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  1. George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky 11 Year (Fall 2008)

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    I didn't pick up much on the nose other than alcohol. Fortunately the alcohol is much subdued on the palette. It has a terrific mouth feel and is like sweet icing coated bakery goods on the tongue. Oak and leather notes are minimal. This is not a spicy whiskey, but is very smooth with a warm finish. This is the perfect sipping whiskey for a cool evening by the fire, or just about anytime you get the craving.
    41.99 USD per Bottle
  2. New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled In Bond

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The nose has a nice almost floral scent. The sweetness is light, brown sugar. There's a nice herbal earthy taste, but not to woody. A little cinnamon and baking spice with strong rye spice. This is surprisingly smooth for a young BIB. The finish is medium length with not too much bitterness. I'm pleasantly surprised by this bourbon. It's plenty good enough for sipping.
    33.99 USD per Bottle
  3. Tullamore D.E.W. XO Caribbean Rum Finish

    Blended — Ireland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Being a fan of Tullamore dew, I'm excited to try this rum cask finished version. I enjoy a sweet whiskey, and this one hits that mark perfectly. Sweet molasses and brown sugar on the tongue. The rum finish makes itself known right from the start. The smoky tobacco notes of the Irish whiskey are still there, with the addition of some nice hints of tropical fruit. The finish is dry and just a little bitter on the aftertaste. I like this, but I'm going to need a few more pours before I decide if it will be a permanent addition to my shelf.
    28.99 USD per Bottle
  4. Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Rare breed might best be described as Wild Turkey 101's bigger, ass kicking brother. It has loads of the sweet carmel, vanilla, and toffee flavors that WT101 has and Russell's Reserve seems to be short on. There's just enough oak, and plenty of spicy rye kick. There is some alcohol burn, but it's a good burn that warms the soul. The finish is sweet and spicy with hardly any bitterness. For a fan of WT 101 like myself, this is an instant favorite.
    39.99 USD per Bottle
  5. Belle Meade Bourbon

    Bourbon — Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    There's sweetness here, but it's subtle. I get some roasted corn initially, then there's a big hit of smokey oak and peppery spice. It finishes off with a little leather, tea leaves, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I'm not ready to declare this favorite after one taste, but this is a nice flavorful, sip.
    37.99 USD per Bottle
  6. Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Whiskey

    Corn — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Mellow corn is very light gold in color. The nose is corn syrup and alcohol. Of course corn is the flavor that dominates the whiskey. There's sweetness, but it has an almost medicinal quality to it. I get a little cinnamon and a bit of buttered popcorn, but there's not a lot going on here complexity wise. The finish seems a bit astringent to me, although at 100 proof its fairly easy drinking. This is not one I would sip often, but it might make an interesting cocktail mixer.
    11.99 USD per Bottle
  7. Henry McKenna 10 Year Bottled in Bond Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Henry Mckenna 10 year bib is robust. It has the classic bourbon flavors but much fuller and richer. No denying this is the progeny of Heaven Hill distillery either. Vanilla and caramel sweetness, with just the right amount of oak and mild char. The finish has what I might describe as a gravely full punch of peppery spice with just a touch of leather. It's so smooth and delicious that I had drained the glass before I could fully assess the tasting notes. Ready for round two!
    65.0 USD per Bottle
  8. High West Double Rye

    Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My first taste of High West Double Rye is a pleasant surprise. Though they taste very different, this rye, like High West Prairie Bourbon has a unique flavor. The sweetness is there, but not the dominant note. I get some cinnamon and a little vanilla, but the main tastes I get are herbal. The finish is what stands out to me. It's a smoky pine taste with nice spicy rye that lasts, with no significant burn or bitterness. This might be my new favorite rye.
    29.99 USD per Bottle
  9. Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Revisiting one of my favorites, Old Grand-dad bottled in bond. In a recent blind tasting this bourbon surprised me by being sweeter and smoother than I thought. Tasting tonight I'm able to notice the extra sweetness I found in the blind tasting. It still has the brown sugar and cinnamon notes I noticed before, and the finish is spicy rye heat, a good heat. Old Grand-dad is a great warm sip for a cool autumn evening.
    23.99 USD per Bottle
  10. Henry McKenna Straight Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    I've been working my way through a handle of Henry McKenna and now that I'm down to my last third I thought I would review it again. This bourbon has grown on me. It's sweet with classic caramel and vanilla. Nothing too exciting, just a pleasant easy drinking bourbon. There's oak and char that are noticable, but not over whelming. No astringent burn and the aftertaste is mild. I did a bottom shelf blind tasting with this and a couple of other bourbons, McKenna was the winna!
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