Glenmorangie 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedNose- strong honey and candied pecan, incredible nose Body- warm and oily, with floral aromas and a fig end Finish- medium with oak and heavy fig
High West Rendezvous Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USATastedNose- slightly astringent, crushed black pepper, cayenne, molasses, and anise Body- molasses, anise, black pepper and mint Finish- long and warm with a sweet straw like flavor
Maker's Mark 46
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose- freshly varnished wood with an astringent feel Body- thick and oily with a touch of salt and butter, reminds me of toffee Finish- most interesting part of this pour, there is a sweet grassiness that reminds me of chewing on straw as a boy, I really like that Note- this is definitely more rich than regular makers and I think the salty oily body comes from the roasted staves, very interesting birthday president from Brother Craig.
The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedNose- sweet and nutty like French toast Body- dark, rich, and warm especially for a 12 yr with very light smoke, plum, walnut and brown sugar Finish- fresh and fairly light Note- another aha moment for me that I like Scotch just not heavy peat, very impressive for its age
Knob Creek 9 Year Single Barrel Reserve
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose- strong with oak and tea Body- brown sugar, black tea, and lemon Finish- lemon and oak, lingers long Note- incredible bourbon for 40 dollars
The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedNose- honey, vanilla, Body- honey, vanilla, raisin, and roasted walnut Finish- drier than the body with pervasive dark chocolate and a hint of coffee Note- this Scotch led to my discovery that I do like Scotch, just not heavily peated Scotches like Ardbeg. Viva la Revolucion.