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  1. Big Bottom Delta Rye

    Rye — USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Not bad. Strong to be sure at 111 proof, but surprisingly drinkable neat. Adding water or ice helps a bit, but goes flat quickly. Not bad in a Manhattan (w/ Carpano Antica), but has a bit of odd perfume flavor up front. A dash of Elijah Craig helps with this. It shines in a Boulevardier at a 3/2/1 ratio with a dash of E.C. Not worth the $50 price point, but again, not bad.
  2. Old Forester Rye

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not happy with this at all so far. Rubbing alcohol on the nose and follows on the palate. No age statement so I assume this is young. The ultimate test (Manhattan) is fair at best. Will revisit.
  3. Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Expert review is spot on. Excellent.
  4. Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Lots of vanilla, baking spices and cinnamon on the nose. Rye spice and fruit on the palate. Good amount of heat going into a medium finish. Makes a fine manhattan, which is what I'm after.
  5. Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
  6. Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    A fine sipper with good heat, vanilla, honey and lots of rye. Medium finish. But, ill tempered when it comes to mixing. Does not play well with others! Will not buy again.
  7. Ardbeg Uigeadail

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  8. Wild Turkey Rare Breed

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Intense burnt butterscotch on the nose. Very hot vanilla and butter on the palette with a hint of rye spice. Creamy mouth feel. Water calms the heat, but the finish remains long. Not much of a mixer, but a nice rye-ish sipper.
  9. Highland Park Valkyrie

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Hotter, younger and rougher than the 12. A fine whisky, but why not buy the more refined 12 for less $? To the store for more 12 y.o.!
  10. Jura 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
    Over-ripe orchard fruit, honey and earthy swamp (bog?) on the nose. Unique but a bit off-putting. Immediate orchard fruit on the arrival which leaves the party far too soon. Astringent and bitter tea through the middle and finish, with the peat bog becoming the singular event. Good warmth throughout for 40%, but only add a drop of water. Moderately oily mouth-feel. Not my cup of tea.
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