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  1. Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    A bit disappointed. I generally really like twice barreled bourbons and rye, but this doesn't take on as much of the additional sweetness, chocolate, char, or marshmallow I usually associate with second barreling. It drinks well enough but not much different than any other good rye. I think it needs more given the description/ label. I want it to be better than the standard rye in the same what OF 1910 or Woodford Double Oak stand apart from the regular offerings. I wonder if it would be better at a higher proof.
    45.0 USD per Bottle
  2. Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey

    Wheat Whiskey — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Had my first taste of this today in-store, and I immediately bought it. At the outset, it is a sweet, juicy, light whiskey that reminds me of ripe, fall apples. Owing to its somewhat thin body and shorter finish, this makes me think of apple wine with hints of cinnamon and cedar. I almost want to try it warm. It's a pleasant sipper that I imagine I could enjoy on a brisk autumn day without thinking about too deeply. I'm excited to tuck into this a bit more when I have a bit of time.
    42.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Baker's Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Classic bourbon flavor profile with an appreciable punch in the proof department. Cinnamon, brown sugar, a hint of cocoa, and musty oak. This is exactly, perfectly average bourbon for me - so I'd probably say it is overpriced at it's $50 bottle price compared to better offerings like the Knob Creek single barrel bottles or nearly as good Jim Beam Distiller's Cut
    50.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Lip Service

    Rye — California, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    I know this is a rye, but it drinks more like a juicy bourbon with fruity, cherry qualities. Thinner, perhaps, than I would like and missing some of the grassy spice character I usually associate with rye. I wrote that first paragraph before looking this up and learning that this is Rye finished in French wine barrels. It certainly tastes like it. That might explain the thinness but I still think this would benefit greatly from a slightly higher bottle proof. The bourbon-like character is also explained by the mashbill - barely a rye at 51% rye, 45% corn, and 4% malted barley. Is that what the "lip service" refers to in the name?
    10.0 USD per Pour
  5. Blanton's Original Single Barrel

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Now that I've been drinking, buying, collecting, and tasting bourbon for a little while, I can't help but feel that Blanton's just underwhelms. Yes, it is smooth. But so is watered-down bourbon of almost any kind. Which is not to say that Blanton's is watered down. Just that it tastes watered down. I think Blanton's is pretty much one note. It is honey water. I wish it had more punch. I wish it had something that made it stand out
  6. Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition

    Blended — Ireland

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not nearly as good as the Jameson Caskmates Stout Barrel. There's something off-putting that I just don't like. Tastes green or young or just not well-balanced. I much prefer the Glenfiddich IPA Barrel Scotch to this. Despite loking IPAs and hops, I just don't like this
  7. Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon

    Bourbon — Texas, USA

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Spice forward and punchy. If I didn't look this up, i never would have thought it was a wheater - I'd even call it rye forward. Otherwise, good enough with some bite and an afterthought of sweetness. A good sipper but better as something you're going to drink somewhat quickly - too bad it's expensive This is the kind of bourbon I want a shot of if I'm both feeling rowdy and wanting to spend money. For something out of Texas, that feels just right.
  8. Hochstadter's Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey

    Rye — Multiple Countries

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    For something that is a hundred proof, it drinks much closer to 80 or 90 Proof. I'd go so far as to call it light and refreshing with almost no burn and a thinner body (but not in an off-putting way). Nose- caramel, fresh cut grass, tree branches, green tea with brown sugar. Reminds me a bit of fake nature smell (like a scented spray), but I don't mind too much. Flavorwise- lower on the rye spice scale than some, like a lite version of Black Maple Hill Rye (Green Label): grassy, somewhat peppery, green and leafy. Tobacco and a touch of leather round out the medium finish. Overall- a pleasant enough sipper but lacking in depth, mouthfeel, and character. I could easily drink this when in conversation with friends or with dinner, but I'd want something more if I were giving it my undivided attention.
    32.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Jim Beam Signature Craft Brown Rice Bourbon 11 Year

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I am really enjoying this, especially at $13 for a 375ml. Complex and subtle, with a softness that I suspect is due to the use of rice. Lots of southern sweet tea notes with hints of marshmallow, tannin, woodsy spice, and burnt orange peel. The nose is so unexpectedly soft, but the finish is medium-long and pleasant.
    26.0 USD per Bottle
  10. Bulleit Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    First time revisiting this in about a year since I really embarked on my Bourbon journey, and I find that there's actually more to appreciate here then when I first started. compared to many newer bourbons entering the scene, this at least tastes like it was distilled with tradition in mind. Many great flavor profiles one would expect here with nothing out of the ordinary- leaning more heavily on the spicy, herbal side of the spectrum. Brown sugar and cinnamon round this out. I wish the finish were longer and the flavors less subtle, but, for price and proof, no real complaints. It's probably on par with any of the other standard, lower-mid-shelf offerings like Jim Beam white label or Buffalo Trace
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