Elijah Craig was the first “spicy” bourbon I ever tried and it opened a new appreciation for the diversity of bourbons available.
Big Bottom Small Batch – Cabernet Cask
I was pretty sure I had made a great life decision when my girlfriend gave me a bottle of Big Bottom Port Cask finish for my birthday last year. We later tried the Cabernet finish and I’m revisiting it for WR and also because of the great price.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Woodford Reserve’s Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon is quite a mouthful… in so many ways. For starters, you can order it by its full name but the bartender knew what you wanted when you finished saying “Woodford.” And then there’s the rich, bold nose and smooth taste. It’s a standard that you really should try if you haven’t already.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon
The first time I ever tried Eagle Rare was at a coworker’s desk as we had the last couple of ounces of his bottle. It certainly wasn’t the place or time to do a full writeup but the taste stuck with me. I’m so glad I finally got to sit down and give it a full treatment.
The experience begins with the bottle which is tall and clear which means there is nothing to hide. You immediately see the rich maple and honey colors. Very traditional. Very inviting. Once poured, your nose fills with a sweet and relatively strong aromas of vanilla, caramel, clove, and almonds.
1792 – Small Batch Bourbon
Honey color, a little on the dull side, if I’m being super critical. Light, almost difficult to pick up, some dried fruit and Oak. Really nice, smooth medium-light body. […]
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