Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 4
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSweet at the start but not overwhelming. Finished Spicy but smooth. Compared to Pact 5, this is a more traditional bourbon and had a longer, spicier finish. Personal preference was with the 5 because the rum cask was done well. But this is a great bourbon for those who like real spice and done have to sacrifice smooth consumption. Found this at Costco last year (2018) for $85. Seemed to be going for $100 elsewhere.85.0 USD per Bottle
Glen Scotia 1832 Campbeltown
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTastedIt claims to be “rich and gently smoky”, and I think that’s a very fair and accurate description. Oak was strong at first, but after a little ice the sherry came through a bit better. It reminded me of the Glenmorangie 18 but with a very slight peaty taste. Bought at Heathrow Duty Free World. £52 for one, £90 for two. All prices are for 1L bottles.67.0 USD per Bottle
Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
Rye — USATastedGreat cask flavor coming off as a pecan or maple flavor. Fantastic with a bit of ice, really enjoyed it as a Manhattan with Carpano antica vermouth and some angostura bitters.
Lagavulin 12 Year (2017 Special Release)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedPerfect with a small ice cube or a bit of cold water. Balance of smoky peat and barrel notes is fantastic. Only wish it was easier to find is smaller markets but fun to hunt. Price is in Wisconsin, June 201889.99 USD per Bottle
Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee — Tennessee, USATastedCloser to its No 7 namesake than I hoped. But still a great sipping whiskey. Tasted light notes of caramel and clear vanilla. Spicier than gentleman jack single barrel, but in a good way, in a flavor profile (rather than alcohol content) Price I put was for a 375ml in Wisconsin. April 201939.99 USD per Bottle
WhistlePig Old World Cask Finish Rye 12 Year
Rye — Indiana (bottled in Vermont), USATastedGreat rye spice, nice sweet finish with hint of the port barrel
Dalwhinnie 15 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedGreat highland with flavors of nuts, light floral, and a barely noticeable (maybe I imagined) smokiness.
High West 36th Vote Manhattan
Other Whiskey — USATastedExpected a spicy rye with subtle bitters and overly sweet vermouth to balance. Pleasantly surprised it was really well put together. Poured neat, it’s easy to taste a smokiness and slight spice, possibly from a blend of the Campfire and Rendezvous whiskies. Slight sweet from Vermont and bitters. Mellows quick when on the rocks. I’d recommend putting it in a shaker with ice to chill and strain into a glass to preserve the flavors.
The Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedA good scotch. The oak is not over powering as expected, but does come through nicely. Not sure if seasoned enthusiasts would be happy given other options at this price ($50 in Midwest US). Sweet start, oaky and nutty finish.50.0 USD per Bottle