Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2021)
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted December 26, 2021I may have scared the bartender with my raving about how good this is. Bubblegum, candied ginger, cinnamon, rye spice, and baking spices all mix together in this wonderful, silky whiskey.
Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2021)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 25, 2021A very enjoyable bourbon. Sweetness and cream, but not too much. A little bit of oak complements.Reserve 101
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2021
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 25, 2021I enjoyed this. Very oaky and fruity, but very approachable.Reserve 101
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
Modern Gin — IrelandTasted December 24, 2021It’s good, but at the extreme end of the citrus spectrum for gin. Floral notes are nearly non-existent.
Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted May 21, 2021Heavily on the sweet side. Little oak to be found.
Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask (Old Bottling)
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted May 21, 2021Still waiting for a sherried Scotch I like. Very sherry, very fruity. Just doesn’t combine well.
Martell Blue Swift
Other Brandy — Cognac, FranceTasted May 21, 2021Should be better. Alcohol burn overpowers taste more than it should for the ABV. Underlying fruitiness is nice, but the aftertaste feels a little stale.
Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac
Cognac — Cognac, FranceTasted April 10, 2021A delight. Sweet but not overly so. Silky smooth. Fresh fruit on the nose, grapes, pear, and a little cherry on the palate.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Straight Rye
Rye — Tennessee, USATasted April 9, 2021Don’t recommend this neat, but it’s passable as a mixer.
Jim Beam Black Label Extra-Aged
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATasted April 8, 2021The extra aging is apparent, but it doesn’t give the bourbon as much character as it should.