USA/Canada

Bulleit Bourbon

April 30, 2010
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For my taste, the aromas on the palate are not strong enough to balance out the rather distinct spiciness. But it’s still a fairly good value for the money. – Score: 79/100

Woodford Reserve

April 26, 2010
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A richly flavoured bourbon with a fruity nose and a spicy palate. A very good value whiskey. – Score: 84/100

Canadian Club

April 20, 2010
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It reminds a little of whisky for just a few seconds, then you are left with a generic ethanol aftertaste. Use it as flavoured vodka to beef up your long drinks. Avoid drinking it neat. – Score: 30/100

Jim Beam Distillers Series No.1

April 5, 2010

The nose is a bit “chemical”, but the palate is quite nice, albeit a bit spirity. Much better than the standard bottling but still no true winner. – Score: 75/100

Maker’s Mark Red Seal

October 6, 2009
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Quite spicy with just a slight fruitiness. Rather complex but the bitterness pulls it down a bit. – Score: 74/100

Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof

July 21, 2009

Definitely more “edgy” than a bourbon. Very dominant wood influence that you have to like in order to appreciate the whisky. I do. – Score: 82/100