Hell-Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey
Single Pot Still — (bottled in USA), IrelandTastedNot as sweet as Jameson, but a fairly standard Irish whiskey flavor profile. Overall, a pleasant and enjoyable pour, and a great value for under $20. Edit: the term "Single Pot Still" is nowhere on the label. I found information that this is made from a blend of Irish corn and malt whiskies, and should be classified as a "Blended Whiskey".18.49 USD per Bottle
Wyoming Whiskey The Statesman
Bourbon — Wyoming , USATastedI think this is one of my new favorites. This whiskey has a wonderful, smooth caramel sweetness accompanied by a little heat from the alcohol. If you like sweeter whiskeys, do yourself a favor and hunt down a bottle of this bourbon.
Other Whiskey — Wyoming, USATastedI picked up a bottle of this in Cheyenne, WY. The nose is on the lighter side with a mild caramel aroma. I also detected a hint of cardboard, but it wasn't bad. The flavor is light as well. There's a little bit of alcohol heat, and underneath that is a little caramel sweetness. I'm not sure what the mash bill is other than the label saying that it's made from "bourbon mash", but it tastes like it might be higher in malted barley than your average bourbon. Overall not a bad whiskey, but better suited to people who like lighter whiskeys.27.0 USD per Bottle
Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky
Canadian — CanadaTastedI used to drink this around 22/23 years ago when I had zero experience with whisky. Now that I have a lot more experience with different styles of whisky, I decided to revisit this brand. On first taste: wow, I actually used to drink this by choice? The nose is predominantly alcohol (the "disinfectant" descriptor is pretty close). The flavor is very alcohol heavy, and not in an "alcohol heat" way like other whiskys, but more like rubbing alcohol. It actually reminded me of cheap Brazilian cachaça. That's all good and fine if you're drinking cachaça, but not when you're drinking whisky. The finish had only a slight hint of sweetness, but it was more like a fleeting glance out of the corner of your eye. I added a small amount of water hoping it might mellow the alcohol and allow other flavors to show through. The water did mellow the "disinfectant" flavor a little bit, but nothing else really came out. I tried mixing it with Coke which made it more palatable, but there was still that harsh alcohol flavor in the finish. On a positive note, it does seem to mix well with lemonade (similar to a whisky sour), so at least I have a way to finish the bottle without just throwing it out.
Redemption Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Indiana, USATastedA pretty decent bourbon, but a little on the simpler side in terms of complexity.
Suntory Whisky Toki
Blended — JapanTastedI really like this one. It starts off with some alcohol heat, but that gives way to a really nice honey flavored sweetness. I didn't get a lot of complexity in the flavor, but if you like sweet whiskys, this is definitely worth a try.
Wheat Whiskey — Oregon, USATastedMy first wheat whiskey. A little bit of alcohol heat up front accompanying a soft sweetness from the wheat. The sweetness melts into a definite, but not overwhelming rye spiciness. Overall, not a bad whiskey35.0 USD per Bottle