Rabbit Hole Dareringer Straight Bourbon Finished in PX Sherry Casks
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 10, 2020The 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, USATasted September 9, 2020I’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, USATasted September 9, 2020Oak bomb that sported rich dark chocolate and blueberry notes reminiscent of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 9, 2020Taylor in its purest form. A damn delight.
Little Book Chapter 1: The Easy
Blended American Whiskey — Kentucky, USATasted September 9, 2020Had 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, USATasted September 9, 2020So 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, USATasted September 9, 2020I 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, USATasted September 9, 2020A 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.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 9, 2020Had in mini snifter. Nose- vanilla, oak tannins, foul nuttiness. Palate- spice and char, some vanilla, more shitty peanut, all extremely watered down. Finish- none
Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond 6 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 9, 2020Nose is creamy vanilla and caramel, corn, robust oak, char. All of that plus vanilla and cocoa on the tongue accompanied by an assertive and satisfying burn. This bottle will never be beaten at its price point and I will be very sad when I go through my last one.