Difference in Proof #1
Old Granddad 80 | Old Granddad bonded 100 | Old Granddad 114
Great way to taste the difference proof makes in bourbon. Old Granddad was a real person. He was a distiller named Basil Hayden who made his name by distilling a bourbon whiskey made with a higher percentage of rye. Tasting notes: Oaky, fruity, Slightly spicey, smooth and mildwhiskeys. Old granddad is a high rye recipe bourbon.
Difference in Proof #2
Johnny Drum Green Label
80 Slightly spicy nose with a youthfulness on the front end and finishes with citrus and floral notes.
Johnny Drum Black Label 86
Woodsy notes on the front with vanilla and sweet notes followed by a leathery, minty finish.
Johnny Drum Private Stock
101 Wonderful woodsy, smoky notes taking over on the palate and then into the finish.
The New York Flight
Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey (Brooklyn)
Four grain whiskey made primarily from malted barley and wheat, with a littlebit of corn and a touch of rye. Floral notes of a malt whiskey with a newbarrel sweetness of a bourbon.
Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whiskey (Long Island Spirits)
Heady aromatics, distinct vitality combined with delicate oak warmth followed by an incredibly smooth mouth feel and memorable finish.
Widow Jane Straight 7 Year Bourbon Whiskey (Cacao Prieto Distillery)
Butter, cream, coffee aroma. Cherry wood and olive oil up front. Finishes with burnt orange and spice with deep cherry notes and a light tannic finish.
Steeped in Tradition ( 3 traditional types of bourbon)
Wheated: Makers Mark
A light sweet whiskey. Caramel and vanilla notes on the forefront with a soft, warm, sweet finish.
Low Rye: Wild Turkey 101
An American classic with caramel, vanilla and notes of honey and oranges.
High Rye: Rittenhouse 100
Intense woody aromas with dark caramel, and brown sugar tastes. Ends honey sweet and maple-like.
Exploration of Rye Whiskey
High West Rendezvous Rye
Spicy with cinnamon, crisp mint and fennel. Full, rich and intense with a warming spice finish. Bulliet Rye Russet in color with rich oaky aromas. Smooth with hints of vanilla, honey and spice. Finishes crisp and clean.
Intense woody aromas with dark caramel, and brown sugar tastes.Ends honey sweet and maple-like.
Difference in Age
Jim Beam Black Label (8 years)
Elegant, smooth, refined with a full bodied flavor with smooth caramel with warm oak notes.
Bakers (7 years)
Vanilla notes with a refined silky style. Deeply mellow, richly flavorful with a medium-bodied taste.
Bookers (7 years)
An oaky, smoky vanilla, tannin, unfiltered bourbon with complexity, intensity and a long clean finish.