Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 13, 2020I get sweet carmel and vanilla out of this all day. It's cheap enough and you can mix it as well as drink it straight. Unfortunately its sweetness is a bit much though and as a result I have to dock it a bit for its unbalanced nature.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 13, 2020A staple amongst bourbon. It's consistent sweetness opens up into some more complex flavors if you hunt for it. You can never go wrong with it, but I have noticed its price rising to a point where I'm more willing to take a chance on something new.
Blended — JapanTasted October 13, 2020This is a light, thin and sweet whisky. It's not bad, there's something in it that gives me the worst headache the next day. For the price I prefer to go with something else. Don't take my word for it if this sounds up your alley though!
Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Red Cask Whisky
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaTasted October 13, 2020The red wine shines through in this adding a nice fruit/sweet profile to this. If you can find it, it's worth a pick up if you're both a fan of red wine and whisky
John Barr Blended Scotch Reserve Blend
Blended — ScotlandTasted October 13, 2020If you want an every day drinking scotch, look no further. This is not a complex or particularly interesting choice, but a safe one that you can serve at a party and not go broke! Due to its blended nature it also has a consistent profile
Very Old Barton 100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 13, 2020Don't get me wrong, you can find better bourbons, but in all my tasting I've not found _anything_ close to what this offers for the price. Now my issue is finding it...but it's cheap enough to cook with, but can hold it's own in a tasting which is impressive.
TINCUP American Whiskey
Other Whiskey — Indiana (bottled in Colorado), USATasted October 13, 2020Not a typical brand I'd go out of my way for, but if I'm looking for a solid contender at a good price, this fits the bill. It's a bit light and sweet and inoffensive. Some may find it boring because of it, but for me I think it's well balanced.
Gold Bar American Whiskey
Other Whiskey — (blended & bottled in California), USATasted October 13, 2020Middle of the road, nothing too interesting. You're paying for the presentation. What lays inside is a thin whiskey which might make for a great mixer if not for the price.
Ron Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera Rum
Aged Rum — GuatemalaTasted October 13, 2020If you're a whiskey fan, this is a gateway drug into the world of rum. It's a great flavor, I prefer it with an ice cube personally as I feel it's a little thick to pick out all the different notes as well as to cut out a bit of the sweetness.
Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 13, 2020This is a sweeter bourbon, wonderful vanilla and oak. If you're a sweet bourbon fan, look no further. Price/Taste ratio on this is great...but you know, check against your going rate.40.0 USD per Bottle