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  1. Buffalo Trace Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
  2. Laphroaig 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: What can I add that other's haven't, it's like walking into a walrus' leather and wood stain shop under the docks. Taste: Salt, smoke, peat, meat, iodine, all things dark but lovely. Feel: You are instantly transported to a time when hands not machines made things. Where walking into a store would mean smelling the craft. Wood, leather, the sea. This is what Laphroaig captures, a smell, taste, and time, forgotten. L10 is a right of passage, a coming of age for whisky drinkers. Like a doppio espresso, it's something you hand to someone who is ready for it or someone you want to teach a lesson to. It's the "you think you like smokey whisky eh?" Its Fame is well earned and while you do not have to like you do have to try it.
  3. Highland Park 12 Year Viking Honour

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: wood, cherry, clean smoke, plumb, old books. Taste: Pepper, leather, wood, unseasoned steak. creosote. The experience is of stilling in a leather armchair by a fire with the window open after a fresh rain.
  4. Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye

    Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, Canada

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Vanilla chocolate, pixie sticks, apples, Taste: Cinnamon twists, orange peel, pepper, baking soda, molasses. The feel: it is like walking into a general with your grandpa as a child. The light hearted aura of sunlight, candies, paper, honey sticks, and light dust. However coming with is is the promise of work. Oils, metal, wood, and feed. All blending together. You know you're here for the work but you see that smirk on your grandfather's face and you know you'll walk out with something magical not just practical.
  5. Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B" 12 Year

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    Nose: cinnamon, cherry, red apple, pie crust with fruit juices burnt in, brown sugar. Taste: the barrel shines through with chard oak being the the main taste, caramel apples, fruit on the tip of the tongue. The experience is that of a Norman Rockwell painting, American as envisioned and remembered. This could be enjoyed on a pourch just as easily as in a New York bar. Cherry pie, craft, an open sky, and a world where anything is possible. This whiskey tastes like America.
  6. Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

    Single Grain — Japan

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: chocolate, Irish cream, pool water, pecan, coffee (but probably just the name messing with my head, no actual coffee in this) Taste: Vanilla, molasses, iodine, chocolate again, nutmeg, tree bark. Feel: Sweet, Dark, and Mysterious, like Charley and the Chocolate Factory. It's sweet and welcoming then turns butter and dark and finishes off with you feeling slightly confused but knowing you had a unique experience. This is a whiskey I want to spend a lot more time with.
  7. Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: spiced and honey almonds, oatmeal cookies, oak. Taste: Sweet apple cobbler, molasses Oatmeal after. Very enjoyable. Its dessert, a treat to finish the night on.
  8. Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Raisin, spiced nuts, fruit rollups obviously port. Taste: Spices, honey, creme brulee, saltes caramel. Maybe it's the marketing but it really does feel like an angelic whiskey. This is one of those whiskeys you wouldn't mind being made into a perfume. The experience is that of a first kiss. The feeling like you are floating on a cloud with every detail being blurry but also unforgettable.
  9. Monkey Shoulder

    Blended Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Buttered toast, honey, almost melon... (honeydew maybe?) spiced plumb, fresh cut wood. Taste: Light, honey almond, white bread, Mead, orange, really all types of citrus. I find the taste enjoyable but fleeting. It feels like flirting with someone cute, sweet with light hearted smiles but ultimately ephemeral. A glimpse more than a reality.
  10. Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Brown sugar, molasses, floral, even creme brulee. It will make your mouth water a little. Taste: Dark chocolate, maple, iodine, leather, brown sugar. Dark and brooding, but with some hope mixed in. I like it. It's like a dark thunderstorm falling off to a crisp afternoon.
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