Rock Hill Farms Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 1, 2019Nose is reminiscent of sweet apple pie with an overload of spice. First sip is a little piney but after your tongue is coated it is intensely sweet and spicy. This bourbon is hotter than I expected. It comes after your palate aggressively, no leisurely sipper.
Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 30, 2019Smoky, sweet, and cherry nose. The palate is peppery cinnamon and sweet fruitiness is there as well. I did not like my first taste but as I went back, I enjoyed it more with each sip.
Dry Fly Straight Washington Bourbon 101 4 Year
Bourbon — Washington, USATasted September 27, 2019Inhale lightly and your nose will be filled with the scent of peanut butter. The first impression on the tongue is doughy peanut butter cookie followed by pepper and finishing with nutmeg and clove. Not a long finish. Seems just a tad green. It makes me wonder what this would be like after a couple more years in the barrel. All in all not a bad whiskey.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 20, 2019Sweet cinnamon pie, slightly woody BBQ nose. Light apple and fall spice flavors on the tongue followed by caramel corn. Brings some mild heat at the end. I miss the 12 year, but very good and a good price under $30.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C918
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 20, 2019Big beefy BBQ nose. Spicy palate, rich and oily. Spiciness lingers on your tongue. Candy corn finish. Follow with a sip of water. Superior.
Wood Hat Blue Corn Whiskey
Corn — Missouri, USATasted September 20, 2019Nose is alcohol, reminds me of tequila. Warm on the tongue. Corn and alcohol, medicinal, but not bad. No bitter or off-putting tastes. Definitely to be used as a mixer.
Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 20, 2019High octane nose will clear your nostrils, slightly woody, and reminiscent of sweet candy corn. On the palate, the sweet woodiness continues and the heat hits your lips, top of the tongue and roof of your mouth. Not smooth, but very nice. 114 proof and a great bargain at well under $30. As good or better than many I've had at much higher prices. Significantly under rated due to its price and age.23.0 USD per Bottle
Blade and Bow Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 18, 2019Sweet, fruity and cloves on the nose, light. Way, way to short on the palate. To that point it's a little hard to ponder and enjoy. Hold it on your tongue for an extended period before swallowing and the profile will linger.
Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 17, 2019Ulele, Tampa FL (Columbia Restaurant Group Batch #1), 108.0 proof 3 Baked American Pure 2 1 Seared French Cuvee 2 Makers 46 2 Roasted French Mocha 2 Toasted French Spice Frankly, not overwhelming. Lacks distinction. Nose is light and floral. The palate was a bit flat to me, at first spicy, oily, and woody but some bitterness and fades fast.
Booker's Bourbon Batch 2019-02 "Shiny Barrel Batch"
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted September 17, 2019Another 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.