Fruit Liqueurs — FranceReviewed August 28, 2021 (edited May 7, 2022)Raspberry naturally dominant, though there are notes of blackberry and brandy. Tastes medium sweet.
Lorenzo Inga Grappa di Pinot Noir
Grappa/Marc — ItalyReviewed August 28, 2021Aroma of bitter grape skin, rubbing alcohol, green grapes, and Pimm’s No. 1. The taste is predominantly sweet grape, with bits of pepper and grape skin. Though the nose initially seemed offensive, it mellowed and made more sense after the first sip. While that will still have an effect on my rating, it has turned out to be pleasant overall.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed August 27, 2021 (edited September 8, 2021)Vanilla, hazelnut, white pepper, oak, citrus peel, tobacco, rye, char, cinnamon and cantaloupe nose. On the palate sweet, smoky, nutty, and slightly fruity. Long peppery cinnamon finish.
Ilegal Mezcal Añejo
Mezcal Añejo — Oaxaca, MexicoReviewed August 27, 2021Yum. Aroma of smoke, vanilla, earth, agave, wood. Smoky, peppery, sweet, leathery, spicy, salty taste. Great all around balance. Nice neat, but also makes a killer margarita.85.0 USD per Bottle
Kiuchi No Shizuku
Flavored Whiskey — JapanReviewed August 27, 2021 (edited October 10, 2021)Lychee, orange peel, coriander, bubblegum, a touch of whisky. Very sweet; sugar is the dominant flavor, though there is some flavor of hops and lychee. Syrupy and yet semi-dry. This is very unique, and could be interesting, but it’s so over-sweet that it all gets buried in sugar. Pass.Tobiuo
White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky
Blended — Hyogo, JapanReviewed August 27, 2021 (edited April 12, 2022)Grain, caramel, toasted bread, wood, vanilla. Relatively sweet, very slightly bitter, dry.Tobiuo
Yamazaki 12 Year
Single Malt — JapanReviewed August 27, 2021 (edited October 10, 2021)Lovely aroma of vanilla, oak, grain, sherry, a little orange and smoke, and perhaps the buttered bread mentioned in the expert review. Tastes oaky and lightly sweet.Tobiuo
Bitter Liqueurs — Lombardia, ItalyReviewed August 27, 2021 (edited July 21, 2023)I don’t know what quinine smells like, but I’m guessing it’s part of this that I just can’t describe. The aroma is incredibly distinct; fruity, citrusy, bitter, floral. Quite sweet and floral with a long bitter finish. It’s delicious; a bit sweet for drinking neat, but fortunately there are plenty of other uses.
Pimm's No. 1 Cup
Fruit Liqueurs — ScotlandReviewed August 27, 2021Rich, spiced aroma with gin botanicals, berry, cinnamon, orange, lemon. Well spiced, sweet, fruity and somewhat herbal taste. A little thicker than expected. Not ideal for sipping neat, but of course excellent for cocktails.
Bitter Liqueurs — ItalyReviewed August 27, 2021Aroma of watermelon, fruit punch, orange, and a little something bitter. Sweet and fruity with a bitter finish. Candy-like.