Booker's Bourbon Batch 2019-02 "Shiny Barrel Batch"
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAnother classic Booker's. Slightly milder and fruitier than most. The nose is sweet with a hint of clove.Well rounded on the tongue, running the gambit of sweet and spicy that Booker's always brings. Not a long finish.
WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye
Rye — Vermont, USATastedVery light fruity nose. Sweet, slightly medicinal palate. Not overly flavorful, but distinctly rye.
Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Rye
Rye — USATastedTraditional rye nose, lots of clove and anise. More of the same on the palate. Brings some heat and the back of the tongue and throat.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedMild, slightly woody nose. Spicy but not over the top. I get cloves, so this must have a high rye mash. Not a stand out. Their double oaked is worth the extra cost, much more distinctive.
Booker's Bourbon Batch 2019-01 "Teresa's Batch"
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedUnder rated batch to my thinking. Not a strong nose, slightly smoky and yeasty, but it hits the tongue strong, full of spice and sweet vanilla.Nice burn in the back of your throat.
Widow Jane 10 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — USATastedSweet, briney nose. Flavor makes me think this is a high rye bourbon. I get a burnt sugar taste, but also a distinctive rye/clove flavor. Overall, very mild.
Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedGomers Liquor, Kansas City 109.1 proof, 1 baked#2, 4 french cuvee, 3 Makers 46, 1 french mocha, 1 french spice. Light figgy nose. Light smoke, spice and fruit on the palate. Slightly peppery finish. Good but not memorable. I should have guessed from the stave selection, which was to broad leaving the effect less distinctive. This is the only Private Select I've come across in KC, however.
George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2017)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedLeathery sweet nose. Palate is spicy and sweet and slightly pruny. The high alcohol level is present from beginning to end. Very warm chest. Ice mellows the spice and brings flavor depth forward.
Remus Repeal Reserve Series I Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana, USATastedMild fruity, sweet nose. Remeniscent of candy corn. Relatively mild in the mouth. Nice, easy drinker, bit not exceptional.
New Riff Single Barrel Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedLight nose. Sweet cinnamon taste. Hopefully they held some barrels back to let it age a few more years.