Bunnahabhain 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedA favorite of mine. Slight burn on initial taste, but well rounded taste.. mild peat, a little sweet, and vanilla notes.
Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, CanadaTastedI tried drinking with ice first. Mistake. It had strong vanilla, then cardamon overwhelms it and killed the flavor for me. I've had WhistlePig before and enjoyed it much more. I was very disappointed. I cleared my palate and tried it again full strength. Just my opinion, but the extra heat made the flavor better balanced.58.0 USD per BottleCostco Wholesale
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedVanilla nose, light sweet taste with a hint of raisin. A bit too fruity for my taste, but it is mild overall.
Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedVery smooth for 50% ABV. Floral, vanilla, nutty, herbal.. Better than I expected given others reviews.
Port Charlotte Islay Barley
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedSalty, moderate smoke, mild vanilla, bit of oily taste as it rolls back in the throat. First taste has a decent burn, but mellows on second taste (still there though). In the end, it is a very satisfying dram that I will happily enjoy again.
Kilchoman 100% Islay 2nd Edition
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedSmooth smoke, a little grassy, good introduction to smokey Scotch.
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedNice smooth level of smoke and peat. A bit of bite but not too harsh. Caramel and vanilla notes