George Dickel No. 12
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedI bought this looking for a Jack alternative. In the Tennessee whiskey world Jack is like the mustang in the car world. Everyone has it. I consider Dickel to be a good alt. Similar taste, similar cost and... It's not Jack. Mix it, drink it straight, anything goes.
New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Michigan), USATastedNot your every day drinker but if you are looking for a topic for conversation or just a different dining experience this would fit the bill. Expensive for the quality. Thick with a bit of a punch to the face.
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThis is one of my must haves. I wouldn't use 4R as a mixer. Best drank neat or on the rock to appreciate the spices. Light on the palette, won't hit you in the face.
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedMust have #2 for wheated bourbon. This is sweater and more creamy than w.l. Weller. Equally good mixer
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedA must have for wheated burbon. Great straight out as a mixer. Taste is sufficiently complex. Less sweet not unbearably so. The fourth star comes from the combination of the smoothness for the price.
The Glenlivet 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedA very drinkable scotch. This is a good everyday drink as it is forgettable but smooth, sweet and all around enjoyable