Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet and floral. Sugary vanilla and light pepper on the tongue. Nice oily feel when drunken neat. Fairly simple flavor pallet. Slightly bitter end. Makes a great Old Fashioned
1792 Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is fruity and sweet, but not distinctive. I get a lot of oak and cocoa on the pallet. Pepper lingers in the throat. Slightly bitter.
George Dickel Barrel Select
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedBlueberries on the nose, slightly yeasty. Taste is similar, like buleberry pie but not as sweet. This is a nice drinkable, warm whiskey, needs a stronger proof.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep 17 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedBarbeque, oak, and sweet fruit on the nose. Pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg spices at first taste. Slight fruitiness, mild. Herbal aftertaste. Not much punch or depth.This could have been a great bourbon, but the relatively low proof holds it back. Drinking neat is required.
Sazerac Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedNose is fruit pie and mild cinnamon. The first taste on the tongue follows that theme at first doughy and then berries without the tartness. I do get a little pepper and heat in the chest but the lingering flavor be is berry pie. Much milder than most ryes. This is a very good whiskey for the price tag.
291 Colorado Rye Single Barrel
Rye — Colorado, USATastedNon-distinct nose. Taste is peppery, grain alcohol, and bitter. It does bring home the burn at the end.
Willett Family Estate Bottled Rye 4 Year
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedThe nose is a floral bouquet which belies the flavors to follow. Don't know if I've ever had a rye before that is so true to the grain. It's like a bite of hot rye bread with black pepper. Nice heat level, flavor eventually fades into mild salty dill. Not overly complex but very unique. This whiskey is like no other I've had.50.0 USD per Bottle
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet cinnamon spiced apple nose. Distinct flavor profile common to Old Forester bourbon. This version is a cinbamon bomb on the palate, slightly yeasty with a very sweet berry finish but also a nice warm chest. More so than the others, my feeling about this version of Old Forester depends on my palate when I drink it. Sometimes I love it, sometimes not so much. Definitely drink on ice.
Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedWood and strawberry licorice nose. Taste is of sweet raspberry pop tarts moving to wood and peppery service berries. A mild tobacco flavor on the finish. There is a lingering grape flavor well after the whiskey is swallowed. This is a unique, pleasant whiskey, but I think it would benefit from more time in the barrel.
Minor Case Straight Rye Sherry Cask Finished
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedMild nose. The sherry cask brings sweet figs forward. Slight menthol and oily texture. Lack of spice and heat for a rye. Nice but uninspiring.