Vicomte 9 Year Cask Strength

Vicomte CS

Price: $60

Distilled/Owned by: Vicomte

Region: France

67.8% ABV

Aged For: 9 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Limousin French Oak, finished in Cognac casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: Light amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Heather, honey, shar grains, wet hay, sour wine, cognac, graphite, wood shavings

Feel:Full bodied

Taste: Smarties candy, champagne, pineapple, and table sugar

Finish: Medium heat and length, sweet and savory, Artificial grape flavor

Thoughts: Much too sweet for me, and I’m a big sherry and port finish fan. I’m not the biggest Cognac fan either, so I’m sure that didn’t help.

Score: 60 out of 100

St. Augustine Double Cask Bourbon

St. Augustine Double Cask

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: St. Augustine

Region: Florida

43.9% ABV

Aged For: Less than 3 years

Mashbill: 60% corn, 22% barley, 18% wheat

Cask Type: New charred oak, and ex-port

Chill Filtered : Unknown



Color: Mahogany

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Young corn mash, melted rubber, oak, and stale chocolate

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Young grains, oak, pepper, leather, hot and young

Finish: Hot, sour aftertaste with burnt wood and corn

Thoughts: I didn’t taste any port cask, just bitter young corn mash.

Score: 62 out of 100

Orphan Barrel Whoop & Holler

Whoop and Holler

Price: $175 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo

Region: Tennessee

43% ABV

Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% barley

Aged For: 28 years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes (And possibly other filtering)



Color: Copper (For 28 years I’m a bit surprised at the relative lightness)

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sour dark barrel char, heavy citrus, spoiled maple syrup, rotted corn mash, vanilla, and dark coffee.

Mouthfeel: Dry and thin

Palate/Taste: Dear god it’s like licking an oak branch that’s been struck by lightning and covered in sour mineral water. Bubblegum and citric acid.

Finish: Depressing long and bitter, caramel, vanilla extract harvested from the lining of an oak barrel, and corn.

Thoughts: The epitome of over oaked, it’s not good folks.

Score: 60 out of 100

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack

Price: $30 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Jack Daniel’s / Brown-Forman

Region: Tennessee

40% ABV

Mashbill: 80% corn, 12% barley, 8% rye

Aged For: Around 5 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #3

Chill / Charcoal Filtered: Yes, twice



Color: Light amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Banana flavored grain, metallic peanuts, oak, bubblegum, and vanilla

Mouthfeel: Watery

Palate/Taste: Cheap caramel flavoring, sweet corn, rotten banana peel, apples, and charcoal

Finish: No warmth or length with a hint of apple pie

Thoughts: It’s Jack Daniel’s that’s been filtered down to make it even worse

Score: 62 out of 100

Old Charter 8

Old Charter 8

Price: $15 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

40% ABV

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Orangish gold

Nose: Rubber, caramel, and hints of toasted nuts and honey.

Taste: Tastes of burnt tires, and copper. Oak and caramel on the back of the palate. Watery.

Finish: Short and light, but a bit of vanilla shows though.

Thoughts: Young, watery, and tastes like ass man!

Score: 60 out of 100