Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask Matured
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedRich chewy dried fruits back up a gentle list of spice. hints of polish and leather add depth and complexity. All of this is followed up with a smooth, warming, finish. great value single malt
Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedFrom a sticky sweet nose filled with cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, and dried apricots. This bourbon brings out noticable vanilla and oak on the palate. The spice is expanded from the nose- encompassing fennel, all spice, clove, and cinnamon on the palate. The sweetness has increased depth from the vanilla and toffee of the nose, rounding out with creme brulee, butterscotch, and barley sugar. The finish is lengthy and complicated, lingering well after the swallow with a delightful warming effect and gentle white pepper spicing up at the end.
Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedFrom a light and delicate whisky base, the olorosso finish on the Dalwhinnie Distillers edition definitely beefs up the whisky. Increases in characters of dried fruits- in the form of raisins, dried apricots, and light prunes- and baking spices- cinnamon, all spice, and cloves. The body of this whisky is noticeably heavier than the core range Dalwhinnie 15, and is chewier and more rounded. This is a great example of finishing from the classic malts stable of Diageo.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThis light honeyed whisky was my first introduction to single malt, and it's hints of toffee, delicate cinnamon, and light pear notes lead to a whiff of heather in the finish. Easy drinking, light, and fun.
Monkey 47 Dry Gin
Modern Gin — GermanyTastedA beautiful, delicate, and refined gin. This offering from the Black Forest is an exceptional execution of a refined gin. From their complex balancing of botanicals, to their soft and easy drinking nature this is DELICIOUS. Soft floral notes, delicate sweetness, and a surprising Juniper body filled with hints of resin and bitterness. The nose and palate of this gin are so in tune with each other, and I find a dusting of spice towards the finish, this gin is an utter delight to sip by itself
Teeling The Revival 15 Year Single Malt (Volume I)
Single Malt — IrelandTastedRevival I, a brilliant use of rum casks has given this gem of a 15 year old whiskey lovely tropical fruit highlights that bounce off a solid and well rounded base. Hints of papaya and mango intermingle with coconut and condensed milk to build up to a lengthy finish of mixed peel and wisps of smoke.
Teeling The Revival 14 Year Single Malt (Volume III)
Single Malt — IrelandTastedFinishing in French fortified wine casks lends the 3rd of the Revival whiskies from Teeling has leant this otherwise tame whisky a breadth and scope that fills your palate with rich dried fruits. Sweetness of honey on the nose is wrapped with a delicate dark chocolate hint of bitterness. Hazelnut notes add a creaminess and body that lends the caramelised pineapple mid notes, that slowly trend into something soft and lingering. At 46% the sweetness and balanced body hide the ethanol, allowing this to be both rich and easy drinking.
Teeling Gold Reserve 26 Year Single Malt
Single Malt — IrelandTastedbeautiful soft tropical fruit notes on the nose. this lovely whisky is filled with delight. sunshine warms you from the inside while the honeyed floral notes dance. the finish brings out passionfruit with a hint of a mineral Tang. for a 46% whisky this whisky drinks like water. silky smooth and softer than a a cloud.