Talisker Distiller's Edition
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted June 18, 2021Pretty great mix between the smoky peat, a pinch of sea salt and a sweet butterscotch. Surprisingly, it shows to the nose as much as the palate and aftertaste. So good, everything in its right place.
Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted June 18, 2021An immense peat nose, but the palate is way less intimidating, aggressive. We're in a balanced world, between an herbal peat and a sweet wooden cask. Easy to drink, it rewards like a fine dessert.
Auchentoshan 18 Year
Single Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTasted June 18, 2021This one is greatly evolving. Right from the nose to the palate, huge apple odour that transfers to a salted caramel, vanilla, wooden taste. Very dry, sharp.
Springbank 12 Year Cask Strength
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTasted June 8, 2021The one tasted is Batch 18 - 50% bourbon, 50% sherry, 54.8% alcohol. I haven't tasted a thousand whiskys, but this is by far the richest taste I've had in one. The color is almost gold, pale yellow with a touch of amber. The nose is sweet and fruity (candied fruits, berries, grapes, even some yellow fruits) which seems to be a combination of the bourbon and sherry, along with a touch of peat. The mouthfeel has the alcohol warmth but not as intense as I was anticipating of that cask strength. It's sweet enough to keep a couple seconds. Once swallowed, the taste starts slowly, on the alcohol first and then it evolves for a long time. You get a first taste that just makes me think "leather", I don't recognize this taste, I'm too new to the scotch universe. Then it turns sweet, that's the most unexpected moment of the whole tasting. You get something of a dessert wine, vanilla and grape, the casks again I guess (this lasts in the aftertaste for at least 10 seconds), then it gets gradually to the fruity side, grapes, pears... never had an aftertaste that evolves so much and that lasts for so long. That's my first Campbeltown scotch and I am pleased of this choice!111.0 CAD per Bottle