Ezra Brooks "Old Ezra" Barrel Strength Bourbon 7 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is BBQ sauce, Woody, fruity and sweet. Brings some heat on the back of the tongue, along with brown sugar and pepper. Nice, slightly bitter.
Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedMild nose, leathery, sweet, and slightly citrusy. Pallet hits you with pepper, butter, and as fruity finish. Not for mellow bourbon lovers. I like it.
Rieger's Midwestern Dry Gin
London Dry Gin — Kansas, USATastedI will admit I'm not a big gin drinker, but this was pretty tasty, even straight. It has a nice mild piney but sweet flavor profile and not too bitter or too much like grain alcohol. The nose is medicinal, however.
Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedHigh octane nose, sweet and fruity. Palate is sugary with cinnamon. Add a little water or ice and it opens up nicely, picking up fruitiness.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedI get fruitiness on the nose. Mory friut on the initial taste, sweet berries, no tartness. A little spice, maybe cloves. Nice smooth drinker. Take it neat.
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose reminds me of apple butter, but alcoholic. Very sweet on the palate with a little spice and fruitiness. A good but not great whiskey, but well worth the $20 price tag. this is more of an on the rocks bourbon than a slow glencairn sipper.
Old Bardstown Kentucky Straight Bourbon 90 Proof
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNice, mild mannered. Lacks distinction.
Old Forester Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedSweet cinnamon and clove spice nose. Very sweet on the palate but yeasty bread is there as well. Gets peppery and finishes with a lingering sweet cinnamon roll. Clove is there as well. I like this more than I thought I would.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet and fruity. Taste is strong on cherry pie.
William Larue Weller Bourbon (Fall 2017)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet and fruity, definitely pick up the high alcohol content. This whiskey is delicious in your mouth,smooth,warm, and velvety. Full of butterscotch that lingers on the tongue. Drink neat and sip slowly.