Tyrconnell 16 Year Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish
Single Malt — IrelandReviewed July 12, 2021Nose: cherry and subtle cocoa powder with a hint of rose petals Palate: brighter than anticipated, with a tinge of chili spice, a hint of salt, and a lot of sweet dried fruit. Almost a pop of cotton candy sweetness before the finish. Full bodied. Rich and delightful!
Macallan Rare Cask Batch No. 2 (2017 Release)
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed November 27, 2019 (edited April 20, 2020)Rich amber color, light bodied. Nose: strong sherry cask influence, honey, sweet fruit basket, cherries, dark cocoa, and a touch of cinnamon. Palate: mellow and warming. Honey and fresh fruit, unsweet cocoa, faint hint of oak, mild touch of nutmeg and clove. Finish: bright, with lingering honey, mild clove spice, and ripe green apples.250.0 USD per Bottle
George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 25, 2019Full bodied, silky, dark amber colored Aroma: Vanilla cake, ripe apples, allspice, a faint caramel candy, stone fruit, a hint of oak Palate: fresh apples, vanilla spice, cinnamon, mild oak, a touch of caramel and a faint hint of leather. Finish: bright, hot, and lingering with cinnamon spice, tart apple, and mild caramel sweetness. Slightly drying. Long after the sip has passed, there’s a hint of caramel apple.Hamlet & Ghost
Glenfiddich 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed December 25, 2018 (edited January 2, 2019)Light honey colored. Nose: apples and cinnamon, honey and vanilla. Palate: honey and apples. Vanilla sweetness. Mild cocoa. Finish: the finish is quick but pleasant. Reminding us of the fruity flavors beforehand with a touch of oakiness. Nothing outstanding, but it’s completely inoffensive and friendly. An easy intro scotch for those new to whiskies or trying to bridge the gap from American to scotch whiskies.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed December 25, 2018 (edited June 7, 2019)Honey-amber colored. Light bodied and oily. Nose: fresh lemon and oranges. Subtle cinnamon and clove spices. Notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, and apples round out the aroma with sweetness inviting another pass. Palate: vanilla sweetness, soft oakiness, cinnamon, lemon juice, a touch of bittersweet cocoa. Finish: the finish is fairly brief, mildly oaky, and refreshing with milk chocolate and a good dose of citrus from orange and lemons.
Glenfiddich 18 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed December 25, 2018 (edited November 13, 2020)Honey colored. Light bodied and silky smooth. Nose: dark fruit from the sherry casks, raisins and honey sweetness. Orange rind, molasses, and allspice also appear. Palate: honey and bright citrus fruit at first. Oranges, jam, some baking spices. Light vanilla cake. A touch of dark chocolate. Finish: the finish is fairly long and mellow. It starts with a pop of honey-lemon citrus then drifts off into the sunset: more fruit baskets, vanilla, honey, and all that pleasant sweetness.
Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed July 18, 2018Sipping this from a rocks glass in a bar so I don’t have a full grasp on the aroma but I’ll give it a whirl - Medium bodied with a somewhat milky mouthfeel. Nose: some gentle fruity jam, vanilla, and malt cereal. Palate: vanilla sweetness, some light nuttiness. Mellow fruits appear in the middle brightening the whisky. The finish is fairly quick and sweet. There’s a lingering note of vanilla and fruit. A delightful little Speyside.
Johnnie Walker Black Label: Director's Cut
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed July 18, 2018 (edited May 24, 2023)Enjoying some JW Blade Runner Edition while watching Blade Runner 2049. Here’s some notes: Rich honey colored, medium bodied, with a velvety mouthfeel. Nose: soft and sweet - toasted marshmallow, vanilla, a pinch of sea salt. a hint of fruit, possibly raisins & dates. Some mild smoke is present as well. Palate: starts with some fruity sweetness and a touch of marshmallow. The middle grows more complex with layers of sweet tobacco smoke and some heat. The finish is long on this one- lingering sweetness from the beginning with billows of camp smoke adding complexity and richness. This whisky is tasty, complex, and rich. A thoroughly enjoyable blend - which I far prefer to it’s cousin the regular Johnnie Walker black label. The higher proof and slightly different blend makes for a more interesting whisky. My only complaint is that it’s a limited release.100.0 USD per Bottle
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask Edition
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed June 25, 2018 (edited April 16, 2019)Light colored—almost like vegetable oil. Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Nose: smoked BBQ briquette with a hint of molasses sweetness. Salted pork. Sweet peat and seaweed. Powerful camp smoke and charcoals. Faint lemon at the end. Palate: honey and some citrus sweetness quickly overtaken by rich smoked brisket and bbq. Dense Smoke rises through the middle and the sweet peatiness and seaweed join in too. Sea salt also appears in droves. The finish is intense, smoky, and unrelenting. It just keeps going with billows of smoke and it leaves the taste of smoked brisket, sea salt, and a hint of charcoal on the palate. This isn’t for the faint of heart or the peat haters. That could be said of ANY Laphroaig, but this one especially. This is an intense Islay whisky expression and a must try for anyone who loves these peated whiskies!
Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed June 20, 2018 (edited June 25, 2018)It’s got a light color like olive oil, light bodied with a velvety mouthfeel. Nose: honey, orange peel, squeezed lemons, and vanilla sweets pulling it all together. Palate: vanilla and honey are quickly joined by oranges and lemons. Some almonds appear in the middle to fill it out. The finish is quick and refreshing with bright lemon, and some sweeter citrus notes too. It leaves a little bright citrus and some mild honey behind. Nothing earth shattering, but a solid whisky, especially for $40 USD.
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