Gold Spot 9 Year Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandTasted December 2, 2022Finally found this stuff! On the nose it's very fruity. Sour apple, apricot, and pear with the slightest hint of cereal. On the palate this stuff is decadent. It's smooth, sweet, and rich with a honey and cereal taste which gives way to a very mellow building finish. I love this stuff!125.0 USD per Bottle
Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey (2022 Release)
Other Whiskey — Kentucky, USATasted December 2, 2022On the nose I get barrel char, maple, and brown sugar. On the palate I get all of those smells in taste form. It's rich, smooth, and heavily toasted, you can feel the viscosity. The finish is nice and long, not an alcohol bite, but instead a lingering spice from the toast. Overall not bad.
Stagg Jr Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 17
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 30, 2022The nose is cinnamon, cherry, brown sugar, and ethanol. The palate is smooth for the proof with dark chocolate, cherries, and a building spice that makes for a very nice finish. I think I prefer this over batches 15 or 16.
Penelope Private Select Barrel Strength Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana, USATasted November 27, 2022This bottle was 117 proof 4 grain picked by Southern spirits. The nose is soft for the proof on this. I get a hint of corn and grain with a toasted caramel note. On the palate it starts out with a little spice, but mellows out smooth and sweet. The finish is decently long and enjoyable.
Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — USATasted November 23, 2022Not sure why I'm drinking this, but here we go. The nose reminds me of moonshine, musty corn and alcohol present, very young. The palate isn't terrible, still get musty corn, but it's fairly sweet. I get a little spice on the finish.
Green Spot Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandTasted November 8, 2022Scored this bottle for $28, what a steal. In the nose there's cereal and something fruity I'm equating to green apple. On the palate it's fruity up front with a lot of sweetness, then you get a citrus hint with some subtle heat. The finish is nice warming. Really nice pour overall.
Knob Creek 18 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 18, 2022Just pouring this in the glass I notice she's thick, with big slow moving fingers in the glass. First whiff is bold. I get oak, sweet cherries, cinnamon, and light char on the nose. On the palate it's remarkably smooth. There's a soft mouth coating cherry vanilla coupled with big wood notes that define it. While you're admiring how smooth it is the cinnamon and spice starts to build for a very nice finish. Overall this is the best Knob Creek I've had thus far.169.99 USD per Bottle
Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt
Single Malt — Northern IrelandTasted October 12, 2022On the nose there's malty grain, fruit, and unmistakable port wine. On the palate it's ridiculously smooth, to the point I can barely notice there's alcohol in it. It's very sweet, with a mix of oak and port. The finish is overwhelmingly port wine with a slow building spice. Overall I think this is an excellent pour for the price. Reminds me alot of Balvenie 21 portwood.54.0 USD per Bottle
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2022 BRT-02
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATasted October 6, 2022On the nose there's sweet chocolate with spicy cinnamon and char. On the palate it's like a fall dessert. There's sweet brown sugar and toasted Graham crackers with cinnamon, baking spices and char. It reminds me of a toasted barrel bourbon. The finish is long and building. I liked this alot more than I thought I would.
Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana, USATasted October 5, 2022On the nose I get huge smoky caramel notes, and you guessed it, sweet tobacco. The proof is deceptive because I get very little hints of alcohol. On the palate it has a lot of mouth feel with soft mouth coating vanilla, but also rich barrel notes and spice. I initially get super sweet vanilla ice cream, then it is joined by a building cinnamon and char wave that lingers for a long enjoyable finish and tasty aftertaste. I think this would pair nicely with a cigar.180.0 USD per Bottle