Don Julio Blanco Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoReviewed June 30, 2017Love this stuff. My go to. Smooth and well balanced. Doesn’t have the fancy marketing behind it like Patron, but much better.
Macallan Double Cask 12 Year
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandReviewed June 30, 2017Good but I prefer the single cask. A more smokey and charred taste than the sherry wood. Very good for those who prefer a more campfire feel, but I'm sticking with the original.
Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed June 30, 2017 (edited March 9, 2019)Great value. My go to when entertaining and for when Im not sipping 18. Unfortunately the sublime nature of 18 has ruined 12 for me although it is still well rounded and balanced.
Johnnie Walker Platinum
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed June 30, 2017 (edited July 8, 2017)Very good for a blended whiskey. Smooth with a great chocolate taste. Makes for a good dessert whiskey. Not overly complex and the finish is a touch sour. I prefer this over the more watery Blue label but the Green is my JW of choice.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed June 30, 2017 (edited January 6, 2018)Smooth, but almost to a fault, coming across as watery. Slightly sour, confused and not as refined as a single malt. Over hyped and over priced. I prefer the Green label which has more character for a fraction of the price.
Oban 14 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed June 30, 2017Very good. Reminds me of sitting on a deck staring out at the ocean. Light with Hints of salt and seaweed linger at the finish. A little different and a must try.
Macallan 18 Year Sherry Oak Cask
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed June 30, 2017Sublime. This is (almost) perfection in a bottle. Fig, citrus, smoke. Perfectly balanced, smooth, yet robust, rounded and refined. If only it were less expensive. $350 a bottle is a bit much, but somehow seems worth it. Only the Rare Cask edges this heavy-weight out as my very top bottle.