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hoboman

Just an average guy with a liking for whiskey and a love of agave.

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  1. George Dickel Rye

    Rye — Indiana, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    First rye I’ve ever had. Spicy, dry and herbal. Was initially kind of “meh”, but the more I drink the the more I like it.
    20.0 USD per Bottle
  2. Desert Door Texas Sotol Original

    Sotol Blanco — Texas, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Strong herbal notes on the palate with hints of sweetness. Tastes very “muted” though, you can tell it was diluted to proof. Makes a great mixer; far from bad but somewhat disappointing as a sipper. I imagine it’d be awesome at a higher proof.
  3. Terralta Tequila Blanco 110

    Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Earthy nose with citrus notes, intense minerality on the palate with earth and alcohol heat. You can definitely feel the higher proof, but it still falls far short of harsh and is surprisingly easy going down. Delicious.
    46.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Mezcal Marca Negra Dobadán

    Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Floral, almost perfume-ish nose with a hint of smoke. The floral notes are just as strong on the palate, accompanied by herbal flavors and alcohol heat. I wasn’t the biggest fan at first, but the more I drink it the more I like it.
    99.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Mezcal Vago Cuixe

    Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Aquilino García, Lot A-09-C-16, 51.7% ABV Earthy, grassy nose with a hint of smoke. Sweet roasted agave and tropical fruit on the palate with earthy undertones. Finish has earth, pepper, rubber, and vegetality that starts out small and quickly almost overpowers everything else. Alcohol heat throughout. Damned delicious but very intense and kinda rough. Not an easy drinker, this one.
    108.0 USD per Bottle
  6. Ardbeg 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Intense peat smoke. I don’t really have a refined enough palate with scotch to break it down much. Imagine Laphroaig 10, but with a lot more smoke, peat, and a less briny profile. Loving it.
    54.0 USD per Bottle
  7. Tequila Ocho Plata "La Magueyera" 2014

    Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Very floral nose and palate. Little bit of pepper taste, agave very present throughout. This isn’t just a good tequila, it’s a FINE tequila. It just tastes fancy. Easily one of the best blancos I’ve ever tried. I highly recommend!
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Lagavulin 16 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Got this as a gift. Peat smoke, dark cherries and tobacco on the nose. Lot of smoke on the palate, along with leather, cherries and notes of oak. Finish still has a huge amount of peat smoke, again with leather and slight notes of those sweet cherries. Too sweet to be a regular pour for me, but more than good enough for me to make sure I always have a bottle on hand.
  9. Laphroaig 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    My third scotch and first Islay, and unlike anything else I’ve had thus far. Smoke, bandaids and salami-like meat on the nose. All that carries over to the palate, with the addition of brine, with the salami note somewhat diminished and the smoke, brine and bandaids right up front. I can easily see why some people hate it....but the more I drink it, the more I love it.
    45.95 USD per Bottle
  10. Sotol Por Siempre

    Sotol Blanco — Chihuahua, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Earth and citrus on the nose, with a little wet cement. Palate is like slap in the face with sweet lime followed by less intense earth and minerality. Finish is earthy minerality with a hint of smoke. An excellent spirit, easily worth the $50 I paid for it. There’s a funky note (don’t know how else to describe it) present throughout, but not in a bad way. I’d highly recommend this to someone, particularly if you want something sweet but unusual and different.
    50.0 USD per Bottle
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