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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon

The Only Bourbon I Need Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon

I'm not much of a Bourbon guy, and had concluded a long time ago that I just don't like Bourbon. The style always seemed far too aggressive, rough, heavy-handed, and, lacking in subtly. I say "had"…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes7 years ago 0 090

Glenlivet 12 Year Old

Underwhelmed Glenlivet 12 Year Old

As a fan of Speyside Single Malts, I was a bit surprised and a bit disappointed by the over-all experience of the Glenlivet 12. On the nose, cinnamon, apple, and spices were all buried under an overwh…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes8 years ago 0 072

Bowmore 12 Year Old

Sweet Smoky Goodness Bowmore 12 Year Old

On the nose, The Bowmore was rather smoky. This smoke was present on the palate as well the dram was lifted unexpectedly by delicate fingers of honey sweetness and a puff of citrus which existed almost…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes8 years ago 0 086

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Smoky, peaty, balanced, and smooth Laphroaig Quarter Cask

On the nose, there was a significant smokiness as well as the classic band-aid aroma. In spite of this powerful nose, the drink did not evoke as much of the briney seaside sense of place as one might…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes8 years ago 0 085

Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask

Springtime Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask

Like its younger sibling, the Aberlour 16 has a spritely way about it. Vegetation, honey, and floral scents on the nose remind me of springtime. The body is quite full--It clings to the sides of the…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes8 years ago 0 082

Woodford Reserve

A Conundrum Woodford Reserve

Disclaimer: I'm not really a Bourbon guy.There's definitely a sweetness to this dram on the nose and on the palate. My conundrum is this: without a splash of water, it's a bit aggressive for me but with…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes9 years ago 0 070

Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured

Playful Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured

This was our selection for September's tasting. We found it to be quite enjoyable. It was rich without being brooding. It was intriguing. As other reviewer have said, there is a sweetness to it, but we…

@bvburnesBy @bvburnes9 years ago 0 085