Corsair Dark Rye
Rye — Tennessee, USATastedAroma is warm and heavy with a depth beyond its months – pulling through rustic and darkly sweet profiles; Palate walks down the same paths but with more pronounced woody “craft” notes and dark chocolate covered cherries and pops of menthol moving about; Finish is soft and starts sweet before fading to more rustic and an almost tannic profile.
Virginia Distillery Co. Courage & Conviction Dr. George G. Moore Batch
American Single Malt — Virginia, USATastedAroma is warm and pleasantly fruity and buttery as it swims out of the glass; Palate is delicate without being wimpy and pulls the same malt-based, fruity and sweet notes from the aroma but expanded and richer; Finish starts sweet and ends up oaky. This is a decent whisky, I’m enjoying it.
Barrell Whiskey Infinite Barrel Project (February 12, 2020)
Other Whiskey — Multiple CountriesTastedAroma carries an almost winey sweetness with cereal grain and fruity sweetness complimenting it; Palate tastes a bit young/unintegrated with the woody notes which open to some caramel syrup; Finish though is quite nice with the sweet and spicy fade. It’s fun, but doesn’t feel like all the pieces have connected here.
Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 6
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAroma is light and spice-driven with some herbal and rye bread-like notes showing as it opens, which works well with the sweetness – it’s my favorite part of this whiskey; Palate is good but feels like a muted version of the aroma and doesn’t come through as richly; Finish ends up turning to an almost cloying sweetness. Not bad, but I like Pact 5 more.
Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedAroma is light and sweet, for being a Song of Fire there isn’t much fire here – Johnnie Walker Black is smokier than this; Palate is also oddly sweet and heavily grainy with only the lightest amount of smoke; Finish is sweet, grainy and where the smoke, light as it is, shows the most. This is not very good.
Paul John Oloroso Cask Finish
Single Malt — IndiaTastedAroma is soft sweet and rich with a complex, nuanced delivery; Palate is drier and warmer but no less sweet and complex; Finish is a long sweet and rich fade. This is just a magnificent sensory experience.
Paul John Christmas Edition
Single Malt — Goa, India , IndiaTastedI love this whisky. Aroma is warm and rich with sherry and smoke notes revolving around a malty core; Palate is less nutty than the aroma but just as complex and dynamic with the layers of dried fruits and spices; Finish is the perfect complement and fades out slow with sweet and smoky notes sitting evenly.
Paul John Mars Orbiter
Peated Single Malt — Goa, IndiaTastedI really enjoy this whisky. Aroma is warm and rich with a grapey-syrupy-meets-vanilla-taffy note that emerges as it opens; Palate Is almost two tones of smoke and grapey dark fruit sweetness with all the other notes sandwiched in between; Finish hits a long elegant stride and keeps the sweet and smoky party going.
Paul John Nirvana Single Malt
Single Malt — IndiaTastedAroma is basic but interesting, it shows a bit of youth and raw malt character but not in a cloying new make way (though their new make is pretty good); Palate is less sweet and less farmy than aroma but it’s no less interesting; Finish is warm but short and I really wish it would stay around longer. All-in-all it’s a nicely-executed basic whisky, which is exactly what it’s meant to be.
Old Potrero Straight Rye
Rye — California, USATastedIt’s alright. Aroma is soft and interesting with a touch of spice that pulls it all together; Palate is tasty, sweet and light with that same touch of spice still holding everything together; Finish is the most rustic aspect of the whiskey pulling in more copper and spice than fruit.