Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky
Peated Single Malt — Bangalore, IndiaTasted February 3, 2021On first approach this whiskey is equally sweet and smokey. There are notes of buttery biscuits reminding me of an Irish whiskey, well as pear, peach and peat: 3 powerful P’s. The palate has a watery mouthfeel, and notes that are peaty, salty, milk chocolate-y, and bitter like over steeped black tea. The finish is dry and tangy with peat.
291 Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Batch #1)
Bourbon — Colorado, USATasted December 21, 2020Oh man, is this bourbon delicious. The nose is heavy, rich, and comes out sweet, yet hot and swinging. Like a WWE ringside girl when someone calls her a b*#%$. Cinnamon Red Hots, oak, cherry, brown sugar, and bakery pastry or pie crust are all notes that fight for attention in this barrel proof beauty. The palate is hot as well. It’s also dry and ashy with a notable taste of Christmas baking spices, namely, cinnamon and cardamom. The bourbon finishes with cinnamon, and a tangy and spiciness, similar to some Asian cuisine. This is a tough whiskey that wants to go down fighting. But once you earn its respect, it’s a friend through and through. I think this is one of the best bourbons I’ve had. I highly recommend! Thanks 291, cheers!
Highland Park Magnus
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted November 18, 2020The nose is sweet and welcoming with notes of lemon, light smoke, heather, pear, sea salt, and fruity aromatic pipe tobacco. The palate has a watery mouthfeel, and sweet notes of kiwi fruit, soft salty peat, light tobacco smoke, and honey. The finish is of medium long length with a lemon pepper rub aftertaste. Sláinte!
Weller Antique 107
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 18, 2020The nose is dense and rich with vanilla, plum, caramel apple, dusty books, light pipe tobacco, honey, and lemon. The nose is so complex and some notes are so delicate it’s almost scotch-like - wonderful! The palate has a dry mouthfeel, with notes of caramel, cinnamon Red Hots, and orange. The finish is oily and hot at first, but mellows out and is long lasting. Cheers!
Oban Distillers Edition
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted November 18, 2020Upon first whiff one can definitely tell it’s wine cask finished. After the initial Sherry bomb, (though technically it’s Montilla Fino) one finds notes of candy pecans, heather/honey, and peat smoke. The mouthfeel is dry with a wonderful taste of cashew, saltiness, and earthy tea as well as peat. The finish is medium length, and smokey. I notice it gets better and smokier as it opens up. This is good in my opinion as it starts very fruity and needs this transformation to balance out. I like it, and would recommend it. Sláinte!
Hoovers Revenge Ragged Mountain Rye Whiskey
Rye — Colorado , USATasted October 21, 2020The color I saw in this crazy rye was a light copper color, while its legs were medium thick and oily. The nose was weird, almost scotchy. I got a few notes like honey, smoke, a salty funk, and an almost peaty smell? I’m not sure what was going on; none of these were bad smells, but coming from a rye it made me wonder if my senses were off this day. The palate was strong and hot. There started off a sour taste, but then a transition into salted caramel and honey. The last sensation on the palate was a dryness like from white grape skins. The finish was long and went down with some heat and came off of the palate and melted again into a sour taste. Overall I thought it was pretty good. It was a strong dram but a confusing one. The scotch-like notes threw me for a loop. I will need to have this one again soon.
Cask & Crew Rye Whiskey Blend
Other Whiskey — Multiple CountriesTasted October 20, 2020The nose is simple and sweet with notes of honey, grass clippings, eucalyptus, and apple crisp dessert. After the initial bite, one tastes fennel, maple, and tart apple. The finish is swift and sour. The blend is alright; I’m glad I only purchased a 50ml bottle. It’s probably fine for mixing and adding to ginger ale, but neat, it could definitely be replaced with something of higher quality for around the same price. Thanks! Cheers!
Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 20, 2020This bourbon’s nose is rich with notes of dusty books and corn, new leather wallet, plums, Fruit Roll-up, and caramel. The palate is oaky, as well as possessing tastes of vanilla, orange citrus, and peach. The finish lasts long and ends with an herbal taste.
Dr. McGillicuddy’s Honey Whiskey
Flavored Whiskey — USATasted October 7, 2020This masquerading cough medicine had a metallic and medicinal, nose with the obvious addition of honey and funk. The palate was sickly sweet with again the obviously added honey and beyond that was bland. The finish wasn’t too bad, just sticky with a hint of spearmint. It’s good that “Dr.” is in the name because this stuff could pass as medicine. (Maybe the history of the product is that it was. I’m not sure.) Regardless, I couldn’t finish it. I only paid 50¢ for a 50 ml bottle so I didn’t lose much over it. With a new glass in hand, cheers!
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 20, 2020This bargain bourbon is the color of new copper and watery legs dribble down the inside of the glass after a swirl. The nose is sweet if not pretty basic. Notes of caramel, sweet corn, vanilla, and alcohol. The palate too is not bad by any means but not exciting either. There’s a sweet heat, and the taste of vanilla with cherry candy. The finish is quick and boasts a milk chocolate aftertaste. This is a great everyday sipper. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing overly great either. It’s good bourbon to go with just about any occasion. Cheers!20.0 USD per Bottle