Lot No. 40 12 Year Cask Strength
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaReviewed November 9, 2019 (edited February 9, 2020)Revisiting this after 7 months of this being opened... It’s aged beautifully. The sharpness and heat have left and sweetness has taken its place. Really something special.
George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2019)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed November 7, 2019 (edited January 9, 2020)N - oak, subtle spice, dark chocolate, caramel, hints of cherry, vanilla, leather P - medicinal cherry, brown sugar and oak, pretty oily and little bit of heat F - pure awesomeness, a long sweet finish with little bites of cherry along the way Drank neat, added a couple drops of water and it opened it up nicely
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2019)
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed November 6, 2019 (edited December 9, 2019)N - I’m with the expert, definitely earthy with some orange tones, maybe cherry P - Very interesting, it’s tangy but in a good way. I agree with the cereal grain and maybe some leather or tobacco. A drop or two of water really makes this thing shine. F - Pleasant and smooth, cherry and vanilla finish First of my btac for 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed this one. It’s got a very unique profile. If you can find it at retail get it all day, secondary pricing I honestly think there’s some better choices out there.
Four Roses Super Premium
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed November 6, 2019 (edited October 24, 2022)At first I didn’t understand why the reviews were so harsh on this...then I tried a couple ounces. It’s got a pretty harsh nose, initial palate is sweet with a little bit of pepper. The finish is probably the worst I’ve ever had...it literally just drops off and almost tastes like carbonated water.
Blade and Bow Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed November 5, 2019Genuinely surprised - sweet notes on the nose and a nice mellow vanilla/caramel palate. Short finish but for around $50 it’s a solid choice to keep you off the expensive stuff
Booker's Bourbon Batch 2018-02 Backyard BBQ
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed November 4, 2019Neat - just a whole lot of fire and spice. Was the last couple of pours for this bottle so it had been open a while, still not much flavor to discern aside from the baking spices. Probably my least favorite of the 2018 lineup
Wild Turkey Distiller's Reserve 13 Year
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed October 29, 2019 (edited November 20, 2022)Nose - pleasantly floral and sweet Palate - oily, baking spices, cinnamon Finish - light and sweet, smooth Another solid turkey product
Litchfield Cask Strength Bourbon 12 Year
Bourbon — USAReviewed October 28, 2019 (edited March 9, 2023)Baking spices on the nose, kick in the mouth of cinnamon and spice on palate. Smooth cherry finish.
Russell's Reserve 1998
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed October 26, 2019 (edited August 19, 2021)Very nice nose, subtle but spicy. Pepper kick in the mouth but surprisingly smooth going down. Drink it neat and let it sit a minute to open up.
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 RC6
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed October 26, 2019Sweet and spicy, subtle fruit and nice oak finish