Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted April 17, 2021First impression: very smooth! Wheat and oak up front and a very interesting spice combination that follows. I get some cinnamon, licorice, pepper, and anise. Nice oily finish that lasts awhile.
Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted April 17, 2021Great value bourbon! Don’t see it very often, but I will pick it up when I see it. Very palatable heat for such a high proof. Nice oily finish. Vanilla and tobacco flavor through out. Rather simple profile, but strong flavor.
Pike Creek 10 Year Rum Barrel Finish
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaTasted March 20, 2021I was pretty stoked when I caught a glimpse of this $30 10 year bourbon. I will say it’s not my typical profile I aim for. Very brown sugar and caramel forward. I appreciate the little rye, because otherwise it would be too sweet. I get the Caribbean spice and more brown sugar with the finish. Overall, phenomenal value and something I hope to keep on hand for friends/family that can’t take the heat of my typical ryes.
Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 26, 2021Vanilla through and through. Nice long finish. There’s a little burnt caramel at the end. Very soft and smooth for the proof.
Noble Oak Double Oak Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 22, 2021Cool story bourbon. Nose: vanilla and oak. Very woody throughout in the flavor. Tastes a little ethanol early. But finishes with nice vanilla and cherry.
Old Hamer straight bourbon whiskey Cask Strength
Bourbon — Lawrenceburg Indiana, USATasted February 7, 2021Batch no.16: 118.5 proof Nose is modest for a bourbon that carries that much bunch. Some oak is the predominant scent. That oak carries through with throughout. Warm as expected from a cask strength. Subtle vanilla and tobacco flavor towards the tail end.
Noah's Mill Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 30, 2021Loads of vanilla on the nose along with some maple. Nice and hot which does well for a rye guy. More grain flavor than I expected. Some tobacco flavor as well. Medium finish with some black pepper and cinnamon.
Bourbon — Indiana, USATasted January 20, 2021Very pleased with this value bourbon. Pretty sweet vanilla and caramel. Surprisingly smooth for such a young bourbon. Rather simple profile and medium length finish. I will likely keep this around as a low cost nightly sipper!
Cardinal Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Indiana, USATasted January 7, 2021Was very excited for this local bourbon option. It’s a great value option. Simple and mild oak on the nose. Tastes a little young but surprisingly smooth. I get leather and oak predominantly with a little burnt caramel at the end. Good warmth throughout.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted January 4, 2021Preface: not a major scotch guy. Very fruity nose. I get dried cherries and plum. Pretty sweet and smooth up front. I just can’t get over the peat. If you like the peat, it’d make a great after dinner drink.