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A growing bourbon 🥃 lover and all around good guy. Occasionally step into an Islay Scotch. Cult of Ardbeg.

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  1. Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 100 Proof

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    pretty light nose. I hate allergies as my nose is somewhat blown tonight. As the review states, this has a decent amount of spice for a wheated bourbon. oak. Finish is medium with some lingering spice and leather.
  2. New Riff Single Barrel Barrel Proof Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Day 25 of #30daysofbourbon for the #30daybourbonchallenge #bhm New Riff SiB 4 yo straight bourbon 53.5% ABV A new whiskey friend Matt Allen graciously shared a sample of the latest barrel pick from Miami Valley Water of Life. Everyone has been bragging about this pick. I was so thrilled to get to sample this one. I took one sniff of the nose and new I liked, no loved, this pick. Nose: caramel, spice, vanilla. Ethanol Palate: oak, spice, something else I can't put my finger on. I like it though. 🙃 Finish: Strong KY hug from the higher proof. The flavour lingers on your tongue. This is an great bourbon. I'm truly glad I saved a little for a second pour. I regret I didn't get a bottle. 4/5
  3. Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Day 27 of #30daysofbourbon for the #30daybourbonchallenge #bhm Russel's Reserve SiB Basment #7 Barrel Pick 55% ABV Today is another whiskey sample brought to you by the amazing Matt Allen who graciously shared a sample of this SiB group pick of Russel's Reserve with me. I am a huge Wild Turkey fan an love the 101 and Rare Breed expressions. I wasn't as impressed with the Russel's Reserve 10 yo. However, I was also pretty young in my whiskey journey when I purchased that one. Great legs and mouthfeel. golden in color. Nose: Oak, caramel, brown sugar Palate: Spice, honey, a little oak, Finish: Coffe, leather. This is an excellent bourbon. If you ever come across this pick, be sure to buy or take a sip. 4.5/5
  4. Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Day 26 of #30daysofbourbon for the #30daybourbonchallenge #bhm Maker's Mark Private Select MVWOL #4 SiB 54.3% ABV A new whiskey friend Matt Allen graciously shared a sample of the 4th barrel pick from Miami Valley Water of Life. I waited until today to open this sample, HOWEVER, Brent Sherri Ross gave me a sneak peek last Friday. I found it to be rather yummy and was so excited for another sip tonight. I don't typically go for wheated bourbons. I am definently a rye spice dude. That said, this is so incredibly yummy. Great legs and mouthfeel. golden to amber in color. Nose: Cherries for days, caramel, a little oak, Palate: oak, a little spice, brown sugar. Finish: Strong with tastes of chocolate and tobacco. This is an excellent bourbon. This group does some amazing picks. 4.25/5
  5. New Riff Single Barrel Barrel Proof Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Day 25 of #30daysofbourbon for the #30daybourbonchallenge #bhm New Riff SiB 4 yo straight bourbon 53.5% ABV A new whiskey friend Matt Allen graciously shared a sample of the latest barrel pick from Miami Valley Water of Life. Everyone has been bragging about this pick. I was so thrilled to get to sample this one. I took one sniff of the nose and new I liked, no loved, this pick. Nose: caramel, spice, vanilla. Ethanol Palate: oak, spice, something else I can't put my finger on. I like it though. 🙃 Finish: Strong KY hug from the higher proof. The flavour lingers on your tongue. This is an great bourbon. I'm truly glad I saved a little for a second pour. I regret I didn't get a bottle. 4/5
  6. Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Day 22 of #30daysofbourbon for the #30daybourbonchallenge #bhm Knob Creek Small Batch 50% ABV Forgot to mention yesterday that it was my 1st sip ever of Knob Creek. This will be my 2nd sip. I have plans to compare the 2 tonight as well.. Nose: spice, oak, warm sugar Palate: Spice comes through with a nice KY hug like the 12 year. Finish: Medium to long with a nice spice hanging around. 4/5
  7. Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    Bourbon — USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Basic bottom shelf bourbon. Makes a great mixer and fits the bill when neat.
  8. James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Barrel Proof

    Rye — Indiana (Bottled in Kentucky), USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    I really dig the 100 proof. This takes it up a notch. Having it on the rocks tonight. My batch is 58.7% (117.4 proof) ABV. Getting an amazing dill on the nose even with the ice. Great taste that holds up well on ice.
  9. Very Old Barton 86 Proof

    Bourbon — USA

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    On the rocks. Weird after taste. 🤢
  10. Fistful of Bourbon

    Bourbon — USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Day 19 of #30daysofbourbon for the #30daybourbonchallenge Fistful of Bourbons A blend of 5 different whiskeys from undisclosed sources. Nose is oak, spice, ethanol, Palate is oak, spice, some sweetness like brown sugar. Finish is a pretty good KY hug with a little lingering spice. 3/5
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