Dalmore King Alexander III
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed January 28, 2022 (edited March 20, 2022)Soft, mild, round. Little bit of salt on the front of the palate
Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed January 28, 2022I don’t find this to be anything I’d go out of my way for. Notes of tea and cola on the nose pretty much the same on the pallet. A light sweetness with barely there caramel. Very approachable as a starter whiskey. Not some thing that you need to stretch to find a definition or description for
Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed January 23, 2022 (edited July 14, 2022)HEAVY. Peppery Tequila, smoked meats, BBQ, overripe peach. And that’s just the nose. On the pallet, smoke, leather, light and round. Like being hit with a smoked ham.
Diablo's Shadow - 100% California Corn Whiskey
Other Whiskey — USAReviewed January 11, 2022A little young with a sharp, almost butter caramel up front. Not bad at all on an ice cube.
Broken Barrel Reserve Oak Series Finished with Stout Beer Barrel Staves
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed January 10, 2022This has a short, dry finish to it. Slightly dark caramel with a hint of apple juice. A little thin at first. No lasting impression for me though. This will likely drink better meat, I’m typically a one cube guy. The cask strength give it a bit of a kick. This is listed as “Exclusively Selected by Nugget Market”
Sonoma Distilling Company Cherrywood Rye
Rye — California, USAReviewed January 9, 2022 (edited February 7, 2022)Emergency Old Fashioned after saying goodbye to a 13y/o friend (pet). A toast to my little friend. Was given this bottle for my 50th BDay. Was not initially impressed, but as I sip into it more it settles in and gets comfy, regardless of what I want. Just like my little friend. Well worth a try. Makes an excellent Old Fashioned.
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed January 8, 2022I’m not sure I like this one. Soft, round, and almost creamy. While not a terrible bourbon it just doesn’t have the…oomph that I want.
Redemption Straight Rye
Rye — Indiana, USAReviewed January 3, 2022Damned Good bang for the buck. At this price point it could easily become a “daily driver”.
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 1, 2022 (edited January 2, 2022)My personal gold standard. My “daily driver”. My “Go To”. my precious.Elk Grove
Old Tub Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 1, 2022There’s a heavy nuttiness lurking beneath the initial caramel. It needs some time in the glass cozying up to an ice cube to really bring it out. It’s got a heavier flavor and feel than expected and the oak is just in front of the nuttiness on taste, but it doesn’t stick around. The nuttiness clobbers it quickly.Elk Grove