Buffalo Trace

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Grade: B-

Type: American, Bourbon, Kentucky

Age: N/A

ABV: 45.00%

Price: $24

Availability: Wide

The nose has a lot of oak and honey with some brown sugar. The palate has a typical American bourbon big caramel taste (I like this taste) more wood, really nice balance here, there is a touch of citrus thats lingers into the finish. The finish reminds me of pancakes and marmalade. For the cost this is a splendid purchase. Not overly complex but enjoyable.

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Angel’s Envy

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Grade: B-

Type: American, Bourbon, Kentucky

Age: N/A

ABV: 43.00%

Price: $44

Availability: Wide

This is a bourbon that was finished in port pipes. The nose has a lot of wine on it and quite floral. The palate is woody with more wine berries and dried fruit, though very light on all of the above mentioned. Nothing really stands out as a significant quality or taste. The finish is faint with the slightest taste of port. This is a very drinkable expression but not complex at all and hardly worth the money when considering the other options in this price range.

Colorado Gold Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Grade: B-

Type: America, Bourbon, Colorado

Age: N/A

ABV: 45.00%

Price: $55

Availability: Not available yet in many states

Here is a nice blend of corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley. The corn is the dominating ingredient. The nose is mostly rye with some roasted corn. The palate has some nice maple/brown sugar and honey to it. The finish is light and sweet, smooth and tasty. This is actually a decent craft bourbon here. I stress this because I have sampled many “craft” bourbons that are just terrible. I do think this expression is worth trying.

George Dickel No. 12

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Grade: C

Type: American, Whisky, Tennessee

Age: N/A

ABV: 45.00%

Price: $23

Availability: Wide

The nose is great and has some nice maple and spice to it, reminds me a bit of the JD single barrel. The palate is a different story, kind of bland with a slight bit of rye and spicy sweetness, almost like a cheap syrup. The finish has some sort of burned flavor to it, burned caramal maybe. Not much is going on here and slightly offensive in the finish. I’m not a buyer.