Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed April 20, 2022 (edited February 6, 2023)
Rye — (bottled in) Kentucky, Multiple CountriesReviewed February 17, 2022 (edited March 8, 2022)Cough medicine & candy. Drinks quite a bit lower than it's proof. I thought it would be a confused muddle, given all the finishes, but this wasn't too shabby.
Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2021)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 12, 2022 (edited October 26, 2022)nice & spicy.
Westland Single Cask Release #886
American Single Malt — Washington, USAReviewed February 12, 2022hot plastic bags & pepper.
Mister Sam Blended Whiskey (2019 Release)
Other Whiskey — Multiple CountriesReviewed February 12, 2022sweet oak, cherries, enjoyable heat. pretty nice.
Jim Beam Double Oak
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 31, 2022 (edited May 12, 2023)Can't complain too much given the price, but this is hot, dirty Beam yeast and not much else. Like smashed peanuts picked up from the bar floor. For a few more dollars there's much better whiskey out there.18.0 USD per Bottle
Compass Box No Name No. 3
Peated Blended Malt — ScotlandReviewed December 29, 2021 (edited June 22, 2022)Quite nice. It’s mostly Frog so it’s ashy-smoky with some sweetness. Good flavor, but not overly aggressive. Maybe some pears/green apples. Thick mouthfeel. Long finish. Pretty easy drinking. edit: After trying this side-by-side with #1 and 2, this is a bit more disappointing than when I first opened it. I still enjoy it, but given how heavy handed the Laphroaig is, a friend asked: 'why wouldn't you just get a bottle of Laphroaig?' and, given the price, I find myself wondering the same thing.150.0 USD per Bottle
Weller Full Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 27, 2021 (edited February 5, 2023)This is fine. Typical BT cherries & vanilla. Stop losing your minds, people.50.0 USD per Bottle
Willett Family Estate Small Batch Rye 4 Year
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed August 11, 2021 (edited October 7, 2021)Just a note: This Distiller entry was in reference to the 4 year, wax top, MGP-sourced bottle that could be had for $35 in ~2013-14. It was a pretty good showcase of MGP rye and how tasty it could be even at four years. It is nothing like the Willett distillate that is currently being bottled at much higher prices.35.0 USD per Bottle
Early Times Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed July 16, 2021 (edited December 2, 2021)At $24/liter this has become the daily in our house outpacing the usual suspects: Wild Turkey 101, Elijah Craig, Buffalo Trace, Old Forester 100, Old Gran-Dad BiB, Rittenhouse, and pretty much any sub-$40 bourbon/rye. However, I'm not too optimistic about what will happen once Sazerac runs out of OF distillate.24.0 USD per Bottle