George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky 11 Year (Fall 2008)
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATasted August 29, 2020Actually the 2009 batch. Nose of caramel, vanilla, oak, leather, hint of nutmeg, and maybe some smoke. Can take a deep inhale. Full bodied, comes in with a burst of heat that dissipates quickly. Caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, maybe some dried cherry. Finishes smooth with some lingering sweetness and spice.
Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye (24 Months)
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted August 29, 2020Arizona Whiskey Community barrel pick. Brown sugar, vanilla, spice, hint of smoke and oak in the aroma with some substantial alcohol heat. Nice mouthfeel, flavors match the aroma, pretty hot though. Overall a really excellent rye.
1792 Sweet Wheat
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 27, 2020Very light caramel and corn/cereal in the nose. Body is thin and flavors match the nose. Some gentle warming.
Stagg Jr Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 12
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 5, 2020Such a wonderful bourbon. Yeah it is a little hot but holy cow is it worth it. Behind that heat is such a richness of deep flavors. Brown sugar pushing toward molasses, vanilla, smooth oak, some lingering spice with a hint of leather. I fall in love with this one again with every pour.
Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 31, 2020Pretty smooth, a little spice, leather, slightly oaky.
Michter's US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey
Other Whiskey — Kentucky, USATasted February 19, 2020Aroma is pepper and honey with a hint of vanilla oaky-ness. Flavor is slightly sweet, some oak and spice, maybe some mild cereal (corn?) notes. There is a slightly fruity high note in the finish (maybe apricot?). Body is a little thin and finish is dry. Some alcohol warming but definitely on the lighter side compared to what I am used to. A nice bourbon but on the mild side overall.
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Bourbon (107 Proof)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 14, 2020Aroma is hot but you can take a deep inhale. Aroma of vanilla, spice (nutmeg?) and molasses. Flavor mostly matches with something savory as well. Incredibly smooth, wonderful.Commoner & Co.
1792 Full Proof Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 2, 2020Notes of caramel, vanilla, and cinnamon. A little hot but worth it.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 18, 2020Batch C918. It's hot, but under that is rich brown sugar, vanilla, and a hint of caramel in the nose. The flavor matches although I don't get the caramel as much and there is maybe a hint of pepper in the upper palate mixed in with the alcohol heat that lingers there. It is a wonderful bourbon.
Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted January 17, 2020Sweet brown sugar and a hint of spice in the nose, smooth, a little thin but some mild heat, flavor mostly matches, maybe a little more towards caramel, very subtle spice, toward cinnamon but not quite.