Tasting Notes

Four Roses

  • Straight Bourbon
    • Nose: Fruit, floral essences, gentle spice & honey.
    • Palate: Crisp, yet soft & smooth, fresh fruit, hints of pear & apple.
  • Small Batch
    • Nose: Mellow spice, rich fruit, hints of sweet oak & caramel.
    • Palate: Mellow, ripened red berries, dried spice, well-balanced, rich.
  • Single Barrel
    • Nose: Dried spice, pear, cocoa, vanilla & maple syrup.
    • Palate: Hints of ripe plum & cherries, robust, full body, mellow.

Jefferson’s Whiskey

  • Jefferson’s Bourbon
    • Nose: Very crisp and fresh on the nose, lots of creamy vanilla and warm, spicy flavour. Notes of oak, toffee, hints of smoke.
    • Palate: Soft, warming and supple. Notes of sweet vanilla, spices, toffee, berry fruits, a touch of orange zest, spices and honey.
  • Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon
    • Nose: Gentle, dried fruits, hay, warming, hints of spice, cream, vanilla. Lovely sweetness.
    • Palate: Very summery, light and supple bourbon which offers good, clean delivery, pleasant sweetness, hints of cigar leaf, pepper and toffee.
  • Jefferson’s Ocean
    • Nose: This particular batch lines up with its rye grain recipe bourbon with strong floral notes that balance with salted caramel.
    • Palate: The front of the palate leads off with floral notes, citrus notes, and a light black pepper spice. In the mid palate, those flavors taper off and the bourbon sweetens with caramel driving most of the flavor.

Old Forester

  • Classic 86 Proof
    • Nose: Sharp and sweet, with a strong floral character that swirls with hints of mint, rich tobacco leaf and vanilla. A touch of oak and pine provides a strong underpinning.
    • Palate: Sharp at first, but softens quickly, with hints of oak, sweet corn and rye grain character. Spicy, with soft vanilla and light orange notes.
  • Signature 100 Proof
    • Nose: Strong, sweet coffee laced with chocolate, creamy butterscotch and a hint of licorice.
    • Palate: Ripe apple and other sweet fruit, bakery spice (clove and nutmeg), and toasted oak.
  • 1897 Bottled in Bond
    • Nose: Robust, intense caramel. Rich vanilla with roasted coffee notes, spiced dark fruit and mature oak.
    • Palate: Mouth-filling. Sweet and intense. Deep fruit, spice and oak notes layered over dark caramel and vanilla.

Sagamore Spirit

  • Straight Rye
    • Nose: Vanilla, caramel, and baking spices.
    • Palate: Traditional Maryland-Style Rye Whiskey. Candied dried orange peel with notes of clove and nutmeg. Lingering hints of walnut and brown sugar to finish.
  • Cask Strength
    • Nose: Bold cinnamon with lingering aromas of clove and vanilla.
    • Palate: Smooth dark chocolate paired with intense notes of black pepper and brown sugar. A light hit of honey for balance.
  • Double Oak
    • Nose: Baking spices, dried orange peel, and warm cinnamon.
    • Palate: Smooth caramel and rich toasted coconut. Nutty flavors of hazelnut and pecan meld perfectly with vanilla and caramel.

Woodford Reserve

  • Straight Bourbon
    • Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
    • Palate: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa.
      Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
    • Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.
  • Straight Rye
    • Nose: Spicy with distinct notes of rye, black pepper, cedar and cassia bark sweetened with a dusting of marzipan. Hints of pear, apple and almond dance in its depths.
    • Palate: Clove, rye, mint, molasses, sorghum and honey mingle together with hints of apple and malt.
    • Finish: Long and sweetly spiced.
  • Double Oaked
    • Nose: Rich notes of dark fruit, caramel, sharp honey, chocolate, marzipan and toasted oak.
    • Palate: A full-bodied mix of vanilla, dark caramel, hazelnut, apple, fruit and spices.
    • Finish: Long and creamy with lingering hints of honeyed apple.