Pendleton Midnight Canadian Whisky
Canadian — CanadaTasted December 12, 2020I agree with the professional review that this one may be good in a cocktail. But on it's own, no so much. Has way too much sourness for me. But blending with other ingredients, it could work.
Bird Dog Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted November 27, 2020Boring, non descript. But the milk chocolate and orange notes makes it somewhat interesting. If only it wasn’t too thin.
Henry McKenna 10 Year Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted July 4, 2020McKenna was my go to bourbon for years. But then it got "discovered" and has become a cult classic and can no longer get it. Although my local liquor store did finally get a shipment in and he saved me a bottle. I was buying from him all those years. I really miss it. It had been 2 years.45.0 USD per Bottle
Braddock Oak Rye Single Barrel
Rye — Virginia, USATasted April 5, 2020A strong blast of rye bread. With wood notes. A bit of menthol. As the fill level goes down a sweetness emerged. Malty. A bit of sourness and tangyness Earthy. For a craft distiller and 100% rye I rated this fairly highly.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B519
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted January 5, 2020Carmel toffee candy but not overly sweet if you let it sit in the glass for 30 mins. I definitely add water to unblock the flavors. Taste of banana peel tones down the sweetness. A hint of caramelized orange peel. Vanilla bean. Good value
TX Blended Whiskey
Blended American Whiskey — (bottled in) Texas, USATasted November 30, 2019To me it's like drinking liquid pecan pie. It is definitely different than the usual American whiskey. Maybe explains the low score by the official reviewer. Enjoyable for the price.
Wahaka Mezcal Nanche
Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca, MexicoTasted June 24, 2019Aroma of fresh rain in a pine forest. Taste starts with pine and then you get pineapple in the development. Body starts out light and the finish gets dense and lasts for minutes. Just barely a hint of smoke. Flavors on the back end that I really cannot identify its so unique. Really opens up
Kentucky Owl Confiscated Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted May 22, 2019If you love cult status whiskey and you have money to burn this is the bourbon for you. It is nuanced, very well made. But...It is not worth the $130 price point. Its good. But not that good. I'd rather go to scotch whisky at this price point. If it were $80 I would buy it again.
Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted February 10, 2019Give it time in the glass. Too be sipped over time. DON'T put any drops of water like I did at first. Take your time and it will mellow out. Not overly sweet. More nuanced. Dare I say more "sophisticated" bourbon? Menthol, butterscotch, candy apples. Getting marzipan which I assume from the higher content of barley. Hints of vanilla, leather, and nutmeg. I assume vanilla from good casks, leather from the age, and nutmeg from the rye. A hint of brewed tea. All that said I really like Russells 10 year reserve because it is richer is taste and mouthfeel. Both are good. Both are different.
Lagavulin 9 Year (Game of Thrones-House Lannister)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted February 9, 2019I prefer this Lagavulin to the OB 16 year old. Had a pour at a bar. My advice is to put 2-3 drops of water and let it sit for 20 minutes. It really opened up. It was good from the start but got even better.