Rye — Kentucky, USATasted March 11, 2021A solid rye whiskey. First sip brings the spice of the rye which quickly makes way for a rush of sweetness. The nose is very pleasing, a bit of cinnamon and carmel. The fruit notes are a bit overshadowed by the sweetness I can pick up some milder fruit flavors such as pear. I tend to prefer a meat drink, but I feel like a single cube, or half cube if your ice maker makes elongated cubes really helps enhance the aromatics and cuts some of the sweetness. Overall a very sold bottle for the money. I would say it's comparable to wild turkey's Russell's Reserve rye whiskey, though in my experience this can be had for a better price.
Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry
Gold Rum — JamaicaTasted December 13, 2020An excellent rum! Interesting nose, I'd describe it as banana and nut. Finishes dry as stated with a bit of brown sugar lingering. Background notes of dried fruit. Very smooth over ice, but I prefer to sip it neat. Can't go wrong either way.
The Glenlivet 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted October 28, 2020This is your average scotch. A little smoke, a little oily, slightly sweet, but nothing truly distinctive. If you are new to whisky then this is a great baseline. Or if you're looking to host a party and want a standard scotch. Not bad, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
Tequila Blanco — Jalisco , MexicoTasted October 15, 2020I'm not a huge tequila fan, but I am a coconut fan and boy is this stuff good! Add it to something fruity or just chill it and shoot it straight.
Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
Unflavored Vodka — USATasted October 15, 2020It's vodka, but it isn't smooth in the least. Best used as a mixer in something because holy hell does it burn and not leave a great taste.
Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTasted October 15, 2020This stuff is great! Good vanilla and carmel flavors. I'll take this over captain any day!
Unflavored Vodka — Texas, USATasted October 15, 2020Used to be my go to vodka. That is until I found reyka, but you can't always find that one so this is my back up. This vodka is a bit more on the sweet side for my taste but my wife loves it
Unflavored Vodka — IcelandTasted October 15, 2020I unabashedly love this vodka. This is my to vodka. Personally I'd take it over grey goose even. Super smooth and flavorless, how vodka should be.
Bunnahabhain 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 15, 2020Great if you just want a bit of peat with a warm sweet mouth feel. Nice and rich a great sipper.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 13, 2020Carmel and spice open up in this bourbon it's akin to Larceny but a little more costly. For the cost you do lose a bit of the sweetness compared to Larceny however which is welcome in my book. A great every day drinker.