Rye — (bottled in) Kentucky, USAReviewed January 20, 2024Color is pale gold. Rested for 10 in glencairn. Its hot up front due to the proof, but it mellows out very nicely. Hits with a spicy sweet honey, and stays warm but barey burning all the way through. Solid and enjoying the bottle as is. It gets smoother as it goes along. Can’t wait to try as a mixer, but completely enjoying on its own. Its on sale. I’m buying more.25.0 USD per Bottle
Bourbon — (bottled in) Kentucky, USAReviewed January 20, 2024 (edited January 21, 2024)Color is light amber. It looks young, but it has thick legs with a swirl on the glencairn. Sat for about 10 minutes. The nose is a woody marshmallow cherry. First taste is more of the same but plenty of warm borderline burn up front. Taste is a lot of thick maple syrup sweetness, but you taste a strong dry red rye cinnamon as well. Long aftertaste with a nice lighter warming sweetness. Ultimately its a solid drink. Looking forward to it as a manhattan base. This is a solid sipper/mixer being that it was on sale half off, but for $55-ish msrp I can name plenty of better options (Rare Breed, McKenna 10, Knob Single barrel, etc.). Its built for an ice ball, but works on its own. Warm, heavy, and sweet, its great for the season. Worth a try.25.0 USD per Bottle
Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B523
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 8, 2023 (edited January 28, 2024)Color is a light amber gold. Thick consistency that hugs the glass. Smells like spicy cinnamon sweet raisin bread. Hits with more thick syrup texture. Taste is more of the same plus a long clean aftertaste that brings in dry fruit. Very warm but not burning. Excellent sipper.55.0 USD per Bottle
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
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, 2023 (edited December 29, 2023)This 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.