Gammal Norrlands Akavit
Anise Liqueurs — Sweden, SwedenTastedFirst Akvavit. Dunno what to expect, but quite pleasant. Smooth, sweet, aromatic but can't seem to identify what it is.
Kirin Fuji Sanroku 50 Proof
Blended — Gotemba , JapanTasted15.0 USD per Bottle
Jim Beam Original
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedSlightly too sweet for straight. Honey, maple syrup. Almost no finish. Quite rough. Perfect for mixing. Can't complain much as it is low end.15.0 USD per Bottle
The Balvenie Triple Cask 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedFull of flavor. Fruity, mostly dark fruit. Vanillic. Smooth long sweet almost csramel lingering finish. A bit pricey for 12years but worth it.65.0 USD per Bottle
Johnnie Walker Island Green
Blended Malt — ScotlandTastedI didn't enjoy it. Not smooth, waxy, not balanced, toward smokey, worse part it is sourish instead of fruity. It tasted like a melted candle wax diluted with nail polish remover. Ended with harsh acetone notes. It is also difficult for mixing due to sadly unpleasant complexity. I consider it is pricey for the quality. I think double black is way better than this; more balanced and not to mention it's only half of the price.65.0 USD per Bottle
Nikka Yoichi Woody & Vanillic
Peated Single Malt — JapanTastedFull of punch as it has high abv, but surprisingly still considered smooth. Pack of flavor, vanillic and wood aroma, lingering spices at the end.
Nikka Yoichi Hokkaido Limited Edition
Single Malt — Hokkaido, JapanTastedGot it during my visit to Yoichi distillery. Initially I didn't expect the taste which is more like Scotch instead. Balanced woody and smoky, hint of spice. Prefer the Japanese style whisky; but but all means it is not bad at all!
Glenfiddich 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedGood value for money. For a person who prefer Japanese style whisky, I still can enjoy this whisky. Balance, quite smooth, wood, slight fruity but short finish.
Hakushu Distiller's Reserve
Peated Single Malt — JapanTastedSmooth, Woody, complex but still balanced.55.0 USD per Bottle
Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve Single Malt Whisky
Peated Single Malt — JapanTastedThis is the first whisky that I like; then loved. Which previously I tried multiple western style: both European and American, and did not enjoy at all. This changed it all! now I'm a whisky lover! Blame this whisky. Tried during the first visit in Japan; before the craze started then the price is gone crazy. I can still remember the taste til now. It is smooth, long floral aroma, and pleasant long finish.