Powers John's Lane Release 12 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTasted May 27, 2022Soft scents of caramel and vanilla. Very full body of butterscotch, black licorice pepper and heavy smoke. The oily smoke flavor lingers pleasantly with a long finish. Balanced heavy heat that comes through more as you sip. I love that it's not overly sweet. Just subtly sweet. Honestly feels like drinking a tssty camp fire.
Locke + Co Aspen Aged Rye
Rye — Colorado, USATasted April 23, 2022Scents of heavy oak, spice and vanilla. Taste of caramel and a very brief finish leave much to be desired.
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof
Rye — Virginia, USATasted April 23, 2022Sweet and fruity nose. Additional taste of orange, oak and vanilla. Solid Rye
Clonakilty Port Cask Finish Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandTasted April 3, 2022Bourbon esque scents of baking spices, cardamom, banana. Rich smells followed by a beautiful light blonde body. The taste wins me with the balance of spicy goodness, caramel and licorice. This is a worthy bottle to keep in stock.
Brough Brothers Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 5, 2022Good barrel notes of richness, smooth vanilla and slight smell of caramel. Heavy smoke that hits you in the face. Reminiscent of a peaty scotch. Medicinal flavors with strong cinnamon heat and lingering finish but not a strong cinnamon flavor. Long finish and solid bourbon. Very interesting sipper.
Appleton Estate 12 Year Rare Casks
Aged Rum — JamaicaTasted February 5, 2022The first scent screams of quality rum. Good clean smells of oak and rich vanilla. First sip you get a mouth full of alcohol, oily notes allspice, clove, light cinnamon and hazelnut. The heat is brief but very good, wish it was longer. If you let the flavors dance around a bit you can catch all of the nuances. The heat lingers nicely after finishing. Very good rum with bourbon flare.
Bourbon — (bottled in) Kentucky, USATasted December 11, 2021Flaviar taste: This blended bourbon has the smoke and heat of a Rye. Love the amount of heat, very spicy with cooling mint finish. Oily with lots of clove, oak and toasty fireplace. I would buy this for the balance of heat and fruit flavors.
Balcones Texas Single Malt
American Single Malt — Texas, USATasted December 8, 2021Flaviar taste: I've waited a long time to get my hands on this whiskey. In the first pour a deep rich golden body with a hue of orange. Very sweet smell of oranges, butter, caramel, and fruity. First sip confirms the sweetness taste of lemon but not bitter. Jammy, with more sweet citrus and a soft touch of heat and sweet corn. Good long subtle finish that reminds me more of a Scotch. Not disappointed and will come back because it's interesting.
Limavady Single Barrel Single Malt
Single Malt — IrelandTasted December 4, 2021Flaviar taste: The sherry really comes through during first scent. Sweet, fruity smells of licorice, caramel, banana, strawberry. Strong heat on first sip, with cola methanol taste that lingers. Although the heat lingers longer than the taste. Solid bourbon that I would pay $30+ for. Taste like Port and Bourbon had a baby.
WhistlePig 6 Year PiggyBack Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, CanadaTasted December 2, 2021Flaviar taste: This is very aromatic. Smells of cinnamon, vanilla and earthy spices. First sip is a slap of heat that comes on strong but settled down quickly. The epitome of a Rye. This is a fun whiskey and serves good as a sipper neat or a cube or two, but it's a Rye! cmon