• Teeling Irish Whiskey

    Overall Character: Caramel, nuts and butter. | Nose: Caramel, butter, nuts and dates | Palate: Caramel, wild grasses, nuts and mild dried fruits with some buttery notes and mild marshmallow | Finish: Short but sweet, literally. | Overall: A solid… Continue reading "Teeling Irish Whiskey"

    • Score7.7/10.0
    • Recommended ForAnyone who wants a great-tasting simple and cheap Irish whiskey. Plain and simple.
  • Traverse City Straight Bourbon

    Overall Character: Spices, Oak, caramel and vanilla. | Nose: Spices, Oak, caramel and vanilla. Pretty basic bourbon profile, but a solid one. | Palate: Very bland. I was not expecting that. The nose delivered a better package. However, it’s more… Continue reading "Traverse City Straight Bourbon"

    • Score7.8/10.0
    • Recommended ForSince bourbon is going up in price, this is a good bargain for a mid-shelf bourbon for a fair price. Especially if you want something from a lesser-known distillery/city.
  • Oban Little Bay

    Overall Character: Lemon cookies with sea salt. | Nose: Lemon, plum and pear. Very fruity. Very mild marshmallow, or something sweet, perhaps, but mostly fruity. | Palate: A bit drier and sweeter here. A bit spicy, too. White pepper, lemon… Continue reading "Oban Little Bay"

    • Score8.0/10.0
    • Recommended ForSingle malt and scotch drinkers whom want a reasonably priced, solid tasting whiskey, with a coastal, but not peaty taste.
  • Ardbeg Heavy Vapours (Committee Release)

    Overall Character: Smoked meats, salty dark chocolate and mild fruits and veggies. | Nose: Smoke, bananas, butterscotch fudge, cardamom, peaches and saline solution. | Palate: Smoked chicken, salty oysters, more butterscotch fudge and cardamom, but less fruitiness. Some bitter dark… Continue reading "Ardbeg Heavy Vapours (Committee Release)"

    • Score8.6/10.0
    • Recommended ForDiehard Ardbeg fans, and anyone whom wants a GOOD whisky with the flavor of a good smoked BBQ (no mesquite, etc. garbage).
  • Bushmills 16

    Overall Character: Berries, powdered cocoa and dry oak. | Nose: Blackberry, Mulberry, and generally berries, along with feint cocoa powder and nutmeg. | Palate: Balanced berries, mild cinnamon, and vanilla, with very mild clove, and some dry oak and powdered… Continue reading "Bushmills 16"

    • Score8.3/10.0
    • Recommended ForAnyone looking for a unique quality Irish single malt whiskey, especially with a sherry influence. This is basically the only/best option.
  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

    Overall Character: Sweet, with mild tropical fruits and baking spices. | Nose: Butterscotch, toffee, passion fruit and nuts | Palate: Spicy and nutty, with more tropical fruits, but only hints. Mostly caramel, pepper, and mild cinnamon | Finish: Long and… Continue reading "Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel"

    • Score8.5/10.0
    • Recommended ForAs with the standard RR, this is for people whom are tired of hunting rare bottles, but want a great priced, great single barrel bourbon.
  • Russell’s Reserve 10

    Overall Character: Sweet [caramel], with nuts and cherry. | Nose: Cherry bonbons, mild marshmallow and cedar, nutty and sweet, with cherry/berry notes all around. | Palate: Cherry, but not as strong as the nose. Good caramel and almond butter. Dry,… Continue reading "Russell’s Reserve 10"

    • Score8.1/10.0
    • Recommended ForAnyone looking for a great bourbon for a great price, and are sick of hunting for rare picks.
  • Tamdhu Batch Strength (001)

    Overall Character: Chocolate Covered Raisins. | Nose : Raisins!! Almost all raisin, with mild maple, prune, and nutmeg. | Palate : More chewy raisin, some chocolate, pepper, burnt cinnamon, prunes. | Finish : Long warm red grape, maraschino cherry, and… Continue reading "Tamdhu Batch Strength (001)"

    • Score9.0/10.0
    • Recommended ForSherry cask scotch drinkers, especially those whom love bold flavor and high ABV, like Aberlour A'bunadh.
  • Tamdhu 12

    Overall Character: Leather and Dates | Nose: Leather, licorice, prunes, dates, and general sweet dried fruits. | Palate: More leather and dates and rich dried fruits. Some caramel and mild tangy lemon/lime. | Finish: Short-Medium and falls apart a bit,… Continue reading "Tamdhu 12"

    • Score8.0/10.0
    • Recommended ForSherry cask scotch drinkers, especially if you like Aberlour or Macallan.
  • Rowan’s Creek (Batch 21-3)

    Overall Character: Lemongrass, Caramel, and mild chlorine. | Nose: Lemongrass, tapioca pudding, butterscotch and mild chlorine. | Palate: More lemongrass and caramel, and even mild chlorine, along with pepper, orange peel and nutmeg. | Finish: Medium finish of nuts and… Continue reading "Rowan’s Creek (Batch 21-3)"

    • Score8.0/10.0
    • Recommended ForAnyone whom wants a to try a solid balanced Willett bourbon, and anyone whom likes high-end "smooth" bourbons like Basil Hayden