Christian Brothers VS Brandy
American Brandy — USATasted May 6, 2022This is my first brandy, having it neat. Nose reminds me of boozy fruit juice, vanilla, hint of maple. Taste is, to me, reminiscent of wine with vanilla and brown sugar, maple toward the end, pretty slick and smooth. Not a wine drinker, but I'm enjoying it more with each sip. Simple, maybe too much ethanol, but it ain't bad at $19.99 for 1.75 litre.Fine Wine & Good Spirits
Wild Turkey Rye 101
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted April 17, 2022I'm pretty new to rye whiskeys. Peppery and minty, which is nice, hint or two of bitter, a bit herbal. Honey and vanilla sweetness is more pronounced as I sip. Bright flavors that I really enjoy.25.0 USD per BottleFine Wine & Good Spirits
Cruzan Hurricane Proof
Gold Rum — US Virgin IslandsTasted January 8, 2022Real sweet raw sugar taste, obviously hot, lotta raw honey on white toast, and certainly rummy, that fermented molasses taste. Tasting it neat in very small sips, surprisingly good, in my opinion.21.0 USD per BottleFine Wine & Good Spirits
Rye — Indiana (bottled in Kentucky), USATasted September 3, 2021Only my 2nd rye, so why not a 95%'er? Smells like pepper, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, maybe some peanut brittle, mint. Tastes like pepper and mint on top of caramel, then it gets sweeter with good amounts of vanilla and caramel with mint throughout, more chocolatey the more I sip. Finishes herbal, peppery, baking spices, lingering chocolate/caramel/vanilla sweetness. I'm really enjoying it.28.99 USD per BottleFine Wine & Good Spirits
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon 90 Proof
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted May 29, 2021Smells like zesty citrus, cinnamon, sweet vanilla, cocoa. Tastes of honey, then bitter citrus zest, bitter oak, pepper, vanilla, aftertaste has a hint of rye. As I sip, it becomes less bitter, more spicy, nutty, sweet like a touch of chocolate. It's quite alright, somewhat different, good to sip on. Under $25 for 1.75 liter.Fine Wine & Good Spirits
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted May 28, 2021Smells like hot pepper, hard candy like root beer barrels and butterscotch, cinnamon. Tastes quite peppery, caramel, butterscotch, maybe some fruit in there like apple or golden raisin, spicy cinnamon, and a smooth, minty feel. This is my first rye whiskey and I like it.24.99 USD per BottleFine Wine & Good Spirits
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 31, 2020Not overflowing with flavor, but very smooth indeed. Plenty of caramel and vanilla, a bit chocolaty, spice. $30 per 375 ml. Happy to get once, not sure I'd get again at the price. Quite good tho.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandTasted November 14, 2020Smokey, good bit of vanilla, pungent earth-y-ness, peppery caramel. Really peaty. Very smooth, not particular boozy. Not bad, really.
Jim Beam Double Oak
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 30, 2020Not much aroma, just grainy and boozy. But the taste reminds me of vanilla, butterscotch, maple, then oak-y with some mild bitterness, pleasant spice like cinnamon, allspice, ginger. This is my first taste of a Jim Beam product, and I like it a lot so far.19.99 USD per BottleFine Wine & Good Spirits
Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon (NAS)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 13, 2020Spicy then smooth with sweet vanilla and some bright fruity flavor and sweet corn. Pretty rich, flavor has some depth to it. Spicy in the end like a good hit of cinnamon with ginger.