Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: The bottle is the best thing about this bourbon. It’s worth trying but I think it’s overrated. Taste: Has some spice to it, tastes young and a little unbalanced.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: Everything about this bourbon is beautiful. The color is a mesmerizing warm amber and the flavor is great from start to finish. Taste: Vanilla and caramel with oak. On the sweeter side. Price: Great for the price
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: Great all around bourbon. Can be difficult to find but has a good price point. One of my favorites. Taste: It’s a wheated bourbon, with a vanilla flavor and a bit of a burn.
Johnnie Walker 18 Year
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedRecommendation: I don’t know much about scotch but this was delicious. Taste: Full of flavor that hits all at once with a smooth finish. Blended perfectly
Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 16
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: A little bit of a novelty but Definitely worth a try! Smell: Caramel and a little bit floral Taste: Caramel, a hint of salt. Price: Not worth the high price point for a bottle. Should be about $30 cheaper
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: Smell: Good blend of butterscotch and caramel. Taste: oak char, balanced, smooth finish Price: If you can get it around $50, worth it. Good bourbon to have around for guests.
Bourbon — Ohio, USATastedRecommendation: Unmemorable I tried this at Independence Ice Co, neat.
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: I tried this at Independence Ice Co in Portland and loved it! Taste: All around great bourbon. Strong profile, well balanced.
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: Good for a beginner Taste: Extremely sweet and rich. Very flat tasting
Evan Williams Single Barrel 2011
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRecommendation: Easy to drink, great for a beginner. Just...okay. Smell: So sweet it’s almost flat, but I loved the smell Taste: smooth finish, a lot of caramel. Almost a bit dry but light tasting. Price: $28 I think it’s overpriced by a few dollars