Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted May 15, 2021Batch #18/427 Shocked I hadn’t reviewed this yet. Poured neat in a glencairn. Aromas are buried under ethanol, but are of cereal, sorghum, warming spice and fresh straw. The palate is also cereal heavy with notes of honey and a suggestion of brine. It has a nice, round mouthfeel and a long floral finish.
Glenmorangie Lasanta Sherry Cask Finish 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted April 16, 2021Neat in a tulip. Aroma is cherry, invert sugar, and something vaguely resinous. Flavor is dry persimmon, plum, and hints of smoke. Medium body, short, dry finish.
Davidson Reserve Tennessee Small batch
Tennessee — Tennessee , USATasted April 13, 2021Neat, in a glencairn, rested 5 minutes. Nose is rich and buttery, with hints of brown sugar and spice. Spice is much more assertive on the palate with strong clove and Sichuan peppercorn notes followed by nougat. Despite the flavor notes, this is not overly sweet. Finish is oaky and slightly tannic.
Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye (2020 Release)
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted February 19, 2021Neat in a glencairn. Aroma is butterscotch, burnt sugar, and buckwheat honey. Flavor is very oaky at the start, then warming spice, ending with a round sweetness.
Jameson Cold Brew
Flavored Whiskey — IrelandTasted January 23, 2021Neat in a glencairn. Smells like whiskey, but tastes like oxidized coffee. Chilling it gives it the texture of cough syrup and mutes what flavor it has. No dice.
Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon (NAS)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 21, 2020Aroma is overwhelmingly oak. Flavor largely echoes the nose with a hint of vanilla. Finish is clean with hints of clove.
Stranahan’s Single Malt Whiskey: Single Barrel, Cask Strength
American Single Malt — Colorado, USATasted December 21, 2020Poured in a Yeti cup with a sizable ice ball. Strong aromas of vanilla and cardamom. Flavor is assertively piquant with a sweet, sorghum finish.
Doc Swinson's Bourbon Single Barrel
Bourbon — Washington , USATasted November 27, 2020Rested in a glencairn for 15 minutes. Strong toffee aromas with hints of dried fruit. Flavor is largely butterscotch with hints of raisin. Long, tannic finish.
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Single Grain — JapanTasted November 27, 2020Aromas of toffee and earth and wildflowers. Taste is rock candy and white pepper. Short, clean finish.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 25, 2020Rested in a glencairn for 10 minutes. Aromas of gardenia and brown sugar, with a hint of toast. Very smooth, almost syrupy with flavors of candied nuts and stewed fruits. The finish is clean with a bit of Sichuan peppercorn at the end.