Old Parr 12 Year
Blended — ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2022Medjool dates Black pepper Lightly roasted macadamia Hint of grilled pineapple Surprisingly pleasing! Dry glass: smoked honey
Glen Grant 16 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2022Light Marzipan Some Apple blossom Touch of pineapple Popcorn? Light Carmelized banana Quality but sadly forgettable. Dry glass: lightly baked apple
Springbank 15 Year
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2022Perfect Craft presentation. Pungent Sweet smoke Grilled pineapple Deep old oak Weathered leather Dried fig Woody spices Butterscotch finish Dry Glass: A welcome visit to an older world.
St. George Baller Single Malt Whisky
American Single Malt — California, USAReviewed December 21, 2022Bizarre. White grape juice Asian Pears Plum Black pepper Sweet and then suddenly bitter Medicinal smoky finish, even more smoke over ice (preferable) Loved the label so much I’ve kept the empty bottle to display in my liquor cabinet… Dry glass: pear and beeswax
West Cork Glengarriff Series Bog Oak Charred Cask Single Malt
Single Malt — IrelandReviewed December 21, 2022Eeeeesh… Sappy Musty in the wrong way, almost B.O. Strong Artificial vanilla Mostly one-note throughout Bitter finish A pure disappointment, gave away 2/3 of the bottle. Dry glass: even more B.O.
The Glenrothes 1995
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2022Buttery Light honey Mint Menthol Spicy oak Bittersweet finish I had heightened expectations for this... sadly unmemorable, I preferred the 98. Dry glass: malt chocolate
Glenlivet 12 Year Illicit Still
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed December 21, 2022Just like the standard 12, but more so. Preferred as a 1 ½ oz pour to ½ oz cold spring water. Overripe Pineapple Bright honey Light marzipan Malty beer A touch more salt Chlorine (in a good way) More intense in almost every dimension Dear Glenlivet: remove the unnatural coloring, state it on the label, and sell this as the flagship 12 year bottling. The move will make the sanitized mass-appeal ‘Founder’s Reserve’ product finally make sense. Dry glass: Banana bread and plain bar soap.
Port Charlotte 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed January 20, 2021Rustic peat Winter chimney smoke New leather Hint of cheese Sweet apple and pear Perfect craft presentation. From nose to finish, one the greatest peated drams I’ve ever thoroughly enjoyed. Dry glass: beloved old books
Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed August 23, 2020Apricot Peat, but relatively little smoke Pelagic Sweet Pear Wild and intense Long finish Thoroughly satisfying Dry glass: smoked chicken wings (perfection)
Mortlach 12 Year "The Wee Witchie"
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed June 24, 2019100th note! Gentle sweet smoke Salted Caramel Medjool dates Beloved petrichor Old books Thick & syrupy Dark old oak Orange zest Winter spices Indefatigable, my soul is restored. Dry glass: grilled sweet peppers.