Most Memorable Whiskeys in 2017

I've had the pleasure of trying many delicious whiskeys in 2017. Rye is my favorite but Scotch is starting to get my attention. I ended the year with 273 different whiskeys. This hobby has taken me well beyond my expectations. Blogging my adventures has been weak lately but I'm hoping to change that. Below are some of the most memorable whiskeys that I tried for the first time in 2017:

1. Kentucky Owl Rye Batch #1 - cult brand out of Kentucky
2. Lock Stock and Barrel 18 - one of the oldest ryes on the market and the oldest I've tasted so far
3. WhistlePig Boss Hog The Black Prince - the most expensive bottle I've ever purchased but not the most delicious

1. 1792 Sweet Wheat - the Barton 1792 distillery tour was exceptional and so was this wheated bourbon
2. Blanton's Straight from the Barrel - cask strength souvenir from family vacation to Turks and Caicos
3. Jefferson's Old Rum Cask Finish - been dabbling in aged rums so this was spot on

1. Auchentoshan Three Wood - I couldn't pronounce this when I bought it
2. Johnnie Walker Blue - I didn't want to like this but I did
3. Rare Cask Ghosted Reserves 26 - the oldest scotch I've tried so far a blend of 26 and 40 year old single malts

Whiskey (not falling into any of the above categories)
1. Barrel Whiskey Batch 004 - finished in previously used rum and rye casks for the win
2. Little Book "The Easy" - Booker Noe referred to his grandson Freddie as Little Book and this was his first release
3. Wigle St. Nick - Penn Brewery's St. Nikolaus Bock dumped from bottles a few years ago and then distilled and aged


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