1. Corsair Ryemageddon

    Rye — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted September 29, 2019
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    On sale for $35 the specs guy talked me into it. Poured neat, nose is malted milk balls and melted fudgesicle surrounded by baking spice and mild barrel notes. Palate is similar with nestle quick, spice and wood. Nothing epic here but tasty nonetheless. Finishes out long with fading chocolate and graham cracker with some more spices and oak. It has an artificial vibe to it but I still like it. Kinda tastes like a Three Musketeers candy bar. By no means would I have pegged this as rye. It seems like a flavored whiskey but has a uniqueness that sets it apart. Probably would not repurchase but not sorry I tried it .........78/100..........basically this is chocolate whiskey for what its worth, better than it sounds and I imagine some will love this............ok so if you have a few already under your belt this is pretty nice but going in cold you will be more critical as its so different
    35.0 USD per Bottle
  2. West Cork 10 Year

    Single Malt — Ireland

    Tasted September 29, 2019
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Have wanted to try this for along time. Closeout at Total Wine for $24 made it easy. Poured neat, nose is soft and subdued like most Irish. Black tea, heather and honeysuckle with gentle wood and mild sweetness. Palate is more tea, red licorice, dry autumn leaves, mild malt, seasoned oak and a couple puffs of smoke. Finish is dry sandalwood, fading dry barley malt and light sweetness. Its all easy and smooth without any power or depth to the experience. This is what Irish is with its triple distillation stripping away the meat off the bone. Still this is a nice elegant single malt that I cant help but think would be much better with just two times through the stills. It has some unique flavors and is pleasant enough that I do enjoy this whisky....81/100 Irish score. Sometimes you want a mild easy whisky
    24.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Royal Brackla 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highland, Scotland

    Tasted September 28, 2019
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Fabulous Twins liquor sale purchase at $43. Royal warrant issued by King William IV in 1833 made this the Kings own whisky. Finished in Oloroso sherry butts for complexity this is a sought after single malt. Poured neat, nice sweet notes. Bubble gum, banana, malt, light tropics and gentle wood. Some mild spice sneaks in too. Palate brings the same with sweet gummy malt taking center stage followed by tropical fruit, Christmas like spice and wood trailing off. Not the deepest flavors but quite delicious. Reminds me a lot of Aberfeldy 12 combined with Old Pulteney profile with more complexity. Finish is drying sherried malt and wood with a hint of smokiness and bubble gum. This is very tasty scotch with a great historical story that I really enjoyed. At normal price points not sure I would rush to replace my bottle but undeniably delicious scotch..........88/100
    43.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Craigellachie 13 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted September 27, 2019
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Got this at the Twins sale for the ridiculous price of $33, what a steal! Yes it has nice old-timey labeling and a unique age statement at 13 yrs but what it really has going for it are the worm tubs they use in the distillation. Imagine a typical scotch and then add 20 pounds of muscle. You can really notice the extra weight but there is no fat, all flavor. Poured neat, succulent rich malt and fruit notes along with some spice and wood. Palate is robust malt and fruit cocktail with just a touch of peat/smoke, roasted coffee and sweet wood. The mouthfeel is viscous providing a wonderful tactile experience. Finishes long with plenty of malt, fruit, light peat, spice and barrel that just hangs on without becoming too dried out. The faint smoke appears as well but this is not a heavily peated dram. Overall a delicious thick dense single malt with an abundance of flavor that is elite and one of the top non smoke profile single malts out there imo .........94/100......at the price I paid its 5 star all day. Had I known I would have grabbed another, will stock this next Twins sale in Feb
    33.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Famous Grouse Smoky Black

