Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed March 25, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: peat with sweet citrus, lemon zest Taste: pear, ash, rubber tires and light fruits Finish: long finish of brine, smoke Hard to find the rye, but a solid Ardbeg.
Kilkerran 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandReviewed March 14, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: musty, woody (oak), vanilla sweetness, almost a cola smell with some licorice Taste: creamy, pine, shortbread, citrus, smoke, peat, pepper Finish: medium with spice and ginger Great dram, spicy pepper with sweetness and small/mild peat.
Kilkerran Work in Progress #7 Sherry Wood
Peated Single Malt — Campeltown, ScotlandReviewed March 14, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: malty grain/cereals, vanilla, sweet orange and grape. Smells like Cream Soda. Taste: harsh, apple, honey, spice and light peat Finish: medium sweet finish with some burnt ash at the end The nose is amazing and the taste lets it down a bit. Young and a little harsh, love the Sherry influence. Need to try the 8 yr Sherry Cask Strength.
Kilkerran Work in Progress #5 Bourbon Wood
Peated Single Malt — Campeltown, ScotlandReviewed March 14, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: green apple, pine Taste: thin, light peat, barley and hay Finish: short and flat with some lingering spice that comes on later Work in Progress, but darn good. Young and you can tell it’s starting to get some character, but not there yet. The Work in Progress series are interesting bottles.
Kirkland 23 Year Speyside Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed March 14, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: Sherry, a little musty, cherry and sandalwood Taste: dark cherry, chocolate, spicey, tobacco and oak Finish: coats your mouth, spicey with Tobacco finish Tasted this blind. This is a good dram, but the quality doesn’t live up to the age. You expect more from a 23 year old Scotch, but it’s a great dram for price.
Kilchoman Fino Sherry Matured (2020 Edition)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed March 14, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: peaty, musty, with sweetness, strawberry vanilla bubblegum Taste: smoke, leather, caramel and shortbread cookie Finish: long, dry, woody with slight spice Tasted blind, good dram, once I knew it had a Pino finish, I picked out the mineral notes on the palate.
Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask
Peated Single Malt — Isle of Mull , ScotlandReviewed February 14, 2021 (edited May 7, 2021)Nose: musty, oil, peat, sweetness in the very front of the nose Taste: funky peat reek, tobacco, rubber and orange peel Finish: a little smoke and pepper lingers with the alcohol burn. Tasted this blind. Good whisky with peat balanced by Sherry.
M&H Whisky in Bloom Young Single Malt Lightly Peated
Peated Single Malt — IsraelReviewed February 14, 2021 (edited July 1, 2021)Nose: turpentine, acetone, funky, musty with acid citrus (lemon or grapefruit) Taste: woody, musty with mild burn Finish: short to medium finish, dry Tasted this blind. Wow, what a whisky for two years old. Really interesting. Worth trying for something different.
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
Canadian — Manitoba, CanadaReviewed February 14, 2021 (edited June 26, 2021)Nose: floral, wood (oak), dark fruits (cherry), cinnamon and licorice Taste: caramel, oaky and spicy with some sweet (vanilla?) Finish: medium finish with some spice Tasted this blind. The nose is glorious. The finish let’s it down a bit. Solid.
Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed February 14, 2021Nose: sweetness, cherry, dark fruits, caramel and chocolate Taste: cinnamon, vanilla and caramel Finish: spicy cinnamon, coats your mouth Tasted it blind. Great flavors and different than most bourbons. Solid whisky.