Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon
Bourbon — Texas, USATasted August 23, 2020Woodshop oil on the nose. Cinnamon spice, a little sweet, a little molasses. Deep, spicy finish. Not at all a classic bourbon, but excellent. Has more of what makes the Brimstone (a personal favorite) so great than I expected.
Port Charlotte 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted August 22, 2020Briney nose. Peat comes in the middle, but not as smokey as some. Smooth but strong at first, with a bit of spice at the end. Really excellent.
McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt
American Single Malt — Oregon, USATasted July 10, 2020Youthful, but not unpleasant. Feels more likely than deep. Honey nut Cheerios on the nose. A little smokey, but less than expected. Short finish.50.0 USD per Bottle
Lagavulin 9 Year (Game of Thrones-House Lannister)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted June 27, 2020Very good. If this came from another distiller, I would be impressed by the peat and smoke notes. But since this is a lagavulin, I can't help but wish that these notes were as strong as they are in the 16-year, or even 8-year.
Mad River Rye
Rye — Vermont, USATasted January 7, 2020Weird, really weird. Tastes like horse food, but in a way that is more fascinating than off putting.
Dalmore 15 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted December 21, 2019Light, fruity, and a little malty. Gentle without being flat. Very nice.
Wathen's Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 30, 2019Smells and tastes like trail mix, with a little bit of cinnamon on the palate. Or oatmeal with rasins. Spicy at first, but then really smooths out. Pretty short finish. Overall, good.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted November 2, 2019Banana, less smoke than expected, but still peaty and earthy.
Compass Box Hedonism
Blended Grain — ScotlandTasted November 2, 2019Sweet, cream, candy, with spice. Very, very pleasant.
Speyburn 10 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted November 3, 2018great bargain! light and sweet, but a little complexity when you pay attention. I also like that it is 43%. one of my favorite whiskeys for under $25.