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

Plantation Trinidad 2003

Plantation Trinidad 2003

Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / Maison Ferrand

Region: Trinidad / France

42% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 12 Years

Cask Type: 8 Years in ex-bourbon, 4 in ferrand cognacs casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Additives used: Yes


Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Bright, floral, citrus, tropical fruit, mango, light oak

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Citrus, floral, light molasses, pear, honey, and peaches

Finish: Light warmth and shorter in length, honey and coconut with citrus, almonds, and floral notes

Thoughts: Very light and floral. The flavors are decent, but the finish is weak and you can tell it’s been sweetened.

Score: 77 out of 100

El Pasador de oro XO

Maker:0x4c,Date:2018-1-12,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y

Price: $35 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Blend of rums

Region: Guatemala

40% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Undisclosed, finished in cognac casks in France

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Additives used: Unknown, likely


Color: Mahogany

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Molasses, spiced fruit punch, coconut, citrus, banana, oak, caramel, vanilla

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, slightly syrupy

Palate/Taste: Very sweet, brown sugar, oranges, banana, caramel, and cola

Finish: Short with little warmth, subtle fruit and vanilla with a sugary simple syrup taste

Thoughts: It’s another “Ron” rum, sweet and similar to the likes of Diplomatico and El Dorado. It’s worth checking out for the price if you are a fan of those rums.

Score: 78 out of 100

Nicaraguan NMC Single Barrel 17-Year 1999, The Exclusive Rums

Maker:0x4c,Date:2018-1-12,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y

Price: $110 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: “Volcano Distillery” / The Exclusive Rums

Region: Nicaragua

57.4% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 17 years (Distilled 1999)

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Additives used: None

Cask #: 25


Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sharp on the nostrils, molasses, grilled pineapple, papaya, oak, earth, and coriander

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied

Palate/Taste: Earthy funk, oak, vanilla, baking spice, herbal, caramel, hay, and coffee

Finish: Medium warmth and length, vanilla, molasses, mint, herbs, and coffee

Thoughts: A very earthy rum with just a small amount of funk

Score: 80 out of 100

Barrell Whiskey Batch 003

Whiskey 003

Price: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / Barrell

Region: Tennessee

52.65% ABV

Mashbill: Undisclosed, uses corn, rye, and malted barley

Aged For: 5 years

Cask Type: 5 years in American white oak barrels, finished in 20% sherry butts and 80% port pipes

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Port wine with corn mash, citrus, oak, vanilla, honey, and green pepper

Mouthfeel: Full bodied

Palate/Taste: Fruity, then a more traditional bourbon palate takes over. Leather, pepper, latte, mocha, butter, cherry

Finish: Warm and medium length, butter, cream, tea, sherry, oak, and pie crust

Thoughts: I liked the alternating plate from fruity to a more traditional whisky flavor. I think that being older would have really made it amazing, but it is still good as is.

Score: 82 out of 100

Barrell Whiskey Batch 004

Maker:0x4c,Date:2018-1-12,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y

Paid: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / Barrell

Region: Indiana & Tennessee

60.3% ABV

Mashbill: Undisclosed, uses corn, rye, and malted barley

Aged For: 11 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, ex-bourbon casks, finished in ex-Barrell Rum batch 001 casks, and rye casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Golden

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sweet sugars, buttered popcorn, vanilla, toasted oak, spices, dried grass

Mouthfeel: Full bodied

Palate/Taste: Coconut, hay, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, cloves, and butterscotch

Finish: Warm and lasting, dry with rye spices, oak, herbs, molasses, and pepper

Thoughts: It’s an enjoyable whiskey, with the rum or rye casks never dominating in finish, but adding just a small layer to the base whiskey.

Score: 82 out of 100

Plantation Single Cask Panama 8-Year Sauternes Finish Liquor Barn

Plantation Single Cask Panama 8 Sauternes Finish Liquor Barn

Paid: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / Plantation

Region: Panama / France

41.8% ABV

Cask #: 12

Bottle #: 059

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 8 Years

Cask Type: Undisclosed, finished in late harvest Sauternes casks

Chill Filtered: Yes?

Additives used: Sugar added

 


 

Color: Light amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Honey, peaches, apricot, pineapple, vanilla

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Honey, vanilla, pastry, delicate fruit, coconut

Finish: Light warmth, medium length, white chocolate, coconut, and marzipan

Thoughts: Simple, sweet, and fruity with bakery flavors, a very easy sipper, but a bit lacking in complexity.

Score: 80 out of 100