Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
Peated Blended Malt — JapanTastedY’know, it’s not as bad as I once remembered. Really it’s just a nice whiskey without a lot going on. Simple one note and not much to follow. A little sweet maybe. I’ll hit this bottle rarely.
Widow Jane 10 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — USATastedI’m not a big bourbon guy, I prefer scotch, but I really enjoy this bourbon. It’s slick and sweet, yummy and fun on a Tuesday after dinner. PS after having a bit more of this deliciousness, I have upped my rating to 4.0 stars. Yum.
Glenfarclas 17 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedOne of my favorites, smooth and caramelly.
Glengoyne 15 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedI enjoyed this. Kind of sweet.
The Glenrothes Peated Cask Reserve
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedYeah the weak reviews here are unfortunately accurate. Not really peat and just not really enjoyable. Had this at my monthly scotch tasting.
Widow Jane AGED 10 YEARS
Bourbon — Brooklyn, USATastedThis is a better bourbon. Very smooth, almost syrupy and sweet with vanilla and caramel. I enjoyed this with my wife and son on a quiet stay-at-home Saturday night.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedHeavenly. A tiny bit sweet, this stuff is delicious. Worthy of a special occasion, great for a regular Saturday night too. This really has an advantage over other Islays I’ve had and enjoyed. This one is a repeater.
Rúa American Single Malt
American Single Malt — North Carolina, USATastedYou know what? This is yummy and rich but I can see how you could get tired of it quickly. I called it the “Thanksgiving Whiskey” because I caught notes of cinnamon and sweet potato.
Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt
Single Malt — IrelandTastedHad this delicious whiskey at our monthly tasting and it won against 4 other Irish whiskeys. Delicious.