Between tasting some BBQ and chicken and cheese I did taste a few whiskies. It was dark out in the atrium and I didn't get a single picture.
*George Dickel Barrel Select 43% ABV
-smelled light wood
-tasted slight oak with peppery alcohol
-trailed light wood with peppery alcohol
That is why people drink this in shots and mix stuff with it.
*George Dickel Rye 45% ABV (95% Rye/5% Barley)
-smelled of rye/slightly moldy bread
-tasted sweet perfume at first
-went to a floral, almost lavender flavor
Very surprising taste. I expected a rye bitterness. Maybe the barley offsets that in this whisky.
*The Itishman Single Malt 40% ABV
-tasted sherry in the aftertaste
-tasted like a light Speyside
-very light, unremarkable
*New England Corn Whisky 43% ABV (aged in cherry and white oak)
-smelled sweet wood, citrusy
-tasted creamy wood with a sweetness
-trailed oak - new oak tartness
The cherry wood may have sweetened the whisky and countered the white oak. I was expecting sour oak flavor.