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  1. Jack Daniel's 150th Anniversary Edition (100 Proof)

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Hard to believe this guy is 80% corn. It’s got a lingering finish but it’s a little harsh. Don’t think I’m a fan. 82/100
  2. Jack Daniel's 150th Anniversary Edition (100 Proof)

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    100.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Michter's US *1 Unblended American Whiskey

    Other Whiskey — USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I feel like the betrayer here. Michter's US-1 is one of the first Whiskeys I purchased as I was finding my way into the hobby. There was a time I swore my then non existant reputation on this sure fire glass of fine not quite bourbon but whiskey. Back then I had 3 or 4 bottles to my name and I held this up as the gold standard of flavor profile. Amber and clear with no sediment and some skinny little legs. Sweet with just enough proof to be there but not so much you can't taste or smell anything. THe body wasn't too light but not too viscous with a smooth, creamy, and round mouthfeel. There are parts of this whiskey that from sip to sip will appeal to me more than others. For instance its a sugar bomb. This is straight up vanilla sugar cookie and there isn't a lot lingering afterwards to make you hesitate to keep on sippin. On the other hand I don't want to say I have outgrown that one note wonder because its a good fucking note but I like a sheet of music these days. Michter's US-1 American I owe you for openining the doors to great Whiskey for me and you will always be in my heart however this review is written on the last pour from the last bottle im probably going to buy. In the end I want more from a pour but if I had a new friend wanting to get into whiskey I would recommend you in a heartbeat. Bye old friend. I need shelf space. 87/100
  4. Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    (As with all my reviews, these notes come from a blind tasting) Amber, clear, and sediment free appearance with legs that go from its ass to the floor. The nose is an insta-burn but there is an earthen spice (maybe dill) wood, and theater on the nose making me thing there is a good bit of Rye in here but leaving no doubt its a high proof whiskey. The flavor is incredible. Warm but not too hot with a spicy sweet taste and spicy dry finish. THis is a total package Whiskey for me and everything I look for from proof to flavor, mouthfeel to finish. I have to go no, this was a store pick and im about to go get every single bottle they will let me buy. Perhaps the first time in my life I have truely experienced a real "Honey Barrel" 96/100
  5. Green Spot Single Pot Still

    Single Pot Still — Ireland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    (As with all my notes, this was blind, had no idea what I was drinking) This clear, golden, and sediment free pour was oily and interesting to the eye but unfortunatley a little lacking on the nose. I may have to do this again sometime to confirm. Once I was shown what I was drinking I had a hard time with my assessment of the nose but hell blind is blind... I did get some faint apple and pear but not much else. However I could forgive that if I wasn't in a nosing mood because the flavor was surprising solid after the lackluster nose. It was bright yet delicate with a sweet fermented pear and a kiss barrel. I want to go learn more about how this is aged now because I could have sworn there was a little peat on the finish. Problem is I enjoyed this a lot but could literally pound it down. This isn't complex, its delicious and I want to drink it like a lite beer... This is a great Whiksy. It wont make for much of a conversation piece outside of the bottle story but I'll have this in my bar as long as they keep making it. 90/100
  6. Buffalo Trace Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The nose here is nothing special and the main reason I cant rate this one any higher. I get a really muted standard Bourbon vanilla and not much else. Similarly for such a clear and amber Whiskey the legs are about as thin as the nose. When it comes to the taste its delicate and round with a long and dry finish that leaves me wondering exactly what the proof on this bottle is?! Its not hot but damn its dry on the finish. For me, that's not a bad thing, I love the a dry finish and for an every day drinker I could get in to this but after a long hard day or for a lasting and interesting conversation I am going to reach for something else. Its a little too tame for my taste. 85/100
  7. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow, that’s gorgeous. Dark amber yet crystal clear and sediment free. Once the glass is turned the oily coating left behind is an encouraging sign that there may be something interesting here. Moving the glass to my nose for the first smell and WHOA That nose! Its green wood with a bit of pine. After a few returns to the glass I get a little Banana and a lot of fig and raisin CAREFUL though, because there is a lot of high proof fumes coming along for the ride. This nose is so interesting, complex, and a unique change from the strong vanilla and caramel I am used to getting from drinking so much bourbon. On the first taste, POW that’s high proof but without the heat between the first punch and dry finish. It’s a full, rich, and heavy mouthfeel and body that’s creamy and sharp before a long finish that makes me think of small batch maple syrup. The taste is dark brown sugar and molasses like a pecan pie with barrel proof whiskey sauce (yea its that good). Sometimes it’s a cloying sweet root beer candy but that long finish that leaves your palate dry and burning and sometimes it’s a salted caramel dusted with black pepper. The best part is that I tasted this blind with no idea what it was and couldn't place it to save my life. When I finally scored it, I gave it a 92/100 and then about fell out of my chair when I saw it was a Jack Daniels. Can't recommend this enough, what a surprise.
  8. Henry McKenna 10 Year Bottled in Bond Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    100 Proof drinks like a 130+ Stagg. I mean its a little hot ya'll. WHEW! Vanilla and dark fruit on the nose while golden, clear, and lightly viscous to the eye. The legs are decent but I wouldn't want to wake up next to them and they hint at a mouthfeel that should be a little bit thicker and satisfying than what this sipper delivers. However lets not be too critical. The taste is round and clean with a short and dry finish that is heavy on hot alcohol or black pepper, can't really say that dares you to breathe out of your nose. That finish would have my heart if I could trade the aggressive dryness for a little bit more complexity. But hey, for $25-$30 who are we kidding? There is nothing to complain about here. If I needed my training wheels off on an affordable bottled in bond whiskey I would give this out like candy. In the end, the enemy of good is great and at the end of the day this one is just a solid good... 81/100 or 3.6/5 however you want to look at it. Buy this and enjoy it. If you want another good for you, if not you wont be sorry for the experience.
  9. Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Appearance: Golden in color, clear, with no sediment. the legs were on the lighter and runnier side. Nose: A light nose that sits somewhere between youth and moderate age. Very little barrel to speak of with a lot of corn, no smoke or spices to be found. The vanilla, butter scotch, honey, raisen, and fig (probably from the port finish) are there along with some banana. Palate: Mildly sweet, a little salty maybe. Taste doesn't convey strong alcohol or take long at all to finish. No real complexity here just an easy sip. Final thoughts: Tasted this on 3/19/18 and was overall indifferent about it. While yes, it's easy to drink there isn't much to think or talk about here. Score: 81 points or 3.4 Stars. Easy drinker, not likely to replace it.
  10. High West A Midwinter Night's Dram

    Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USA

    Tasted
    Act 5 Scene 3
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