Jura 18 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted March 3, 2021Taste courtesy of Lord Shon I’d you are a fan of Jura (if you’re not, you should be) you will appreciate the complexity and lushness of this dram. Sweet fruit and coffee up front, followed by some intense maritime influence (salt, brine, seaweed, iodine) but still a cask sweetness throughout. Finish is long and luxurious, reminding you once again of this whisky’s maritime origins.
Aberfeldy 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 1, 2021TG club taste, 2/26/21 Medium honey in color, it greets the nose with sweet whiffs of fresh fruit, honey and toffee. The palate is not disappointed with more of the above. The finish reveals the nuttiness of the handmade oak this nice dram slept in for 12 yrs.
Kilkerran 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTasted February 28, 2021Golden in color, amazing layers of tangy dried fruit, caramel, and vanilla. Aromas of coffee and smoke emerge from a deep and fulfilling finish. Reminiscent of some of the finest drams from neighboring Arran.
Benromach 15 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted December 30, 2020Club (TG) taste 12/28/20. Whiskey Exchange WOY. Complex from nose to finish. Medium amber color noses a bouquet of citrus, honey, and hint of mint. Fresh bread, toasted cereal and mild peat wash over the palate. Sherry cask sweetness and rich caramel finish off this luscious Speyside offering.
Jura 21 Year
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted December 26, 2020Taste courtesy of Lord Kitchen” This complex dram has something for everyone. Fresh and fruity on the nose. Multiple layers of raisin, coffee, almond and caramel provide a palate full of sweet surprises. The finish pulls you back to the sea with a classic Jura romp in the salt, seaweed, and brine. Ahhhh....
The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted November 26, 2020The Guild, club taste 11/26/20 Crisp autumn amber color gives way to a nose of pronounced sweetness and a palate engulfed in candied fruit and the essence of vanilla. The unique toasting of the virgin white oak leads to a luxurious finish of fresh baked bread, cereal and, of course, more vanilla. The perfect dram for the Holidays.
Talisker Distiller's Edition
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted October 24, 2020Luscious, jammy, coffee, spice, pepper, warm, sultry, smoky, briny, caramel. Have your attention? The combination of the fruity sweetness of the Amoroso cask with the signature peat and pepper of a Talisker results in a truly wonderful dram.
Talisker Select Reserve (Game of Thrones-House Greyjoy)
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted October 24, 2020Spicy pepper and seaweed. Burnt caramel and candy apple follows, finished off with what you’d expect from Talisker....the unmistakable taste of the briny, windswept island of Skye. A great addition to the GOT themed collection.
The Arran Malt 14 y
Single Malt — Isle of Arran, ScotlandTasted September 26, 2020Honey 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, ScotlandTasted August 27, 2020Courtesy 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.