Pikesville Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedSweet vanilla and clove nose. Spices comes through in the roof of your mouth. Slightly leather yeast flavor follows. Fairly smooth for the alcohol content, but nice warm chest at the end. Benefits nicely with ice bringing more flavor depth.
Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 16
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet and mild, cherry poptarts. The taste is cherry pie and smooth. The saltiness comes through prominently on the aftertaste and lingers. No burn. Pleasant but lacks distiction.
Elijah Craig 18 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSmokey and sweet nose. Palate is candied apples, fairly floral and a hint of the smoke is there. Coats the mouth well. This is a complex bourbon.
James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye
Rye — Indiana (bottled in Kentucky), USATastedNose reminds me of turpentine, definitely piney, but not in a bad way. The palate is spicy pepper, anise and cloves.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOaky leather nose. Spicy palate, slightly oily, a little piney. This is a nice light tasty whiskey at a nice proof, but the price tag outpaces its value.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe alcohol leads the way in your nose. I don't get a lot more, some burnt sugar. On the palate, it's more of the same, the high alcohol is obvious, but it is surprisingly smooth. Unfortunately, it leaves a bitter aftertaste in my mouth. It is a very dry whiskey.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThe nose is sweet cinnamon roll, very pleasant. More spicy cinnamon candy in the mouth. Short finish, but warm. This is nice, more well rounded than standard 101. Easily my favorite from Wild Turkey.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is nonspecifically sweet with a slight spice and fruitiness. Palate is leather and oak and slightly reminiscent of brown sugar and service berries at the end. A definite step up from regular Woodford Reserve.50.0 USD per Bottle
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is sweet cherry pie and cinnamon. The palate is an alcoholic version of the same, rich and earthy in the mouth and slightly spicy. Nice warm chest at the end.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedBig beefy BBQ nose. Spicy pallet, rich and oily. Spiciness lingers on your tongue. Slight taste of coffee on the finish. Follow with a sip of water. Superior. Currently, my favorite.