Ledaig 18 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed January 18, 2023Review is pretty accurate. The peat is overpowering though. For me, after the peat, oloroso notes and licorice notes predominate. Some cloves as well. Decent but I wouldn’t seek it out.
Ledaig 2008 10 Year Cask Strength (Signatory)
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed January 18, 2023Rare miss for this distillery. Don’t like the flavors in this one. Lacks complexity. Just an unpleasant metallic note usually found in mezcal
Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask
Peated Single Malt — Isle of Mull , ScotlandReviewed January 18, 2023Good dram. This distillery always comes through. But the rioja notes are very faint. Similar to laga 12 w/o the lemon notes.
KILKERRAN HEAVILY PEATED BATCH #4
Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandReviewed January 17, 2023Second tasting doesn’t cone close to laga 12. Very off putting bitter note and butterscotch note intertwined to make this taste like shit. Not quite as bad as auchentoshan but in the ballpark
Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength - Port Cask Matured 2022
Single Malt — Campbeltown , ScotlandReviewed January 17, 2023Second tasting i can appreciate it for what it is. A port bomb. All of the other port matured whiskys I’ve dried are less port forward. This is drenched in dark port notes. The vidcosity and abv of scotch with the flavors of port. Licorice and less prominently berries
Caol Ila 25 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed January 17, 2023Second tasting. Ok. Very subdued peat, some sweet notes. That wood is coming through strong. Not my cup of tea.
Laphroaig 1998 21 Yr TWE Exclusive
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed January 16, 2023Excellent. Strong peat notes despite the age. Some woody notes emerging. Lovely dry sherry notes (tastes like oloroso maturation but that’s a guess).
Glengoyne 21 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed January 15, 2023This is the best of this distillery’s core range and it’s very faint fortified wine notes pale in comparison to even the youngest of the core ranges of edradour, glenallachie, glendronach and bunnahabhain. It’s shit.1.0 USD per Bottle
Caol Ila 12 Years
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed January 6, 2023Coming back to this after a long time. Excellent at any price. Complex like laga 16 used to taste to me in 2014 before i was more experienced w whisky. Reminiscent of ardbeg 10 somewhat but much more like laga 16
Maguey Melate Tepextate Agustin Guendulain Maya
Mezcal Joven — MexicoReviewed October 10, 2022On second taste vs Hermogenes’ tepextate expression from maguey Melate, this is interesting but inferior in taste. More interesting than good