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted September 27, 2019
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    As a lover of smoky scotch I may be at a disadvantage with this one. Im used to powerhouse Islays and the like which blow the doors off this. For me Im searching for the peat and smoke. Where is it? I would say this is mild smoke/peat at best. Mainly tastes like standard Grouse with some ashy char overtones. Its not bad but if I want smoke im not coming here. The grain component is all too present just as the regular release. If youre looking to tryout peated scotch don't buy this get a single malt such as Ardmore or Spey river or step up to the Ardbeg/ Laphroaig camp and thank me later...........76/100.....too much grain hit for good(80) rating but has enough honey malt to be decent.
    26.0 USD per Bottle
  6. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted September 26, 2019
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Was able to get a 375ml for $26 so not bad. Poured neat, dark color leads nose of toasted marshmallow, banana nut muffin and smoky charred oak. Minor whiff of ethanol but my bottle is 133.7 pf so less than expected. Oily mouthfeel leads out palate of rich deep sweet banana taffy with sturdy oak and char supported by a nutty, singed pie crust note that is to die for. This is succulent and delicious, a universe away from standard Jack. I tried a drop of water which added more butter, nuttiness and oak however even at proof neat is wonderful and my preference. Finish is long with drying sweet candied nuts,char and buttery oak. Amazing!!!! Drinks like a 100 proofer so lookout. Im in total agreement, this whiskey is fantastic. I prefer a sweeter taste and this brings it in spades yet is still balanced with oak/char. Bookers is still the best "bourbon" Ive had but this JDSBBP (Tennessee whiskey)stands shoulder to shoulder with it.......98/100.........I am a fan of #7 and know many are not but would be SHOCKED if anyone didn't rate this at least a 4/5..........world class stuff just buy it already! Update: Been going through this magnificent bottle and it has only gotten better so upping rating.....99/100........
    52.0 USD per Bottle
  7. The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted September 26, 2019
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Found a sampler pack of Balvenie 12,14,17 this is first up. Poured neat, nice amber color with moderate glass coating. Nose is rich fruit, slightly overripe yet still fresh walking the line nicely. Apple, pear, peach and plum all come through with some sweet spices and gentle hints of malt and barrel. Quite a delightful nose. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and palate starts off heated. Some malt and wood with light fruit and honey but a step down from the nose. Lacks power and depth but is tasty nonetheless. Finish is medium with fading malt, distant fruit, clover honey and some drying wood transitioning to slight bitterness. Overall a little thin and lacking for top rating but the nose is great and flavors are definitely enjoyable. I like it better than Glenmo 10 and some others but there are stronger choices for the $ imo............83/100......... good scotch just not great
  8. Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted September 26, 2019
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    At long last I grabbed a bottle of this heavyweight bourbon. I love OF Signature 100 so this stuff has a lot to measure up to. Poured neat, deep dark color sets the stage. Swirling it coats the glass like motor oil with thick globby legs. Nose is rich and pungent with melted brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon, cooked molasses, caramel apple, hardwood varnish and sweet wood. Complex and powerful. Luscious mouthfeel leads massive palate of creamy dark caramel, candy apple, rye spice, dark chocolate covered cherries and singed graham cracker crust all bolstered by sturdy oak. Great weight and depth. The flavors keep surging and morphing as you ride the wave of 115 proof to long lasting finish of baking and rye spice, raw cinnamon, fading dark toffee/caramel and rich sweet butter and oak . Slightly drying near end to balance out all the sweet notes. Warming sensation from the 115 heat is like a comforting hug. Absolutely fantastic! Easily drinkable neat or add some water to taste. I recently had KC single barrel and Stagg JR, two superb high proof contenders but will take this over both. Its more accessible, smoother and deeper. Bottom line this is one of the best bourbon Ive ever had. Its super rich with perfect sweetness and balance(OF100 on steroids)...........98/100.....cant recommend enough, buy this high octane candy!!!..........damn I love this mashbill!
    50.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Wild Turkey Bourbon 101

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted September 26, 2019
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Nose is wonderful butterscotch with spice. Palate has caramel, maybe even a little graham cracker, just enough spice and heat carries over to the long finish along with the sweet caramel. Oily texture which I love. Easy drinking not at all harsh at 101 proof. Overall very solid at this price($22 on sale)
    22.0 USD per Bottle
  10. Jameson Irish Whiskey

    Blended — Ireland

    Tasted September 25, 2019
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Realized I haven't reviewed this Irish sales leader. Have had plenty through the years. Poured neat, nose has some mild vanilla and spice, little bit of wood and a good dose of grain cutting through. Palate brings some smooth vanilla notes with mild spice and oak but again the grain dominates. Finish is bitter wood, fading light sweetness and again with the grain alcohol . This gets a lot of love but I think it used to be much better, now its too much vodka like grain notes to enjoy neat. Still better than ALL Canadian but I will never purchase this standard release again.............70/100........like a lower end scotch blend only with less taste
    24.0 USD per Bottle
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