That Boutique-y Whisky Company Three Ships 6 Year
Single Malt — South AfricaTasted July 14, 2021First taste of this as part of World of Whisky Advent Calendar from last Christmas (yes I am slowly working my way through the 24 drams!)- had to look it up and surprised it is from South Africa. Lovely honey color. Definite sweet sherry on the nose. Spicy and sweet on first sip. Caramel plums hint of clove and a good toast. Opens up with a couple of drops of water. Long finish. Hope the distiller app group gets to try this dram!
The Sassenach Blended Scotch
Blended — ScotlandTasted June 23, 2021Had this shipped from Scotland! Outlander fan!! Light straw color. Tasted it neat. Nose first of prune and honey caramel with allspice. Did not sense any peat. First sip was peaches and cinnamon some cloves vanilla. Long finish worth the price. Look for it when it arrives in the USA.
Kavalan Podium Single Malt
Single Malt — TaiwanTasted February 23, 2021Very nice color. First sniff gave honey caramel spicy fruit. First sip a little oily with pepper raisins plums. A bit hot at first with long finish. First try of Kavalan, the Podium is not available in the US. Will definitely look for the others at the local well stocked liquor store
Copper Dog Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted November 27, 2020Very light amber color, some citrus and honey on the nose. Sweet first taste with more honey notes with some pleasant burn for a few seconds. Not sure if I would buy a bottle!
Mezcal Joven — Oaxaca , MexicoTasted August 15, 2020Don’t taste mezcal much but this is an amazing liquor! The smoke is so different from that in Scotch. Smooth easy drinking. Try to find it. You won’t be disappointed!!
Highland Park 18 Year Viking Pride
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted July 16, 2020Wow. What a wonderful dram! A better iteration of this great producer. Sherry prunes raisin and a bit of peat on the nose. First sip is sweetish taste of fig almonds. A little astringent and long finish. A favorite from now on!
Glengoyne 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted July 3, 2020Huge whiff of alcohol first followed by slight honey and citrus. First sip a bit spicy, opens up with adding a little bit of water making it sweeter with toasted almonds vanilla some peat.
The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted January 25, 2020Nose of orange zest with a hint of peat. Palate of almonds orange and some burnt caramel. Long smooth finish. Very good every occasion whisky.
Auchentoshan 12 Year
Single Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTasted January 4, 2020Nose of caramel and some dark fruit? First sip shows a little honey and toasted almonds. A few drops of water opens and smooths it out. Very drinkable.
Nomad Outland Blended Whisky
Blended — (aged for some time in Spain), ScotlandTasted September 10, 2019Bought a 50ml bottle to taste after touring the Bodega Top Pepe in Jerez out of curiosity. Very nice nose of raisins, vanilla almonds. Smooth on palate with dried figs and PX sherry. Will definitely try to find a full bottle to pack away to bring before leaving Spain since it is not available in the States.