Alcohol in the nose, a little vanilla(?). Mild sweetness on the tongue, with spice and then some char bitterness in the finish. Fairly short finish.
Good, but nothing spectacular.
Guess: Very Old Barton?
Answer: Evan Williams Single Barrel 2003.
Stronger vanilla in the nose, maybe some fruit or other candyish aroma. Mint or sweet herb aroma? More sweetness in the initial taste, milder rye spice, some alcohol heat. Again, a mild char/bitterness in the finish which seems similar in length to the last one, some slight nutty undertone. Also good, possibly slightly sweeter than the last, but similar to me.
Guess: Possibly another year of EWSB? Very Old Barton for my default guess?
Answer: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve. I'm so bad at this, at least same distillery as VOB, mainly by luck though.
Alcohol in the nose with vanilla. Strong initial sweetness with a lot of alcohol heat. Sweeter finish with less char. With a little water, the alcohol heat goes away a bit and there's some bitterness in the finish. Some good flavors mid-palate, not sure I have the ability to pick them apart though. Candied flavor almost. Kind of that laqcuery-painty flavor but in a good way. Much milder rye spice than the others, to the point of not being sure if I was getting rye spice or alcohol heat. Favorite of the three I think.
Guess: Something bonded, seems like a fairly high proof.
Answer: Four Roses Single Barrel OBSK.