Vivat Armenia Apricot
Other Brandy — Armenia, ArmeniaTastedThis Apricot brandy smells unpleasant, like paint thinner. The taste is somewhat better - there is a burn upfront and a bit of a harsh mouthfeel, but at least the apricot flavor is there in the background, and there is some sweetness. It finishes with some sharp alcohol burning sensations but then fades to a pleasant warmth. The bottle says it was aged 30 years - it does not taste like that, unless it was aged in metal tanks!
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedPowerful and smooth as hell.
Old Pulteney 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedFairly light, a little malty, a little sweet, a little briny. Good, but a little indistinct, almost like a blend of a few single malts.
Agavero Original Tequila Liqueur
Other Liqueurs — Jalisco, MexicoTastedSharp scent of tequila. Tastes very sweet, like agave syrup, with a kick of silver tequila at the end. Straightforward but smooth and tasty.
Tekali Licor de Cafe al Tequila
Coffee Liqueurs — Jalisco, MexicoTastedTastes and smells like heavily sweetened coffee. Basically the same thing as Kahlua. So, it's alright.
Tequila Reposado — Jalisco, MexicoTastedSmells light, alcoholic, a bit harsh. Taste is quite light, reasonably smooth, not much flavor, some sweetness. Finish has a bit of a simple burn, but is mostly satisfyingly warm. Pleasant enough for an off brand tequila.
Oban Distillers Edition
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedWhat a whisky! A noble, spirity nose with wood and heather, and a finely balanced palate of subtle sweetness, some brine, a hint of smoke, and a soft saltiness. The finish is so subtle but long, emphasizing the oceanic brininess and a bit of the sweetness. So much better than Oban 14. 1993 distilling year.
Hiram Walker Kirschwasser
Fruit Liqueurs — USATastedMild paint thinner smell. Tastes like varnish with a bit of cherry. Awful, avoid. Good kirschwasser is so much better. If you must, mix it with something (cola, sweetened coffee, etc.)
Glenmorangie 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThis is the old school bottle, different bottle design, at least 10 years open. Lovely mild but deep scents of cinnamon toast and dates. Palate has a rich, caramelized brown sugar and warming Caribbean spice flavor - very restrained though. Finish is buttery with just a bit of zing. That's the last taste, the end of an era.
Highland Park 18 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose like a mild Islay malt - except for the strong hit of sweet gingerbread. Tastes like caramel and toffee, with some salt and smoke like a campfire. Smooth and mellow. Note - this bottle has been open for more than ten years.