Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Single Grain — JapanTastedSmooth and sweet. Nice vanilla and cinnamon throughout. Light smoke early. Floral fragrance. Overall, I tried this on a whim and was very delighted and surprised.
Bastille 1789 Blended Whisky
Blended — Cognac, FranceTastedPretty mild flavor, but in a good way. Not a big peat fan, so it being tame works for me. Very sweet and pretty smooth. Nice smoke flavor on the tail end.
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedNice warm rye. Smokey upfront with burnt marshmallow on the back of the tongue.
Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Añejo
Sotol Añejo — Chihuahua, MexicoTastedI’m not much of a tequila guy and I heard anejo was the way to go. I’m a little disappointed though. Pretty smooth and a little Smokey. Can taste ash and botanical as well.
Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye
Rye — Indiana , USATastedLove the heat in this rye. Surprisingly smooth for a barrel strength. Caramel upfront and some late licorice and vanilla. Back of tongue gets molasses/burnt caramel flavors. Big fan!
Rye — Indiana (bottled in Iowa), USATastedMilder in flavor and warmth. There is a good amount of oak and smoke with a little more of a bitter finish.
Rhetoric 24 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky (bottled in Tennessee), USATastedGreat bourbon with a ton of depth and flavor. I get a lot of cinnamon/red hot throughout! Vanilla notes that linger. Great heat. I Iove this bourbon and wish I could keep it stockpiled.
Green Spot Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedBetter with ice. It is very smooth, but I’m not much of a peat guy. More than what I would expect from a whiskey. A little woody and late warmth.
West Fork Whsky Co. Rye-Ter’s Block
Rye — Indianapolis, IN, USATastedLate warmth, but otherwise very smooth. Lots of coffee flavor and some chocolate. Flavor is pretty subtle overall, especially upfront. This is the 3rd batch and I love the Indiana roots. High hopes for this rye.