Knob Creek Cask Strength Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedSpicy BBQ sauce on the nose. Sweet and spicy in your mouth. Pepper finish. This rye brings home the heat. This is no tame whiskey.
Weller 12 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCaramel apple nose. Similar on the tongue. This is not a spicy bourbon, no burn in the throat.
Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet and fruity nose. First sip brings apples. Sweet spices follow with cinnamon and pepper, slightly oily. Very reminiscent of Michter's small batch bourbon but more refined. This is a solid bourbon.
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe nose is mild and sweet, slightly yeasty. Taste is sweet candy corn. This is not a great whisky but under rated in my opinion. This whisky can be had for the low $20's and for the price is a solid bourbon. This is a good whisky to drink on the rocks at the restaurant bar while waiting for a table, at a party, or just relaxing on the deck.
Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCherry candies and rye on the nose, very mild. The taste is less sweet, at first peppery and slight menthol on the finish. This is a fairly simple smooth whisky. Ice brings sweetness forward.
Weller Antique 107
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedVery sweet nose, maple syrup and dried figs. Sweetness continues on the pallet, no burn. Lacks depth of flavors.
Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USATasted2018, batch 9, 114.9 proof. I get candied apples on the nose. This has a unique flavor. Starts spicy but goes smooth, with a little popcorn flavor, then finishes very quickly with the burn in the back of your throat which is the only indication you get of the proof. Not sweet at all and slightly oily.
Booker's Bourbon Batch 2018-01 Kathleen's Batch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet candy corn nose. Complex flavor profile, spicy and sweet. A nice burnt toast flavor at the far tail end. My favorite of the 2018 line up.
Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2018-04 "Kitchen Table"
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedClassic Booker's oaky caramel on the nose. Pretty tame on the pallet for Booker's, not spicy. Good overall, but not at the top of my Booker's list.
High West Double Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USATastedI get cloves and fruit and a hint of pepper on the nose. Smooth and sweet compared to most ryes. The cloves continue (a little too prominently) when you taste it and finishes with prunes and then apricots. Not something you would drink all night, but distinctive so a good sampler for comparison.