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.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedLight, malty, and oaky.
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAroma is largely oak. Flavor is vanilla and oak followed by tannins and alcohol bitterness. Body is thin and dilute.
Tom's Town Pendergast's Royal Gold Bourbon
Bourbon — Tennessee (bottled in Missouri), USATastedSmells of oak and vanilla. Taste is caramel, oak, and apricot. Full. Long finish
Maker's Mark 46
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNeat in rocks glass. Aroma is heavily oak. Flavor is caramel, tannin, and chili pepper.
Redbreast 12 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedNeat in rocks glass. Aromas of butterscotch and green pepper. Astringent at room temperature, but just a tad chilled and rock candy and herbal flavors come to the fore. Long, spicy finish.
Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Rye
Rye — Kentucky , USATastedAroma is oak and butterscotch. Flavor is cinnamon and black pepper followed by vanilla. Finish is like warm Dr. Pepper.
Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask Matured
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedAroma of honey and vanilla. Lots of oak flavor. Mildly sweet and herbal with a fairly astringent finish.
Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost (Game of Thrones-House Stark)
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedNose is floral with a bit of cinnamon. Taste is sorghum syrup with clove and cardamom. Long, sweet finish.