Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2016

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample. I usually feel a bit sheepish about some of my reviews. They’re behind the times, to be honest. However when it comes to the rarer, harder to find stuff, I’m going to review them when I get the chance. Period. Take, for instance, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye from 2016. Yes, this would have been more pertinent two years ago. However… Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2016

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2009

Thanks to /u/Orehnmadgib for pouring me a sample of this dram. It’s odd having a drinking buddy like /u/devoz. He’s going to joke around and be cool, and then you find out he’s the number one reviewer of BTAC on Reddit, even though he doesn’t live in Kentucky and totally doesn’t have the last name “Handy” or “Lee” that you’d expect. Not that bourbon requires you to be… Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2009

Buffalo Trace 12 Single Barrel Toddy’s Store Pick [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/orehnmadgib for the sample. To pair with my last mystery review, in which I got the whiskey correct, I’ll now have one that I was so off, I couldn’t turn on any lights in my apartment for days, less my visage reminds me of the failure of trying to figure out this whiskey. Well no, while I have self-confidence issues, I’m not that hard on myself. About… Continue reading Buffalo Trace 12 Single Barrel Toddy’s Store Pick [MYSTERY]

Stagg Jr. – 9th Edition

Thanks /u/devoz for the sample. I recently posted a review of George T. Stagg from 2017, in which I noted I enjoyed it quite a bit. During the review, some had mentioned that they had tried it alongside Stagg Jr. – 9th Edition, and during blind tests, had preferred it over the last year’s GTS. Quite the bombshell, and exciting too. It’s easier to obtain Stagg Jr. – 9th… Continue reading Stagg Jr. – 9th Edition

William Larue Weller (2017)

William Larue Weller (2017 release), 64.1% ABV, 12 years 6 months old, acquired in trade. Nose: Rich brown sugar, and heavy caramel. Corn, powder sugar, cherry candy, new leather, and creamy oak. Taste: Dark cherry, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Finish: Very long, slightly hot, black cherry, and soft oak notes linger. Thoughts: Bold and full-flavored. Really nice cherry and oak notes with a good amount … Continue reading William Larue Weller (2017)