1792 Full Proof Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 12, 2020My first barrel proof besides rare breed and booker’s. It’s definitely hot but more subdued than I expected for 62%. It’s complex and friendly. Nose: Vanilla, pepper, smoke, cinnamon Palate: Oily, cinnamon, caramel, creme brûlée, Banana, vanilla. Finish: There is a solid Kentucky hug that lingers. With spice on the side of the tongue. Mouthfeel: It is definitely not thin.
Highland Park 12 Year Viking Honour
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed June 11, 2020Quintessential whisky in my opinion. Not as sweet as a speyside, but it starts to work in smoky flavors. Nose: Butterscotch,honey, and smoke, light vanilla, citrus, fruits Palate: Butterscotch, smoke, slight oak, light peat, fruit cake. Finish: Smoke fades into a light ash with a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel: Not creamy but not thin
Baker's Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 11, 2020Solid whiskey, but I’m having a falling out with Beam products lately. I definitely notice my palate changing and I find most Beam products overpriced. Nose: Cinnamon, baking spices, pepper Palate: Cinnamon, vanilla, baking spice, oak Finish: Hot in on the tongue almost no tannin from the oak. Mouthfeel: It is definitely thick and viscous.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Blended — IrelandReviewed June 8, 2020Sweeter than the IPA version but delicious and priced well enough for a daily drinker. Nose: Butterscotch, dark chocolate, caramel, graham crackers. Palate: Caramel apple, butterscotch Finish: very easy with slight ethanol and pepper on the finish. Mouthfeel: The only downfall of this whiskey to me is that it is slightly thin.
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Blended — IrelandReviewed June 8, 2020Captures the best parts of an IPA without the bitter finish. Overall punches way above its price point in complexity. Nose: Vanilla, citrus, hops it reminds me of Sculin IPA. Palate: Toffee, apple, Citrus, pine, graham crackers. Finish is very friendly, medium with slightly sour finish. Mouthfeel: A little bit thin but very friendly due to that. It's kind of a nice balance.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 7, 2020It’s not very complex, but what is there is amazing. This is one of my favorite bourbons. It’s definitely sweet. Nose: Toasted Marshmallows, oak, and caramel. Palate: Like maple syrup and pancakes with a little butter. It's sweet and shows a lot of caramel. Finish: Medium with sweet and tannin from the oak. Awesome! Mouthfeel: Slightly astringent but not thin. The astringency feels like it comes from the extra barrel and I don't know if it's avoidable if you want the flavors that this delivers.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 7, 2020This bourbon should not be as sought after as it is. It is a great upper-entry level bourbon. It is very enjoyable, but I feel that there are much better bourbons that should be hyped up a bit more than this. Nose: Cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zest. Palate: I get a lot of orange and cherry blend. It has a lot of citrus and is not overly sweet. Finish: It is a mellow finish that is slightly astringent once the bottle opens up. Initially it comes off quite hot. Mouthfeel: It has an average mouthfeel and it does not detract form the whiskey.
Green Spot Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandReviewed June 7, 2020This whiskey stands out from most other Irish whiskey. It has more citrus than expected. Nose: Green apple, clove, baking spice, graham crackers Palate: Apple, shortbread, and maltier than expected. Finish: Very pleasant and it lingers well. Mouthfeel: It has more body than the other Irish whiskey that I've had.