Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedComplex aromas in the nose and flavors on the palette. Classic bourbon that doesn’t taste as hot as expected considering the 100 proof.
Old Forester Classic 86 Proof
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedA bit of caramel, oak, and vanilla on the palette, with some brown sugar in the finish. Not bad at all.
1792 Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedClassic bourbon taste, no offensive flavors. A bit hot, with an interesting watermelon candy taste in the finish.
Shieldaig Speyside Single Malt 18 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedI’m getting a bit of butter flavor, followed by some oak and vanilla. It’s not very complex, but light and fairly pleasant. I guess it’s okay considering the price, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy a second bottle.
Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedMuch lighter in color than I expected, but the taste is oily and rich, with strong peat smoke dominant, a bit of brine, and then that medicinal, BAND-AID flavor shows up, but not too strong. It’s very good, when I’m in the mood for that flavor.
Reisetbauer Williams Pear
Eau-de-Vie — AustriaTastedVery well made Williams Pear eau-de-vie that captures the essence of the pear flavor, giving it a subtle sweetness.
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedI received this as a gift. I believe it’s one of Total Wine & More’s Spirits Direct offerings. Neat, there’s a very nice flavor, with brown sugar prominent. On the rocks, it looses that flavor and becomes a bit harsh.
Dewar's White Label
Blended — ScotlandTastedI was gifted a bunch of little bottles collected on a cruise by someone who doesn’t drink. It’s not bad, although I wouldn’t go out and buy a bottle. Peat is there, but it’s relatively subtle. I think it tastes much better on the rocks.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedTried at Crooners on Coral Princess. Very nice for a blended scotch. Pricy, but we used our remaining onboard credit.25.0 USD per Pour
Glen Deveron 16 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedTried at Crooners on Coral Princess. Not bad, but not really remarkable, either.9.5 USD per Pour