Compass Box Hedonism
Blended Grain — ScotlandTastedall around balanced, but not outstanding.Fountain Square
Lagavulin 8 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastednose: tart apples, yellow pears, lemon juice. taste: bright creamy maltyness. slightly oily mouth coating. smoke doesn't show up until right at the transition to the finish. try breathing out through your nose with this whisky in your mouth.. the smoke jumps out of nowhere.
Hotel Tango Bravo
Bourbon — Indiana, USATastednose is virtually nil. had to basically put my nose in the liquid. a hint of orange and melted butter. taste is bitter up front. some melted butter but a touch rancid. slight tannic note drying the palate. too much oak throughout. finish is non-existent. bitter oak fades into a tasteless oily coating. I ordered Ardbeg 10 to get the taste out of my mouth. I cannot justify $50 for a bottle. Bear Wallow is a much better Indiana Craft choice. I'll try it again in a year to see if the batches improve.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2017)
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedoranges. oranges and sour and cloves. dries the palette pleasantly.
Westland Garryana 2018 Edition 3|1
American Single Malt — Washington, USATastedcan definitely taste the peated malt. sweet, complex, evolving, complex and exciting. worth the price to try it.
Booker's 30th Anniversary Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedcherry forward. oaky finish. aggressively covers the palate on the slightest sip. taste is "underproof" tannic drying of the mouth.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2018
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedbright fruit. citrus. balanced. minimal heat. dries the tongue on the finish. well done Jackie!
Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 13 Year
Rye — CanadaTastedevergreen. sugar and baking spice. rye musty-ness. pleasent mint.
Masterson's Straight Rye Whiskey 10 Year
Rye — CanadaTastedflat. boring. lackluster.