Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels Cask Strength
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 1, 2021Rich, sweet nose. You definitely get the port influence here. The palate is intense with a long finish. Port makes an appearance in the finish. I never cared for the regular version but this is well worth the hunt!
Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Rye
Rye — USATasted July 31, 202184 rating??? The reviewer must not be used to barrel strength whiskey. This is sweet and spicy. The nose gets sweeter as it opens up. The palate has a great mouthfeel with some oily-ness. Very rich but not overly complex. The finish is one of the best and longest I ever had in a rye or any whiskey. Exceptional!
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Tasters' Selection Barrel Proof Rye
Rye — Tennessee, USATasted July 5, 2021Incredible nose on this with spice, caramel, orange zest, fruit notes, and vanilla. It's mouth coating with a good bit of heat. Sweet, molasses, spicy. Finish is long as the spice gradually fades. For those who enjoy high proof whiskies, it's a definite recommend.
Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Cask Strength (Batch Two)
Blended — IrelandTasted June 18, 2021On the neck pour, this 18 year old packs a punch at 110.2 proof. Different than any other iteration from this distillery. Full bodied with a flavor blast of white raisins, carmel, sugar cookies, and floral notes. The finish is medium/long. This is a potent Irish flavor bomb. I think the heat will die down once it opens up a bit.
Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 7
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted May 25, 2021Had this right after aglio e olio. At first, the nose was a bit oaky but after sitting for 10 min became much sweeter with vanilla. Spicy and sweet with a nice lingering finish. Very nice.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted April 6, 2021Smoked bacon on the nose. Palate with campfire smoke with fruity undertones. Smooth drinking. My wife, new to Islay scotch, even liked it.
Kura The Whisky Pure Malt Japanese Rum Cask Finish
Peated Blended Malt — Okinawa , JapanTasted April 4, 2021This was a surprise to me. Never heard of it before. Picked one up from the Mitswa in NJ. The nose was very pleasant with light plumb, tropical fruits, sweet nectar, and a little maltiness. The palate is sweet with mild taste of nose elements. The finish is medium length with a bit of heat and mild rum flavor. There is the slightest background of smoke. Pairs well with Japanese food. Drank with shabu shabu tonight. It was surprisingly good.
Tamdhu 15 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted March 23, 2021Rich Sherry notes with a bit of that Sherry funk. I wouldn't say that this is very complex as the Sherry dominates the nose and palate. Overall, quite nice if you're in the mood for this type of flavour.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye (2020 Special Release)
Rye — Tennessee, USATasted March 22, 2021Great nose with vanilla and spice. Palate is nice but certainly not as rich as a rabbit hole founders. For the price, it would be a buy for sure. Too bad it's all gone. Overall nice dram from JD.
Augusta Buckner’s Single Barrel
Bourbon — USATasted March 14, 2021Great nose of sweet vanilla, baking spice, and caramel. The palate is reminiscent of GTS-sweet, rich, fruity, subtle and smooth oak. Long finish that’s a bit dry with cacao, chocolate covered cherries, spice, and molasses. Not cheap at $200 but definitely worth having on your shelf! Addendum: I’ve read some of the lower rates reviews and understand where they are coming from on the initial palate. This one needs to open up for at least 15-20 minutes. The palate intensifies exponentially after this and you will get a flavor explosion in your mouth that is hard to handle! Trust me-try it after it opens up. It’s amazing!