Here you can view all the lovely things people had to say about the featured whiskeys and also view pictures that they have submitted.

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Matt Eagle
Precious
Hard to argue with last year’s winner. I always enjoy the burn of higher proof.
Brian Taylor
B
First time doing the “Kentucky chew” and this one lit my cheeks on fire for a minute or so 😄 smelled maple, but that didn’t come through in the taste. Overall this one didn’t have much depth imo
Michael Capps
Capps
Belle Meade Reserve is a bold, high-rye-content bourbon ideal for those who appreciate the finer points of the distiller’s art, but equally accessible to anyone who enjoys the taste of whiskey straight from the barrel. Its strong, supple flavor distinguishes every glass—whether you serve it neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of water. And where other bourbons might recede when combined with mixers, Belle Meade Reserve’s high bottling proof and mouthwatering flavor ensure that it will enliven any cocktail.
Christian Sito
Christian Sito
We are off and running! I look forward to this every year. There’s no better way to start December. Cheers to all!
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Allan Maule
PPP
How could I ever have described this dram as "forgettable?" An explosion of caramelly berry baked in a pie that well-deserved its crown last year. Happy Advent to All!
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
I drank this out of a Star Wars Snifter, not sure if that affected the experience in any way. Still tasted like a good old fashioned scotch bourbon. With a high-proof kick in the pants.
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Derek Glunz
Quotes
Final sip, I swear i tasted 24 but must have screwed it up. Super tasty, great finish to the calendar. Nutty bourbon
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt
Mellow
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt
Burn baby burn...wasn't quite ready for that one.
Curtis Mulder
Curtis Mulder
Mmmm. Delicious. Strong. FANTASTIC start to the calendar IMHO.
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Allan Maule
PPP
Bright and balanced without leaving a lasting impression. Finish of oranges and vanilla. Not bad! But not great either.
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Scott Beckett
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It's sweet, but not simple. Lots of dark fruit and brown sugar/molasses save it from just being a syrupy sugar bomb. The proof doesn't quite sneak up on you, but it drinks easier than it ought to. Black Cherry cola for grown folk.
Teryn Glunz
Teryn Glunz
Really hitting the ground running with this one. Hot damn this is strong and spicy. I had to step outside for a minute to cool off. It was either that or take my pants off but I didn’t want to give Derek the wrong idea. Super sweet and tons of spice. Would drink again.
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Derek Glunz
Quotes
Feel the burn... it is strong and I love it. I get notes of cherries, caramel and spice. If you let it sit in your mouth, you can get a feeling for the high proof of this bourbon. Great start to the advent calendar.
Nate Knuffman
Nate Knuffman
Feel the burn. It's good to be back. Caramel and spice and everything nice.
Hallie Knuffman
Hallie Knuffman
Yay, yay, yay--it's December!! I really enjoyed this one with a drop of water. I got some vanilla, maybe raisin.
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Erin Kraftchick
Mrs Hef
Well I know it was highly rated last year, but it's not that memorable or great. But it's day one and I might change my mind about this one after a few scotches hit the scene.
Johan Martinez
Johan Martinez
I will take this one on the rocks every time. Much stronger than I remember from last year. My pallet definitely needs refining/retraining. Aside from the spice, hard to get the other taste notes
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Josh Light
Josh Light
Great Nose. Bit of sweetness and baking spice up front with a touch of heat on the finish.
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Kevin Guyer
Kevin Guyer
The nose on this one burned off most of my nasal hair, but it redeemed itself with a little sweet on the front and a great finish. We both felt like it could be a rye and the consensus is that we'd buy this. Good stuff. Thanks for not slipping me Fireball on day 1.
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John McDowell
Worm
Hi proof, serious burn. I know it's last year's winner so I know it's good, but I don't think it's as good as I remember last year. I wonder if there's more rye in the mash bill compared to last year’s bourbon. Excellent sipping whiskey.
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Josh Mitchell
Full Body
Needs more scotchyness. But, I very solid start to the Advent.
Christian Sito
Christian Sito
Loved it. High heat woth a shit ton of flavor.
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Mark Peters
Shaft
It's the most wonderful time of the year.