Nice to see some activity in this thread. I recently was fortunate to get some Russell’s Reserve 13yr and it was one of my best pours of the year. Another one that lived up to the hype for me is Knob Creek 12.
I'm drinking a 1 ltr. bottle of Kirkland Small Batch Straight Bourbon at 92 proof. It was reasonably inexpensive (under $40 in WA, and we have one of the highest liquor taxes in the country), and made by Barton 1792 distillers, so I thought it was worth a shot. It's not on a par with my regular sippers, but certainly more than adequate for mixed drinks. I saw yesterday that Costco also has 100 proof bottled in bond, also made by 1792, out now for about the same price.
Traveling backwards in time, Chivas Regal. And Costco's version.
Past couple of days:
The weather finally cooled off enough here for me to bring these out and enjoy.
Glenallachie 10 Cask Strength
Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength
Highland Park Cask Strength
The complete opposite of old low proof chill filtered scotch.
Angel's Envy Rye, finished in rum casks. Very good.
We had some cool, rainy weather recently that made me glad I recently bought these peated scotches that I highly recommend.
Port Charlotte 10 (Bruichladdich's peated line) - had this last month while in the Finger Lakes for a wedding and really enjoyed and bought some when I got home. Full bodied from being 100 proof and well balanced with the peat.
Ledaig 10 - not an Islay, but from the Island of Mull. I get a bit of honey sweetness on the front end that compliments the peat really well. So nice.
Nice. Got married at the Cracker Factory in Geneva in 2019. Love it there.
Having an Old Fashioned with some Neeley Family Distillery bourbon, barrel 76. Brought back several bottles from my trip from Kentucky last September. Damn good. Turns out, we are shirt-tail cousins. (This is a stock photo.)
Been to my favorite honey hole a few times with clients:
2021 BTAC William Larue Weller
Tasty, but still boggles my mind what people are willing to pay on the secondary market for it……
Dad's Hat Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Rye
Had a couple of glasses of the newly released Green River Distillery Bourbon last night. Very interesting 5 year old, with lots of unique flavors. It's different from most older Bourbons I drink, but very interesting. Give it a try, it was only $34ish for the fifth.