Lots of cherry with a hint of rye spices. Not getting the smoked. Dried fruit and nuts.
Silkie: the Legendary Dark Silkie Irish. Peaty. (Weird.. it’s Irish)
Smoky/peaty flavors. Maybe some dark chocolate hiding in there somewhere? But mostly peat.
Filey Bay (UK) Flagship single malt
Pale straw color. Honey and hay/grass in the nose. Floral.
First taste – honey and maybe something nutty? It’s very subtle.
Opens up with lots of butter and herbals. Very nice.
Black Button distillery pre-prohibition style bourbon.
So much corn in the nose. (guessed bourbon before I looked).
Softer flavors than many bourbons. Vanilla, butter, spices. Very hot finish.
Burnished/amber color. Nutty and fruity nose. Peaches?
Long sweet finish with honey and butter notes. Dried fruit flavors – apricot maybe?
USA. I think I’ve had this before.
Caramel apples in the nose.
Tons of pepper in the first sip. (is this a rye?) More tropical fruit and grass as it opens up.
Video tasting notes from Flaviar.
This was the December 2nd entry in the 2023 advent calendar.
Honey, tangerine, and grass in the nose.
Tropical fruit and a bunch of oranges in the first taste.
Pale straw color. Short tart finish.
A couple of drops of water opened more oakey flavors.
Day one of my advent calendar for 2023 (I’m getting a late start because I was traveling).
The vial itself is unlabeled so I tried it before knowing what it was. My first impressions were the mint, dill, and pepper that I associate with a rye, so I think that my first whiskey is an American rye.
The first taste was like an old fashioned. I always have my old-fashions with rye. And there was the hint of orange and lots of pepper.
Looking in the notebook that came with the Advent calendar I see that this is a sagamore Rye. So I was right.
There is also a YouTube channel that comes with this Advent calendar. Here is the recording for this particular whiskey. Last year they had written notes, which I rather prefer, but this was interesting. This dude tasted all sorts of things that I did not. So hopefully I can learn something from him.