Deadhead Army vet with an MBA and a fly rod. "For god's sake, don't give him Whiskey!"
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedSmoke, spice, and sweetness. The peat is prominent, but smooth and balanced by the other notes. I like this more than most peated scotches.Eugene
The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted15.0 USD per PourORD airport (ORD)
The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted15.0 USD per PourORD airport (ORD)
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOne of my favorite drams at any price. The nose?: boiled peaches, I’ve decided, and some fruit leather. A different experience altogether than the small batch. It doesn't have the oaky astringency or the harsh bite.65.0 USD per Bottle
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedThe oak tannin astringency gets in the way. Try the Single Barrel!
Compass Box Hedonism, The Muse
Blended Grain — ScotlandTastedJust opened my bottle. Unique dram: floral nose, vanilla palate, the shortest, crispest finish I’ve had—and THEN the spice hits the front of your tongue. Gonna be lingering over this to fully grok.110.0 USD per BottleEugene
Aberlour 16 Year Double Cask Matured
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedOne of the most delightful late-night sippers I’ve had. Spend some time with this low-proof masterpiece, parsing out a medley of notes. The most prominent ones are baking spices, somewhere between soft, warm gingerbread and the best chocolate brownie you’ve ever tasted.80.0 USD per BottleGorge Amphitheatre
Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNot gonna knock you out with complexity, but you’ll keep coming back to mull over why you like it so much.50.0 USD per BottleEugene