Teremana Tequila Añejo
Tequila Añejo — Jalisco, MexicoReviewed June 30, 2022New to tequila as a neat taste (usually whiskey drinker) so this is very uneducated review. Nose: vanilla all day long, some hints of orange, but that could have also been the orange garnish before i removed it. Taste: those chocolate break-apart oranges covered in tequila. Finish: short, but pleasant. Not too hot and a good mouth feel. Oily to start, but thins quickly.
American Single Malt — Colorado, USAReviewed May 27, 2022This tastes like a carnival to me... Candied apples and cotton candy. When I read the tasting notes here, i absolutely see and get each of those notes, the spice and warm honey.. but without that input, this is like pure candy and I dig it immensely (in small doses).
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof
Rye — Virginia, USAReviewed July 10, 2021Nose: sweet and syrupy, butterscotch, cherries, vanilla, some yeasty rye overtones Taste: cherry bomb of a rye, vanilla, cherry chocolate Finish: thin but not disappointing. Some lingering spice to hold you. Impressions: I like this. I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't seek it out.. I paid too much for it in a whiskey bar, but it was worth exploring the brand.
Laws 6 Year San Luis Valley Straight Rye Bonded
Rye — Colorado, USAReviewed June 7, 2021Nose: spicy toothpaste? (Changes after tasting to mimic the flavors I pulled out, but I can still get this vibe if I isolate it) Taste: rye spice, cinnamon and orange that's hiding in the back. Coats the tongue, but thin. Finish: some heat, a dry tang, and baking spices. Impressions: I actually really like this! I had no idea what to expect. It's a very rye-heavy rye, so the spiciness is pronounced, but there's a softness that's unexpected and really smooths it out. I wouldn't seek it out for the price, but I certainly wouldn't turn down a glass if offered.
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 5, 2021
Rye — (bottled in) Kentucky, Multiple CountriesReviewed May 29, 2021Sweet and spicy! Wow. There are a lot of flavors to unpack here. Apricot, honey and licorice on the nose. The apricot and anise notes hit up front on the taste, with a silky mouthfeel that still punches you with heat and spice on the finish. This is layered with flavors that somehow all work together. I usually drink whiskey neat, but i think this might open up and allow me to discern more flavors with a few drops of water. I'll update on a subsequent taste if I do. I was able to grab this with an online order and am glad I picked it up. I think it's completely unique in our collection. I wouldn't search for more or pay extra for it, but it's an unusual profile and I'll enjoy drinking it!
New Riff Single Barrel Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed May 16, 2021Nose: orange and vanilla Taste: thin, but with an oily finish, a little spice up front, citrus and vanilla mid palette but nothing that lingers. Finish, hit of oak and it's over. Very short finish. Impressions: this is good, and I enjoy it, but i think I was expecting more for all the hype. It drinks way below it's proof (ours was 104.1). I'd definitely be willing to try more from New Riff, but this wasn't a bottle I'd chase or pay extra for. That said, I really do enjoy it, and am pleased the bottle is in our rotation.
Very Old St Nick Harvest Rye Whiskey Cask Strength
Rye — USAReviewed May 2, 2021Nose: orange, honey, baking spices Taste: oily mouthfeel, rye, pumpernickel, clove, orange Finish: warm and lingering. A few drops of water would probably open this up nicely. Impressions: I was gifted this bottle and am thankful for the opportunity to taste it. It has a rich, complex baking vibe, and totally tastes like "harvest" and fall to me. I enjoy the richness of it, but wouldn't want something this heavy/deep as a daily drinker. However as a special occasion sipper, this is a nice addition to my cask strength selections to warm you up!
Penelope Barrel Strength Bourbon (Batch #6)
Bourbon — Indiana , USAReviewed April 26, 2021Nose: almond pound cake. Buttery, nutty Taste: creamy mouthfeel, vanilla, a hint of rye spice or maybe just some bite from the proof, but this dissipates as you work through the glass. Finish: thin and short, but not disappointing Impressions: first sip was a shock. For some reason it has a distinct different taste than I was expecting from a bourbon (as opposed to rye or just a whiskey designation). But I kept going back for it and finished the glass quickly trying to describe it.
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon 99 Proof
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed April 16, 2021Nose: first nosing I got pit fruits and cherry. That stuck with me *until* I sipped. After tasting, the nose was nutty all the way. Taste: if I told you peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you'd laugh... But... Think about a PB&J while you take a sip and you'll understand. The nuttiness come through if you focus on it. The fruity undertones come through if you're looking for them, and pushing it all through is a corn graininess that acts as the bread. Finish: fairly short with maybe a peppery, honey warmth, with just a hint of leather and cinnamon Impressions: unique flavor balance. Not a long lasting finish or flavor profile but could certainly get the job done. For the price point ($24) it's certainly worth a try as a variant to your staple fave, but likely won't take over as others in this range have more depth.
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