Woodford Reserve Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedA very good Rye and I will purchase for the cabinet but this falls behind other favorites. This is extremely well rounded and has notes of mint, fruit and some spice but everything is in balance. This whiskey truly pairs well as it compliments rather than dominates.
Jim Beam Bonded Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe assessment is slanted because I know the price tag. This is one of the better, cheaper Bottled in Bond expressions. This could easily be experienced neat or in a cocktail with no worries. Likely to be added to the cabinet real soon.
W.L. Weller Antique 107
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedFar & away better than WSR and frankly I prefer it over the W12. This has a great nose & flavor and the spice finish lingers a while. Well done.
Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey
Wheat Whiskey — Kentucky, USATastedIt’s a fine little whiskey, soft & smooth but it lacks a whole lot of character. Nose is a little floral followed by a light honey flavor. It’s not bad but is just so lacking.
Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose started off promising but for a “Frontier Bourbon” it mellowed out quickly across the tongue and finish.
Blended — ScotlandTasted*Free in the United Club @ Denver Airport* Nose- lemony, herbal & cereal Palate- slightly oily with return notes of herb and lemon but also a hint of smoke Finish- gone quick *Free/would not repeat*
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedSolid. Nose- orange blossom honey, slight floral but deforest fruity Palate- excellent viscosity & sweet with caramel creme Finish- Moderate & pleasing. Great choice for Blended Scotch without any peat or smoke notes.
Knob Creek Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedLess than impressed. Nose- muted notes of vanilla, herb, mint & spice...very muted Palate- nice, silky texture but underwhelming flavors of vanilla/creme, Butterscotch & the hint of cinnamon (again muted) Finish- short but very pleasant just not really beckoning. *Likely not a repeat*
Hudson Manhattan Rye
Rye — New York, USATastedDelicious. Nose- mint, baking spices & Oak Palate- silky viscosity & rich flavors of toffee, baking spice & Barrel spice but also slight notes of pepper & clove. Finish- Moderate & pleasant
Black Ridge Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose- lightly floral but a burst of sweet fruit. Palate- mild, silky, vanilla & light cinnamon Finish- short but sweet Not complicated - an easy drinker.