Four Roses Private Select OBSF Main Street Liquors

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Price: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Four Roses / Kirin

Region: Kentucky

59.3% ABV

Aged For: 8 Years , 11 months

Mashbill: 60% corn, 35% corm , 5% barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

Cask Details: Warehouse RN 38.3A


Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sweet caramel, herbs, touch of red fruit, oak, vanilla, cinnamon

Feel: Full bodied

Taste: Solid caramel and vanilla upfront, oak, brown sugar, cherries and cinnamon

Finish: Medium warmth and length, dry oak, dark coffee, berries, and cigar tobacco

Thoughts: While some of the fruit notes were nice, and by no means is this bad, it’s just another good but not spectacular single cask.

Score: 83 out of 100

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Camillus Liquors Pick

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Paid: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Jim Beam / Beam Suntory

Region: Kentucky

60% ABV

Aged For: 13 Years, 4 months, Warehouse X, Floor 6, Rick 39, Tier 2

Mashbill: 76% corn, 12% rye, 10% malted barley

Cask Info: Barrel #5131 Camillus Liquor

Cask Type: New charred oak, char #4

Chill Filtered: No


Color: Caramel brown

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Thick oak, leather, chocolate, cinnamon, clove, corn mash, peanut, and brown sugar

Feel: Full and dry

Taste: Chewy oak, pepper, tobacco, chocolate with nuts, coffee grounds

Finish: Good warmth and length, oak, oak, baking spices, leather, pepper, and toffee

Thoughts: Knob Creek single barrel picks when they are preforming well are some of the best, if not the best value buys in bourbon. This oak bomb is no exception, loved it.

Score: 90 out of 100

Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Revival

WT MK Revival

Price: $150 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Wild Turkey / Campari

Region: Kentucky

50.5% ABV

Aged For: NAS (12 to 15 years)

Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, finished in Oloroso sherry casks

Chill Filtered: Yes?


Color: Deep amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Oaky vanilla, red fruity, pepper, cream, cinnamon, fino sherry, and spices

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Tobacco, leather, cloves, dry sherry, oak, dark coffee, vanilla, and fruit

Finish: Medium warmth and length, citrus and berries. Dry, with oak, leather, tobacco, spices, and bitter chocolate

Thoughts: Out of the Master’s Keep releases I would rank this second, behind Decades. I really wanted a more supple body on this to make things flow together. The sherry influence is minimal, so if you prefer your bourbon more traditional, the sherry doesn’t punch as hard as say a Joe Magnus.

Score: 84 out of 100

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Lincoln Road #990

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Wild Turkey / Campari

Region: Kentucky

55% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, char #4

Chill Filtered: No


Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Oak, cinnamon, spices, corn mash, vanilla, and leather

Feel:Medium, spicy

Taste: Dry oak, heavy tannins, pepper, leather, spice, and toffee

Finish: Warm and long, dry oak, vanilla, pepper, caramel, coffee, and cream

Thoughts: A solid example of a good but not exceptional Wild Turkey single barrel

Score: 81 out of 100

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 12 Year Bourbon

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 12 Year Bourbon

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: MGP / SAOS

Region: Indiana

51.6% ABV

Aged For: 12-Years

Mashbill: 60% Corn, 36% Rye, 4% Malt

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No


Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sweet corn mash, bubblegum, pepper, caramel, oak, mint, rye spice, and leather

Feel: Medium to full bodied

Taste: Oaky, vanilla, caramel, tobacco, clove, leather, and cinnamon

Finish: Medium warmth and length, pepper and oak with vanilla cream and caramel

Thoughts: A very spicy bourbon with a smooth finish in comparison with the palate.

Score: 80 out of 100

 

 

Wathen’s Single Barrel

Wathen's SB

Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / Medley Family

Region: Kentucky

47% ABV

Mashbill: 77% corn, 10% rye, 13% barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Undisclosed


Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Bubblegum, corn mash, oak, vanilla, sugary

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body

Palate/Taste: Vanilla heavy, oak, caramel, the vanilla really dominates, maybe a bit of clove

Finish: Medium warmth and length, oak, pepper, vanilla, and a bit of citrus

Thoughts: Vanilla heavy bourbon, without a lot of complexity or depth you’d get from a single barrel normally. Not bad, but middle of the road stuff.

Score: 77 out of 100

Isaac Bowman Port Finished Bourbon

Isaac Bowman Port Finished Bourbon

Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace & Bowman / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky / Virginia

46% ABV

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: New charred oak, finished in port barrels

Chill Filtered: Undisclosed


Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Mint, oak, chocolate, leather, pepper and cinnamon

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied

Palate/Taste: Corn, vanilla, oak, port wine, chocolate, bacon, brown sugar

Finish: Light to medium warmth and length, caramel, coffee, plums, and chocolate

Thoughts: The port wasn’t overpowering, which actually made for a nice bourbon with dark fruit notes.

Score: 81 out of 100