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Distiller Score 86
An oude genever that is very soft, gentle and really sweet at first nosing. Warming baking spices (cinnamon), raspberry, and hints of caramel glazed apple. Where's the juniper though? The mouthfeel is smooth and oily. A big hit of cinnamon at first, before moving towards herbs and into a more bitter territory. Some ginger too. This is a modern interpretation of genever.
Goslings Papa Seal Single Barrel Bermuda Rum
Distiller Score 87
Molasses, vanilla bean and caramel all shine through on the nose, along with brown butter pound cake and caramelized bananas. The palate offers dark brown sugar with cinnamon and cloves, along with milk chocolate and more vanilla. The finish showcases resonating cola spice, with molasses and chocolate syrup. Barrel #11.
Still & Oak Straight Rye
Distiller Score 81
This unusual rye is herbaceous and spicy on the nose, with notes of clove and sage. Allspice, rosemary, vanilla, cinnamon, and chestnut all come out on the palate. It's bright, lively, and light-bodied, with a little zip on the finish.
Reviewed by Jacob Grier
Distiller Score 86
Light and inviting aromas of white flowers, currants and dates emerge. The taste is lightly sweet with a touch of vanilla and caramel. Best consumed on its own to enjoy the subtleties including its fruity and and refreshing medium body finish.
Reviewed by Jack Robertiello
Wolves Whiskey "First Run"
Distiller Score 83
Milk chocolate leads the way on an otherwise herbal nose. The palate is zesty and herbal, with malted milk balls, toasted rye bread, and towards the back, black pepper. Hoppy on the finish with lemon peel and orange zest atop tannic, spicy oak. Intriguing though flavors are a bit jumbled. Add water to bring out baking spices on the nose and a chili pepper note on the palate; add ice to up the chocolate to a larger degree.
Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished
Distiller Score 88
On the nose, classic vanilla and sweet maple notes along with toasted barrel spices accent the aroma. The body is of average weight with an initial softness on the tongue. Once again the toasted barrel spices come through offering some dimension to the dram. The mild sweetness of the whisky tempers the spicy notes to a pleasant experience. Dried red fruits, toasted sugar, and oak notes are found on a bittersweet finish.
Reviewed by Stephanie Moreno
Caol Ila 22 Year Fèis Ìle 2019
Distiller Score 93
The nose starts on soft minerals and a subtle sherry influence, with mature wood smoke and cured meat. Classic older, more restrained Caol Ila. Fruity, savory and slightly herbal. The palate is incredibly elegant, even at such a high strength. Pleasantly oily, lovely fruity, and hints of smoke bacon, maple syrup and wood smoke. Salted to perfection, this is an endlessly pleasing release.
Distiller Score 88
The peat smoke is subtle, leaving plenty of room for other aromas. The Ardbeg Drum is well-rounded and somewhat creamy, with mushy banana, cinnamon apple and apricots. The creaminess exerts itself on the palate as well. It becomes a tad more spicy (nutmeg, even a hit of ginger), and there's lots of dry smoke and ashes. There's a sugary sweetness also, and salt, smoke and vanilla linger for a long time.
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