Knob Creek Single Barrel Select
Bourbon — Clermont KY, USATastedA dash of water really brought out some cool stuff. Cool pick.
The Balvenie The Week of Peat 14 Year
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedWade into the peat smoke. Enjoy it. Now set it aside. Chocolate pudding snack pack, apple pie, and somehow a cinnamon roll (yeah, I said it) on the nose. The taste is all the details of creme brûlée. Sweet, creamy, torched sugar on top. A touch of pear towards the back. If you really think about the finish you can tell it’s peated. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Probably the kindest peated whiskey I’ve had.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Cask Finish
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedAll the typical peat stuff... big green egg, asphalt, charred meat, excessively smoked bacon (in a good way), some type of baked fish. But wait, there’s chocolate, bananas foster, and a very subtle dried fruit and sugar. This is wonderful. If I had two hours and three ounces I think I write pages on it. Wonderful. Complex. Tasty. ***Easter Egg*** Let the glass sit ten minutes after you’re done then smell...have you ever dropped a hot dog in a campfire?
Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedLocal store pick I grabbed. Really cool whiskey. Tobacco, leather, peanuts, brown sugar and cherry coke on the nose. Leather, sugary pecans and a citrusy finish. Cool dram. Excited to taste this again at the end of the bottle.
New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled In Bond
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet tea and pipe tobacco are dominant throughout. On the nose and taste. Bit of bite on the tongue. Leathery goodness, too. So glad to finally taste this.
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedThis will always be a five for me. Maybe it’s not perfect, but it has too many of my favorite memories connected with it. Sweet on the nose: caramelized sugar, chocolate, honey, and some weird creamed corn thing (there’s a first time for everything) Taste is the bomb. Sweet, soft (is that a thing??), there’s the sugar again, and a finish of hot chocolate powder. Divine.
Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose: chocolate covered cherries, baking spices, seasoned wood Taste: cherries, syrup, brown sugar pie crust, cinnamon apple muffin Leathery finish. What are we doing here? 10 years? Wowza. Beauty.
King’s Family Distillery Straight Rye
Rye — Indiana , USATastedNose: licorice, spearmint, cinnamon and oak Taste: pencil shavings, cinnamon, licorice, anise Ok. I see you.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose: Brine, tobacco, 100 cocoa, twizzlers, baking spices Taste: tobacco, cinnamon, cherry twizzlers, coffee grounds Finish: chocolate covered cherries Good stuff. Not gonna break my back for it.