Other Whiskey — Kyushu, JapanTasted November 5, 2019Had this leftover from a family tasting last year and decided to revisit. Would agree with others on the similarity to shochu. Wouldn’t likely buy another bottle or pour but interesting to try nonetheless.
Tyrconnell 16 Year Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish
Single Malt — IrelandTasted August 21, 2019Very very sweet. Not unpleasant but right up on the line for me. Nice and full. Couldn’t have it regularly, but it’s a treat.
Starward Nova Single Malt
Single Malt — Victoria, AustraliaTasted August 21, 2019Incredibly fruity, almost too much. Very bright but could see it being divisive.
Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted June 14, 2019Father’s Day gift for my dad. Really opened up with a bit of water. Luscious and delicious dessert flavors. Enjoyed it a lot.68.0 USD per BottleCap N' Cork Junior Market
WhistlePig 6 Year PiggyBack Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, CanadaTasted April 17, 2019This is red hots all the way down for me. Some younger ryes that have this characteristic are too sweet and sharp, but this has a nice underlying earthiness below the sweetness. I don't think I'd buy it, but glad I tried it.
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted March 23, 2019Spotted the last bottle at my local so figured I’d give it a shot. Definitely has the classic Beam nuttiness that you’ll find across the whole portfolio. If anyone has had Little Book I definitely notice some similarities. While that one is a kick in the teeth, this is quite a bit more refined. The sherry influence is really enjoyable, though it’s right up to the line without going over it. Not sure I’d go out of my way to buy it again, but it’s an interesting one to keep around.
Red Spot 15 Year Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandTasted March 17, 2019Where the Yellow Spot is sweet and luscious, the Red brings more complexity. I especially enjoy the influence of the Marsala casks, and the extra few years in the wood are noticeable and enjoyable. Happy St. Paddy’s 2019, everyone!129.0 USD per BottleAlameda Liquor
The Glenrothes 1995
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted February 14, 2019Wow apparently the last time I had this was 5 years ago! It’s really rich and well balanced. Honey, malty bread, caramel, butterscotch, yummy. Many thanks to my lovely wife for the v-day present!
Parker's Heritage Single Barrel Bourbon 11 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATasted January 22, 2019Wow, pure liquid gold. You can tell it's high proof but it doesn't feel like it lacks balance. Just the tiniest taste. I love it.
Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal
Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca, MexicoTasted December 26, 2018Had again at Xmas this year. I could serve this on a plate and have it for dinner. Sweet, savory, smoky. I love it.