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  1. Old Pulteney 17 Year

    Single Malt — HIghlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Nose: light fruits (some pineapple), salted butter, mint, floral honey, vanilla Palate: brine, toffee, citrus, ginger, lemon candies Finish: brine, citrus Overall: this extremely briney whisky is not something I normally want (and the 12 year I did not like) but is different in some interesting ways and has enough age to give it the complexity to try out from time to time. Sample bottle only.
  2. BenRiach Septendecim 17 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Starting of strong with an excellent nose of peat and sherry, the much milder flavors then are unable to match that nose, and seem weak by comparison. Allowing it to sit in the glass for a bit calms the nose and seems to bring out more flavor on the palate. In the end a decent whisky, with a very nice nose, but the nose-palate mismatch remains to some degree and deters the whole package from meeting its potential.
  3. Little Book Chapter 02: Noe Simple Task

    Other Whiskey — Multiple Countries

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Starts out light, smooth, and sweet. Then some heat kicks in and the sweeter flavors change to spices and clove. That transition is not smooth and the flavors clash, which is why I think this one seems so disjointed. It's not bad but I don't know if it's all that good either. Adding water seems to push it further in the direction of clove oil (and not in a good way).
  4. Caol Ila 12 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    30-35 ppm phenols. Aged (most likely) in refill ex-bourbon casks. Smoke, brine, vanilla, and a hint of seaweed. On the nose, barbecue/bonfire smoke and ash, some vanilla and hay, and something from the spice rack, maybe oregano or sage. Oily pepper and vanilla on the palate. Briny finish with some pepper. The underlying spirit is complex and can take some getting used to. Anyways, I know it did for me.
    55.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth

    Vermouth — Italy

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Blade and Bow Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  7. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Heritage Barrel (2018 Release)

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    MB is presumably: 80% corn, 8% rye, and 12% malted barley. Aged 6-7 years. Barrel char: toasted barrels. (Brown Forman). Here the company used "a long, slow toasting prior to charring. A further tweak was using a much lower than usual entry proof (100, lower than even the distilleries that claim low entry proof as a selling point!) and putting those specially made barrels on the top floor of a warehouse...Lower entry proof simply means more water in the barrel with the whiskey, so it will absorb more of that wood sugar and break down volatile chemicals in the spirit faster. Finally, the top floor of the warehouse is where the building’s internal climate is hottest, so the contents of the barrel expand more in summer, pushing deeper into said toasted wood" (Whiskyreviewer.com: http://whiskeyreviewer.com/2018/11/jack-daniels-single-barrel-heritage-tennessee-whiskey-review/). Full of vanilla and brown sugar on the nose. Flavor is sweet and surprisingly spicy with some licorice and another unidentifiable, though good, flavor. Additional water seems to hurt this whiskey. Interesting enough to be happy that I tried it but at this price there is just better stuff out there.
    65.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Angostura Aromatic Bitters

    Non-Potable Bitters — Trinidad

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Rye Barrel #7067 (Bill's Package Store)

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Aged 6-8 years. Mash Bill: 55% Rye, 35% Corn, and 10% Malt. (Beam Suntory). 2018 single barrel sounds like it has a higher than average age (perhaps 6-8 years).
    51.0 USD per Bottle
  10. Buffalo Trace Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    MB: BT#1. Aged about 9 years in barrel char #4. (Sazerac-Buffalo Trace). I would never normally buy this watery whiskey, however, this one was a single barrel and I've heard good things about some Buffalo Trace SiBs. It turned out to be the standard watery whiskey that I’m used to.
    23.0 USD per Bottle
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