Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
291 Bad Boy Colorado Bourbon Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 A slight disconnect between nose and palate but give it time.
601 Bourbon Small Batch
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.20% 7 A pleasant, easy-going whiskey.
80 Strong Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 All very light and clean and highly quaffable, but just lacks a little mid-palate depth.
A. D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50% 7 Although I loved its intensity, it could have done with some balancing sweetness.
Abraham Bowman Double Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 So the palate doesn't quite have the complexity of the nose. But it's a minor quibble!
Abraham Bowman Last Millennium Selection
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 7 ?Direct, if a little one-dimensional.
American Biker Sour Mash Bourbon, 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% 6 The bourbon counterpart to long-neck Bud?
Baker's 7 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 With dessert, or after dinner. A lovely, soothing, whiskey.
Baker's 7 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 Good flavour development. Well balanced.
Basil Hayden's 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 Has an aromatic profile close to a rye whiskey. Quite charming. Too bad it has been emasculated by an excessive dilution. A handsome eunuch?
Basil Hayden's Small Batch, 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00% 8 Complex, delicate, feminine.
Batch 206 Old Log Cabin
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 A lovely rye-heavy Bourbon with the right amount of alcohol to intensify the spices.
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50% 8 A complex, rich and interesting character. Water cuts the edges and adds creaminess. A real delight.
Blanton's Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.50% 8 A bourbon with dessert.
Booker's 6 to 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.50% 8 Every time I taste small batch bourbon, this one comes out on top for me.
Booker's 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.25% 8 Wonderfully expansive. Seems to embrace the tastes of the south, all the way from Kentucky to Louisiana.
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.40% 7 An enticing nose but quite a rough palate. Water does not seem to tame the firewater much as it enhances spices. And don't say it is too virile for a female palate. It is NOT that!
Breckenridge 4 Years Old, Bourbon 2007
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 This doesn't really need more than four years.
Buffalo Trace American Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Some very interesting flavours, but lacks roundness and length.
Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 6 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Attractive nose,but the grip obliterates any charm.
Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% Great nose but disappointing palate. It's not as simple as ‘what's the right age',but at what point has the cask done its job. This has gone too far.
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 10 Years Old Zinfandel Aged
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 A finer structured example but the Zinfandel element seems a little bolted on.
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #1
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 As I was tasting this I scribbled – must be Eagle Rare 10 Years Old. Is it?
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #5
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 9 The clarity of the rye is absolutely stunning. If it turns out that there's no rye here then I'm a Dutchman!
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #9
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Maybe a little on the bitter side for some but I loved it!