anCnoc 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted September 15, 2021Tasting neat: Nose brings spiced honey and cinnamon, with pear and semi nutty oak followed by some alcohol heat. Palate offers butterscotch and heat, spicy wood. Finish is medium with spicy cinnamon wood notes.
J.P. Trodden Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Washington, USATasted August 30, 2021Tasting neat in a Glencairn glass: Nose offers rich wood spice, soft leather and cinnamon. Palate presents delicious vanilla and oak spice, with slight orange and cherry. Finish is medium and smooth, with more grain wood and subtle cinnamon spice.
Cragganmore 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted August 30, 2021Tasting neat in a Glencairn glass: Nose offers effervescent pear and green apple, with soft honey underneath. Palate brings soft alcohol heat with more delusions honey and slight nuttiness. Finish is soft with more bright honey and alcohol.
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Very Fine Rare Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 29, 2021Tasting neat in a NEAT glass: Nose is packed with oak leather and bright cherry, with smaller notes of vanilla and booze. Palate is thick and full of wood slice and vanilla. Finish is smooth with left over dark fruit, wood spice, and more vanilla leather.
Wild Turkey Longbranch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 27, 2021Tasting neat: Nose offers vanilla, butterscotch, wood spice and alcohol. Mesquite comes through after sitting for a few minutes, but only slightly. Palate presents oak spice and slight smoke, with underlying caramel and vanilla. Finish is long and spicy.
Smooth Ambler Contradiction 92 Proof
Bourbon — West Virginia, USATasted August 15, 2021Tasting neat. Nose is spicy, with cinnamon and redhots underlined with subtle licorice. Palate is medium thick with leather and barrel notes. Finishes hot with more leathery spice.
Starward Two-Fold Double Grain
Other Whiskey — Victoria , AustraliaTasted August 14, 2021Tasting neat in a NEAT glass: Nose is soft with gentle berries and custard underlined by graham cracker. Palate packs a punch of vanilla cream and honey. Finish is soft and medium, with more vanilla followed by red berries.
Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 14, 2021Tasting neat in a NEAT glass: Nose is full of spiced nuts with notes of banana bread and dried wood. Palate is medium thick with with gentle notes of vanilla, oak, and leather. Finishes quick but lingers on the tongue with wood spice and heat.
Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 21, 2021Tasting neat in a NEAT glass: Nose presents slight heat and peanuts, with charred wood and caramel spice. Palate offers deep oak and barrel spices, with hints of vanilla and corn. Finish is medium with soft wood notes and more corn.
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2020
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 20, 2021Tasting neat in a NEAT glass: Nose presents spicy wood and toasted breads loads of vanilla and caramel after aerating for a few minutes. Palate offers charred wood spice and slight dark fruits. Finish hits with heat initially, fading to tingly spice with more hints of caramel.