Wild Turkey Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedN - Dark brown sugar, slight hint of spice P - Apple, baking spice, mellow and sweet F - Smooth and sweet, easy to drink neat. The Apple finish is definitely there. It’s quite good, probably my top 3 rye but doesn’t hold a candle to Booker’s Rye in my opinion. Worth the shot if you can try it
Whistlepig The Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve
Rye — (bottled in Vermont), USATastedRead Fetness’ comment below - it’s spot on for my judgement. Pretty complex rye, lots of spice and subtle heat. Worth the pour!
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Select
Bourbon — West Virginia, USATastedSweet, smooth and slightly nutty
WhistlePig Vermont Estate Oak 15 Year
Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, CanadaTastedSweet nose, smooth and no burn. Light dill, good for the price of pour
Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedRich, surprisingly smoky, smooth with sweet hints of dark chocolate
Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon (2018 Release)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOak on the nose with baking spices. Smooth with a nice mixture of sweet up front and then spices. It’s good but I’m not sure I understand the secondary price hype over it
Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 18 Year
Rye — CanadaTastedN - dark chocolate, floral P - baking spices with chocolate notes, really opens up with a drop or two of water F - smooth and sweet, light bit of heat going down Very nice
Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 16 Year
Rye — CanadaTastedN - Sweet and floral, small hint of spice P - Sweet up front followed by a trail of spices and low heat. Caramel, dark chocolate F - Sweet trail with a nice smooth finish, cinnamon?
Booker's 25th Anniversary Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedN - Had to go deep to get a good nose, dark chocolate and caramel, rich candied with spice linger P - Sweet and floral up front with an incredible chocolate finish. Very unique. F - Chocolate! Incredibly smooth, juicy finish Floral, sweet and chocolatey vibes. Like I say in other rare Booker’s reviews - never pass it up given the opportunity.
Booker's Rye Whiskey Big Time Batch (2016 Release)
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedN - dark chocolate, caramel, baking spices P - sweet cherries followed by spices, typical Booker’s heat F - nice smooth finish with a little bite going down Beautiful rye, my favorite. Do not ever pass down the opportunity if given - these aren’t around for much longer