1. Smugglers Notch Maple Straight Bourbon

    Bourbon — Vermont, USA

    Tasted March 8, 2020
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m not a fan of infused whiskies. I prefer to add my own flavorings if the mood hits me but typically I drink whiskey neat (well maybe with a small piece of ice). I had a Smugglers Notch sampler gift pack hanging around so I thought I’d give it a try if for no other reason than to clean up the cabinet. I was favorably surprised. It was clean with a just a hint of maple that contributed more to its crispness than to sweetness. I’ve never really tasted “crispness” in a whiskey before but that’s how I can best describe this. This was a very pleasant dram. Now I have to get up to Vermont to get some more.
  2. Smugglers' Notch Litigation Wheat Whiskey

    Wheat Whiskey — Vermont, USA

    Tasted December 29, 2019
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    I can best describe this whiskey as “inoffensive”. While I didn’t find anything of note that would allow me to recommend it, there was nothing bad about it either. Finding it somewhat bland, I added a slice of candied orange peel and enjoyed the rest of the dram.
  3. Jura 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted March 20, 2019
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    The Distiller description is right on the money. Kinda of a Lagavulin light but in very good flavorable way. Served up in a Glen Cairn at an Old Town Alexandria whisky bar, the Jura was a very nice pour
  4. Redwood Empire American Whiskey

    Blended American Whiskey — USA

    Tasted November 22, 2018
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Dark amber and slow legs suggest good things to come. I smell a nice combination of oak and vanilla barrel notes with rye. Neat it is warm and oily, minty on the front end but surprisingly no vanilla as I was expecting. It fades to a young rye burn. I like this whiskey
    42.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Johnnie Walker Double Black

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted November 14, 2018
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    It's Johnny Walker Black alright but smokier. Not in a good way. I was reminded of cigarette ash. Curiosity satisfied. There are better products out there
  6. Belle Meade Bourbon

    Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA

    Tasted November 4, 2018
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The nose is typical bourbon-vanilla, oak, caramel sweet. It’s best with a little bit of added water, yielding a citrus sweetness, a little anise, and a slight oily mouth feel that leads to a peppery rye finish. The sweetness lingers. This is a very nice whiskey!
    28.0 USD per Bottle
  7. Highland Park Magnus

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted October 21, 2018
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Somewhat weak nose. Getting deeper into the glass only raises the alcohol burn. But it’s pretty tasty straight up. Peaty but not overdone, with a nice citrusy sweetness. It’s oiliness makes for a very pleasant mouth swish. A satisfying finish with a lingering sweetness and a mild burn. Empty glass - not much there, maybe my schnozz is not working tonight
  8. Johnnie Walker Black Label

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted August 24, 2018
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The more I drink this the more I appreciate it for its consistent balanced smokiness. Smooth, rich and oily. It’s always right on the money when you want a nice relaxing dram
  9. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted August 24, 2018
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m not getting anything special here to warrant a 92 rating. It’s thin tasting. The slight barrel notes in the nose don’t make it to the palate. Three quarters of the bottle is gone so cant say I didn’t give it a chance.
  10. John Jacob Rye Whiskey

    Rye — Washington, USA

    Tasted August 12, 2018
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    By Day Four of a 6-day cruise, I was getting "scotched out". The cruise ship bars stocked a number of scotch whiskies and I was trying them all. In need of a change up, I asked for a rye with two ice cubes. This is what they poured for me. And a fine rye whiskey it was! It had a slight sweetness followed by wonderful barrel notes of vanilla, caramel and oak. I was very happy to leave the scotch behind and finish the cruise with my new found rye. Now if I can only find it here in Maryland.
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