Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Rye — Pennsylvania, USATastedTasting neat: Nose offers tons of peppermint grass with a hint of lemon and some maraschino cherry juice notes. Palate brings hot rye spice light, dry caramel. Finishes quick and very dry with more peppermint.
George Dickel Barrel Select
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedTasting neat: Nose holds strong oak and honey, with slight dry coco powder. Palate is hot with lots of barrel spice and nougat. Finish lingers for some time with more dry, astringent oak.
Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USATastedTasting neat: Nose is full of vanilla cream and butterscotch, wood spice and dark fruits. Palate pairs delicious spice notes with deep caramel and even more vanilla. Finish is long and rich with no heat.
Belle Meade Select Cask XO Bourbon
Bourbon — USATastedTasting neat: Nose is almost nonexistent. Palate is smooth and rich, a nice blend of caramel and vanilla and slight wood. Finishes with a bit of a alcohol bite.
Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedTasting neat: Nose is subtle containing vanilla, plum, and slight wood heat. Palate offers sweet corn and caramel, with more vanilla and raisin. Finishes is light but long, with a pleasant caramel burn.
Virginia Distillery Co. Courage & Conviction Dr. George G. Moore Batch
American Single Malt — Virginia, USATastedTasting neat from a 50mL taster: Nose brings lemon and vanilla and rich wood. Palate is smooth and dry, with caramel and wood notes accented by light sherry. Finish is medium in length with wood throughout.
Coopers' Craft Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedTasting neat from 2oz taster: Nose is full of pear and wood spice, with some light green apple. Palate is sweet with tons of caramel and more pear. Finishes quick but the heat and wood linger for a long time.
Hakushu 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — JapanTastedTasting neat: Nose brings green apples with slight hints of smoke and vanilla. Palate is soft and oily with raisins and toffee and smoke throughout. Finishes gently with a more astringent smoke, like an ashtray.
Jura Seven Wood
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedTasting neat: Slightly hot on the nose with dark wine notes, honey, pear, butterscotch, and citrus zest and the slightest smoke. Taste is jampacked with caramel and vanilla and wood smoke. Finishes is quick yet full, with lingering wood and some salinity.
Craigellachie 13 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedTasting neat: Nose is soft with pear and honey and slight lemon. Palate offers tons of vanilla and creamy honey. Finishes smooth with just a hint of smoke.