The Arran Malt 14 y
Single Malt — Isle of Arran, ScotlandTastedHoney in color, this fine malt presents with candy apple, mild spice, and layers of milk chocolate. The palate savors the richness of the fruit and candy while whiffs of brine and salt reminds you that the sea is nearby. It finishes luxuriously while you savor the complexity of this malt. The perfect dram for those who want an island taste without the smoke and peat. Club Taste 9/24/20 KM
Octomore Masterclass 08.4/170 Virgin Oak
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedCourtesy Kastle de la Kitchen First, this whiskey is not for the faint of heart. But if you’re prone to exploring all corners of the single malt universe don’t miss an opportunity to taste this dram. As you would expect at 170 ppm you need to cut the peat with a knife. It is thick and filling with chewy seaweed and brine. What then surprises most is the barrel sweetness that caresses the throat and smooths the edges of this amazingly full whiskey. At 58.7% abv, by all means add a few drops of water to open it up a bit and let the peat monster soothe you to your soul.
Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedCourtesy Kastle de la Kitchen Nice spice on the palate with cinnamon and pepper. Warm and caramel on the back end . Very nice dram indeed
Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedSpicy on the nose and palate with peppery prominence. Tangy fruit with orange overtones follow. Very satisfying dram for this price range.
Oban 14 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedA lovely dram from start to finish. Fruity, mild brine, nutty, even a whiff of smoke. Sláinte.
Alexander Murray 18 year Fettercairn 1999
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedFresh and fruity, mild honey, slightly grassy, pinch of salt. Nice.
Talisker 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedCourtesy Kastle de la Kitchen. As windswept, wild, nutty, and briny as the island of Skye itself.
Mortlach 15 Year (Game of Thrones Six Kingdoms)
Single Malt — ScotlandTastedAside from the GOT novelty....this is a very satisfying dram indeed. Full, jammy, nutty in the nose and pallet. Then a nice dose of seaweed and salt. What’s there not to like?
Speyburn 10 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedCourtesy Kastle de la Kitchen. A nice, soft dram with whiffs of toffee, and nuts. Some fruit and a hint of smoke make this an excellent “every day” malt.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedA Guild Club taste. If you want a dram of Ardbeg that is not just a bonfire in your mouth, this is a great whiskey. Much more dimensional..... with a smokey nuttiness up front, a coating of caramel from the sherry casks in your throat, leaving you with the deep warmth of peat in your chest. Crisp fall evening? Winter night around the fire with family/friends? Think Uigeadail.