5 Whiskies To Warm You Up This Fall
Tastings.com is a premier wine and spirits rating and review company that has officially relaunched in Chicago. On Friday October, 14th, Tastings.com and Binny’s Beverage Depot teamed up to bring us MashBash, the whiskey party of all whiskey parties. Dozen of whiskies were judged and awarded by a team of elite panelists and as a guest I was able to taste ALL of them. To be honest, I haven’t the slightest idea as to how many whiskies I’ve tasted, but what I do know is that left the event pretty buzzed. Anywho, I thought I was a whiskey connoisseur before but MashBash proved to me that I’ve been drinking piss water in comparison to the whiskies that I tried. Here are my top 5 favorite whiskies from MashBash.
Buffalo Trace- By far one of the best whiskey I’ve ever tasted. It was super smooth and sweet. I am one that tends to have chasers with alcohol but this is one to be enjoyed on the rocks. Buffalo Trace’s alcohol by volume (abv) is 45% at $25.
1792- This whiskey had the most stylish bottle and based on that it should be good, right? RIGHT. This was another whiskey that was super smooth and no real after burn. It had a spicy smell and taste that made me feel all warm and fuzzy. I feel this is definitely one of those whiskies to be enjoyed on a nice brisk fall evening with a warm blanket and a cigar. 1792’s abv is 46.85% at $30.
Benchmark- This whiskey was light in taste and had no real after burn, but the after-taste was a bit off. I can’t put my tastebud as to what to equate the after-taste to but it was weird. Benchmark’s abv is 40% at $20.
Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey- This whiskey will sneak up on you. When it first hits your palate it’s really smooth for about three seconds then BAM-feel the burn. But don’t fret, the taste is actually really good so just add some water to fight the burn. Rabbit Hole’s abv is 47.5% at $60.
Black Bull- The abv is 50% which would explain why my throat burned like hell. But I gave this whiskey a second chance in cocktail form: an old fashion. The sugar cane syrup alone helped bite some of the burn, but not all of it. Though it had a bit of a kick, it did have a great taste. Another one worth sipping on a cold night. Black Bull is priced at $40.
Try them all and let me know what you think!