Sagamore Spirit Double Oak Rye
Rye — Maryland, USAReviewed December 1, 2023 (edited December 2, 2023)Tasted this a few times but my first review. The color is deep brown/red. Thick consistency and sticks to the glencairn glass’ sides. Its been resting for about 10 minutes. Nose is a sweet woody maple, with a spicy red ale and mint underneath. My first thought is that the second oak barrel aging sort of overpowers the rye spice, and it becomes more of a sweet bourbon like the double barrel woodford reserve. The first sip is where the spicy red maple, and dry vanilla cherry comes in. I need to compare this with the standard rye, because theres a lot of subtle taste that the oak plays off of very well. Finishes smooth with nice sweet warmth. I think this would make an epic Manhattan. Very good and after more sips I’m getting a light creamy butterscotch. Excellent.55.0 USD per Bottle
Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed November 11, 2023 (edited November 15, 2023)Color: a auburn gold. Side by side against the EC barrel proof c923 and this is more light golden. Nose: at first it was verry sweet cherry apple. after sitting for about 12 minutes in a glencairn its a roasty s’more and thick maple syrup. Strong caramel cinnamon as well. Taste: buttery french toast and and dry sour apple that stays very clean and smooth. An above average anount of flavor given the 94 proof. Aftertaste: medium length that draws in more traditional vanilla, cherry, with a toasted ash touch. Overall very sweet and the toasted barrel twist is apparent. Its a nice touch to the Elijah Craig Small Batch. Was lucky to get at msrp, and will hope to get more in the future.50.0 USD per Bottle
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed November 5, 2023Color is a nice bright honey gold. A smoke plus earthy honey scent. Taste comes in with smooth and sweet fruity with a pleasantly long aftertaste. Exceptional. Brings in a roasted marshmallow and dry vanilla after a bit when it opens up. Further down the road is a smooth cinnamon. Best Laphroaig I have had yet.65.0 USD per Bottle
Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum
Aged Rum — VenezuelaReviewed October 24, 2023This is a whiskey drinker’s rum. Dark brown. Nose is a boozy vanilla dry brown sugar. Fruity complex caramel scent of your tounge. Fairly light and thin consistency. Dry and fruity when it hits the mouth, and actually tastes like a light highland scotch. Aftertaste is moderately long and more light fruity. No burn at all. My only complaint is that it would be much better with a little higher proof.48.0 USD per Bottle
Havana Club Añejo Reserva Rum
Aged Rum — CubaReviewed October 16, 2023Light and almost a fruity scotch quality that gets mixed in with the sweet sugar. Not bad for sipping.
WhistlePig The Boss Hog VII: Magellan's Atlantic
Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, CanadaReviewed October 13, 2023Wow. Amazing rye. Marshmallow creaminess with dry spicy fruit. Smooth and dense flavors.
Yamazaki 12 Year
Single Malt — JapanReviewed October 13, 2023Light clean fruity nose and taste. Peaty with the sweet dry fruity taste. Long aftertaste. I will buy this bottle going forward. Delicious with plenty of flavor for the low proof.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed August 5, 2023 (edited August 22, 2023)This bottle is right on. Fruity cinnamon scent. Charcoal sour apple and maple taste and long aftertaste. Smooth aftertaste. You really feel this way down with a pleasant warm. Maybe best suited for a cool fall day. Great.50.0 USD per Bottle
Yamazakura Blended Whisky
Blended — Japan, JapanReviewed July 15, 2023Sort of tastes like a sourced, young, lowland scotch. Its not bad at all. Just not great.
Douglas Laing's Double Barrel Speyside & Lowland
Blended Malt — ScotlandReviewed July 1, 2023Very pale gold. Its thin. Smells floral and very fruity. Pull away and smells dark vanilla too. Same taste. Short aftertaste. Pretty easygoing and drinkable. Probably a great mixer, but definitely an easy sipper. Would be better if they turned the flavor up more, and very light for the proof, but good overall.