Wrack Line Rye
Rye — Alaska, USATastedFairly anemic, sawdust and oak are the predominant notes, with some white pepper and the suggestion of rye. Not really doing it for me.Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.
Bourbon — Alaska, USATastedCaramel, leather, vanilla frosting, cream horns in the aroma. The palate continues the vanilla and flaky pastry/phyllo dough, adding honey and oak char. Finishes sweet and slightly fusel.Glacier Brewhouse
Rabbit Hole "Dareringer" Straight Bourbon Finished in PX Sherry Casks
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe nose on this!! Malted milk ball, cherry coke, banana nut bread, brown sugar. The palate measures up to the aroma pound for pound: Banana nut muffins, slightly overdone cornbread, wafts of oak, sweet wheat, a fleeting dash of mint, a specter of grape must. The mouthfeel is sticky, a little syrupy. The finish is a velvety and warming fade of chewy grain. This is phenomenal.
West Virginia Fruit and Berry 304 Mountain Blackberry
Flavored Whiskey — West Virginia, USATastedI’m tasting this, but I wish I wasn’t. At first whiff it sort of smells like pop tart filling but that quickly dissipates. What it leaves behind...how to describe it... Ever make Kool Aid and forget to add sugar, and also don’t stir it well so it’s clumpy? This smells like that, with a pervasive grain alcohol smell coming through. I can’t tell if they’ve ruined a fine 4 year bourbon or masked a terrible one with fruit extract. Sickeningly sweet and completely undrinkable. I guess I’ll see what cocktails might salvage this mess.
Rhetoric 21 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOak bomb that sported rich dark chocolate and blueberry notes reminiscent of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedTaylor in its purest form. A damn delight.
Little Book Chapter 1: The Easy
Blended American Whiskey — Kentucky, USATastedHad it in a flight and it ensured I’d be tracking down a bottle of every chapter.
Rabbit Hole "Heigold" Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSo much going on in the nose: brown sugar, cinnamon toast, butterscotch, rye bread. The palate is a little tamer, boasting lush oak and rye toast. The finish is medium-long with lingering peppery rye spice.
Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedI was a little skeptical because it catches a lot of hate but I was a fan. Deep and rich, with a prominent powdered sugar note for me. The finish was a little messy as I recall but otherwise a great bourbon.
Knob Creek 15 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedA calmer (especially in the nose), dryer, more refined version of the 12 year. This one is deep, but I may actually prefer the 12. Still, I need to remember to get my own bottle of this.