Old Forester 1897 Bottled In Bond
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet, leathery and fruity. Sweetness follows on the tongue, delicious serviceberry pie, followed by peppery spice and finally fading to mild woody aftertaste. Old Forester has a distinctive taste. Very nice.
Rock Hill Farms Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is reminiscent of sweet apple pie with an overload of spice. First sip is a little piney bit after your tongue is coated it is intensely sweet and spicy. This bourbon is hotter than I expected. It comes after your palate aggressively, no leisure sipper.
Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSmoky, sweet, and cherry nose. The palate is peppery cinnamon and sweet fruitiness is there as well. I did not like my first sip bit as I went back, I enjoyed it more with each sip.
Dry Fly Straight Washington Bourbon 101 4 Year
Bourbon — Washington, USATastedInhale lightly and your nose will be filled with the scent of peanut butter. The first impression on the tongue is doughy peanut butter cookie followed by pepper and finishing with nutmeg and clove. Not a long finish. Seems just a tad green. It makes me wonder what this would be like after a couple more years in the barrel. All in all not a bad whiskey.
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet cinnamon pie, slightly woody BBQ nose. Light apple and fall spice flavors on the tongue. Brings some heat but not too much so. Not what it once was as a 12 year bourbon, but very good and a good price under $30.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C918
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedBig beefy BBQ nose. Spicy palate, rich and oily. Spiciness lingers on your tongue. Slight taste of coffee on the finish. Follow with a sip of water. Superior.
Wood Hat Blue Corn Whiskey
Corn — Missouri, USATastedNose is alcohol, reminds me of tequila. Warm on the tongue. Corn and alcohol, medicinal, but not bad. No bitter or off-putting tastes. Definitely to be used as a mixer.
Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedHigh octane nose will clear your nostrils, slightly woody, and reminiscent of sweet candy corn. On the palate, the sweet woodiness continues and the heat hits your lips, top of the tongue and roof of your mouth. Not smooth, but very nice. 114 proof and a great bargain at well under $30. As good or better than many I've had at much higher prices.
Blade and Bow Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet, fruity and cloves on the nose, light. Way, way to short on the palate. To the point that it's a little hard to ponder and enjoy. Hold it on your tongue for an extended period before swallowing and the profile will linger.
Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedUlele, Tampa FL (Columbia Restaurant Group Batch #1), 108.0 proof 3 Baked American Pure 2 1 Seared French Cuvee 2 Makers 46 2 Roasted French Mocha 2 Toasted French Spice Frankly, not overwhelming. Lacks distinction. Nose is light and floral. The palate was a bit flat to me, at first spicy, oily, and woody but some bitterness and fades fast.