New Riff Malted Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted October 22, 2021A robust flavor. You can taste the malt (obviously), but the rye doesn’t get lost either. This is one that will add a pleasant variety to a collection of ryes, with its apple sweetness mixing with the rye earthy tones.
New Riff Balboa Rye
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 22, 2021Light and sweet, like eating a strawberry or an apple. Great citrus and mouthfeel. Very nice for a rye.
Bomberger’s Declaration 2021
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 20, 2021Awesome. Cherry and caramel is nearly electric through your sip. Strong flash of flavor. It’s a drink that is immediately interesting. Very impressive.
Knob Creek 12 Year Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 20, 2021A very strong example of a bourbon. Caramel, viscuous, flavorful. Great to have on the shelf for a solid pour.
High West A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 9
Rye — Utah, USATasted October 18, 2021This really is like a Christmas ale incarnate into a whiskey. Some light spices and a campfire presence. It really is just Christmas.
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 Bourbon (2020 Release)
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.