Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon 13 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 6, 2022OK, it was good. Heck, it's a high end Jim Beam product, so I'm going to have a predilection to love it. But it wasn't noticeably better than the standard. I Mark it as the same as the standard. This shouldn't be read as negative. Just not a reason to chase or pay more.
Ledaig 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted November 5, 2022Initial Aroma of smoke recedes as you become accustomed to the glass. Peach, hard candy sugar come forward Flavor is peach and stone fruit notes with some menthol and Cloraseptic. The smokey finish lingers nicely
Ledaig single malt aged 10 years
Single Malt — The isle of Mull’s, ScotlandTasted November 5, 2022Initial Aroma of smoke recedes as you become accustomed to the glass. Peach, hard candy sugar come forward Flavor is peach and stone fruit notes with some menthol and Cloraseptic. The smokey finish lingers nicely
Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 8 Year (Spring 2021)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 21, 2022Salted Caramel bomb. That's a compliment. Frankly does remind me of Elijah Craig Barrell Proof in flavor. Rich and oily brown sugar notes. Just lovely
Stellum Single Barrel Rye
Rye — Indiana, USATasted October 14, 2022Really lovely. Vanilla, spearmint, cotton candy. Finish is fantastic. Very herbaceous. Man, I love this
Rabbit Hole Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATasted September 16, 2022OK, it's good. To pretty darn good. But a little sweet without corresponding spice or depth. Caramel, molasses, coconut, chocolate. Almost like chocolate syrup. Water helps, but even that can't this to a 4.0. The finish is mostly fresh ground black pepper.
John J Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Virginia, USATasted September 10, 2022Aroma is of cherry and oak. Flavor is like a butterscotch or caramel hard candy. Really fruity with a moment of nuttiness. A good deal of baking spice and some clove. Couple drops of water bring out some chocolate and coffee notes. Thought about Mexican chocolate with the spice. I keep thinking of hard candy and caramels when sipping on this.
Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Nevada), USATasted September 9, 2022This is a great Bourbon. The Aroma is not anything that stands out, but the flavor and finish more than make up for this. Lots of herbaceous notes with some mint, Creamy vanilla and menthal. Lots of fruit just below the surface and a hard candy sweetness that's well balanced with the spice. The finish is the star of the show. One sip, well over a minute and your still in the moment. A few drops of water add both length and depth while maintaining the balance. So glad that I spotted this on the shelf
Nelson Brothers Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Tennessee, USATasted August 26, 2022Cherry, then apple, oak & corn grain in the Aroma. Very spicy and a touch hot for a 107 proof. Cinnamon, baking spices, a light bread note and finishes like a Fire Ball (candy). Water usually brings out more spice, in this case it brings out more bread, brown sugar and even molasses notes. This is a must add water bottle. Just 3 or 4 drops brings this more into focus. I get a lingering tobacco & molasses flavor. Moments of chocolate and coffee as I work through the glass. This seems to be one that you have to let wash over you. Try as I might, I can't get this to a full 4.0.
Sagamore Spirits 6yr Single Barrel Rye r/Bourbon Select
Rye — Maryland, USA, USATasted August 20, 2022This brand (Sagamore Rye) is one of my favorite Rye's. The barrel strength is one of my favorite bottles and among the most underrated bottles on the market. This is good. It's the baby brother of that item. Great flavor, classic Sagamore. Just the body and finish are toned down. Walk to buy this. Run to buy the barrel strength.