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  1. Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 4

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Dangerously sweet and easy to drink. On the nose I get a strong note of toasted marshmallows, with caramel and charred oak. Full bodied mouthfeel. Notes from the nose continue to the palate, along with leather and sweet tobacco, and a subtle floral note like rose oil. Long finish with a nice hug.
    16.0 USD per Pour
    The Smoke Shop BBQ - Kendall Square
  2. Little Book Chapter 03: The Road Home

    Blended American Whiskey — Kentucky , USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    This is fantastic. Hard to believe it's over 120 proof. I get almost no alcohol on the nose or palate. Lots of vanilla cream, burnt sugar and cinnamon on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel with no alcohol burn. Creme Brulee, cinnamon, cherry syrup and oak on the palate with a hint of mint that leaves your mouth tingling. Long, medium-dry finish. This doesn't punch you in the mouth like Booker's, it caresses your taste buds and leaves you begging for more.
    22.0 USD per Pour
    The Smoke Shop BBQ - Kendall Square
  3. Mad River Burnt Rock Bourbon

    Bourbon — Vermont, USA

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    This limited release bourbon differs from Mad River's standard bourbon (a 4 grain), having a mash bill of corn, rye and maple wood smoked barley. I sampled it at a tasting a couple of years ago, and have since regretted not buying a bottle because I have not been able to find one since. I stumbled onto a bottle recently and jumped at the chance to buy it and find out if it is as good as I remember. The bottle says it is aged at least 1 year, and the website says up to 18 months. The amber color is quite dark for such a young bourbon, but the youth of the spirit definitely shows in other areas. The nose is reminiscent of a young Scotch, very grain-forward with seemingly more barley than corn. There are also notes of rye spice and orange zest, along with a subtle smokiness. The first thing that hits your palate is a light smoky note. Once that fades you find some dark fruits, rye spice and green grass, then herbal and grainy notes that transition unexpectedly to dark chocolate and ground coffee. The palate is more grain- and spice-forward, with very little sweetness that dissipates quickly. The finish is surprisingly long and is the best part of the experience, with more rye spice, black pepper, dark chocolate and coffee, and hints of toffee and freshly chopped wood. While I can't say it lived up to the expectation from tasting it two years ago, this is a good, easy sipper to be less than two years old, and I think it will be excellent as a mixer. There are grainy and slightly astringent qualities, but I appreciate the smoky characteristics, and was pleasantly surprised by the depth of flavor. I think Mad River may be onto something here, and would love to see an older expression in the future.
    52.99 USD per Bottle
    Whole Foods Market
  4. Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Batch 12 (Summer 2019) 132.3 proof Ruddy copper color. Nose is reminiscent of cherry pie with a cinnamon graham cracker crust, with undertones of caramel apples and butterscotch. Heavy, viscous mouthfeel. The cherries and cinnamon continue on the palate, with lots of spicy oak, more graham crackers and hints of vanilla extract. It doesn't pull any punches - the alcohol hits you hard. The finish is medium-long, dry and hot, lots of oak, Red Hots candy, burnt sugar, subtle hints of almonds and orange peel, and a slight grainy note that betrays youth but doesn't necessarily detract from the overall experience. This is a beast that comes at you hard, but if you can hold on, it's worth the ride.
    69.0 USD per Bottle
    Back Bay Wine Spirits and Craft Beer
  5. Privateer Navy Yard Rum

    Navy Rum — Massachusettes, USA

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Barrel #P474 Proof 108.6 ABV 54.3% Copper color. Nose has heavy notes of molasses, burnt caramel, burnt sage, allspice and oak. Dense, velvety mouthfeel. Rich, complex palate, with upfront notes of creme brulee, then dark brown sugar, pipe tobacco, leather, allspice, and oak tannins. Medium-long, hot finish, with light molasses notes, more oak and leather, and a hint of black pepper. Spectacular!
    54.99 USD per Bottle
    Charles Street Liquors
  6. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B519

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Deep amber color. Nose has a distinct note of toasted vanilla marshmallows, with cinnamon spiced apples, cherry cola and oak. Thick oily mouthfeel. Palate brings a blast of cinnamon spice, brown sugar, buttery toffee, and a substantial dose of fruity bubble gum that is unexpected in ECBP (at least to my palate). There is a lot of oak, but significantly less than A119. Finish is medium-long, hot and dry. Lots of oak and cinnamon on the finish, with fresh sweet apples and sweet dark cherries. Overall, more fruit-forward than a typical ECBP profile, but very enjoyable.
    69.0 USD per Bottle
    Cambridge Spirits
  7. W.L. Weller Antique 107

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Rust color. The nose is light but delicious, with notes of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, cinnamon spiced apples and vanilla wafers. Oily mouthfeel with significant alcohol burn, making it feel even hotter then 107 proof. Lots of oak on the palate, with cinnamon and allspice, and more of the fruity chewing gum note. Long finish, warm and dry, with more oak, cinnamon and dark fruits.
    49.99 USD per Bottle
    Whole Foods Market
  8. New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled In Bond

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Distilled Spring 2015 Bottled Fall 2019 Copper color. Sweet on the nose, with lots of vanilla and notes of cinnamon apples and burnt caramel, and a hint of wood chips. Quite a thick, velvety mouthfeel. Palate is sweet but complex, with lots of chocolate and coffee, cinnamon and cloves, green apples and charred oak. Finish is medium-long, with notes of roasted peanuts, more chocolate and coffee, cloves and slight hints of anise, but not enough to put me off. An excellent bourbon, and I really want to find the barrel proof of this!
    39.99 USD per Bottle
    New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet
  9. George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018)

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Deep amber color. Nose has intense cinnamon, vanilla and maraschino cherries, with oak and notes of sweet tea. Thick, oily mouthfeel, followed by fireworks going off in your mouth. Palate is a continuation of the nose with lots of cinnamon, vanilla, cherry cola, buttery toffee, and hints of sweet tobacco and oak char. Long, hot finish with more cinnamon and vanilla, lots of spicy oak and black pepper, and subtle hints of coffee and campfire. This is a very good bourbon that has all the notes you would expect in a very good bourbon. If anything sets it apart, it would be the intensity with which you find those characteristics. Everything seems concentrated. Not worth the price I paid, but it was a birthday treat for myself, so no regrets.
    80.0 USD per Pour
    Buttermilk & Bourbon
  10. Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal

    Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca, Mexico

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Strong, smokey agave on the nose with something reminiscent of candy canes. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Lots of smoke on the palate, with grilled cactus, hay, and hints of cream soda. Medium-long finish, with more smokey sweetness from the agave, notes of vanilla and burnt sugar. I need more of this in my life.
    77.0 USD per Bottle
    Total Wine & More
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