I'm not here to wax poetic about the nose or the palate, there are much more qualified people to do that, I'm here to have fun with whiskey. And you should be too.
Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Rye Whiskey 8 Year
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed May 9, 2021Tried semi-blind. This is a very pleasant rye. Sweet, balanced, warming baking spices & a hint of oak spice. Almost too easy to drink.
Yamazaki 12 Year
Single Malt — Honshu, JapanReviewed May 2, 2021Pears. Slightly drying & bitter. Was given this in a double blind and it did not fare well.
Single Cask Nation Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Various, ScotlandReviewed April 6, 2021Had this blind. Really fruity. Smells delicious. Thiiiiiiick. More please.
Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Whiskey
Corn — Kentucky, USAReviewed March 26, 2021Cereal. Corn. Nuts. Who can complain about a sub-$15 bottle that you can drink neat without vomiting or going blind?
Bernheim 7 Year Original Wheat Whiskey
Wheat Whiskey — Kentucky, USAReviewed March 21, 2021Apparently it's been at least six years since I last had this and it was a bottle that didn't have the 7 year age statement yet. Picked up a bottle to refresh my memory and was pleasantly surprised. It hits all the right notes: sweet vanilla, caramel, maple syrup, a bit of baking spices on the finish. It's fine neat or in an old fashioned. It also has the unique distinction of having an age statement added, despite being around for awhile. More importantly these days: it's ~$25 and not highly sought after so you can find it sitting merrily on the shelf. Not much I can complain about here; it's a good contender for your daily along with other solid whiskies in the same price range: WT101, BT, and OF100.
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2020 SE4 x PR5
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 26, 2021Given the fanfare of this bottle I was excited to try it but after sitting down with it several times it's just a muddled mess with grass clippings being the most prominent note. I'd like to see Maker's put out something that knocks it out of the park and, in theory, they should be able to but I have yet to find something that clicks for me. The playing around with staves feels like a gimmick more than anything and I'd rather see them do something simple like an 8-12yr CS of honey barrels similar to ECBP/Booker's/FR private select.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C919
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 24, 2021The nuttiness in this brings to mind Booker's more than it does Elijah Craig (I realize their shared yeast brings in the nuts). There's a sweetness there that is reminiscent of ECBP, but this is really just heat and nuts. It's not bad but, given my love for EC, is not nearly as good as it should be.
Single Cask Nation Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Aged 24 Years (Pre-Fire Heaven Hill)
Bourbon — USA, Aged in Scotland, USAReviewed February 13, 2021Sweet oak. Brown sugar. Slightly bitter. The nose promises a bit more than the palate & finish can deliver. I imagine some folks might be turned off by the amount of oak, and I wouldn't want to drink this all the time, but it's a pretty nice showcase of an old bourbon.
Talisker 25 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed January 29, 20212017. peat. pepper. brine.
Ledaig13 Year Old Port Pipe Matured 58.1%
Single Malt — Isle Of Mull, ScotlandReviewed January 26, 2021Peat & port is my favorite alliteration. This is lovely.
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