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  1. Highland Park 12 Year Viking Honour

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Having tried my first bottle around four years ago, I think my palate has changed more than the whisky has. What was a fairly luke-warm remembrance (3.5 rounded up to 4) has become a deep appreciation. Of my current collection of 15 or so excellent bottles, I have reached for this more often than any except my dear friend, Old Pultney 12. Sweet and sour nose with intense lemon. On the palate, a warm explosion of honey, fruit, spice and peat tapering off to a medium-long finish. 4.25 today.
    55.0 USD per Bottle
  2. Old Overholt Bonded Straight Rye Whiskey

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    1.5
    1.5 out of 5 stars
    It's rye. It's bonded. It's cheap. But it's not very good. Not bad, but almost. Hot and rough straight and ruins a Manhattan, even with Carpano Antica! Not bad in a Sazerac, but at this point I'm really just trying to get rid of it to open up the space on my shelf.
    24.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Monkey Shoulder

    Blended Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    A great blend with lots of peat and lemon. Great for scotch cocktails. Rusty Nail anyone?
    33.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Old Overholt Bonded Straight Rye Whiskey

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    The expert review is mostly accurate, but this is not a very exciting rye. While the 50% abv heat is pleasant, it ultimately comes up short on flavor. Makes a decent manhattan, but nothing special. At the same price point, Rittenhouse wins hands down. Not bad, especially at the $24, but Rittenhouse is only $25!
    24.0 USD per Bottle
  5. Lagavulin 8 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Expert review is spot on. Great Lagavulin flavor, but lighter. Good heat at 48%, oily mouth feel and a long tapered finish. It doesn't take the place of the 16, but instead has earned it's own place on my shelf.
    65.0 USD per Bottle
  6. Glenglassaugh Revival

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fruity nose with a bit of a sour note. Gentle arrival with tart fruit and a slight briny note through the middle. The finish is long and pleasantly warm. I want to like it more than I do. My sense is that the NAS means that there is some pretty young whisky in the mix that lends to the green/sour nose.
  7. Woodinville Microbarreled Rye

    Rye — Washington, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good amount of rye spice and some nice barrel oak. Makes a decent Manhattan. At $50, there are better choices at half the price (i.e. Rittenhouse). I don't regret trying and will enjoy the rest of the bottle, but will not buy again. Maybe this will improve over time.
  8. Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey 7 Year

    Wheat Whiskey — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Wow, why haven't I tried this sooner? Sophisticated and complex spiciness both on the nose and palate. Long finish of some sort of licorice candy that I have never tasted before. Oddly, it makes a pretty good Manhattan too. A steal at 7 years old and only $26!
    26.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Henry McKenna 10 Year Bottled in Bond Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Sweet rich caramel on the nose with a touch of rum funk. Sweet banana's and rich vanilla/caramel with a spicy charcoal finish. Complex flavors with a nice balance of sweet and spice. Works well in a boulevardier.
    35.0 USD per Bottle
  10. Woodford Reserve Straight Rye

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I couldn't disagree more with the professional review. Barely a rye. As I use rye's mostly as mixers for Manhattans, this was an utter failure. Well, maybe some hyperbole there, but I will not purchase again. Go for Rittenhouse, High West or Templeton. As a sipper, it still doesn't offer the spicy rye taste that I love. It does nothing very well. Okay, checking back, I did purchase again. Having refined my palate since my initial tasting, it is a rye after all. Further, I am actually enjoying this rich, subtle rye. Will try in a Manhattan soon.
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