The Prideful Goat 6 Years Straight Rye Whiskey
Blended American Whiskey — Indiana, USAReviewed April 15, 2022Spicy with not much sweetness (probably from the 95/5 mashbill). A bit of a bummer as I was excited about this brand, but in a blind tasting it came in 3rd of 3 up against Alberta Premium and Templeton 6 year).
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye (2021 Release)
Canadian — Alberta, CanadaReviewed April 15, 2022A little medicinal cherry on the nose with just a hint of baking spice. Good warmth throughout and a solid finish.
Ironroot Harbinger Single Barrel Cask Strength
Bourbon — Texas, USAReviewed April 14, 2022 (edited July 6, 2022)Mike is actually 65.1% ABV (130.2 proof) but drinks under that proof point. The nose is full of honey and maybe graham cracker with just a hint of cinnamon and some nuttiness. The palate follows suit with the nose and finish is loooooooong. My first Ironroot, and I’m intrigued by their line up now. This was an excellent pick from Bethany Discount Liquor on Allen, TX.60.0 USD per Bottle
Wilderness Trail 6 Year Bottled in Bond Bourbon (Wheated Bourbon)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed April 13, 2022Smoke, leather, and tobacco on the nose. It’s younger age really shows on the palate with a lot of ethanol and not much of the fruity notes that typically shine in wheaters. This had a lot of heat on the finish, but the finish did have some length to it, which was nice.
Knob Creek 12 Year Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed April 12, 2022Oak and sweet on the nose with a hint of caramelized sugar. Palate is brown sugar and vanilla with a little oak. Finish is just the right length.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed April 6, 2022 (edited April 11, 2022)Not as good as I remember it being the first time I had it. My palate has likely just evolved over time. Oak and caramel on the nose. Light, creamy vanilla on the palate. Fleeting, but enjoyable finish. All in all, probably not with the hype/hunt, but fine at MSRP.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A122
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed April 3, 2022 (edited October 1, 2022)Lots of caramel and sweetness on this one. Very yummy and drinks without a ton of ethanol burn despite its proof.
Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Nevada), USAReviewed March 18, 2022 (edited July 3, 2023)Lots of oak and dried fruit on the nose. Orange peel and leather on the palate. And the finish is brief but enjoyable. All around solid.
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed March 3, 2022Vanilla and spice on the nose. Palate is fruit on the front with a nice baking spice on the back end. Good warmth throughout and the finish lasts longer than it seems like it should. Incredible value rye whiskey.24.0 USD per Bottle
Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 21, 2022 (edited March 13, 2022)Honey and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, floral, and fruity on the palate. Finish is short-lived, but enjoyable. Very easy drinking bourbon.