Like a football team that excels in all 3 phases of the game. The offense is cinnamon sugar in the nose, coupled with dark hints or tobacco. The defense is the palate, light, with notes caramel, toffee, and snickerdoodle cookies. The special teams is the finish, warm spicy, but not overpowering. Well balanced and very intriguing overall.
Lived up to the hype Rich and dark on the nose, but still smells sweet, like red man tobacco. The palate is warm and softer, like chocolate/caramel cake with whipped cream. The finish lingers and coats your mouth, a little burn with leather notes. The transformation from start to finish is amazing.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose: orange peel and a hint of banana Palate: surprisingly warm cinnamon and a little bit of leather Finish: warm molasses and lingering oak.
W.L. Weller Antique 107
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose: warm honey and little bit of spicy burn Palate: red delicious apple, not like the green apple I get from special reserve, and dark cherry. Finish: a lingering warm finish like cinnamon rolls
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016
Peated Single Malt — ScotlandTastedIt’s hard for me to get past the peat smoke, but I’m trying my hardest I get hints of tangerines on the nose, just the smell of the mesh bag, or the way your fingers smell after you peel one. On the palate I taste flavors of butterscotch and a warm salty pretzel. The peaty finish lingers on the tongue, but doesn’t overpower.
Royal Salute 21 Year
Blended — ScotlandTastedVery sweet on the nose, notes of citrus fruits and butterscotch. The palate is equally sweet, rich caramel and dark molasses give way to a silky smooth finish of tobacco flavors and smoke.
Chivas Regal Mizunara
Blended — ScotlandTastedNose: orange peel and vanilla Palate: coconut and banana, hints of apple Finish: apple sweetness continues, light smoke and peat.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose: pepper and leather, hint of honey Palate: not as spicy as I expected, warm sugar and cinnamon Finish: rye kicks back in, more leather and oak.
Belle Meade Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon 9 Year
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USATastedCaramel, walnut, and chocolate hit the nose, like a snickers bar. The palate is surprisingly sweet, dark honey and walnut couple with a cinnamon and black pepper finish. Love the sweet and spice combination.
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 17
Bourbon — USATastedCoconut and banana on the nose give way to an amazing combination of sweet honey and walnut palate. Oak on the finish is smooth and not overpowering.