Heaven Hill Green Label 6yr
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATastedThe nose is sweet salted caramel. The palate is doughy with cinnamon and fruit notes. The 90 proof is mild and there is very little heat. You could drink this all day long. This is a bourbon almost anyone could enjoy.
Evan Williams White Label Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe nose is very sweet vanilla and cloves. Take several sips before evaluating. I get pumpkin pie spices and candy corn on the palate with a mild pepper finish. Very enjoyable and under rated due to its inexpensive price ($16). I have done blind tastings of this against mid-priced bourbons with people and it always rates well.
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe nose is mild with caramel, figs, and smoke. The palate follows similarly, with more caramel and fruit. The finish is warm with a slight bitterness at the very end. A good light whiskey.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A119
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAhh, Elijah Craig can do no wrong. Smoky, sweet and fruity BBQ nose. Strong, but not alcohol forward. The palate is at first fruity with lots of vanilla, fnishing spicy and finally a mild doughy pie. This is a particularly high proof even for ECBP but you'd never guess it. It does finish with a nice warm chest. Truly delicious.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2019
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet and fruity with a hint of cookie dough and molasses. At first soft on the palate but comes on strong. Classic Old Forester flavor, but more complex. Oily on the lips. Finishes strong and slow. A quick hint of menthol then cinnamon. Superior.
David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky (bottled in Missouri), USATastedLight fruit and brown sugar nose. Very cherry pie forward on the tongue. Light, not long.
Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 5
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedReminiscent of Rebel Yell at higher proof and added sweet fruit from the rum cask. Go with Rebel Yell single barrel and add water at a fraction of the cost.
Rebel Yell Single Barrel Bourbon 10 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCherry pie nose, singular. Starts with more of the same on the palate, adding molasses, and finishing with black licorice and finally pepper in your throat. The licorice lingers on your tongue.
Sam Houston 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Release No. 2 2019)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCorn and burnt sugar nose. Very sweet and fruity up front, then woody oak and finally pepper in the end. This is made by Barton's, so essentially a 12 year old 1792 at 98 proof. Good but not remarkable enough to justify a $92 price tag, regardless of the 12 year label.
Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedLukas Liquor, Kansas City, MO 109.9 Proof 4 Seared French Cuvee 2 Makers 46 2 Roasted French Mocha 2 Toasted French Spice Nose is strong, filling the nostrils with smoke and apple fruit with baking spices in the background. Smoky BBQ leads the way on the tongue and lingers. Silky chocolate follows and black pepper finishes. A good amount of heat, not mild at all.