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WHISKEY DREAMS – Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey

I’m a huge fan of bourbon, but I live in the boonies and sometimes it is hard to find new bottles to try. Lucky for me this emerald green bottle of Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey caught my eye and ended up coming home with me.

I had no idea when I bought the bottle that it was Conor McGregor’s entry into the Irish Whiskey world or that it was named after his hometown, which has a postal code of 12.

The honest truth is that I wouldn’t have bought the bottle if I knew that. I tend to stay away from “celebrity” brands as I feel like you pay for the name versus the quality.

In this case, that would have been a mistake. My bottle of Proper Twelve was actually quite enjoyable. As a lover of bourbon, I don’t try many Irish Whiskeys, but I did enjoy Proper Twelve and will keep a bottle on my shelf. It had a nice mouth feel, a flavor that reminded me of a nice red wine and bourbon, but in a good way.

I read some less than positive reviews of Proper Twelve, but I think they may just be Irish Whiskey Snobs to be honest with you. They saw Conor McGregor’s name and fell for the same thinking I am sometimes limited by – discounting any product that has a celebrities name attached to it. For me Proper Twelve is a great budget bottle of whiskey and earned a respectable score of 71/100.

Pros

  • If you drink enough you can see leprechauns.
  • Has an enjoyable mouth feel with a rich flavors that reminded me of red wine and bourbon.

Cons:

  • May get discounted because it is a “celebrity” branded bottle.
  • It’s not a bourbon, but you can only hold that against it so much.
  • May make you speak with an Irish Brogue.
BottleScorePrice
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml

Whiskey Dreams – Redemption

I grabbed this bottle of Redemption because it was a new offering at my local store and the price, at $30 seemed reasonable to risk for a new offering. I am always hopeful I kind find a reasonable bottle that I enjoy so I having affordable to drink and to take to parties or get togethers – because it just seems wrong to let someone who doesn’t really enjoy bourbon drink the good stuff.

Sadly, Redemption is not that drink. It starts rough, ends rough, and leaves an unpleasant burn behind. My advice would to spend a few extra dollars and get something you will really enjoy. Redemption earned its disappointing score of 40/100.

Pros

  • Potentially useful to clean carburetors.
  • Is pleasant on the nose, but lets down the palate.

Cons:

  • All rough edges.
  • Burns, and not in a pleasant way.
BottleScorePrice
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml

Whiskey Dreams – Hirsch Small Batch

Hirsch Small Batch was actually one of the first bottles I bought when I started to drink bourbon, so I owe a lot to Hirsch for making me really like bourbon.

How does it rank? It is a solid 74/100, and is very drinkable. I will always keep a bottle on the shelf, but I try and buy it when it is at the $33 to $35 price point, which increases its price to value substantially. I only have three or four liquor stores within a half hour of me, and the prices tend to vary drastically (probably because of me buying everything on the shelf when I see something I like) – but what this means is that bourbon that you might be able to find for $35 bucks jumps up to $50.

My local stores will sometimes have Hirsch and Basil Hayden and Eagle Rare all priced within a few dollars of each other. If that happens I’m going with one of the others to be honest with you.

Having said that, Hirsch Small Batch is a great bourbon and is well worth sipping, especially if you can find it in the low $30 price ranges.

Pros

  • Well balanced and warm.
  • If like like spice and rich flavors this is a bourbon for you.

Cons:

  • Depending on what is on the shelf and local prices, there are better options at this price point. Like Basil Hayden and Eagle Rare.
BottleScorePrice
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml

Whiskey Dreams – Bib & Tucker

I picked up a bottle of Bib & Tucker and honestly debated whether I wanted to spend close to eighty dollars on the bottle. Because it was so expensive, I actually had it on the shelf and reached passed it for a good month because I was subconsciously saving it.

Once I opened it, the bottle went quickly, and unfortunately my wife was with me when I went shopping and saw how much it cost when I put another bottle in the cart. Ouch.

So, how did I like it? Honestly Bib & Tucker may not be for everyone. It has a strong earthy flavor with hints of cinnamon and really strong licorice overtones. For some, the strong but peculiar flavor may be a turn off, but for me Bib & Tucker 6 year old bourbon was the perfect mix of smooth and strong with a clean mouth feel.

Overall, Bib & Tucker is now the most expensive bourbon on my shelf, and also the highest ranked at 91/100.

Pros

  • Smooth.
  • Great start of cinnamon and earth that finishes with licorice.
  • Hit my palate in all the right places.

Cons:

  • Undeniably expensive.
  • So good it makes budget whiskey taste bad.
  • Earth & licorice may be too strong for some drinkers.
BottleScorePrice
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml

Undead Kmiss Day 52 – (Aeration Decanter Wine Pourer)

This Aeration Decanter Wine Pourer is honestly a present for moms and dads for after the normal craziness of kmiss night. Crack open a bottle of wine and use your new Aeration Decanter Wine Pourer to enjoy the bottle of your choice.

Is of course the perfect present for those wine lovers in your life as well. It is also a great “back up” present. I always keep a spare unlabelled present because you never know who is going to show up on Kmiss, and this Aeration Decanter is perfect because who doesn’t like wine?

