Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose has a strong red wine smell with hints of honey and stone fruits. A small hint of salinity. A very sharp taste with a strong spice. Lots of roasted, oaky flavour with an almost citrus-y background note, which gets stronger as it finishes. Long linger and a strong finish.
Wild Turkey Longbranch
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose has hints of leather and smoky tobacco combined with very slight hints of vanilla. Flavour is predominately a corn-dominant bourbon with a rich aftertaste of sweetened cinnamon and vanilla crème. Very delicate but also full of flavour.
Dimple Pinch 15 Year
Blended — ScotlandTastedNose has honey and caramel with baking spices. A balanced and warm taste, with smooth toffee notes and a caramel cream. Short finish with minimal heat, hints of fudge and cream on linger. A slightly oaky finish.
Craoi na Mona
Single Malt — (Finished in Scotland), IrelandTastedSmokiness and charred wood on the. Owe. Natural and fresh smelling, like freshly cut grass. An earthy and smooth taste with smoky overtones and a citrus zest. Long linger with the smokiness retreating while the citrus comes out.
Ben Nevis 1998 16 Year Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedVery floral scent on the nose with an almost wine like aroma. Subtle hints of apple. Initial very floral with strong toffee and fruits coming through. Mild tannic and a strong apple-like linger.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedA very dense and heavy feel to the nose, dark fruity overtones and a creamy background. A very standard blend as far as blends go, easy to drink with a heavy molasses flavour. Strong smoke characters with a very oaky finish.
Auchentoshan American Oak
Single Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTastedVanilla and cream with hints of butterscotch and brown sugar on the nose. First taste is almost bitter but it quickly mellows out to a sweet and fruity finish with mild spice. A moderate warmth with a quick linger.
The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedSpiced plum and dates on the nose with heavy red wine undertones. Light stone fruits and subtle sweetness. Very sweet taste with a hint of red wine, almost a creamy feel to it. Slightly harsh to begin with but mellows out quickly. Short linger with notes of honey and toffee. A strong oak finish.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep 1894
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose is very fruity and sweet. Sweet corn and barley. Very sweet taste with hints of honey and toffee. Somewhat of an undertone of bananas and baked pears. Very oaky. Minimal heat but a lot of spice.
Bladnoch Adela 15 Year
Single Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTastedSpiced fruits and dark chocolate on the nose with a hint of caramel. Very rich spiced fruit taste with a dark chocolate undertone. Very smooth, minimal heat. Short finish and a lingering spice.