High West Bourye (2018 Release)
Blended American Whiskey — Indiana (bottled in Utah), USATasted October 17, 2021Great taste, but very mild - much more mild than the distiller review would lead you to believe. A hint of rye influence, but not anything more than a high-rye bourbon like four roses. Very mellow; I would not eat anything with this bourbon because it will likely get lost.
Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2021-03 "Bardstown Batch"
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATasted October 8, 2021This is a great batch. Much less peanut than you expect from Bookers. Fruity, rich, yet mellow. Very pleasant.
Watershed Barrel Strength Bourbon Finished in Apple Brandy Barrels (Batch 002)
Bourbon — Ohio, USATasted September 25, 2021Off the neck, it’s thick, present, and woody. Tastes like the smell of an apple orchard in fall, which is probably the most obscure statement I’ve ever made. It’s good. $90 good? Not sure. But I don’t regret trying it.
Knob Creek 15 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 24, 2021Sweet, brown sugar and molasses. I almost get like a sweet teriyaki flavor that’s weird to describe. I know that doesn’t sound appetizing in a bourbon, but it’s super good.
Old Forester Single Barrel Bourbon Barrel Strength
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 17, 2021Astor store pick, rickhouse i floor 1. Hit is hard, but finish is so good. Heavy spice into a subtle creaminess. It’s long and complex. It’s worth a pickup for sure, especially if you see it around the $80 price point.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted September 17, 2021A lot of presence. Feels like a corn-forward rye, but without the “creaminess.” It’s smooth and straight-forward. Probably my least favorite EHT product.
Gouden Carolus Single Malt
Single Malt — BelgiumTasted September 17, 2021Tastes like a corona! And yes, I’m white and American.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted September 11, 2021It’s fine
Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 4, 2021Four Roses spice with a touch of caramel at the end. The debate is typically between this and the regular small batch, and I’d say you could probably get by with just the regular small batch. This checks all the same boxes, but adds another level of complexity.
Rye — (bottled in) Kentucky, Multiple CountriesTasted September 3, 2021This is super complex. Minty rum with some pleasant rye. Very refreshing