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  1. Penderyn Aur Cymru

    Single Malt — Wales, Wales

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Definitely a bit sweet with a sharp spirit edge - gingerbread flavor, maybe some orange peel, and definitely a nice smooth burn at the end. Pretty simple and straightforward, not especially complex, but this would be nice with Christmas dinner.
  2. Germain-Robin Craft Method Lot 55 Alambic Brandy

    American Brandy — Mendocino County, California, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    This is fairly light for a brandy. Vanilla and caramel apple scents. Plenty of warmth, a tingly burn up front but more of a pleasant warmth at the end. Not a whole lot of deep flavors, maybe some caramelized fruit flavors and some white pepper at the end. Perhaps a bit thinner than I would like. Tastes somewhat young. Grapes used came from the 2017 harvest, and I tasted it in 2019, so not much barrel-aging and it shows. It did make a nice Sidecar with Grand Marnier. Certainly quaffable if a bit forgettable.
  3. Forty Creek Barrel Select

    Canadian — Canada

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Smooth, baking spice like allspice and nutmeg, and dried fruit. Easy to drink straight. Mild finish, quite a nice Canadian whisky for sipping.
  4. Cappelletti Vino Aperitivo

    Bitter Liqueurs — Trentino, Italy

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Light Aperitivo from Italy - lots of orange peel and some floral flavors, only mildly sweet. Also, some Alpine herbal scents. It makes a nice dry Spritz, pairing well with crisp light sparkling wine. Sort of like a lighter version of Campari.
  5. Armorik Whisky Single Malt Breton

    Single Malt — Brittany, France

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Kind of a raw sweetish alcohol smell almost like a young brandy, but a fairly smooth taste that sort of reminds me of Irish pot still whiskey - malty flavors of light sherry and wood resin, with a slightly warming finish. Just a bit of brine and smoke - a bit of a coastal feel. Simple but enjoyable.
  6. Pyrat Rum XO Reserve

    Aged Rum — Anguilla, Anguilla

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Simple, straightforward, smooth. Very candied and sweet, flavors of caramel, sugarcane, and a bit of cooked plantain. No hard edges. Great value.
  7. Caperdonich 1995 17 Years Old, Berry Bros. & Rudd Single Cask 95077

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Warming with sweet spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. A modest amount of fireplace smoke. Sort of a creamy, almost buttery quality - rounded, soft but full flavor. What a nice unusual Speyside!
  8. Caol Ila Distillers Edition

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    (2010 bottling) Intense, while being smooth and balanced. Plenty of smoke scents, sort of like barbecue and cigars. Tastes like a combination of smoke and ripe fruit, with a warming and drying finish. Great, for those who like peated whisky with some sweetness.
  9. Tomatin 12 Year Old French Oak

    Single Malt — Highland, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Smooth and fruity, but also has a bit of a woody kick. Definitely can smell and taste the oak, but this also has a noticeably fruity flavor, like cherry. Warming and sturdy on the finish - it feels like a whisky to drink in a wood-paneled law office after hours.
  10. Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition

    Peated Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Powerful smell of grass and grains. Flavors are balanced nicely between sweetness and dried fruit on the one hand, and malty Highland whisky flavors along with some saltiness. Finishes with a strong but smooth burn down the throat.
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