Edradour 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThe malt comes through readily on the nose as a warm bread with a hint of sweetness. The palate adds a fruity sweetness of spiced fruit cocktail. The medium finish is mostly baking spice. Overall, a nice friendly, straightforward whiskey to just sit and enjoy.
Compass Box Spice Tree
Blended Malt — ScotlandTastedA bit floral on the nose. A shifting mix of flavors on the palate. Citrus and a bit of cinnamon. The finish is medium with a note of cloves.
Nikka Whisky From the Barrel
Blended — JapanTastedFruity on the initial nose, but slight smokiness opens up on the palate. Layers of flavor unfold, but work well together. Nuttiness and citrus. The finish is fairly long, with hints of eucalyptus.
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedIt's easy to see why this is popular. The aging has knocked off all the sharp edges in the flavor profile. Vanilla on the nose with sour overripe cherries on the palate. The finish lingers and that's where the wood shows up most, but without the bitterness wood can sometimes contribute.
Royal Brackla 12 Year
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandTastedLight plums on the nose. Slightly salty flavor with ash on the finish. Underlying it all, s mild sweetness.