Glen Scotia Double Cask Single Malt
Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandReviewed August 27, 2022I found this whisky rather nice and pleasant. On the nose, the characteristics of the ex-bourbon casks come through with notes of vanilla, but there are also floral and honey notes with a mix of dark fruits. The palate shows a little funkiness (which I sometimes get from Campbeltown whiskies), but there's a little sweetness that carries on. The finish seems long for a 46% ABV, a little peppery/spicy, dry, but not too harsh.
Angostura Cask Collection No 1 3rd Edition
Aged Rum — Caribbean, Trinidad & TobagoReviewed August 22, 2022I was looking so much to this one and it just wasn't.... at least for now (neck pour). The nose clearly shows the Oloroso Sherry influence, but then there was a little funk(iness) that took over a little of those notes away. The palate gave me notes of banana and tobacco or leather, followed by a little funk. The finish is smooth, not sweet, rather a little dry with dark fruits and a little spicy, but short to medium. At 40% ABV, I wish it could be higher. I will let it rest and try again in a few months. I got a feeling that the funk will remain.95.0 USD per Bottle
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye
Canadian — Alberta, CanadaReviewed August 14, 2022I think when it comes to Rye whiskeys, this one got my attention. Let's start with the ABV... wow, this is warm all the way, so I got the best enjoyment with a little ice. The Rye notes are strong... grassy, earthy, and mint for me are predominant. But there's some sweetness, like honey running in third/fourth place on the palate.
Samaroli Caribbean Rum 2017
Aged Rum — Caribbean, ScotlandReviewed August 13, 2022This is a fruty and leathery drink. Limited bottling, I have #305/444 after a long search for this type of release. The ABV is 48%, which gives it enough character, compared to most runs at 40%. The color is light gold, and on the palate I get leather/tobacco notes with light citrus. Not disappointed.
Diplomático Selección de Familia
Aged Rum — VenezuelaReviewed August 13, 2022Had the opportunity to do a side-by-side comparison between Reserva Exclusiva and Seleccion de Familia. In the beginning, it was hard to distinguish between the two, with the exception that RE is a lot sweeter. Based on the price, it gives me the impression that SdF is a better rum, but the website states that both of them are blend of rum up to 12 years old. After a few minutes, the SdF, started to set apart. On the nose, the RE gives me sweet, candy notes, but on the SdF, the sweetness/candy notes are a little muted. The palate on the SdF is a little more woody/leather/tobacco and less sweet, a little bitter. The finish is a little longer on the SdF, 43% ABV. Overall the SdF could be a good sipper.
Sagamore Spirit 'Sagamore Reserve' Double Oak Rye (2017 Limited Edition Release)
Rye — (bottled in) Maryland, USAReviewed August 7, 2022One of the best Rye Whiskey that I had tried. On the nose, I got a strong, but pleasant, vanilla and caramel, with a hint of Rye (hiding in the back of the room). The color is also very nice. On the palate, there's the sweetness of caramel, a little oak, mint, and vanilla. The finish is smooth and long. No harshness, no burning, no over spice. If you are into Rye, give it a try. Really good whiskey.
Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon 7 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed August 6, 2022The nose is a little oaky and sweet, but I also get some nutty like almond dust. The palate brings a little spicy, sweet vanilla and oak. I had mine with ice, so didn’t get the full experience. Overall ok, but for the price, there are better choices.
Loch Lomond 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands , ScotlandReviewed August 3, 2022This was a nice surprise. It reminded me of the Glenmorangie 18. The nose is fruity, with honey, caramel, and citrus notes. The palate surprised me, as I was not expecting peat (it was written on the box, but I don't read the box until I try the whisky), but it's pleasant, as the sweet notes from the ex-bourbon cask mellow the whisky through the finish. There's something medicinal on the back end, but the finish welcomes a spicy touch.
Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Nevada), USAReviewed July 30, 2022I heard so many things about SWUU that when the opportunity came, I had to take it. The nose is very appealing, not harsh and I didn't get too much ethanol. Instead, there was some licorice, but not grassy/minty, which I expected for a high Rye whiskey. The palate was just as pleasant, but I didn't get the wow effect that I was expecting. Overall is not bad, maybe my expectations were too high.
Barrell Whiskey Infinite Barrel Project (September 20, 2019 Bottling)
Blended American Whiskey — Blend, USAReviewed July 29, 2022Spicy, peppery, sweet notes of orange, citrus. Long finish, the ABV truly comes thru in the finish. A few drops of water opened up to oak and floral notes. Ironically, I am not getting nutty flavors that I normally get on others Barrell whiskeys.