Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2019
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 29, 2020The nose is the most classic bourbon nose I think I’ve ever smelt. It’s brown sugar and toasted caramel and cinnamon and fresh leather with a wisp of smoke. It tastes like it has some proof to it, but with a ton of flavor and complexity. Worn leather and a bit of must like I’m standing in a rickhouse. There’s a backbone of caramelized sugars and the smoke left over from putting a candle out. A tiny bit of spice on the front does not linger past the throat, and it finishes shockingly smooth. Medium long flavor on the finish with most of the smoke and leather shining through. This is a perfect example of what bourbon should be. Really love this.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATasted January 23, 2020Nose is light and sweet, with a similar maple sweetness as the gentleman jack but with addition of some dark fruit notes. There’s a feint amount of raw corn as well. The palate is a lot less sweet than I expected, with rye spice dominating most of the drink. There’s some strong notes of banana and mint and the finish is quite dry. The spice lingers for a bit but the flavor does not. Overall I think I prefer the gentlemen jack, especially at the price point but I’m glad I got to try this.
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATasted January 17, 2020Light simple and sweet on the nose with notes of maple and candied apple. Similar flavor on the palate with the addition of a weird almond note towards the end. Tiny bit of spice lingers on the tip of the tongue. Only complaint is the spirit is a bit thin. Quite tasty and approachable.
Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey (85 Proof)
Flavored Whiskey — USATasted January 14, 2020Nose is raw and sweet and a bit medicinal with notes of heavy corn. Reminiscent of mellow corn nose. The spirit tastes light and a bit thin but with more of that grainy corn flavor. Decently sweet, with a medium spice it has some good but robust flavor to it. Short finish and low proof keeps this from being a high tier whiskey.
Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Rye Whiskey 8 Year
Rye — Kentucky, USATasted January 12, 2020Light sweetness on the nose, with heavy notes of oak, char and dark fruits. Smells somewhat medicinal. Almost no sweetness on the palate, heavy wood spice character. Lot of spice on the front of the tongue, and more char on the finish. The texture is decently light and a bit oily. Overall a really interesting expression but not a bottle I would seek out again.
George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 1, 2020The nose is delightful. Super soft and delicate for 125 proof. Light caramel sweetness with a bit of floral ness and campfire smoke. There is so much going on on the palate. The sweetness lightens up even more, fresh tobacco, and an herbal spice wrestles with the caramel, in a very beautiful way. It lingers for about a minute, and keeps you coming back for more. Adding a few drops of water goes a long way as well.
Glenmorangie 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted December 22, 2019A very wheaty/bready honey sweetness on the nose. It smells bright and floral. Bright fruits on the palate (lots of apple, pear and a tiny bit of orange) with a bit of malt and spice on the finish. The only detractor is the texture, which is a bit thin. Very beautiful dram, that is light and easy to drink, with a decent amount of complexity.
Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 2
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 19, 2019Nose is bright and sweet, with notes of brown sugar and orange peel. The palate is soft but full of flavor with a bit of heat. More orange sweetness and a bit of ginger. Light smoke on the finish that is medium short.
Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted December 18, 2019Very sweet, molasses and brown sugar on the nose and palate. Thick and rich and full for a cheap bourbon. This is very good for the price
Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey
Other Whiskey — Massachusetts, USATasted December 15, 2019This whiskey has a light sweetness on the nose with a lot of breadiness. The palate is very similar with the addition of a bit of pepper and bright fruit. Finish is short and a bit toasty. Overall very tasty