Ardbeg Blaaack (2020 Committee Release)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedNose is bbq smoked peat, ocean spray, and some meaty notes. Taste is typical Ardbeg bbq peat, heavy sea weed, sweet apples mixed with peanut dust. Finish is smoke for days and a touch of astringent.
Foursquare 2008 Single Blended Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTastedNew to sipping rum Nose is brown sugar, vanilla cream cookies, butter, and dates. Taste is burnt sugar, vanilla, raisin cookies, and subtle oak. The mouthfeel is extra viscous and sticky Finish goes on and on with a great alcohol heat and sticky stewed fruits
Rye — Indiana (bottled in Iowa), USATastedNose is grass, rye spices, vanilla, and some subtle citrus. Reminds me of lime Coca-Cola. Taste is an extra spicey rye, some vanilla, woody tannins, and a hint of sweet. Finish is long for 80 proof with more rye spice.
George Dickel Rye
Rye — Indiana, USATastedGreat rye whiskey! Nose is vanilla, cream, honey, and herbs Taste is spice! Rye, oak, pepper, and a bit of grass Finish is rich and spicey
New Riff Maltster Malted Rye Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is vanilla, orange creamsicle, honey, and malt. Taste is spicey, malt, oak, and a touch of sweetness. Finish is full of rye spice and the alcohol heat finally shows up a bit.
Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky
Canadian — CanadaTastedNose is an initial hit of ethanol, then all vanilla and buttery caramel. Taste is oak, vanilla, caramel hard candies, and a vodka note. Finish is a very smooth vanilla
The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedNose is fresh bread with butter, almonds, and some honey. Taste is sour grass, honey, pepper, and has a waxy mouthfeel Finish is lightly malty and waxy.
Old Tub Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is apricots, peanuts, chocolate candy, and cereal. Reminds me of a fresh bag of trail mix Taste is apricots, butterscotch, boiled peanuts, and some sour grains. Finish is buttery and clings to the tongue
New Riff Balboa Rye
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is honey, vanilla, orange creamsicle, and spicey malts. Taste is brown sugar sweets, peppery spice, vanilla, butter, and cream. Finish is thick, malty, and spicey
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedNose is peat, seaweed, and maybe boiled peanuts. Taste is rich bacon smoke, cereal sweetness, and some peat. Finish is warm and smokey.