Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed November 15, 2022Super earthy aroma, damp soil and moss. Smells green and alive. The ardbeg velvety richness hits right from the start, creamy and spreading the flavors all around. Heavy peat and spice, and then in between the initial hit and the tail that damp earthy tone hits for just a bit. The flavors are a journey, sweetness underneath the earth tones. The mix is a little discordant, but I still love it. Powerful, rich, weird. God I love ardbeg.The Barrel Thief
Blair Athol 20 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed November 15, 2022Smells positively heavenly. Sweet vanilla pudding and grain, rich and beautiful. Flavor doesn't live up to the aroma, but is still good. Cane sugar sweetness, super strong with medium thin body and short tail. As I drink it it improves, a touch more complexity, hint of spice. Well done, but I was admittedly a bit disappointed from how it smelled. If you're the DD want a whiskey just to sit and smell though, this is the one to buy.The Barrel Thief
George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon — Indiana, USAReviewed November 3, 2022Caramel vanilla richness, your standard bourbon hit. Graham cracker and brown sugar, a nice sweet blend of flavors. Good burn to match the medium richness, an solidly above average bourbon.
Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Whisky
Other Whiskey — JapanReviewed November 1, 2022Heavy sherry aroma. Some cereal perhaps too. Rich hit, vanilla and flaring into a spicy tail. Quite nice, balanced well.
Kamet Single Malt Whisky
Single Malt — IndiaReviewed November 1, 2022Green aroma, musty and mossy. Heavy bite and alcohol burn, floral and spice. More young wood, cinnamon tail. Interesting blend of flavors, not a fan of the young. Bitter dark chocolate tail, interesting. Points for originality!
Kaiyō Japanese Mizunara Oak
Blended Malt — JapanReviewed October 19, 2022Light wood and cereal aroma. I'm getting the same banana notes that Chivas regal mizunara gave me, I wonder if that's just what mizunara wood tastes like to me. Pretty creamy, light flavors but blended nicely. Sugar cane sweetness, pretty heavy vanilla, fairly long tail from the richness. Interesting and well blended, but that banana note will just never be for me.
Ardnamurchan SMWS 149.1
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 17, 2022Delightful sweet aroma, dark fruity and wood. Raisins. Flavor is very wood forward,minimal bite but a bit lacking in body as well. The fruit flavor is still there, just more faint. The wood is complex and musty though, very nice. Medium tail.The Barrel Thief
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2022 Warehouse 1
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed October 17, 2022Herbal peated aroma, interesting one that I can't at all place. Medicinal. Bright and mellow for a Laphroaig, same medicinal herb flavor that curves into green wood on the tail. Great body and richness, bright, and super enjoyable up until the very end of the tail. If not for that green finish it would be magnificent.The Barrel Thief
Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed October 15, 2022Strong, rich, fiery, honestly can't tell much of a difference between the regular small batch but that expression is fantastic so...no issues here.
Glenfarclas 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 15, 2022Standard Speyside aroma, rich fruit sweetness and wood on the nose. Flavor is fruit forward, peach and grape with some gentle spice underneath and showing up more on the tail. Richer than expected, tastes kind of typical but on the well done end of typical. Nothing exciting, but above average.