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.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C919
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 24, 2021 (edited February 17, 2022)The 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, 2021 (edited February 16, 2021)Sweet 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.
Single Cask Nation Ledaig 13
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed January 26, 2021Delicious peat. A great showcase of Ledaig.
Old Forester Classic 86 Proof
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 18, 2020It's not bad, but it's incredibly thin at 86 proof and has a finish akin to vodka. Go for OF Signature 100 instead which is a solid daily drinker and only a few more dollars.
Old Forester 100 Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed October 16, 2020 (edited May 29, 2022)It's been maybe five years since I've had this but I recently picked up a bottle when my local was out of my regular dailies and I'm not mad about it. It checks all the boxes: decent proof, sweet, vanilla, a bit of spice, solid mouthfeel, and around $25. I can't complain about any of that and I think it might be more to my liking than current WT101 which has a tough-to-define dirt/earthiness to it that reminds me of Beam and doesn't do much for me. Makes me think I need to revisit other OF offerings.25.0 USD per Bottle
George Dickel Rye
Rye — Indiana, USAReviewed October 14, 2020 (edited July 10, 2021)Your usual MGP notes: dill, baking spices, slightly floral, and moderately sweet. No complaints for the price.25.0 USD per Bottle
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed September 13, 2020 (edited October 16, 2020)What was a nice, simple rye has become increasingly astringent over the last five or so years.
Hochstadter's Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye — Multiple CountriesReviewed September 4, 2020 (edited September 11, 2020)This is a really great rye for $35. I think it's better than HWRR as the makeup of that brand has shifted dramatically as they run out of 16 year Barton. It has more of a typical rye profile than Pikesville--which I think is great--but this is ~$15 cheaper. It can stand up to any of the overpriced Whistlepigs, including the laughable Black Prince; same with Michter's. It's infinitely better than Sazerac, which is about the same price but has declined precipitously in quality. In a crazy market it's bottles like this that prove you can still find great rye & bourbon at reasonable prices--which was one of the primary allures of these spirits to begin with.35.0 USD per Bottle
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