Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandTasted April 30, 2021It's probably not fair that I tried it next to the Waterford Gaia, but this is straight trash. I'm not going to even take the time to review this. I poured it out.
Waterford Organic Gaia Edition 1.1
Single Malt — IrelandTasted April 30, 2021For the age of these whiskies, I'm impressed so far. I like the idea of terroir, but I can say that it makes it overly distinguishable. Reminds me of a very light scotch. Nose: Honey, cereal, ethanol, musty cedar (but not bad, I like it) Palate: Citrus fruit, honey, cereal, ethanol Finish: Sweetness fades into a slightly spicy bitterness Mouthfeel: Buttery like an oaky Chardonnay
Milk & Honey Classic Single Malt
Single Malt — IsraelTasted April 9, 2021This is quite complex, but the flavors just don't do anything for me. I would not buy this bottle and I'm glad that I got a taster. Nose: Funk (it brought be back to Afghanistan...weird), malt, honey, cereal, spicy Palate: Orange, apricot, malty, cheerios, spicy Finish: Longer than I expected, slightly spicy, ethanol Mouthfeel: Slightly thin
Tomatin Cù Bòcan
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted April 2, 2021This whisky is interesting but it makes me just want something smokier. I think if I were going to reach for this, then I would rather have an Islay. Nose: Burning leaves, brine, vanilla, lemon Palate: Vanilla, salt, lemon, slight smoke, pepper, savory, Finish: Medium, slight smoke and ash Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, but overall nothing detracting from the whisky.
Whisky Works Glaswegian
Single Grain — ScotlandTasted April 2, 2021I'm torn on this whisky. Part of me wants to pick up a bottle while I can at a reduced price, but this whisky is almost sickly sweet. I enjoy it, but I don't know if I would grow out of it. I definitely appreciate a 29 year single grain for its uniqueness and it has some very unique characteristics that I haven't picked up on in other whiskies. It's best without water. Nose: Buttered popcorn, corn flakes, sweet fruit, Palate: Oak, candy corn, sweet fruit, ginger, sweet up front and turn slightly bitter. Finish: Lingers, but not to strong. A bitter white pepper note shows up near the end Mouthfeel: This is where the age shows. It is creamy and viscous and like drinking a liquid candy corn.
Glengoyne 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 27, 2021I liked this whisky a lot. It has a lot of the same flavors as the 12, but they are a little more refined and softened due to the age. It is an explosion of flavor. Not overly complex, but every flavor in it is done extremely well. Nose: Dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, toffee Palate: Dried fruits, sulfer note, chocolate, coffee, pepper, Finish: Longer than I expected for the ABV. Slightly bitter chocolate coffee Mouthfeel: Rich, soft, creamy, slightly astringent
Tamdhu 15 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted March 27, 2021This whisky is very well made, but doesn't leave me overly excited. I wanted to like this more than I did, but there is really nothing to complain about. It feels like a blend of bourbon and sherry and it doesn't give me the explosion of flavor from either cask that I'm hoping for. It would be a great whisky to introduce people to sherry. Nose: Vanilla, butterscotch, ethanol, oak, citrus Palate: Vanilla, toffee, orange, raisins, oak, pepper, slight sulfur Finish: Not as long as I had hoped, slightly bitter chocolate and coffee Mouthfeel: Creamy and friendly
Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted March 26, 2021This is definitely better than the original, but I expected more from the 10 year. It doesn't add much with the extra age. I'm glad I didn't buy a bottle and just got a sample. Still quite drinkable. Nose: Rye, cinnamon, baking spices, caramel, baked apple Palate: Rye, cinnamon, baking spices, caramel, baked apple, citrus Finish: Longer than the regular Bulleit, but still relatively short with a bitter oak that lingers Mouthfeel: Slightly more oil, but not what I would call mouth coating
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted March 26, 2021This is a bourbon that makes it on marketing. It's not bad and I would definitely drink it at a bar or a buddies house, but it leaves a lot to be desired. Nose: Caramel, rye, mint, ethanol, mustiness Palate: Vanilla, caramel, rye, mint, brown sugar, bitterness Finish: Short and underwhelming Mouthfeel: Quite thin
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted March 21, 2021This is pretty fantastically made, but for some reason I always reach for something else. It's not bad at all, but I find myself preferring non-sherry Islay. I appreciate the high proof, but I find myself liking the An Oa because there was less alcohol impact, even with water. Nose: Bacon, pepper, peat, brine, raisins Palate: Smokey bacon, pepper, raisins, figs, chocolate, savory, Finish: Long, slightly ashy with a bit of spice Mouthfeel: Medium to oily, slightly drying, alcohol prickle80.0 USD per Bottle