Tag Archives: Wine tasting descriptors

Review of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Batch 29

What can I say, I’m from Colorado and I have embraced Stanahan’s Colorado Whiskey as a little piece of home I can take with me.  The story of this whiskey is a great one and while I know it well, … Continue reading

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Review of Platte Valley Corn Whiskey

In all honesty, Corn Whiskey is my least favorite whiskey spirit. I am reminded of “underage” punches or drinks made with “Everclear” and all night binge escapades! Even then, I did not care for the drink and kept clear, but … Continue reading

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Review of Maker’s Mark 45% ABV vs. Marker’s Mark 42% ABV

Wow!  What an opportunity!  I was thoroughly surprised to walk into the liquor store and see the Maker’s Mark 42% ABV sitting on the shelf!  I was sure this one was going to pass me by with the company’s quick reversal decision…just a quick blurb if … Continue reading

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Review of “Thomas H. Handy Sazerac”-2011 bottling

The resurgence of rye whiskey in the United States has been a slow climb for the drink, but in recent years it has experienced an explosion.  The Thomas H. Handy Straight Rye Whiskey, in my opinion, has reached the pinnacle of excellence in the rye whiskey category and while other … Continue reading

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Review of…Trade Whiskey…?

Is this for real?  Trade Whiskey?  Apparently so.  So what is trade whiskey?  While the history of it is not fully documented the story entails the dilution of whiskey, post civil war, by traders transporting the goods.  These traders were allowed a daily allotment of the … Continue reading

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An understanding rant about flavored whiskey!

Time and time again I have tried flavor infused whiskey and been let down and almost have felt dirty for having tried it.  I once believed it to be an affront to everything I love about whiskey and that it … Continue reading

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Review of The Glenlivet- Nadurra 16 yo

Whisky- The Glenlivet Nadurra Complexity- Demanding Type- 16 year old, cask strength at 53.0% ABV, batch No. 0911P, bottle code LD31360, Non-Chill Filtered Appearance- a dark Chardonnay bordering on Sunlight with slow medium think tears.  No visible Impurities. Aroma- A fun ride of aromas … Continue reading

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Review of Old Forester

Whiskey- Old Forester Complexity- Easy Type- Bourbon, no age statement, 43% ABV Appearance- Young Sauternes with thin fast-moving tears.  No visible impurities. Aroma- wafts of bubble gum hit the nose followed by heavy caramel.  The nose dries up at this point and you are … Continue reading

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Colorado 2012 Distillers Festival and tasting notes

Colorado of yesteryear was rich with history laced in precious metals.  From the pioneering days of old people have flocked to the state looking to get rich and enjoy a life filled with “golden” opportunities.  Fast forward decades and the State is again … Continue reading

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Review of Penderyn- Aur Cymru

Whisky- Penderyn– Aur Cymru Complexity- Hard Type- Single Malt Welsh Whisky, Non Chill-Filtered, 46% ABV, no age statement, Madeira Barrel Finish, Bottle Code 11208 Appearance- the darker side of fino Sherry but leaning toward the light.  Very clean with thin tears. Aroma- … Continue reading

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