Don Julio Añejo Tequila
Tequila Añejo — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedI wanted to love this. I dont. The nose is excellent. All warm vanilla. The finish falls flat. Again not as good as the blanco. There’s a strange earthy citrus in there I don’t love.
Don Julio Reposado Tequila
Tequila Reposado — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedVery smooth yet oddly not as good as the blanco. There’s an off flavor I can’t put my finger in. Some wood tannin thats just a bit bitter and weird.
Don Julio Blanco Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedVery smooth. Price point is a little outlandish as there are several other labels I find to be just as good for half the cost but this is a pioneer and it’s very enjoyable.
Woodford Reserve Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedExcellent. Warm rich mouthfeel. Pepper and caramel and waves of enjoyment. Up there with High West Rendezvouz as personal favorites as far as rye goes.8.0 USD per PourKeegan's Grill
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year
Peated Blended Malt — ScotlandTastedThis is my favorite Johnny walker by far. Earthy and weird.
Evan Williams Black Label
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCheap, young, great for cocktails
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedPrice point here is undeniably excellent. Purists may throw their shoe at me, but I like this more than the old age statement version. The old Elijah Craig 12 was almost too frosting-like. This has more depth and complexity. Keep in mind this side by side was also with a bottle of EC 12 that had been open for over a year and it’s possible this affected the outcome.
The Glenlivet 18 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedExcellent and fairly accessible. Peat is warm and soft... fruit is bright...oaky and pleasant. One of my favorite drams.11.0 USD per PourKeegan's Grill
Highland Park 18 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedReally is excellent. Wood smoke, tobacco, salt water, chocolate, cherry, Apple, and a long ass finish. I felt water destroyed this all and turned into honey. But neat? Doesn’t get much better from what I know 🔥💨🍎🍐🍒🥞🥓☕️🚬11.0 USD per PourKeegan's Grill
Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey
Other Whiskey — Oregon, USATastedThe new packaging is great. The whiskey...is coming along. This should not have been released yet. The whiskey is too young. Minimum of two years it says, Maximum of two years it is. It’s a bit too sweet and unbalanced. The malt bill carries the day here, much like the beer it’s distilled from however there’s just not quite enough depth to make it worth the money. Yet. Rogue has come along way with their spirits and they are showing strides of improvement and don’t seem to be slowing down. I look forward to when they really get the patience to release some mature fine tuned product.9.0 USD per PourKeegan's Grill