Deanston Virgin Oak
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted December 31, 2019Lightly 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, ScotlandTasted December 7, 2019Mild, 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 — ScotlandTasted November 16, 2019Aroma 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, USATasted November 14, 2019Pleasant 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.
Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted September 28, 2019Nose is primarily oak. Flavor is honey, vanilla, and cola. Mild finish.
Balcones Texas Single Malt
American Single Malt — Texas, USATasted September 13, 2019So, 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, USATasted August 30, 2019Neat 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, ScotlandTasted August 2, 2019Aromas of vanilla and oak. Flavor is cracked pepper and heavy butter. Finish is long but clean.
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATasted July 29, 2019Neat 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, ScotlandTasted July 10, 2019Light, malty, and oaky.