Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThere’s a good amount of heat and spice in the nose. The palate is sweet at first but transitions into a fair amount of heat and rye spice with noticeable influence from the wood near the end. The finish is on the hotter side and of medium length. Overall a decent bourbon.24.0 USD per Bottle
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAt first sniff I get notes of corn and oak with a bit of vanilla intertwined. It really has a inviting nose. And the flavors do not disappoint! It’s sweet and robust without being overpowering or offensive. I get notes of dark brown sugar, corn and oak again, a bit of worn leather and very nice spice at the end. The char on the oak really shines through in the nice long finish. I’m really impressed with this bourbon. So much so where it might be my new go to. Can’t wait to try it in an old fashioned!24.0 USD per Bottle
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Other Whiskey — Multiple CountriesTastedWas kind of disappointed with this one. I’m a fan of the standard BH and I’ve had the Alberta Rye this was blended with and it was really nice too. Together they made a whiskey that I found to be disjointed. I wouldn’t get it again.
Woodford Reserve Straight Malt
Other Whiskey — Kentucky, USATastedI get a big whiff of caramelized banana and chocolate when I nose the glass. The flavor on this one is interesting. Its reminiscent of rye, but the spice is muted. The banana shows up again but this time it tastes more like green bananas. I found the finish to be hot but short.23.0 USD per Bottle
Jim Beam Black Label Extra-Aged
Bourbon — Kentucky , USATastedStarts out with a reasonably sweet vanilla vein then transitions into a smooth middle with nice spice. Has a warming medium long finish where the wood comes through. Bought it as a mixer but is surprisingly good as a stand alone.13.0 USD per Bottle
Woodinville Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Washington, USATastedA really nice bourbon. The rye comes through on the nose but is more mellow on the pallet. Sweet, but not overtly so. Finish is shorter but smooth and lovely.37.0 USD per Bottle
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedPretty good as a sipper but it really shines in an old fashioned.33.0 USD per Bottle
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedVery nice, versatile bourbon. Great on its own but also really nice in a cocktail or part of a mixer.
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedThe first word that comes to mind for this one is robust. It’s malty and thick. It’s sweet and has a nice vein of vanilla running through the middle. In a lot of ways it’s very reminiscent of a bourbon.
Lambay Small Batch Blend Finished in Cognac Casks
Blended — IrelandTastedNice and light. The cognac influence is there but rather understated. It has a pretty quick finish. It’s nice but I wouldn’t buy it again.