Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 7, 2022Really good bourbon!12.0 USD per PourPoppy's Bites & Barrels
Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon 7 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 7, 2022Tasted this at The 34° North in Beaufort, NC. They have an impressive bourbon list(!), and I decided on Bakers 7 Year (along with another which I will "review" shortly)... From what I'd read about this juice, I knew I'd like it... and I did. I don't have a lot of specifics to offer, but it hit the spot! Just enough sweet, just enough spice... and it was fairly smooth for that high a proof. Suffice to say, when I am able to locate it, I'm going to buy a bottle.34° North Restaurant
1792 Aged Twelve Years
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 21, 2022Some alcohol on the nose, along with leather and spice. Spicy and smoky on the palate... with a subtle cherry cough syrup sweetness. Finish is medium-short with more of the nose's spice and leather. This is the first 1792 I've tried — and I've been wanting to try them for a while. This one bodes well for the others. So I might try the basic Small Batch next.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 20, 2022Yummy. That's my review! Added 10/22/22: I need to add more to my review, because this Rare Breed deserves it.... Leathery and cherry nose; Sweet and spicy palate with that classic bourbon "tingle" on the tongue. Speaking of the tongue, it's rich, creamy and oily; Finish is nice and long with more spice and a little burn/warmth in the chest. Changing my rating from 3.5 to 3.75 I will definitely buy again. My grocery store has the Rare Breed Rye. So, I may need to grab some of that next.55.0 USD per BottleBevMo!
Trader Joe’s Winter Wheat Bourbon
Bourbon — Minnesota, USATasted August 13, 2022This is not a "taste", but rather me putting out a call... To those who've had this, it seems from the reviews here that it has underwhelmed. Is this worth a try for someone who likes wheated bourbon? I've had the Trader Joe's straight bourbon, and it was actually not bad at all. If this Winter Wheat is AS good, then I'd give it a try. Thanks.
Belle Meade Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — USATasted July 31, 2022I'd heard good things about this, so I took a chance. I would say it paid off... Sweet cherry cola nose that carries over to the palate, where spice is added — not surprisingly, as it's apparently a high rye mash bill. Slight "warmth" going down, but pleasingly so. This is very good. My only "negative" is the price tag. I probably would not have purchased at the price that I did, had I been able to locate it, locally, for a cheaper price. No regrets though. I'd definitely buy again — but only if I can find it for $20 - $25 less.78.0 USD per Bottle
Maker's Mark 46
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 23, 2022Been wanting to try this expression of Maker's for a long time, and finally grabbed a bottle this afternoon... On the nose, I get oak, leather and butterscotch(???)... Palate is oh-so-sweet with more oak, cinnamon and spices... Finish is a little short with lingering spice. The warmth sits in your chest for a brief time. I expect that from all bourbons worth a damn. This is a good one, folks!39.0 USD per Bottle
George Dickel Bourbon 8 Year
Bourbon — Tennessee, USATasted July 15, 2022First pour... The nose was a bit heavy on the alcohol. But nothing more than, or similar to, many bottles I've had before. On the palate, I definitely get that "sweet tarts candy" reference in the expert review. Spicy, leathery, and sweet with not much burn — but I get that bitter "tingle" on the tongue that I have come to associate with most bourbons. The finish is medium with more of the same as on the palate. I love trying new Bourbons. This is a good one. Not sure, however, if it makes the top-shelf cut... but it's good, and I will enjoy finishing this bottle over the course of the next few weeks.
Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon (Batch AAH0320)
Bourbon — Indiana, USATasted July 3, 2022Saw this one appear in my grocery store's shelf about a week ago, and it intrigued me. After reading the positive review here, I decided to pull the trigger... First pour and I'm already a fan. Sweet but spicy, too. I'll attribute that to the fairly high rye % in the two mash bills. I generally don't like high rye bourbon, but this is an exception. Tastes more expensive than its price point. 7/9: Second pour... Like this even more. What drives me crazy about trying new Bourbons is not being able to pin point WHAT it is I'm tasting. Maybe it's the rye/spice... maybe be I'm a closet rye fan. Now, I want to try the other Hirsch offering (offerings?), if I can find it.33.0 USD per Bottle
Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond 7 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted June 26, 2022THIS is good stuff. I'm no bourbon connoisseur, but I know what I like when I taste it — and I like this very much. It's hard for me to articulate exactly what I'm tasting. But I will just say that, before having this, I had some I.H. Harper, and the difference between the two bottles is like night and day. I love both, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is I love about them. I'm getting "nuttiness" from this. That seems to be the predominant profile for my palate. Very little burn if any. Just a really smooth and enjoyable pour. I will definitely buy again when I can get a hold of another bottle. 7/29: Tonight is the first time I've had this since my first pour about a month ago... and I want to add that I am totally getting peanuts on the palate tonight. Definitely a peanutty flavor. Love it. 8/7: Poured myself some of this juice tonight, and I wanted to add to my taste that this is a bottle that just gets better with every subsequent pour. Definitely top-shelf status. Changing my rating from 3.75 to a solid 4.60.0 USD per Bottle