Courvoisier VS Cognac
Cognac — Cognac, FranceTasted April 6, 2020It was weirdly fruity and has this note reminiscent of an american single malt.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted April 4, 2020I remember trying the barrel proof and while it was good it wasn't life changing. This is very much the same. Not disappointing but I wouldn't seek it out either.
Pike Creek 10 Year Rum Barrel Finish
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaTasted March 29, 2020Nose is light and sweet but the ethanol burns through. Palate redeems the offensive nose with maple syrup, that thin sweetness that rum has and finally a healthy dose of vanilla. Has a nice spice at the finish. I like to find some fruity notes in my whiskey but this doesn't have any. Finish is medium with spice and ethanol. Overall it's not bad. It would make a good gift for someone who thinks the only canadian whiskey out there is Crown Royal. I think it's a cut above Crown as far as sipping but its not worth much mixing.27.0 USD per Bottle
Evan Williams White Label Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted March 11, 2020Nose: caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, pretty tame vanilla, a bit more alcohol is noticeable compared to other bottled in bond bourbons. Palate: I didn't expect this to be very good honestly. But I'm happy to report that while the nose kind of disappointed me, the taste did not. It's big and buttery in the mouth. A spicy dark cherry and cinnamon taste when rolled around the tongue. Overall I'd recommend this for a beginner in whiskey tasting/collecting. It's worth the $15 considering the name on the label. If I had to choose between this and a bottle of Jim Beam (bonded, black, devil's cut, and double oak are roughly the same price) I'd probably choose the Beam to be honest.15.0 USD per Bottle
Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted February 20, 2020I get the spicy notes and vague vanilla creams but other than that it's really just this weird young oaky tannin that I can only attribute to the French oak aging. Not bad, but not my cup of tea though.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 12, 2020Nose: a sweet breezy bourbon. Classic vanilla, cherry, barrel char, burnt caramel and finally this awesome orangey note. Taste: light and airy mouthfeel with your usual bourbon bottom end, nutty mid tones and flowery herbal highlights. An interesting dram but not one that lingers for very long. If I didn't know any better I'd say this was a thinner more youthful version of a Weller product despite being made by Heaven Hill and not having any wheat.70.0 USD per BottleTotal Wine & More
Jack Daniel's Legacy Edition
Bourbon — USATasted February 7, 2020Classic Jack proofed up just a little bit. At a couple dollars more than the classic, it makes a great gift and stands out in the collection with its retro label.22.0 USD per BottleKansas City
Cedar Ridge Single Malt
American Single Malt — Iowa, USATasted February 7, 2020If you could bottle the idea of an old dusty barn, a syrupy single malt and a boat load of malty goodness, you'd have this. None of that description sounds pleasant to me but I love this stuff. I'm still trying to find a 750ml bottle.2.5 USD per Shot
J.T.S. Brown Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 7, 2020Served neat in a Glencairn. Nose: nail polish and classic bourbon vanilla. Faint cherry and...mint? Menthol maybe. Palate: Not bad but not a bargain bin find of your favorite kentucky bourbon. It isn't complex but I'm finding it hard to describe. There's wood and barrel spice and a lot of really nice notes but they're there and then gone after the swallow. I hope that's just because its 80 proof. Finish: Really not bad. Its decent and then gone. I agree that the nose is way worse than the taste. Someone said there's fish like smell and I can agree that once I opened the bottle there was something weird there. But at 1 liter for under $10 I'm pleasantly surprised. Bottom line: If you can find the bottled in bond, grab it.8.99 USD per BottleKansas City
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 4, 2019Full, rich, brown sugar sweet and oily. Comparable to Blanton's but less spicy. An enjoyable dram.45.0 USD per BottleKansas City