Fox & Oden Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Michigan (Distilled in Indiana), USAReviewed March 18, 2023Batch 1, bottle 107. Nose not surprisingly dominated by charred oak, with cinnamon, apple, ethanol, toasted caramel, and vanilla. Sweet and pretty smooth; charred oak, caramel, vanilla, cherry, apple and cinnamon. Shortish charcoal finish. Overall good, but not particularly special. After some time in the air, I have decided to bump it up a notch. I’m getting increased richness, bright fruit, and oaky caramel complexity. Give it some time…99.99 USD per Bottle
Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Label Seagrass (2022 Release)
Canadian — (bottled in) Kentucky, CanadaReviewed March 13, 2023Bottle #2,149. Mine is actually 133.34 proof, so per their website, this is the fall 2022 release. I’ve had my eye on this. Pulled the trigger on the last one at Total Wine. The nose: rich, with vanilla, crème brûlée, apricot, rye, fresh cut grass, pecans, lemon, flowers, mint, cantaloupe, salt air, oak, pear and char. On the palate very floral, some rye spice, apricot, oak, vanilla, caramel, mint and other herbs, cinnamon, charcoal and cherry. Spicy, lingering finish, peppery and fruity and slightly sweet. Distinct apricot. Holy shit this is good; rich, complex, etc. etc. and shockingly drinkable for 133.34 proof. I started this at 4.75, which means it challenged Willett rye for my sole 5.0…because I’ll always have a “best” so far. Well, it’s now my 220.127.116.11 USD per Bottle
Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 7
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed March 11, 2023Nose: oak, caramel, vanilla, charcoal, apple, grain. Very woody and smooth palate, some pepper, caramel. Relatively short and lightly spicy finish. Not the most complex, but a really nice bourbon.495 Chesapeake Eats
Select Club Sea Salted Caramel
Dairy/Egg Liqueurs — USAReviewed March 2, 2023Very thick and sweet. It’s really exactly what it purports to be. Would be good on ice cream.
Rye — USAReviewed February 23, 2023Caramel and rye, leather. Sweet with mild spice.Ramble Creek Grill
Evan Williams White Label Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 18, 2023Nose: char, caramel, pear, cherry, sour mash, vanilla and oak. On the palate sweet cherry and caramel, char, vanilla and a little spice. Sweet and spicy finish. Nothing fancy, but quite useful for $15. @twostal
Hakushu 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — JapanReviewed February 10, 2023Smoky, peaty nose with pear, wood, lemon peel, leather, bourbon, umami, honey and brine. Unbelievably smooth palate, smoothly and somewhat lightly peaty, fruity and a little sweet, smoke, wood, pear, pepper and a touch of vanilla. Peppery and peaty finish.Tobiuo
Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 10, 2023Toasted caramel, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, char and umami nose. On the palate toasty and lightly sweet, with flavors of charred oak, caramel, apple. Woody finish. Rich nose, not so rich elsewhere.Tobiuo
Mezcal Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej
Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca, MexicoReviewed February 9, 2023On the nose there are minerals, lime, earth, vanilla, greenery, stone fruit, smoke, wood and agave. Exceptionally smooth; rich, with flavors of char, lime, confectioner’s sugar, smoke, earth, and black pepper. At the finish quite dry with some spice and an ashy flavor. Overall rich, warm, full-flavored, and I’m guessing fairly accessible for someone new to mezcal.
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Proof 118.4
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 3, 2023Beautiful presentation. No points for that, but it needed to be said. It’s rich and bold on the nose; burnt caramel, cherry, vanilla, oak, white pepper, roasted tomato, corn, charcoal and apple. On the palate pretty smooth for the proof, sweet, oaky, peppery, slightly bitter; flavors of vanilla, char, apple, burnt caramel, pepper. Lingering peppery finish.
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