On the nose, this whiskey definitely offers a strong alcoholic punch that can be a surprise for those unused to such strength from a relatively lower proof whiskey. The finish is quick and dry, again rather typical for Irish whiskies. If you enjoy Jameson Irish whiskey, then Jameson Gold Reserve is definitely an Irish whiskey to taste. It bridges the gap between the lower end of the range and the higher end Jameson whiskies quite well, offering decent value for the price. [product:jameson-irish-whiskey-]
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey is made from a blend of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, which is made from corn, rye and malted barley, and their own honey liqueur. A unique aspect of Jack Daniel's is that whiskey is filtered through 10-foot stacks of sugar maple charcoal to "mellow" it out. The whiskey is aged in handcrafted oak barrels and some of the barrels used are sold to Lowe's Home Centers where they are cut in half and sold as planter boxes. Simply put, THIS is how honey whiskey should be done, unless of course you’re one of those whiskey faithfuls who believe that you should never put anything in whiskey besides ice. Not TOO sweet, yet still strong enough to pack on a buzzand most importantly the essence of the whiskey flavor is not lost in the honey addition. This is definitely one that I like to call “sneaky-good” because even at 70 proof it has almost NO burn. While this will no doubt be a favorite on it’s own, It’s great with mixers as well [product:jack-daniel's-honey-whiskey]
You know it, you drink/drank it and you probably mix it with Coke. Jack is the world's top selling American whiskey and that probably won't change for a long time. Jack is a Tennessee Whiskey and not a bourbon due to the sugar maple charcoal filtration of the distillate before it goes in the barrel. The filtration process removes some imperfections and really brings out the sweeter notes of bourbons. The aroma of Jack Daniel’s is thick and smooth, with strong hints of caramel and vanilla. The flavor is sweet and silky, like warm molasses. The finish is of middling length, smooth and warm, although with a slight fiery bite on the end of it. [product:jack-daniel's-tennessee-whiskey-]
On the nose, Jack Daniel's Black Label offers gentle aromas of caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. On the palate, Jack Daniel's has a smooth, smoky sweetness. One reviewer has described it as having a corn syrup note to it and I agree.Jack Daniel's Black Label offers a quick, sweet finish. Nice oak notes, a hint of spices, and perhaps a touch of cedar mingle with a warm caramel finish that gives way to white pepper and walnuts.All in all, when tasting Jack Daniel's Black Label it becomes readily apparent why this whiskey is one of the top selling spirits in the world. Quality, consistency, and approachability are the hallmarks of Jack Daniels and Black Label is the flagship marque of this famous company.
Hornitos isn particularly impressive, but it gives the novice sipper an idea of what tequila is like. Its pretty smooth, and is basically like drinking a shaker of black pepper. It tastes better than that description sounds, but that is my impression of it. There are better tequilas in its price range though, and while Hornitos Plata impressed me early on, I must eschew it for others Ive since tried. But, you could certainly do worse than Hornitos, so by all means if you are margarita mixing, consider this one. It sips pretty well too. [product:hornitos-plata-tequila-]
It was not strong on the agave and it was sweet. This was hit or miss on people’s palates. Some felt it lingered too long where others said it left a wonderful taste they enjoyed. Overall, it averaged to be not too bad really. Just know that it can disappoint. The beginning burn was a bit harsh but nothing we are not used to. Had a nice finish going down and did not make our throats feel like fire was streaming down. Ah the aroma was sweet but had a bit of harshness when sniffed a little too long. Not the best we have experienced but pleasant none the less. All in all , honey scent and super-peppery flavor, with some heat in the back of the throat. This lively Tequila would be best mixed with ice and juices, since it's crying out for sweetness to mitigate the burn.
Jose Cuervo Blanco Tradicional Tequila nose has aromas of pineapple,agave heart, and pepper. The entry is warm with palate of pepper and pineapple. The ending is warm with finish of agave heart and burst of pepper.It is much better than Jose Silver Mixto Tequlia for about the same price. Jose Cuervo Blanco Tradicional Tequila is good but not great.It is for mixing as it is a little warm to be a sipper. [product:jose-cuervo-especial-silver-tequila-]
The first time I tried the Hawaiian Tropic after sun moisturizer it was not the shimmer kind, but the silk hydration. The shimmer effect leaves a very shimmery shine to your whole body while moisturizing it at the same time. I do believe though that it does not moisturize as well as the silk hydration one. Though, it is nice to put on your body before going out so you have a little shin and sparkle to yourself. It dries fast, but at first is a little stickier than the silk hydration one at first. I do recommend this product. I like to use this one when I know I will be around people later after being by the pool. This really helps turn sunburns into tans (which is uncommon for me being fair skinned) and keeps my skin moisturized. This is a winner in the summer. This product has a nice shimmer to it and smells like papaya. The smell isn't to strong to where it will give you a headache. I am very sensitive to smells and this stuff does not bother me at all. Hawaiian Tropic® Shimmer Effect Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Lotion Sunscreen
This is what I’ve packed along to keep me burn-free at the beach and while hiking, and it does a great job. It absorbs without leaving a white cast and doesn’t stink like many cheapie sunscreens. I do apply every hour or so as a matter or precaution (I burn very, very easily) but in any case, I can stay out for hours without burning. I like the high SPF. As far as mass market drugstore sunscreens go, this one is much nicer than most. It smells good and isn’t too costly.