  • SIMPLE 1-BUTTON AERATION – Aerate and oxidize with one button to soften tannins and enrich your wine for luxurious taste.
  • ESSENTIAL FOR WINE LOVERS – Pair with red wines, select white wines, & fresh/aged wines to create fireworks of flavor.
  • NO SPILLS OR SEDIMENT – With the dual infusion & suction system, draw wine without sediments & pour precisely from the spout.
  • KEEPS WINE FRESH LONGER – This wine accessory features an airtight rubber seal, so your wines remain fresh while you drink.
  • EFFORTLESS MAINTENANCE – With just the push of a button, draw clean water through the aerator wine for easy maintenance.
DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Undead Kmiss
Day 52
Aeration Decanter Wine PourerHoliday Gifts$27
Undead Kmiss
Day 51
Festive Llama Ugly Christmas SweaterHoliday Gifts$40
Undead Kmiss
Day 50
HedBanz Game, Family Guessing GameHoliday Gifts$12
Undead Kmiss
Day 49
Spirograph JuniorHoliday Gifts$20
Undead Kmiss
Day 48
5 Second Rule GameHoliday Gifts$12
Undead Kmiss
Day 47
Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000Holiday Gifts$40
Undead Kmiss
Day 46
Lite BriteHoliday Gifts$15
Undead Kmiss
Day 45
Tsovet Men’s WatchHoliday Gifts$325
Undead Kmiss
Day 44
Skyrunner Kangaroo ShoesHoliday Gifts$285
Undead Kmiss
Day 43
Walkie Talkies for KidsHoliday Gifts$26
Undead Kmiss
Day 42
Bamboo Practice SwordHoliday Gifts$25
Undead Kmiss
Day 41
Crazy FortHoliday Gifts$47
Undead Kmiss
Day 40
Van Helsing: Season OneHoliday Gifts$18
Undead Kmiss
Day 39
Leonardo da Vinci Catapult KitHoliday Gifts$18
Undead Kmiss
Day 38
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit Holiday Gifts$160
Undead Kmiss
Day 37
I Paused My Game to Be Here – Gamer TeeHoliday Gifts$15
Undead Kmiss
Day 36
Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSDHoliday Gifts$300
Undead Kmiss
Day 35
Novelty Dancing Robot SpeakerHoliday Gifts$80
Undead Kmiss
Day 34
SkyCurve Hanging Platform Tree SwingHoliday Gifts$120
Undead Kmiss
Day 33
Love You Mom PendantHoliday Gifts$20
Undead Kmiss
Day 32
Fire TV Stick 4KHoliday Gifts$50
Undead Kmiss
Day 31
Dog Holiday StockingHoliday Gifts$20
Undead Kmiss
Day 30
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7Holiday Gifts$110
Undead Kmiss
Day 29
These Cards Will Get You DrunkHoliday Gifts$16
Undead Kmiss
Day 28
Heng Balance LampHoliday Gifts$43
Undead Kmiss
Day 27
55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVHoliday Gifts$350
Undead Kmiss
Day 26
KINGSBOM Waterproof & Windproof Thermal GlovesHoliday Gifts$26
Undead Kmiss
Day 25
Shocktato Party GameHoliday Gifts$30
Undead Kmiss
Day 24
UGG Women’s W Blayre III Holiday Gifts$200
Undead Kmiss
Day 23
Amazon Cloud Cam Security CameraHoliday Gifts$120
Undead Kmiss
Day 22
Bluetooth Wireless HeadphonesHoliday Gifts$100
Undead Kmiss
Day 21
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness TrackerHoliday Gifts$150
Undead Kmiss
Day 20
Baggo Bean Bag Toss Cornhole GameHoliday Gifts$100
Undead Kmiss
Day 19
Keurig K55 Classic Coffee MakerHoliday Gifts$80
Undead Kmiss
Day 18
SPESXFUN RC CarHoliday Gifts$46
Undead Kmiss
Day 17
Smart AssHoliday Gifts$20
Undead Kmiss
Day 16
Evo App-Connected Coding RobotHoliday Gifts$100
Undead Kmiss
Day 15
EnacFire E18 Wireless EarbudsHoliday Gifts$46
Undead Kmiss
Day 14
FujiFilm Mini 9 Instant CameraHoliday Gifts$120
Undead Kmiss
Day 13
Nerf N-Force Toy SwordHoliday Gifts$15
Undead Kmiss
Day 12
DEWALT 20V MAX 4-Tool Combo KitHoliday Gifts$249
Undead Kmiss
Day 11
Nintendo SwitchHoliday Gifts$299
Undead Kmiss
Day 10
Milk FrotherHoliday Gifts$38
Undead Kmiss
Day 9
Qwixx – A Fast Family Dice GameHoliday Gifts$17
Undead Kmiss
Day 8
Anki Overdrive KitHoliday Gifts$140
Undead Kmiss
Day 7
Game Of Thrones TankardHoliday Gifts$75
Undead Kmiss
Day 6
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2Holiday Gifts$1600 - $3200
Undead Kmiss
Day 5
Inventor KitHoliday Gifts$150
Undead Kmiss
Day 4
Fire HD 8 TabletHoliday Gifts$80
Undead Kmiss
Day 3
Long Hooded BathrobeHoliday Gifts$55
Undead Kmiss
Day 2
Die Hard Movie CollectionHoliday Gifts$25
Undead Kmiss
Day 1
YETI 64oz RamblerHoliday Gifts$60