Attending: John, Ryan, Marya and Fuggles!
As usual, we did this as blind as possible. John and I brought four unknowns. Marya poured. Then I mixed them up. We didn't know what anything was until it was all over.
- Alberta Dark Rye
- Black Saddle Bourbon
- Collingwood 21 Year Canadian Rye
- Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
- Smooth Ambler Contradiction
- Stagg Jr. 132.1
- Temperance Trader Chinato Barrel Aged Bourbon
- Willett 8 Year Rye
Collingwood and Contradiction moved on.
Willett & Stagg Jr. moved on.
Surprisingly, an 80 proof Canadian Rye won. It has an amazingly floral nose. Very distinct. Personally, I may have picked the Contradiction over it because I thought it was the Stagg, Jr. (which I had brought). Also, stay away from Michter's.
What Fuggles really thinks of our tastings! Yawn!
Tasting notes. Note, brands written after the fact...