I am a dedicated husband and father of two young daughters. I enjoy a nightly dram and alternate between different styles. In my limited free time, I enjoy commuting to work on my bicycle (22 miles roundtrip), training with kettlebells, pu erh tea, history, and cooking.
Since Connosr does not have uniform standards for ratings, here is a bit of information on my standards. I rate within the following categories Single Malts or Vatted, Blended Scotch, American, and Canadian, and Other. Generally, 90 and above is for exceptional whiskies in the top 10% of their class. 80 to 89 is for very solid above average whiskies that might be awarded to say the best 20% of products. 70 to 79 is for average whiskies in their class. 60 to 69 is for below average whiskies. Below 60 is just bad whisky with some noticeable flaws. For various reasons, I may go back and edit reviews.
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Old Grand Dad 100 Proof Bonded - Old Stand By
This is a 100 proof bottled in bond whisky of unknown age. It sells for around $20 and is an excellent value. I sampled this over a few nights as a first pour. Like most bourbons, it is a beautiful… read more
Trader Joes is an iconic American grocery store chain. At one point (it may still be) it was owned by the same family that owned the global (but mostly European) Aldi grocery store chain. Trader Joes… read more
Ridgemont Reserve 1792 8 Year old - Judging a Book by the Cover
While it is axiomatic that you cannot ordinarily judge a book by its cover or a whisky by its bottle, in this case I think you can judge this whisky by the bottle. The bottle has pretensions of elegance… read more
Sazerac Rye - A Rye to Try
This is one of a few ryes which I have been sampling lately. While there is nothing flawed with this, in my mind it lacks some complexity and depth that might make it better. I prefer other ryes (see… read more
Knappogue Castle 1995 - The Unbearable Lightness of Whiskey
This is one of lightest whiskeys I have tried. The color is light, the nose is light, but quite pleasant, and the mouth feel is relatively light. I understand that Irish whiskies are generally lighter… read more