September Whiskey Tasting with Chuck Cowdery
The featured whiskey’s of the evening are:
Calumet Farms 10 year Single Rack Black:
Nose: Pleasant aromas of Honey, Light Spice, Red Apple
Palate: Mid-mouth fullness where the nose comes to fruition and fades into the finish.
Finish: Extremely light and smooth finish. Lingering notes of spice on the tongue.
E.H. Taylor Small Batch:
Nose: Butterscotch, caramel, warmed baked multigrain bread, and hints of licorice and dried raisins.
Palate: Plump dried raisins, lightly charred oak, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced and floral.
Finish: Vanilla, light tobacco, leather, and white pepper start the finish off, along with a pleasant burn. As the finish goes on and flavors dissipate, a dry leathery flavor dusted with a slight hint of white pepper and dried apricot remains.
Maker’s Mark Private Select The Bourbon Affair
Nose: Notes of chocolate, oak, and mocha.
Palate: French spice and mocha. Back palate mouthfeel.
Finish: Lingering warmth and mocha chocolate notes
Nose: Incredibly light, subtle hints of rye, new wood, sweet pears and honey crisp apples.
Palate: Peppery Rye, Honey, fresh apples, and vanilla are also present.
Finish: Light pepper and leather with a dash of heat, which slowly morphs into a nice combination of pears lightly dipped in honey and vanilla.