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RailroadBill

Journeyman bourbon drinker. Connoisseur of the bottom shelf. Prefer my whiskey neat. Also dabble in spirits other than bourbon.

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  1. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

    Flavored Whiskey — Canada

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
    Not really a fan of many flavored whiskies, but this one isn’t bad. The whisky is smooth and the cinnamon is reminiscent of the old “Atomic Fireball”.
    16.99 USD per Bottle
  2. Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum

    Aged Rum — Venezuela

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Tasted in a Glencairn. Pours dark and rich and shows oily legs on the glass. The nose is honey, dark fruit and just a hint of alcohol. The taste is predominantly honey, a hint of raisin and pleasant alcohol warmth. This is an excellent sipping rum, but not quite as good as Appleton Estate Rare Blend...which is less sweet, more complex and less expensive.
    42.99 USD per Bottle
  3. Joseph Magnus Bourbon

    Bourbon — Indiana (Finished and Bottled in Washington DC), USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Tasted neat, in a Glencairn. The nose is sweet, dark fruit. The mouthfeel is pleasantly thick, as are the legs. The taste is more sherry and cognac than bourbon. Very nice sipping whiskey that may be a bit overpriced.
    91.99 USD per Bottle
  4. DR. Stoner’s Smoky Herb Whiskey

    Other Whiskey — Virginia, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    If this smells, and tastes, of “herb”; it must be a hybrid indica, it’s definitely not the sativa of my youth. It reminds me more of B & B, but not as sweet because of the whiskey base. Very flavorful herbal blend that might find a home in the cabinet, but not as a daily dram.
    32.99 USD per Bottle
  5. Hudson Baby Bourbon

    Bourbon — New York, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Initial nose is alcohol, followed by corn sweetness. Palate is very sweet, but with 92 Proof heat. The finish is unusual, but not unpleasant. This is one I may revisit from time to time, but not keep in the cabinet regularly.
    54.99 USD per Bottle
  6. Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The $28.99 price is for a 1.75 L from VA ABC. Another Buffalo Trace bottom shelf offering from Mashbill #2. Aged longer and bottled at 90 Proof, this is a better sipping bourbon than standard Ancient Age. And contrary to what has been reported here, Buffalo Trace confirmed that it has not been discontinued. They dropped the age statement all together and became it Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star with a new statement that says “Aged at least 36 months”. Not bad for the price, but fairly prosaic.
    28.99 USD per Bottle
  7. Ancient Age

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Fairly standard bottom shelf offering from from Buffalo Trace. Fairly easy drinking 80 Proof bourbon from BT Mashbill #2. A bit more expensive than it’s Mashbill #1 “cousin” Benchmark, and not quite as good.
    12.99 USD per Bottle
  8. Maker's Mark Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Smooth, sweet with maybe a hint of cherry. Smooth, but with a bit of pleasant heat. Good sipping wheater.
    29.99 USD per Bottle
  9. No. 9 Iowa Whiskey

    Other Whiskey — Iowa, USA

    Tasted
    0.5
    0.5 out of 5 stars
    Initial alcohol burn that will take your breath away. Then the flavor is unidentifiable, but obviously burnt. And then the obnoxious aftertaste kicks in. Definitely the worst whiskey I’ve had the misfortune of tasting, and quite possibly the worst ever distilled.
    39.99 USD per Bottle
  10. Jameson Crested

    Blended — Midleton, Ireland

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Tasted from a 50 ml “Souvenir” bottle bought at the distillery. Sadly, not available in the US. Taste profile is very similar to “regular” Jameson, but with strong hints of sherry sweetness from the aging casks. Very easy drinking whisky that could easily become one’s daily dram.
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