Category Tasting Notes

Never Say Die Rye Review

Never Say Die Rye Review - Bottle
Never Say Die Rye is distilled in Kentucky, then shipped to England, where it is further aged, proofed down and bottled. It has bright rye flavors, with added complexity from some unexpected notes. Read our full review to learn all about it!

Brother’s Bond Rye Review

Brother's Bond Rye Review
Curious about Brother's Bond Rye, the rye whiskey from The Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley? This blend offers bright citrus and rye spice flavors, with a spicy, dry finish. Want to know more? Check out our full review to see if this rye is for you!

15 STARS First West Bourbon Review

15 STARS First West Bourbon Review - Bottle
15 Stars First West Bourbon is a blend of bourbons aged 15, 9, and 7 years, distilled in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, and bottled at 106 proof. It is complex, with notes of sweet fruits, rye spices, toffee, and dry oak. While it has more rye spices than some of 15 Stars' other bourbons, it's not overwhelming, and the classic bourbon flavors are still present. Read all about it in our review!

Oceanside Odysea Bourbon Review

Oceanside Odysea Bourbon review
Oceanside Distillery, established in 2018 by two brothers in Cape Canaveral, Florida, produces bourbon alongside gin, rum, and rye. Their Odysea Bourbon features a mash bill of 75% Florida corn, 20% Minnesota rye and 5 percent malted barley. It is aged in barrels made with 24 month air dried staves, which help to create a complex flavor profile.

Yellowstone Rum Cask Finished Bourbon Review

Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection: Rum Cask Finished Bourbon review - Photo Credit: Limestone Branch Distillery
Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection: Rum Cask Finished Bourbon is a Kentucky bourbon finished in Cuban rum casks, for a unique flavor profile. Aged four years and then finished for nine weeks, the bourbon boasts notes of brown sugar, rum, pepper, and vanilla. While the taste may be a tad thin, that's deceptive. This bourbon is a good value, with flavor surpassing some of Yellowstone's other bourbons. Read our full review to learn more!

Three Heaven Hill Bourbons You Need To Try

Three Heaven Hill Bourbons You Need To Try - Bourbon Reviews
Heaven Hill Distillery makes a wide range of bourbons. In this article, we'll take a detailed look at three of their core products (Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon and Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon) and help you decide which one best suits your taste.

Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon Review

Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon Review - Bottle Photo: Willett Distillery
Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon has a pleasant flavor profile, offering honey, sweet cherry, cinnamon, citrus, pepper and a bit of heat. It's an enjoyable pour. Nonetheless, it could be a bit difficult to justify its high price point. Learn more about it in our Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon review!

Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye Review

Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye Review - Bottle and Glass - Photo credit: Penelope Bourbon
The Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye is a limited-edition rye whiskey aged 8 years and finished in Hungarian sweet wine casks. This unique twist on rye whiskey offers a surprisingly sweet and complex flavor profile, with notes of pepper, honey, orange peel, and even a hint of chocolate. Want to learn more? Then read our full Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye review by Ray Marcano!

New Riff 8 Year Bourbon Review

New Riff 8 Year Bourbon Review - Top Image - Bottle and Glencairn
Help celebrate New Riff Distilling's 10th anniversary year with their newest offering - an 8 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon! This bourbon boasts rich flavors of cherry creme brûlée on the nose, and a dry, spicy finish. If you are a New Riff fan who enjoys mature bourbons, you'll want to give New Riff Aged 8 Years Bourbon a try. Read our full review to learn all about it!

Hard Truth Sweet Mash Bourbon Review

Hard Truth Sweet Mash Bourbon Review
Hard Truth Distilling just released their first in-house distilled bourbons! In this review we'll look into their Sweet Mash Bourbon, made with a unique process and Indiana-grown grains. It boasts sweet notes of brown sugar, caramel, butterscotch and dark fruit, with rye spices and a lingering warmth. Interested? Read our full review to learn more!

Four Walls Irish American Whiskey Review

Four Walls Irish American Whiskey Review
Four Walls Irish American Whiskey is a celebrity brand founded by 3 of the stars of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's a blend of Irish Whiskeys and American Rye, with the Irish flavor profile dominating. This easy-to-drink whiskey is perfect for fans of Irish Whiskey and those who prefer a sweeter, lighter pour. Want to learn more about the taste and see if it's right for you? Check out our full Four Walls Irish American Whiskey review!

Hard Truth Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon Review

Hard Truth Sweet Mash Bottled in Bond Wheated Bourbon
Hard Truth Distilling Co. has released their first ever wheated bourbon! Distilled and aged at their own distillery, Hard Truth Sweet Mash Wheated Bottled In Bond Bourbon is made with 69% corn, 19% wheat, and 12% malted barley. It is distilled on their column still and aged for 5 years. Learn all about it in our review!

Lodestar Whiskey Review

Lodestar Whiskey Review
Lodestar Whiskey, co-founded by Anna Axster and Wendelin von Schroder, is a blend of Straight High Rye Bourbon and American Single Malt Whiskeys. The whiskey, which embodies the laid-back California lifestyle, offers a sweet malty graininess with flavors reminiscent of honey granola bar, with apple juice, dark cherries and some spice later on. Learn more in our full Lodestar American Whiskey Review!
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