Mannochmore 25 Year 1990 (2016 Special Release)
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted January 1, 2021Sweet nose with some depth. Sherry influence comes out with ripe red fruits. Palate rush with honey, caramel, frosting, orange peel. Lingering oak and sherry sweetness.
Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye (2019 Release)
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted November 16, 2020One of my favorite ryes. Bold oaky, spicy nose. Anise, nutmeg, allspice. Caramel and anise rich palate. Lingers rich and full bodied with spice and candied peppermint. Wish I had bought more last time I saw it.90.0 USD per Bottle
Buffalo Trace Kosher Straight Rye (2020 Release)
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted October 10, 2020Dilly dally. Dill all over this. Nose, especially in the palate. Lingers in the finish. I would think this was a young mgp rye. It really blocks an appreciation of any other flavors in this. Not a fan.7.0 USD per PourHickory & Oak
Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe Straight Bourbon (2020 Release)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 10, 2020Improvement over the wheat. Cherry and spice in the nose. Berries up front, caramel, apple, raspberry, vanilla. Leads into baking spices, nutmeg, light clove. Nice overall. Reminiscent of regular Buffalo trace.7.0 USD per PourHickory & Oak
Buffalo Trace Kosher Wheat Recipe Straight Bourbon (2020 Release)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 10, 2020Nose is pretty plain. Very sweet. Palate upfront is bland. Leads into a sweet and wheat forward body. Lingers briefly with rye spice. Falls flat. I recall WSR being better than this7.0 USD per PourHickory & Oak
Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 8, 2020Campfire. Clean smoke. Palate is smoked meats, charcoal, charred oak, touch floral. Finish lingers peaty but not that strong. It’s a nice pour but so gentle compared to an octomore.
Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2019)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 8, 2020Leather, old suitcase, coat closet, lots of old funk on the nose. Little bit of mint too. Sweet snickerdoodle cookie. Palate is surprisingly creamy. Bright upfront with baking spices, caramel apple, cherry. Leads to long woody finish. Mouth-coating. Some tannins. The older bourbon is very prevalent here. Dry funky oak. Awesome overall. Everything blended in this bottle has its moment.200.0 USD per Bottle
Ledaig Present Future TWE
Single Malt — Islands , ScotlandTasted October 1, 2020Tangy bbq sauce. Rich peaty, smoked meat nose. Citrus. Angel food cake. Heavy and oily. Peat bomb that cascades from tangy meats to earthy smoke. Strong sherry influence. Sea water comes through with a salty finish
Hochstadter's Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye — CanadaTasted September 30, 2020For Canadian rye this is quite good. 100% rye. Nice spicy nose with some menthol. Heavy mouthfeel. Rich rye spices, mint, oak. Lingers grainy with a touch of funk.
George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2019)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 28, 2020Rich. Woody. Oaky. Caramel. Sweet. So many ways to describe this pour. It’s so balanced and great. I’ll try to refine this later. Candy cherry. Lingering perfection. Such a great bottle. The lower proof of this year really makes this accessible150.0 USD per Bottle