the mouth feel, which is surprisingly viscous. Almost like a liqueur rather than a whiskey. Flavorwise, this reminds me of a less complex Elijah Craig barrel proof watered down with a little bit of honey milk tea. I'm getting hints of orange peel, clove, and cinnamon. There is a peanut profile I usually associate with Jim Beam products, but also a lesser extent with Elijah Craig. There's almost no burn whatsoever, which is surprising. What this lacks in complexity, it makes up in drinkability and value. I'm not sure there's a better $20 bottle. Glad I bought this on a whim
    20.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Osocalis Apple Brandy

    American Brandy — California, USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Light. Lively. Delicious. Drinks like a high-quality cognac with the slightest breeze of apple. Almost more like applewood was used in the process or it was passed through apple rather than being distilled from apple. Also notes of walnut skin, peach, smoke, oak and char. Very flavorful with a pleasant burn at the end that I appreciate.
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength

    Single Pot Still — Ireland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    There's no other way to describe this but delicious. If you weren't for the clear description on the label, and the overwhelming amount of full flavoredness, there would be no way to know that this was cask strength because there is practically no burn whatsoever. What I get from this is primarily honey with a burnt raisin quality followed by malt sugar and Dr Pepper. I get a lot of stone fruit -apricots and peaches- in this also, but all of it has a distinct cooked into a pie and caramelized quality - pie crust and gummy caramelization and everything. Honestly, this is unbelievably delicious with a smooth nectar like texture, like freshly squeezed peach juice
    95.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Foursquare 2007 Single Blended Rum

    Aged Rum — Barbados

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Something about this reminds me of a dark cherry liqueur of the highest quality... The darkest, dark cherry turned into the finest of dry spirits. It's one of the best liquors of any kind that I've ever tried. It drinks a bit more like rye whiskey than a rum, however, with almost no vanilla notes whatsoever. Other flavors include cocoa, Belgian sugar, and a lot of rye-like spice
    70.0 USD per Bottle
  6. SJ Bourbon Drinkers pick, barrel no. 1808619, bottled at 109 proof. Initially, I didn't like this when I tried it last night immediately after opening the bottle (rocks glass). Coming back to it today (Glencairn), I appreciated it much more. Peanut brittle is the most prevalent undercurrent throughout, but there is a nice burnt brown sugar and cocoa quality to this, with hints of creme brulee. Medium long finish with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Low burn, but pleasant heat where present. The more I sip this, the more I like it.
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  7. Foursquare Nobiliary

    Aged Rum — Barbados, Barbados

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Dark and spicy, the bourbon cask influence is unmistakable. Up front, I find strong coffee notes with green peppercorn, anise, and nutmeg. Vanilla appears in the middle with a pastry cream finish. This is a sipper for any lover of American whiskey or of strong flavorful spirits. Amazing at any price
    105.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Brugal 1888 Rum

    Aged Rum — Dominican Republic

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Medium. Just medium everything. Body, oak, finish. Medium. The first notes are Sherry that finishes with vanilla and fresh sugar cane juice. A slight undercurrent of charred oak bitterness is just below the surface throughout. The bourbon influence comes more to the surface in the middle with hints of dark cherry and cola (dark cherry cola).
    35.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Larga Vida XO

    Aged Rum — Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama and Trinidad, Barbados

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love this. Bottom line. Fantastic. Initially, dark fruit (prune) that quickly opens into caramel, butterscotch, and chocolate caramel. Once I realized what this reminded me of, all I could taste was Rolo candy. Slightly viscous and thoroughly pleasant. Sweet but dry and complex. You can taste how many things are in this. Whether you like it or not, there's no question of quality here.
    66.0 USD per Bottle
  10. Cotswolds Single Malt

    Single Malt — England

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Pretty traditional Young single malt profile. Gentle. Almost too gentle. Smooth, drinkable pour with a touch of peat. Rose water shows up in the middle and finish, and there are hints of caramel, honey, and black tea. I feel like I want more from this, but I have no complaints about this whatsoever.
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