“Lush aromas of butterscotch and caramel are married with cherry pit, apricot, and dried apple. The palate is well structured, creamy viscosity serves as a base for the complex profile of this whisky. Cedar and sandalwood notes come to mind. The finish is long and leaves a pleasant roasted almond flavor.” (Finalist, Excellent, Highly Recommended)
(Best Buy) “Made with a combination of whiskeys made with malted and unmalted barley, this is a gentle, versatile spirit to sip or mix. The honeyed scent leads into a light, sweet flavor profile that shows coconut and vanilla, plus a bracing sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon heat on the drying finish.”
“Named for former president and native Long Islander Teddy Roosevelt and his ‘Rough Riders’ volunteer cavalry. Look for a vanilla and oak scent, plus a touch of apple. On the palate, this rye has a concentrated vanilla flavor tinged with espresso and cocoa, finishing on mouthwatering fruit and spice.”
In “6 Best World Whisk(e)ys Under $50,” Ryan Maybee, co-owner of Manifesto and The Rieger and co-founder of J. Rieger & Co. in Kansas City picks KINAHAN’S Blended Irish Whiskey as his favorite pick: “With a great history dating back to 1779, this great classic Irish whiskey is finally back.”
“Sepia brown color; excellent purity. First whiffs capture delicate aromatic notes of corn husk/tamale, cornbread, and toasted dark chocolate, sweetened breakfast cereal, sealing wax, and oaky resins. Entry is pleasingly rich, sinewy in texture, as bittersweet as it is sweet, chewy, and delectable; midpalate reflects many of the entry findings, adding toffee and caramel corn flavors that usher in and dominate the savory aftertaste.”
“Burnt sienna color; flawless clarity. This opening nose is ripe, fruity, cereal-like, and even a bit like cherry compote; with more aeration, the aroma settles down into a moderately spicy/peppery bouquet that’s direct, assertive, vivid, and delicately sweet and ripe. Entry is jam-packed with flavors, including seedless rye bread, toasted marshmallow, sour grape hard candy; midpalate mirrors the entry, but at this stage it’s the silky texture that tells the biggest story. Aftertaste treats the taste buds to a fully rounded-out, supple rye that’s quite lovely.”
"This cask-strength rye is among the highest proof you'll see on the shelf. Uncut, this dark amber whiskey has a rich caramel aroma and a wood-heavy palate that finishes long, spicy and hot. Balanced with plenty of dilution, mellow vanilla, almond and coconut tones emerge."