Jameson Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandReviewed October 7, 2023Pale amber. Banana, vanilla. Semisweet, butter, caramel, wax. Medium body, slight burn, medium slightly bitter finish. Standard, better for mixing than sipping.Albert’s Bar
Coureur Des Bois
Canadian — Canada, CanadaReviewed September 29, 2023Amber. Strong maple syrup, vanilla. Very sweet. Thick, syrupy, mild alcohol, sweet finish. One note sweet whiskey; good if that’s what you’re after, or as an accent (say, float) in a cocktail.
Fruit Liqueurs — TurkeyReviewed September 9, 2023Tekirdag Gold. Clear, cloudy with water. Anise. Burn without water, cooler with water. Pleasant, but similar to all others.
Shochu/Soju — South KoreaReviewed August 31, 2023Clear. Floral. Mildly sweet, cream. Medium body, mild burn, mineral finish. Elegant, light. Asiana Incheon lounge (central).
Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac
Cognac — Cognac, FranceReviewed August 31, 2023Amber, legs. Wood. Sweet, orange blossom, white chocolate, cream. Medium body, slight burn, dry finish. Rather bland. Mix in cocktails.
Rémy Martin XO Cognac
Cognac — Cognac, FranceReviewed August 31, 2023Medium amber, legs. Wood, raisin, orange peel, vanilla. Mildly sweet, brown sugar, caramel, spice (cardamom). Full body, mild alcohol, slightly bitter walnut finish. Pleasant and balanced, but lacks complexity, and very expensive. On plane (Asiana business class); wouldn’t pay for it.
Yamazaki 12 Year
Single Malt — JapanReviewed July 21, 2023Pale amber. Fruit, peat. Incense. Heat, slightly rough, long savory finish. Rich, balanced, classic. Alcohol 43%BAR JUNISO
Ichiro's Malt MWR Mizunara Wood Reserve
Blended — JapanReviewed July 21, 2023Amber. Vegetal. Mineral. Mild heat. Robust, rich! Alcohol 46%BAR JUNISO
Wakatsuru Moon Glow Limited Release 2018
Blended — JapanReviewed July 21, 2023Moon Glow Half Moon 2019 (10 years) Pale amber. Caramel, dried fruit (fig). Salt, peat, mocha. Heat, caramel vanilla finish. Elegant, tasty! Alcohol 43% Imported whiskeys, PX cask 5th limited edition Winner of best limited edition under 15 years for 3rd year!BAR JUNISO
Bottega Bacûr Distilled
Distilled Gin — ItalyReviewed June 29, 2023Juniper, citrus, shrub. Hot, mild spice. Pleasant in cocktails.