Talisker 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted February 13, 2021I’m a bourbon man but this is good. Obvious peat smoke throughout. A sweet balance on the palate and finish make this quite enjoyable. I typically find scotch off putting. This is far better than most scotch that I’ve tried before. Not sure I’d buy a bottle but I’d quite enjoy being offered this.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 025
Bourbon — (bottled in) Kentucky, USATasted February 8, 2021Maybe the best smelling bourbon I’ve ever had. Non dark fruit forward on the nose. Taste is similar. One of the least Caramel flavored bourbons I’ve ever had. Finish doesn’t quite follow the palate. Excellent however. Extra .25 points due to uniqueness of flavors.
1792 Full Proof Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 30, 2021Fantastic. Drinks way lower than its proof. Very little burn given the proof. Flavor is definite honey like. This may sound crazy but it’s a pretty easy sipper especially considering proof. Home run by Barton.46.99 USD per Bottle
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 23, 2021Completely non offensive. Even neat is light on taste. Add ice and it’s close to drinking water. Given the fact that it has no offputting flavor I’ll give it a decent review. It’s not as good as Buffalo Trace though so this is a pass for me at $36.9936.99 USD per Bottle
Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 9, 2021The best way I can describe this is Buffalo Trace with spice. A definite step up from 4R small batch. This hits very good notes for me but 4R is a step below Brown Forman brands when it comes to my tastes. I’ll definitely keep this bottle around. For $10- $15 more getting OF 1920 or Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is the obvious choice for me. And since I think this tastes like a spicy Buffalo Trace, I can save $15 by just buying Buffalo Trace.
Jim Beam Black Label Double Aged 8 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 1, 2021Doesn’t do anything good enough to want to drink. Doesn’t have anything terrible enough about to dump down the drain. It just kind of exists in an area where I would neither like nor hate whiskey if this was as good as it gets.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 1, 2021Certainly good. I love barrel proof whiskeys. The flavor was pleasant but slightly off for me in a way that is difficult to describe. If this is your easiest way to access a barrel proof bourbon then it’s a clear buy. Otherwise I’d prefer ECBP by a significant margin.
Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 1, 2021Enjoyable. Clear upgrade compared to traditional bulleit. Very smooth and easy drinking. Not enough complexity to be a favorite, however
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B520
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 1, 2021On the nose I get a lot of dark fruit with obvious wood and peppery scent. The palate follows the nose. Finish is shorter than expected given the intensity of the nose and palate. This is a drink that imo, benefits from a small amount of ice. Far too intense to have more than two fingers in one sitting. Not a drink for those looking to get drunk. This is a drink to slowly contemplate and a resounding success.64.99 USD per Bottle
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 27, 2020Not a lot of heat given its high proof. Lots of burnt sugar and oak with a decent amount of spice to balance. I don’t tend to favor spice but the sweetness helps with balance. Taste is basically Woodford Reserve Double Oaked plus spice. I prefer the double oaked but this is good.