Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label)
Peated Blended Malt — ScotlandTastedMmm. Peat. Tasty, but it does lack complexity. I love the finish. Great if you’re looking for peat at a quality price.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandTasted2nd tasting: definitely hits you hard immediately. Pretty peaty. Strong Carmel at the end; leaves you with citrus. Again, doesn’t seem overly complex. Added water: really lovely. Much preferred. Really accentuates the peat in a lovely way. Can taste fruity notes in the beginning now. Can taste more vanilla.
Jameson 18 Year Limited Reserve
Blended — IrelandTastedVery, very smooth. Like everyone says. It comes and goes pretty quickly actually. Very strong Carmel and vanilla. Nutty finish. Added water: Even stronger nutty. Brings out some smoke!! After-taste is different, can’t put my finger on it.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
Peated Blended Malt — JapanTastedVery pleasantly surprised by the complexity. Almost a little spicy. Great finish. First entry into Japanese whiskey.
Longrow 14 Year Sherry Cask Matured
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTastedThis taught me that I don’t think I love sherry finishes. Very sweet. Tastes of Carmel. Not my favorite, but I can definitely respect it.
Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedIncredible. Such a great nose, and elegant finish. Just the right amount of peat. One of my favorite whiskeys of all time.
Octomore 06.1/167 Scottish Barley
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedWow. Peat. One of the peatiest scotches in the world. And you can tell. Not much there in complexity honestly. I just absolutely love it.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedDelightful. Surprisingly smooth. Not as much flavor at the nose. I smell sugar and sweat. I taste oils and florals at beginning. Then cherry and vanilla comes is wonderfully. I don’t love lingering taste, I’d describe it as oily and buttery.
Lagavulin 16 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedSo smooth! I can’t believe it. Everything is very subtle. I can taste oily and peat (obviously). Light body. Lower-ish rating is because no flavor really stands out. But solid. Would be great with food.
Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedOooh. Interesting. Is this what a Rye tastes like? This is my first one. Can’t say I like it. I know now what “spicy” feels like. Aroma: Smells like honey, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate. Spice rides through entire drink. Biting, thin spice pops up immediately and doesn’t go away. Very simple. Nothing happens at the end. Very thin. But I sipped it with 2/3 coke and it was real nice.20.0 USD per Bottle