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  1. Blanton's Original Single Barrel

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
  2. Compass Box Spice Tree

    Blended Malt — Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    About time for another Compass Box, everyone’s favorite innovative blender of Scotch whisky. Spice Tree is arguably the gem of the core range with its unique profile and well documented history. This bottle gets top Compass Box billing from me in the winter months while the Great King St Artist Blend is my summertime jam. The nice deep amber color reveals a nose of brown sugar, orange peel, and dusty library books...an odd combo but rather enticing. True to its name, the spice dominates the taste and finish with cinnamon, cloves, cider, oak, and holiday memories. Rating: 94 from Distiller puts this in the ultra top shelf category but I’m leaning high 80s. This bottle started out as an easy 4.5 stars but surprisingly grew less interesting to me after multiple pours and the seasons changed. Still a solid 3.75 stars and a no brainer for any whisky shelf. Cheers everyone
    56.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 Mid Coul Farms

    Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    82.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 12

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  5. Booker's Bourbon Batch 2016-02 "Annis' Answer"

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Journeyman Distillery Not a King

    Rye — Three Oaks Mi, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Traveling down a whisk(e)y side path, I happened to acquire a bottle of Not a King Organic Rye Whiskey from Journeyman Distillery. Apparently this bottle features a throwback rye mashbill that was popular in the George Washington era. Without digging deep for facts, I’m pretty sure this is an annual February release to coincide with the Pres Day holiday. Pouring a really nice orange-tinted color, the aroma from the glencairn is a youthful combo of rye bread, spices, and fruit notes. The palate is a heavy syrup of maraschino cherries and triaminic with some lingering pepper. While it delivers a decent rye spiciness and warmth, there’s not really any memorable qualities. I’d call it middle of the pack even though my bank of ryes to compare it to is admittedly thin. Had higher expectations. Rating: the 91 score from Distiller is super generous as I’d lean low 80s - worth a pour but probably not a bottle. Journeyman is commendable for using quality ingredients and is one of the leading craft distilleries (along with Koval & Wigle) with a stable of organic spirits. In theory, I’d like to offer my continued support but the dilemma is paying $45-$50 for an entirely average product when I can get a higher quality bottle of High West Double Rye (and a bunch of other ryes I haven’t tried) for $10-$20 less. Tough call. Cheers Batch: 3 Bottle: 2327
    45.0 USD per Bottle
  7. Journeyman Distillery Federalist 12th Organic Rye

    Rye — Michigan, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Traveling down a whisk(e)y side path, I happened to acquire a bottle of Not a King Organic Rye Whiskey from Journeyman Distillery. Apparently this bottle features a throwback rye mashbill that was popular in the George Washington era. Without digging deep for facts, I’m pretty sure this is an annual February release to coincide with the Pres Day holiday. Pouring a really nice orange-tinted color, the aroma from the glencairn is a youthful combo of rye bread, spices, and fruit notes. The palate is a heavy syrup of maraschino cherries and triaminic with some lingering pepper. While it delivers a decent rye spiciness and warmth, there’s not really any memorable qualities. I’d call it middle of the pack even though my bank of ryes to compare it to is admittedly thin. Had higher expectations. Rating: the 91 score from Distiller is super generous as I’d lean low 80s - worth a pour but probably not a bottle. Journeyman is commendable for using quality ingredients and is one of the main craft distilleries (along with Koval & Wigle) with a stable of organic spirits. In theory, I’d like to offer my continued support but the dilemma is paying $45-$50 for an entirely average product when I can get a higher quality bottle of High West Double Rye (and a bunch of other ryes I haven’t tried) for $10-$20 less. Tough call. Cheers Batch: 3 Bottle: 2327
    45.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Balcones Texas Single Malt

    American Single Malt — Texas, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
  9. Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

    American Single Malt — Colorado, USA

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
  10. Glenglassaugh Evolution

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    12.0 USD per Pour
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