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  1. Compass Box No Name No. 2

    Peated Blended Malt — Scotland

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Spend a few minutes on the nose. Silky layers of balanced vanilla, smoke, fruit, and malt. So lovely and complex. Sip and the middle opens to even more floral layers of fruit and subtle cake frosting so balanced with smoke and salt. What is this magic? It pulls you in for more. The mouthfeel is pleasantly oily, sliding into a long, not too over bearing, peaty melt. My favorite of 33 tastes at Tampa Bay's 'Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot'.
  2. George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2017)

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    I wish I had gotten the year from the tarbender... but, it was magnificent. I felt like a 15 yr barrell came alive and wrapped its warm, leathery, tobacco, whiskey soaked staves around me in a warm embrace to assure me it's all going to be ok. I haven't had another whiskey have this affect. $25 pours at Victoria, Columbia, MD.
  3. Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    A little disappointing... to my taste. I'm not convinced the sherry finish goes with the traditional bourbon flavors. It's not bad ... but, not exceptional. Interesting because sherry finished scotch works for me. On the nose, it is promising where the corn, wood, and sherry come through in balance. But, on my palate, it seems unbalanced, with the sherry seeming like an over bearing candy apple coating. Some people may like this.
  4. Oban 14 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Better than, say, Highland Park 18. Pear, slight smoke, sherry, all balanced with the malt. Very nice.
  5. Highland Park 18 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Basic malt. Had to struggle to find smoke, sherry or peat. There are cheaper alternatives for this flavor profile. Go elsewhere.
  6. Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Honey. Orange. Light, fruity. Layers. Vanilla. Christmas. Really nice, especially for the price
  7. Redbreast 12 Year

    Single Pot Still — Ireland

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Round, bright apple, fruit. Both light and rich. Nice, balanced wood/malt. Easy to drink. Really delicious.
  8. Lagavulin 16 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Smoke, then iodine, dark cherry. Full body, nice finish. Lovely.
    85.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Good bourbon, with a wine finish, giving an added layer of complexity, as with scotch. Dark fruit, chocolate are added. It's good, but it hides some of the corn/wood notes.
  10. George Dickel No. 12

    Tennessee — Tennessee, USA

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    This may be suitable for mixing, especially around the holidays. The maple finish is overpowering on my palate, and I doubt I'll be sipping neat again. The remaining notes are not bad, but complexity is lacking, and out of balance with the maple.
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