Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted March 31, 2021Nose: Cherry Coca-Cola and soft caramel candy Palette: Cherry and lots of oak Finish: Very rounded for a 10 year old bourbon. Finished dry with a slightly bitter oakiness.
Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 1, 2021Nose: Vanilla, dusty grain, honey Palette: Apricot, nuts, oak Finish: dry, wood spice I don’t detect the influence of the port. It’s a little flat, though not at all unappealing.
Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted September 5, 2020A lot like Ardbeg 10 on the nose. Peaty and sweet with some brine and iodine. Maybe a touch more iodine than the 10. Seaweed and brine attacks the palette. Not as sweet as the nose. Finishes a bit oily and smoky. Not quite as rounded as the 10, but that’s just fine. It’s its own thing. And surprisingly good for five years old.
Koval Single Barrel Oat
Other Whiskey — Illinois, USATasted September 4, 2020On the nose I get acetone at first and then dill and a hint of honey. It’s a little bit thin on the pallet. Similar to the smell, but with baking spices. Sweet, but not overly sweet. It’s basically one note. Finishes the same way it starts.
Hatozaki Small Batch Japanese Whiskey
Other Whiskey — JapanTasted September 1, 2020Well… This was unexpected. On the nose, I am mediately get light fruits, pear, and even a hint of dark chocolate underneath. Smells kind of like a scotch and sweet. I despise the mouth feel, though. It has such a weird texture. It has a unexpected bite to it that almost reminds me of carbonation. Very hot and makes my tongue tingle! Also very thin at the same time. Seems like a contradiction, so it is strange, to say the least. Notes of pepper and lemon, with a thin finish. I don’t know what happened with this whiskey, but it’s very unusual. Not really in a good way. I think it’s perhaps very young, which could be a source of some of these issues. Maybe it would be good to mix with?
Wild Turkey Longbranch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted August 21, 2020I thought it would taste more like Wild Turkey, but in my opinion it does not. On the nose and finish it does kind of remind me of Jack Daniels or other whiskeys that use the Lincoln county process, due to the charcoal filtration. I think that removes character from the whiskey. It’s very light and smooth, but with very little finish and very little bite. A little bit of honey and an oily mouthfeel.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted August 20, 2020On the nose: honey, light fruits, and citrus. On the palette: More honey, and tartness. Starts sweet but finishes dry and a bit tart. Overall, I like it.
Aberfeldy 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted July 11, 2020On the nose: Honey, apricot, and lemon. Palette: Slightly thin. Sweet, then spicy. Finish: Alcohol and dryness.
Black Draft Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — West Virginia , USATasted May 24, 2020This bourbon is probably one of my favorites! It’s so rich and yet so smooth at the same time. Classic cherry and oak on the nose, though subdued. The whiskey coats the tongue with an oily intense sweetness and finishes a touch dry and oaky. It’s classic bourbon, but where everything has gone right.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted May 5, 2020So much bright, sweet cherry on the nose! Classic bourbon notes on the tongue. It burns! At barrel proof, it’s got more of an oily texture. Nice rounded and dry finish.