Ron Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera Rum
Aged Rum — GuatemalaTastedNothing incredibly special. Nice but not mind blowing.
Glenkinchie 12 Year
Single Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTastedNose is fruity and fragrant. Palate is sweet but also buscuity. Finish is quite long and a slightly harsher than expected probably due to the 43% alchol percentage. A touch of water opens this up nicely though.
The Macallan Gold 1824 Series
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedLovely colour. Nice sweetness from sherry and soft vanillas from American oak. Simple but very enjoyable.
Dewar's 12 Year The Ancestor
Blended — ScotlandTastedVery impressive for a blend. Has a sweet nose, palate is soft and fruity. Finish has that lingering pepper from the grain which is unique when compared to the smooth start.
Borders Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Single Grain — Highlands, ScotlandTastedBetter than I expected for a single grain whisky. A lot of bite at over 50% alcohol but still has a nice sweet flavour behind it. Tastes more in the realm of a strong bourbon rather than a single malt.
Lagavulin 8 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedReally don't understand this one. Flavour is quite rough and the smoke from peat is too intense. Even from a lover of peated malts.
Cragganmore 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedHoneyed sweet nectar. Really smooth!
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedOriginal sweet taste comes from the rum cask. Unique and refreshing.
Springbank 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTastedSmokey and hearty.
Evan Williams 1783 Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedFor a cheap bourboun actually quite interesting. Sweet as usually expected but has a lingering smokey character with a bit of bite on the finish.