Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOn the nose I start with cinnamon then I get salty caramel. Don't breath too deep, the alcohol will take over. A hint of chocolate, then cinnamon and heat that lingers. This is nice. The Russell's clearly pick to a flavor profile. This is a lot like Kentucky Spirit but higher octane. The alcohol is more forward so ice helps bring out the flavors.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A120
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAbsolutely fantastic nose, sweet caramel and a touch of wood and alcohol. The palate is a yeasty cinnamon roll but the alcohol jumps to the front. Add ice, and there is no stopping. Delicious.
Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2019-03 “Country Ham”
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedMy first pass at this was distinctly disappointing, so I decided not to rate it at the time. A second pass reminds me not to judge on first impressions whenever possible. Candy corn nose. Woodier than most and lots of peanut brittle, slightly astringent on the palate, but definitely Bookers profile. Bitter finish, but tasty nonetheless.
New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled In Bond
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is light, fresh apples with a touch of spice. The palate is neither sweet or bitter. Pepper, chocolate and o touch of ginger snaps. A little grassy on the finish.
Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 13
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATastedNose is cinnamon and cool mint. Palate is quick to more cinnamon but with black black pepper, but fades quickly. It does leave a lingering heat in the chest. Add ice and let it sit a minute. Doughy cherry pie and a slight licorice come forward improving the experience greatly. After letting the bottle sit a few months and coming back to it, same general description but I like it more. It should also be noted that the photo on the review page is not of Batch 13. The 128.4 proof listed on the review page is correct.
George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky 13 Year (Fall 2005)
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedLight fruity nose. Palate leads with fruit followed with pepper, ending with pie dough. Fairly mild. The more I sip this the more I like it.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B519
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedFine on its own, but subpar in comparison to most other ECBP offerings. Less sweet, less spicy, shorter finish.
Foursquare 2007 Single Blended Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTastedSweet, spicy, and smoky molasses nose. Alcohol comes through strongly. The palate is the same. The alcohol builds in the roof of your mouth. Pepper on the finish. This could be habit forming.
Early Times Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedVery sweet slightly leathery nose. Super sweet and oaky palate turning to maple syrup and finishing hot in the chest. Adding ice brings caramel apples and mellows the finish. Distinctly Brown Forman, reminiscent of Old Forester. I like it. $25 for a 1L bottle.
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Chocolate Malted Rye Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedMild earthy nose. Rich cocoa and tobacco hit the middle of your palate. Almost creamy. If you drank it blindfolded you might almost guess to was a liqueur. Shorter finish. No burn whatsoever. Extremely unique. Not something to drink on a regular basis.