Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedPleasant value bourbon. Very fruity throughout. Slight charry bitterness. Finish is warm but flavor finishes quickly.
Weller Special Reserve
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThis was a nice late summer surprise drink. Very sweet and smooth. Not a long finish. Honey vanilla throughout. Would love as a bourbon to share with the wife.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedIt has a bit of a harsh nose. It is certainly oily. It has a late leathery flavor. A solid smokeyness throughout.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThis bourbon is totally fine for its price, but you get what you pay for. Pretty simple flavor but nice and smooth. Light vanilla and oak up front. Surprisingly long and enjoyable finish.
High West Double Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USATastedPretty solid and hot rye. I’m certainly a big rye fan and this is a great value choice. I think alcohol content is perfect for the natural rye heat. Great nose. Taste lots of leather and moderate Oak. Mild finish for such a potent up front flavor.
Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandTastedThis may be redundant, but like everyone is saying, it is very very light. Light up front and light finish. Light vanilla and woody flavor. Light fruit and sweetness. That being said, very easy casual bourbon that I feel I could safely give to someone new to Irish whiskey. Could mix into cocktail that needs a kick without altering flavor much. Probably not one I’ll keep around.
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedGreat value bourbon. It has a very pleasant winter spice flavor. This smoothly transitions to oak flavor. Vanilla finish with modest warmth.
Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 4
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedVery smooth drinking it neat. Nice toast and vanilla nose. Nice oak and sweetness throughout. Very pleasant late warmth along with a leather taste. Very solid bourbon!
WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 001
Rye — Multiple CountriesTastedThis rye is pretty solid. I can taste the rye and almost a wheat undertone. There’s an ashy after taste too. Lovely nose. Warmth this very tame for this rye!
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedVery nice bourbon. great late heat with lonnnnng finish. It has a pretty sweet nose. Sweet up front and then I get a lot of leather and vanilla later.