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  1. Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2020

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Amber color. Nose has intense vanilla and caramel apples with notes of bubble gum, maple syrup, cinnamon stick and honeysuckle. Mouthfeel is a little lite. Palate is a caramel bomb with fresh warm caramel and caramel candy dusted in powdered sugar, vanilla bean, maple sugar, sweet oak, Red Hots cinnamon candy and a little leather and ethanol. Finish is medium-long, hot and dry. The caramel note continues, with lingering oak, toasted grains and cinnamon apples. This isn't super complex, but if you're a bourbon fan it feels like home. I could drink this all night.
    89.0 USD per Bottle
    Top Shelf
  2. Foursquare 2005 Single Blended Rum

    Aged Rum — Barbados

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Deep amber color. Feels viscous on the nose, with notes of vanilla bean, butterscotch, caramel, condensed milk, allspice, freshly ground nutmeg, hints of leather and faint pineapple. Mouthfeel is very enjoyable but not quite as luscious as some other Foursquare vintages. Palate is ridiculous and in some ways reminiscent of a fine Sherry-finished whisky. I get notes of malt and lots of fruit character, with apricots, dried figs and golden raisins mingling with salted caramel, brown sugar, charred cinnamon stick, and oak with a faint hint of cardamom. Finish is long and warm with banana caramelized in brown sugar, baking spices and charred oak, with hints of smoke and black pepper. This is just about perfect.
    90.0 USD per Bottle
    Back Bay Wine Spirits and Craft Beer
  3. Foursquare 2007 Single Blended Rum

    Aged Rum — Barbados

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Deep amber color. Nose is rich with buttery caramel, burnt sage, allspice, vanilla bean, pipe tobacco and powdered sugar. Heavy, velvety mouthfeel. The palate is a balance of sweet and spice with notes of bubbling caramel, charred cinnamon stick, allspice, nutmeg, sage, buttery toffee, with a faint hint of anise and a touch of oak. Finish is medium-long, dry and warming, with more oak and baking spices. I wish the finish was a little longer, but otherwise superb.
    90.0 USD per Bottle
    Marty's Fine Wines
  4. Probitas White Blended Rum

    Silver Rum — Multiple Countries

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The nose has a vegetal sweetness very similar to agave, along with faint notes of roasted pineapple and confectioners sugar. Vegetal sweetness continues to the palate with notes of agave and sweet peppers, faint vanilla, pineapple and clove. I don't get much of Jamaican funk on this but if I didn't know better I would think I'm drinking tequila.
    26.0 USD per Bottle
    Whole Foods Market
  5. Hamilton Overproof 151 Rum

    Aged Rum — Guyana

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tasted neat, the nose has notes of burnt sugar, marshmallows charring over a campfire, flambéed bananas, and hints of cocoa. Rich, velvety mouthfeel, not much alcohol burn for the proof. The palate is a continuation of the nose with more burnt sugar and marshmallows, seared bananas, vanilla, confectioners sugar, dark fruits, chocolate covered espresso beans and oak char. A splash of water amplifies the vanilla, coffee and fruit notes, and especially highlights the coffee note on the nose. The finish is long and hot, a bit too sweet for me. I would prefer a dryer, more oaky finish to tame the sweetness of the palate, but this is dangerously easy to drink.
    29.0 USD per Bottle
    Marty's Fine Wines
  6. Rhum Barbancourt Estate Reserve 15 Year

    Rhum Agricole Vieux — Haiti

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The nose has lots of burnt caramel and toasted marshmallows with a faint grassyness. Light mouthfeel. The palate has burnt sugar, raw sugar cane juice, vanilla extract, a sweet vegetal note like sweet peas, black tea, espresso and a faint hint of fresh coconut water. The finish is short to medium in length and dry. The oak really shines through on the finish, burnt sugar is still there but not dominant. All of the sweetness is upfront, finishes dry and oaky so it doesn't seem overly sweet.
    54.0 USD per Bottle
    Marty's Fine Wines
  7. Privateer Distiller's Drawer "Sea Smoke #2"

    Aged Rum — Ipswich, MA, USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hay color. The Laphroaig finish really shines in this expression. The first note I get on the nose is the peat smoke, lighter than a Laphroaig but dominant here. Go a little deeper and you find vanilla bean, caramelized bananas, bubbling brown sugar, hints of asphalt and burnt cinnamon stick. Despite the pale color, the mouthfeel is robust and the legs on the side of the glass are thick and long. The palate has all the best qualities of an Islay Scotch and a rich, sweet rum: molasses, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel, iodine, potting soil, sea spray, hints of asphalt, allspice, pipe tobacco and oak. The finish is long, warm and dry, with lingering oak and peat, burnt sugar and cinnamon stick, and subtle notes of sage and clove.
    49.0 USD per Bottle
    Porter Square Wine & Spirits
  8. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C920

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Mahogany color. The nose has notes of cotton candy, brown sugar, vanilla bean, and candied apples. Velvety mouthfeel. The palate had caramel apples, cinnamon-vanilla maple syrup, dark cherries, fresh ground nutmeg, white pepper, and lots of oak. The finish is long, hot and dry, oak forward with peppery spice and charred cinnamon stick.
    64.0 USD per Bottle
    Gordon's Fine Wines and Liquors
  9. Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Copper color. The nose has notes of green apples, orange rind, caramel, and vanilla. Light body. Tastes young, herbaceous and woody (oak, pine) with some malt character, not getting much of the fruit or sweetness from the nose. The finish is fairly short, youthful spice lingers, woody notes are dominate. Not bad, but not something I would seek out again.
    49.0 USD per Bottle
    Cambridge Spirits
  10. Maker's Mark Cask Strength

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Batch 2018-01 111.5 proof 55.75% ABV Amber color. Nose has notes of dark cherries, vanilla extract, light honey and oak, and lots of ethanol. Mouthfeel is a little watery. Palate has Red Hots cinnamon candy, vanilla extract, hints of toasted oak, very hot. Finish is fairly short with cinnamon, vanilla and oak. It's fine but is basically standard Maker's Mark with a splash of extra ethanol. Tried it in a cocktail and it does not hold up or stand out from the other ingredients.
    55.0 USD per Bottle
    Whole Foods Market
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