Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — USATastedMild aromas of vanilla and caramel. Buttery flavor with a spicy finish.
Deanston Virgin Oak
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedLightly floral aroma. Somewhat oak forward but the flavor is dominated by floral notes. Oaky finish. Wouldn’t be a bad mixer.
The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedMild, generically fruity aroma. Medium body with pleasant melon flavors and floral finish. Fairly dry but not aggressively so.
Buchanan's De Luxe 12 Year
Blended — ScotlandTastedAroma has hints of smoke, pear, and bacon. Flavor is like a dry cider with hints of palate cleansing smoke. Peat is there, but subtle, not unlike Highland Park.
Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedPleasant aroma of damp wood followed by vanilla and a bit of black pepper. The taste is certainly sweet, but balanced with clove gum, piquancy, and a fair amount of ethanol kick. Lots of oak and peppercorn in the finish.
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedNose is primarily oak. Flavor is honey, vanilla, and cola. Mild finish.
Balcones Texas Single Malt
American Single Malt — Texas, USATastedSo, lots of wood aroma with a bit of burnt sugar. Even more wood on the palate. If you made tea from oak chips I imagine this is what it would taste like. Lots of warming spice and pepper. Mouthfeel is very full, almost slick. Finish is long and tannic with hints of menthol.
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedNeat in rocks glass. Nose is dominated by ethanol with hints of butterscotch and cardamom. Flavor is dominated by bananas foster. Nice clean finish.
Shieldaig Speyside Single Malt 18 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedAromas of vanilla and oak. Flavor is cracked pepper and heavy butter. Finish is long but clean.
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedNeat in Glencairn. Nose is mostly ethanol with hints of vanilla and oak. More character on the palate with vanilla and pepper. Thin body. A single ice cube brought out a bit more sweetness and body.