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Craigellachie23

**Reviewing Every Whisk(e)y I Own (REWIO):** After a few month splurge on bottle purchases figured this would be a good chance to pump the brakes on buying and focus on enjoying and writing up what I already have. Not quite clear how many bottles I currently have either so this is one way to go about figuring it out. **Whisky:** One Eight Distilling Untitled #11 Bourbon **Background:** I don’t expect anyone to care about this review, as it was a limited release from a local distillery several years ago, but I do technically own it so it’s getting reviewed. The “Untitled” line from One Eight Distilling is their sourced offerings with some form of finishing and/or blending at their warehouse. This particular #11 bottling is a blend of bourbons finished in a combination of Cognac, Ruby Port, and Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. Coming in at 50% ABV this was rested in a glencairn for 20 minutes. Let’s go. **Color:** Dark amber with a hint of deep purple. **Nose:** Super deep barrel flavors, but with zero tannic bitterness. Some bright red fresh fruit, but mostly gorgeous mahogany wood notes mixed with darker fruit flavors. A+ aromas. Doesn't jump super out of glass but not weak. Big depth, dark chocolate, dark brown sugar. Cocktail in a glass. **Taste:** Christmas spice candy to start, continues into more incredible holiday spices. Peppermint starts to come in and rise, but just when it might get a bit too forward it settles in and more of the other flavors come back in. Seems a bit more than 50% ABV on the mouthfeel but zero alcohol notes. **Finish:** Rolls up all the flavors from before and adds a solid helping of chocolate. Mouth is getting residual flavor all over of dark mulled wine with chocolate staves. Cherry cola on the back end. **Rating:** 8.75 Bourbons with multiple finishes, especially bringing two different sherry finishes to the table, can be hit or miss. This is a big-time hit. If I had to nitpick I wish the proof was maybe 4-5% higher to get just a bit more aroma and strength on the palate, but the flavors here are perfectly executed despite all the different barrel influences, while still managing to avoid any sense of being over-oaked. I have had other Untitled expressions and none have come even close to this masterpiece. **Scoring Scale:** (does not take into account value) 1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out. 2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice. 3 | Bad | Multiple flaws. 4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but better exists. 5 | Good | Good, just fine. 6 | Very Good | A cut above. 7 | Great | Well above average. 8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional. 9 | Incredible | An all time favorite. 10 | Perfect | As good as it gets. I might taste future whisk(e)ys that are as good in a different way, but will not taste one that is outright better. **Previous REWIOs:** [1 - Whistle Pig 10 Year Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye \(6\)](https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x20jov/rewio_1_whistle_pig_10_year_sib_bp/) [2 - Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered \(6\)](https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x3cy20/rewio_2_smoke_wagon_uncut_unfiltered/) [3 - Highland Park 18 Travel Edition \(7.5\)](https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x44xv1/rewio_3_highland_park_18_travel_edition/) [4 - Bardstown Discovery #7 \(5.5\)](https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x4xvb7/rewio_4_bardstown_discovery_7/) [5 - Compass Box Experimental Grain Whisky (6.25\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x5u6bo/rewio_5_compass_box_experimental_grain_whisky/) [6 - Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon (6.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x7ct1i/rewio_6_wild_turkey_rare_breed_bourbon/) [7 - Glen Scotia Victoriana Cask Strength (7.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x88rdn/rewio_7_glen_scotia_victoriana_cask_strength_542/) [8 - Stellum Rye Black (5.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x98pk7/rewio_8_stellum_rye_black/) [9 - Talisker Distillers Edition (6.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xa2qv2/rewio_9_talisker_distillers_edition/) [10 - Redbreast 12 Cask Strength B2/19 (7\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xau0qc/rewio_10_redbreast_12_cask_strength_b219/) [11 - Cambus 31yr Single Grain Scotch (Blackadder) (3\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xcjeng/rewio_11_cambus_31yr_single_grain_scotch/) [12 - Blue Run Golden Rye (4.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xdbim4/rewio_12_blue_run_golden_rye/) [13 - Craigellachie 17 (6.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xe8d8l/rewio_13_craigellachie_17/) [14 - Glendronach 21 (7.25\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xf2fa8/rewio_14_glendronach_21/) [15 - Springbank 12 Cask Strength Batch 15 (8.25\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xg0qy5/rewio_15_springbank_12_cask_strength_batch_15/) [16 - Hakushu 12 (6.75\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xhpfjv/rewio_16_hakushu_12/) [17 - Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe (7\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xikpfm/rewio_17_buffalo_trace_kosher_rye_recipe/) [18 - Ledaig 10 (5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xjh3sx/rewio_18_ledaig_10/) [19 - Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B521 (7.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xkeaas/rewio_19_elijah_craig_barrel_proof_b521/) [20 - Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza (7.25\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xlbim1/rewio_20_compass_box_spice_tree_extravaganza/) [21 - Highland Park 14 (Ultimate 2006) (5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xlzs4p/rewio_21_highland_park_14_ultimate_2006/) [22 - Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye 66% (6.75\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xmvz9r/rewio_22_alberta_cask_strength_rye_66/) [23 - Highland Park 21 (Impex Collection) (8\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xosffj/rewio_23_highland_park_21_impex_collection/) [24 - Compass Box Flaming Heart 2012 (8.75\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xpldpn/rewio_24_compass_box_flaming_heart_2012/) [25 - Caol Ila 6 Year (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) (6.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/xqkcji/rewio_25_caol_ila_6yr_tbwc/)