Ragged Branch Signature Bourbon Louisiana Reserve
Bourbon — USATasted September 23, 2022Nose: caramel, shortbread Palate: spicy, cola, cornbread Finish: slight burn, more cola and caramel Not bad. I think this Louisiana exclusive is a step up from their standard bourbon offering.
Ezra Brooks "Old Ezra" Barrel Strength Bourbon 7 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 12, 2022Nose: boozy, caramel Palate: s’mores, roasted marshmallow Finish: brown sugar, orange Smooth but still has a nice boozy punch. Not much complexity but enjoyable.
Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye — Tennessee, USATasted August 5, 2022Caramel, spice, minor burn but not bad. Solid basic rye
Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Rye
Rye — USATasted July 16, 2022Nose: spice, herbs Palate: chocolate, stewed fruits, gingerbread Finish: ashy, fruity, long A bit thin given the proof but rich and tasty.
Stagg Jr Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 17
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 16, 2022Nose: leather, cherries Palate: orange, caramel, spice Finish: hot Same BT flavors, just hotter
Kirkland Small Batch Tennessee Bourbon 7 Year
Bourbon — Tennessee, USATasted May 30, 2022Nose: caramel, apple Palate: caramel, orange, spice Finish: moderately spicy, some ethanol burn Not bad, nice sipping bourbon over ice. I don’t think Costco makes this version anymore.
Scarabus Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted May 28, 2022Nose: lemon, ocean spray Palate: peat, citrus, brine Finish: salty, smoky Very nice. Light and briny, without sacrificing depth. Good summer islay whisky that is easy on the budget.
Glen Grant 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted May 19, 2022Honey, malt, fruit. Pretty standard, generally underwhelming.
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted May 12, 2022Nose: tropical fruits Palate: fruity, slight smoke Finish: mineral, salty Ok, cask strength version would be great
Isaac Bowman Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels
Bourbon — Virginia, USATasted May 12, 2022Nose: gingerbread, fruit Palate: caramel apple Finish: rich, fruity Nice rich fruity bourbon