The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedWell, at 33$ I was willing to try. Not as good as I had hoped, but that’s ok. Fruit first with floral and vanilla. Medium hold with a taste of unrefined burn too. It is just so-so and won’t get again.
Unflavored Vodka — LatviaTastedBest I’ve tried ever. Better than nikka, shevkoff ultra, sickle&hammer, Chopin. Smooth viscous mouth feel. Velvet. Great for sipping or light citrus.55.0 USD per Bottle
Ron Diplomático Planas Rum
Silver Rum — VenezuelaTastedGood rum. Not as good as reserva excluseva. Thus I won’t get it again. Still searching for a great white rum.
Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
Navy Rum — Multiple CountriesTastedI struggle to find a place for this. Wow is it a smack in the face. Floater for tropical is where it is now. Not a straight up sipper. Sharp, spice, raw sugar molasses. I will use but not get again, it is too much spice to enjoy smooth.
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Fruit Liqueurs — Veneto, ItalyTastedCherry flavored benzoin. It is horrible. Yes, marzipan, some herbal, so medicinal. Put in a cocktail it overpowers- use less and the taint is still there. Yuck I will never use it and will end up dumping this. Sorry everyone, this one strikes a sensory revulsion in me.
Dairy/Egg Liqueurs — IrelandTastedHonestly was looking for a good coffee mixer as I was stuck on rumchatta. Not that impressed, almond had a burnt subtlety that permeates, light and only mediocre overall.
Nut Liqueurs — Lombardia, ItalyTastedThis is my favorite amaretto. Now I have only had 4 total, and willing to try higher rated ones when I can find them, however so many are light watery and disappointing. This is rich thick and sweet with vanilla cherry subtlety. I do not understand why it is rated so low (85) here. Neat, soda of choice, ice, or mixed in a rum pineapple- it ads depth and elegance- enjoy.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedA friend called this garden hose bourbon.... I think because it was after a Blanton’s comparison. Low proof with quick finish it is not impressive at the price.
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 RC6
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedWow this finishes long. Nice. Has some heat there but a smooth combination makes it endearing. And the finish is fabulous. All the tastings previously made so no surprise except the finish that keeps on giving.
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOhhh, harsh. Ya it is up there in proof but beyond that it is harsh. Maybe a mix in with diluted aspects... hot toddy anyone.