|Miso (the cat) is judging my drinking|
Who gives a shit if it's got caramel coloring? Will I get drunk?
Is this altered in some other way? Who cares?! I just want to get drunk!
Can't you just let the marketing fool me? I just want to wake up tomorrow and feel as though my life is now better because I acted like an idiot for a few hours and can blame it on something else! However, I also want to feel good about myself because it said "small batch" or "single barrel" on the label because the marketing of that product made me think as though I'm special because the thing I just drank said one of those two magic statements!
So here's my review of Barrel # 1234 of Henry McKenna 10-yr:
Nose: Caramel corn, vanillin, pepper, citronella
Flavor: Pepper, Tobacco, "smoke and oak," alcohol (suggest watering down a bit), dry-finish. Insipid.
Overall: Not bad on its own - makes a great Old Fashioned. Use as a higher-end mixer since the spicy/earthy notes compliment "sweeter" whiskey-based drinks (e.g. Old Fashioned, Manhattan)
There. Now drink yourself stupid but feel better about yourself because it says "single barrel" on the label.