Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Cabernet Franc Aged After 6 Years
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 21, 2019Beautiful floral and fruity nose. The flavors are delicious, but subdued. I wish this was a higher proof so that the flavors would sing a little louder. The finish is surprisingly lengthy for the low proof. I like this alot and am very glad I got the chance to taste it.
Yamazaki 18 Year
Single Malt — Honshu, JapanReviewed June 21, 2019 (edited December 26, 2019)Beautiful floral nose. Sweet floral and fruity palate. Very friendly. Gentle long lovely finish. The only thing that keeps this from a perfect score is the terrible availability and high price.
Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 28, 2018 (edited January 21, 2019)This is amazing! I've loved sherry and port finished Scotch and I enjoy Bourbon so it only figures that this would be right in my happy place. On the nose, sweet cherries and vanilla like a decadent dessert with just a hint of corn syrup hiding underneath. On the palate, hot from the oven cherry pie with a caramel drizzle resting on a sweet oaky foundation. On the finish, long and lingering black cherry with the sweet oak undercurrent. The most dessert whiskey I've had yet, this is definitely a new favorite of mine. It would be awfully hard to find any competition in the price range.45.99 USD per Bottle
Chivas Regal 12 Year
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed December 27, 2018Decent blended Scotch. On the nose, golden delicious apple slices. On the palate, honey and charcoal ash with a hint of apple returning. On the finish, slightly bitter and medicinal notes.
Ron Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera Rum
Aged Rum — GuatemalaReviewed December 26, 2018This is a very pleasant sipping rum. Rich and fruity with nice spice notes. On the nose, molasses and raisins with a hint cinnamon. On the palate, prune juice and bread pudding. On the finish, creamy sherry and mellow oak.
High West A Midwinter Night's Dram
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USAReviewed December 25, 2018 (edited January 22, 2019)If more rye whiskey tasted like this, I'd drink more rye whiskey. This is complex and lovely in ways I did not anticipate. On the nose, predominantly sour cherries, but also hints of bread and butter pickles as well as pumpernickel bread. On the palate, I get the characteristic rye spice, but also the friendlier spices from the finishing barrels and cherries again. On the finish, vanilla and allspice with the oak coming through strong at the end.
Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2018 (edited January 21, 2019)Delicious. The Sherry influence runs deep here. On the nose, strawberry shortcake and fresh cream. On the palate, raspberry barley scones. On the finish, black cherries and heavy whipped cream. My only complaint is that the whisky is thin. There is so much delightful stuff going on at the surface level, but when you look deeper, there is little to find. A thicker, more viscous mouth feel and more rich depth of flavor would make this a truly exceptional experience. Still quite lovely though.
Herbal/Spice Liqueurs — ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2018 (edited January 13, 2019)This is the drink that got me into whisk(e)y in the first place. Makes fantastic mixed drinks and is even pleasant on its own. Well proofed for a liqueur as well. One of my favorite bottles to keep on hand.
Stagg Jr Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 1
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 14, 2018 (edited January 21, 2019)I love this bourbon! Buffalo Trace Distillery makes amazing whiskey and this is my favorite American whiskey so far. On the nose: vanilla and sweet with hints of the oak running underneath. On the palate: Sweet and spicy with the oak coming up towards the front with the rest. Vanilla and cinnamon play with an undercurrent of Granny Smith apples. On the finish: long pleasant and sweet oaky goodness with hints of spice. Deceptively friendly at cask strength. This is amazing.
Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task
Other Whiskey — Multiple CountriesReviewed December 14, 2018On the nose: caramel, sweet tea, and soft rye. On the palate: oak, syrup, allspice and anise. On the finish: spices fade to a dry, sweet, and mild black licorice.