Knob Creek 12 Year Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 2, 2023 (edited December 6, 2023)I was surprised bu the amount of wook/oak out if this one. When i tried the KC18, i expected to be oak forward, but not on the 12. Surprised. Besides that, at 100 proof, is right in my target zone. Spices are kight, maybe shadowed by the oak, caramel, burnt sugar is also clear to me. Overall a nice 12 year whiskey for srp. People go nuts and pay way too much for other 6-8 year whiskey. This one is a solid for thise that like thise oak notes.
TINCUP 10 Year American Whiskey
Other Whiskey — Indiana (bottled in Colorado), USAReviewed November 18, 2023Due to the lower ABV, this is an easy sipper, but is more than that. This whiskey is full of flavors that are very pleasant on the palate and the nose. Overall, a very enjoyable drink.
Santa Teresa 1796 Speyside Whiskey Cask Finish
Aged Rum — VenezuelaReviewed November 15, 2023The color is like a dark bronze/copper color, and the aromas bring molasses, a little spice, and maybe a slight tobacco; very appealing but light (when I compared it with the regular Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum). The palate brings up some of the Speyside influence, but I feel it eliminated some of the good characteristics of the standard 1796. Some Speyside Scotches tend to be more honey, or citrus in flavor, followed by a "medicinal" thing... that comes forward on the palate, although lite. Instead, the tobacco/leather flavor almost disappeared, but I was able to find a trace of it towards the end. I appreciate the experiment, but in this case, I take the standard Santa Teresa 1796 over this one. Still a good drink/sipper.
Varchas Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye — Michigan, USAReviewed October 26, 2023Had the opportunity to try this whiskey. On the mose it reminded me of aomething that i had tried. Being distilled in Indiana, i auto adsume this was MGP. On the palate the typival Rye notes were tuned down, instead i got a little maltiness. The finish was medium, but pleasant. Overall it was ok.
Aged Rum — El SalvadorReviewed October 1, 2023Although i founf the taste was good, it felt bery light. There was no spiciness, burn at the end. For the price, there are others more flavourful, oily rums that will satsify more.
Hakushu 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — JapanReviewed September 7, 2023 (edited November 18, 2023)Finally got the opportunity to try the Hakushu 12. I was very excited, but it quickly faded away adtwr my first sip. This is not a bad whiskey, as for me it reminded me of a Speyside scotch, but considering the current prices for the Hakushu and Yamazaki, there are better options. Today’s prices are about being selective, not anout the spirit. I was expecting a little more peat on the nose and palate, but for me, it was muted. A little fruity, more apples than orange. Overall, good120.0 USD per Bottle
Ardbeg An Oa
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed May 29, 2023I tried this one over a few rocks and althiuth there was prat, it was muted, more likely by the ice, but i was still able to get some saltiness and citrus, more lemon than orange on the palate. The finish was good, not ashy. Need to try it beed to see how it differs.
Ron Cartavio XO Rum
Aged Rum — PeruReviewed May 29, 2023Had thai a cew days ago after a long timw gap. From the first sip i remembered hiw good this was. The nose hit me with a caramel note that transferred to the palate. I wish this was a little higher, but overall a nice rum, easy sipper, enjoyable.
Glenmorangie A Tale of the Forest
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed December 31, 2022Somehow Glenmo was able to put the spirit of a forest in a bottle. A light peat in the background made this a pleasant dram for me. On the nose I got aromas of forest rain, wet wood, and fruity notes. The palate was sweet with the part lingering in the background. Overall, a good drink.95.0 USD per Bottle
American Highway Reserve Bourbon (Route 2)
Bourbon — (bottled in) Kentucky, USAReviewed October 9, 2022 (edited December 6, 2023)Suggested by a liquor store owner, I decided to give it a shot (not sure if he just wanted to get rid of the inventory or recommend a good dram). On the nose, there was something familiar and nice. A little oak, caramel, dark sugar... overall, nothing insulting. On the palate, it was good, with more oak and caramel notes and a little licorice toward the back end (at least for me). The finish was soft, medium lasting, but at 49%, this hits me on the spot. Not too hot, not too spicy, easy sipper. The cost is another subject. Overall, I think this is a good and easy sipper, but for the price of $80, in my area, is too much. For that price, you can get a Russell Reserve's Single Barrel, two Russell Reserve 10 years, or two Eagle Rare (if you can find them at MSRP). But I guess this is the trend with celebrity whiskeys. Outsource whiskey from reputable brands, do something different with them (put them in a trailer) and sell them at a higher price.80.0 USD per Bottle