Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2022 BRT-02
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed March 18, 2023Nose is much richer on this than BRT-01. This reads dark and rich hot cocoa in front of the Maker's sweet apply profile. It makes my mouth water. Chocolate hits big mid-late and feels very thick in the mouth. Quickly spicy as well, at first fading but then hanging on with the chocolate in the finish. Maker's fruit is barely discernible. Between the two in this series, much more distinctive. After letting both 01 and 02 sit a few weeks, my impressions don't change. 02 is heavy on chocalate and hot spice, a cross of chili and clove, differentiating itself from other Maker's.60.0 USD per Bottle
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2022 BRT-01
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed March 18, 2023Classic Maker's nose, carameled apple, maybe sweeter. Hints of cherry, straw, and leather are also present. Palate is on point as well, adding bitter chocolate and fall spice. Kerosene, which I often get with Maker's is also there. Finish lingers with the chocolate and the spices bring a nice burn, but it is a bit too bitter. Bolder than standard cask strength, but not distinctively so. A bit of a disappointment. I'll be interested to see if it opens up some as the bottle sits. After letting this sit for a few weeks, I i no longer read bitterness on the finish, but still think it doesn't distinguish itself enough from stabdard cask strength. The addition of chocolate is nice, however.60.0 USD per Bottle
Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B522
Bourbon — USAReviewed February 13, 2023Nose is light. Apples, with a touch of pine, smoke, and fall spices. Palate is closer to tart cherry pie with a dry chocolatey finish. This is fine but not among my favorites in the Larceny BP series. Might be just in my head but the B's always seem to be my least favorite every year.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C922
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 4, 2023Nose is sweet bubble gum with a hint of fruit and mint. Palate is very good, sweet, fruity, and a spice bomb. Long finish and hot chest. This is the best of Elijah Craig for 2022.70.0 USD per Bottle
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C921
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 1, 2023Sweet cotton candy nose with a hint of chocolate. Palate is sweet caramel and apple. Nice peppery finish. Classic EC.70.0 USD per Bottle
Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed January 21, 2023Nose is fairly light, but I get leather, oak, and vanilla. Palate is similar, adding cinnamon. Finish is dry and short, but pleasant. Normally in the mid-50's, I got this on sale for $46. For the price would like it to have been 10-20 proof points higher. It certainly would have helped the profile. Price aside, for a 90 proof whiskey, it is good.46.0 USD per Bottle
Short Barrel Bourbon Single Barrel Series
Bourbon — USAReviewed January 8, 2023This is sourced from Green River, purchased on line from Seelbachs, premise being barrels that are low or "short" in fluid. Nose is light, with chocolate, leather, pepper, and cedar. Oily in the mouth, hot cayenne pepper hits first and lingers on the perimeter of the tongue, turning toward hot cinnamon candies toward the end. Cocoa is present in the background and comes forward as the spice starts to fade. Very warm chest.45.0 USD per Bottle
Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed January 7, 2023Mellow well rounded flavor. Only 80 proof bourbon I buy. Great for serving on the rocks to newbies or non-bourbon drinkers and in lighter mixed drinks.
Four Roses Private Selection Single Barrel Barrel Strength Bourbon (OESQ)
Bourbon — Kentucky , USAReviewed December 25, 202212/22, 10 yrs 9 mos, 116.8 proof-Beautiful spice nose, strong clove with a touch of cardamom and allspice. Alcohol fills the nostrils. Palate follows with a hot hit of cinnamon added. As the heat fades, this turns into a yeasty cinnamon sugar doughnut. Nice warmth in the chest lingers. The only drawback is the finish turns slightly dry and bitter. Mouth waters in response and finishes with French toast, however.80.0 USD per BottleHy-Vee
Shortbarrel Single Barrel Seelbach's Single Bratrel Pick
Bourbon — USAReviewed December 18, 2022This barrel was aged and picked from the top floor and it shows. The color is dark amber/brown. Visually way darker than 5 yrs. On the nose absolute bbq sauce, cherry wood smoke, and black dirt. The alcohol hits on the palate, followed by the bbq. This brings sweet vinegar reminiscent of Kansas City. Slightly peppery finish with charcoal, cherry, and smoked pork ribs drenched in sauce. Very thematic profile but very tasty. This barrel was picked from Green River Distillery. All the selections I've had from them, though young, have been good.
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