Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 31, 2021 (edited January 2, 2022)Nose: Caramel, vanilla, cocoa powder, cherries, and maple syrup. Palate: Cherries, cocoa powder, vanilla cake, oak, brown sugar, and spice.
Trader Joe's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Entry Proof
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 26, 2021Nose: Brown sugar, vanilla, cherry, honey, baking spices, and caramel. Palate: Brown sugar cookie, hint chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and cherry. Gives a nice Kentucky hug due to the proof. Legs for days within the glass.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep One
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 25, 2021 (edited January 14, 2022)Nose: Honey, charred oak, vanilla, a hint of graham cracker, dark chocolate, butterscotch, grape soda. Palate: Toffee, vanilla, charred oak, cherry, butterscotch, cinnamon, caramel, black pepper - long lingering finish.
High West A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 9 (All Scenes)
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USAReviewed December 24, 2021Nose: Mulled wine, figs, black licorice, cinnamon, and honey. Palate: Figs, orange peel, boysenberry syrup, raisins, allspice, cinnamon, and mint.
Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
Rye — USAReviewed December 23, 2021 (edited December 29, 2021)Nose: Gingerbread, maple, molasses cookies, and vanilla cake - a wonderful nose. Palate: Custard french toast, maple syrup, cinnamon, and with a whipped butter. A nice mix of sweet and spice. A wonderful pour!
Weller Special Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 21, 2021 (edited January 14, 2022)Nose: Crème Brûlée, vanilla, honey, apple, cinnamon, and oak. Palate: Honey, vanilla, cinnamon, apple, and oak. This bourbon has a buttery feel on the palate. Very easy drinking which is reflected in the proof as it also feels a bit thin. A bummer that this usually sells much higher than the price it should be. Definitely drinks in that $20-$30 range and when it is within that range it is solid.
Doc Swinson's Alter Ego Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Finished in Sherry & Cognac Casks
Bourbon — USAReviewed December 18, 2021 (edited April 26, 2022)Nose: Cherry juice, red licorice, cinnamon, raisins, apple, and brown sugar. Palate: Grapes, cinnamon, vanilla, black cherries, and brown sugar.
Wilderness Trail Bottled in Bond Single Barrel Bourbon (Wheated Bourbon)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 18, 2021 (edited April 14, 2022)Nose: Butterscotch, vanilla bean, brown sugar, and toffee. The nose is very similar in describing the taste of a Werther’s Original candy. Palate: Caramel, vanilla bean, a bit of oak, baked apple, honey, and corn.
Nashville Barrel Small Batch Rye A Duet of Ryes (Batch 2)
Rye — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USAReviewed December 17, 2021Nose: Citrus, clove, mint, caramel, vanilla, and some slight smoke. Palate: Black pepper, mint, clove, orange, cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla.
Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2021 FAE-02
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed December 17, 2021Nose: Vanilla, chocolate, orange, caramel, apple, and cardamom. Palate: Vanilla, caramel, apple, cardamom. Very similar to the nose - essentially caramel apple spice in a glass. Some cocoa hints on the palate coming through. Toasted wood tones are there too. Creamy mouthfeel that lingers on that palate.