FEW Immortal Rye
Flavored Whiskey — Illinois, USAReviewed June 24, 2023NOSE 2.25 cedar, tobacco, slight pepper and orange PALATE 2.25 Tobacco follows through with honey, Cinnamon peaches. FINISH 2.25 Short drying Tea shows up on the finish with a drying cedar and slight cracked black pepper VALUE/THOUGHTS 4 A fully unique product that is widely available and at a greay price. If other distillers made this it would be highly allocated and highly expensive.
FEW Straight Rye
Rye — Illinois, USAReviewed June 24, 2023NOSE 3.0 Caramel, orange zest, butterscotch, woody but not oaky. Slight pepper PALATE 2.5 Pepper, orange, caramel, hint of green apple with Cinnamon on top FINISH 3 Long, oily Orange citrus, black pepper, apple VALUE 3.5 Reminds me of willet rye. But at about half the cost.
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 19, 2023NOSE 3.75 burnt caramel, dark brown sugar, molasses, chocolate banana bread, chocolate covered cherry PALATE 3 Chocolate, fresh baked bread, dark fruit FINISH 2.75 Baking spice, waffer VALUE 4.5
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 17, 2023 (edited August 22, 2023)NOSE 4.25 Cinnamon dusted corn bread, raisins, strong honey, oaky vanilla, roasted peanuts. Cherry PALATE3.25 Cherry sweetness, oak, baking spice, corn breed, caramel, peanuts. FINISH 3 Medium, orange, chocolate covered cherry, vanilla, honey. VALUE 4.75
Rye — (bottled in) Kentucky, Multiple CountriesReviewed June 10, 2023NOSE3.5 Sugary cotton candy,sugar cookie with some strawberry icing. Twizzlers and hubba bubba gum PALATE 2.75 the multiple barrel finishes are overwhelming present, great finished flavors that steal the show instead of enhance the traditional rye flavors. Shaved coconut horchata lead way to the bubble gum and strawberry icing sugar cookie from the nose. FINISH 2.25 Medium, little thin. While the flavor on the nose and palate are robust and punchy the finish leaves a bit to be desired. The flavor kinda dies out while you still feel the heat from the 118 proof. VALUE 2.5 A wildly finished rye for 75. One that i might not consistently reach for but is a bottle that will always be in consideration when i want something tropical and or different profiled to standard bourbon and ryes.
Redwood Empire Rocket Top Bottled in Bond Rye (Spring 2016 Vintage)
Rye — California, USAReviewed June 10, 2023NOSE 3.75 Very inviting nose of chocolate covered cherry, fresh baked pie crust, and vanilla caramel taffy. Smells like the inside of a old school candy shop PALETTE 4 Willy wonka palette, full gambit of candy here. Salted caramel, butterscotch, grahm cracker crumbs, malted chocolate shake. Dark fruit FINISH 4 Long, oily. Coats the mouth great and the flavor just keeps going a revealing notes of chocolate covered waffer like a kitkat, Cinnamon sugar, and candied pecan. VALUE 4 Great bottle for 70. A yearly release that will be on my list of bottles to hunt for every time it drops.
Brother's Bond American Blended Rye
Other Whiskey — USAReviewed June 10, 2023NOSE 3.25 Fresh dill weed is instantly jumping out of the glass, lemon head candies, simple syrup, liquorice and cherry round the nose out. PALETTE 2.5 baking spice and black pepper on the front of the tounge. The dill note translates through on the palette. FINISH 2.75 Medium, slightly drying. Slight Oak shows up on the finish accompanied by a lingering pepper and clove and fades away to a nice dark fruit and vanilla. VALUE 4 A 4 grain wheated american blended rye whiskey sourced from mgp for sub 50. Such an interesting pour, cant wait to see what else they cook up next.
Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon (NAS)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 8, 2023NOSE 3.25 caramel, oak, vanilla, red fruit, tobacco PALETTE 2.5 Oak, butterscotch, honey roasted cashews, cherry FINSIH 2.5 Medium, drying, barrel tannins, oak, Value 3.5
Calumet Farm 16 Year Single Rack Black Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 6, 2023NOSE wow, amazing sweet oak, cherry, vanilla, chocolate covered cherry, barrel char PALETTE Red fruit, char, sweet vanilla oak, chocolate, orange peel, walnut FINISH Long, syrupy, full mouth cost, oily, chocolate covered cherry, walnut Great bottle, nose is up there all time, has that great vanilla oaky profile.150.0 USD per Bottle
Calumet Farm 10 Year Bull Lea
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed June 6, 2023 (edited July 3, 2023)NOSE Great vanilla oak, cherry,caramel, steak fat, raisins PALETTE Vanilla, sweet oak, caramel, cream FINISH Medium, oily, viscous, cream70.0 USD per Bottle