Glendalough Single Malt 13 Year
Single Malt — IrelandTastedHad trouble identifying much on the nose. Maybe a bit of raisin. On the palate, I get more raisin, green apples, and a citrusy finish. I do agree that the finish is bitter. I’m liking the 46% Irish trend that’s been happening.
Dalmore King Alexander III
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedLots of anise on the nose. Tongue is similar. Definitely floral on the tongue as well.
Bushmills 21 Year Single Malt
Single Malt — Northern IrelandTastedDefinitely good. Does taste similar to Bushmills flagship expression, but just has a bit more going on. Suppose my expectations were too high.
Kilbeggan 21 Year
Blended — IrelandTastedVery smooth/drinkable yet complex on the finish. Some wood tannins, a bit dry. Definitely wish the abv was higher. But a fantastic Irish whiskey if only I could afford it.
Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCinnamon nose. Sweet vanilla and cinnamon on the tongue.
Highland Park 18 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedSweet and smoky peach ice cream. So very good.
Kinahan's Single Malt 10 Year
Single Malt — IrelandTastedDefinitely grape nuts on the nose. Taste wise I get sweet and sour notes with a hint of smoke. I also get the green apples I always get with Irish whiskey. I lose some of the nuances after the first couple sips.
Tyrconnell 10 Year Sherry Cask Finish
Single Malt — IrelandTastedActually tastes a lot like aberlour abunadh with a lower abv. Strangely I get citrus and grapefruit on the nose with a backbone of dark cherry. Taste is similar with chocolate and dark fruit. I really don't notice any of the usual Irish flavors... maybe the sherry influence overshadows it.
Balcones Baby Blue
Corn — Texas, USATastedPretty amazing on the nose. Difficult to describe; sweet corn and cotton candy? Taste is not as impressive. Still the sweet corn/candy flavor, but I get a hint of a chemical flavor. a little water and time sitting out does help. Over time I’ve noticed that it definitely grows on me, or maybe oxidation really helps.
Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedNot as spicy as I was expecting. Not a bad rye, but I'd go with bulleit or high west when I'm looking for a bold rye flavor.