Benriach The Original Ten
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed May 28, 2023Quite fruity. It is light on the palette, with a spicy end. All things considered, this tastes a lot like a classic Speyside. This lovely liquid is also quite fruity on the nose with a hint of cereal. I usually enjoy Speyside drams a lot, and this was one of the better ones I have tried.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Straight Rye
Rye — Tennessee, USAReviewed May 21, 2023 (edited May 27, 2023)Vanilla with banana and some smoke. Quite spicy and strong, with high proof. I liked sipping it.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select
Tennessee Whiskey — Tennessee, USAReviewed April 26, 2023Surprisingly smooth considering its proof. On the nose and the taste this is very oaky and spicy. However, none of these properties are too dominant and you can still get the caramel, vanilla, banana and corn aromas from it. Liked it.
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed April 13, 2023Oakier and smokier version of the classic Black Barrel.
Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandReviewed February 2, 2023I am glad that Teeling joined the game when they did. This one is from Dublin, and a lovely one at that. It smells and tastes very creamy. Vanilla and honey touches with a small hint of spice also accompanies this lovely whiskey. Characteristic of a regular Irish whiskey is here, however this one feels a bit more complex than its competitors. Liked it very much.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Blended — IrelandReviewed December 25, 2022This surprised me so much. Disclaimer, I am a huge stout fan. I love stouts. However, I did not expect combination of stout casks with our lovely Ol’ Reliable to be this good. This is extremely smooth, stout notes such as chocolate and coffee are very prevelant. It has a not too long spicy end. It is not a mind blower, but also a very good daily sipper.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed November 1, 2022 (edited April 23, 2023)Quite malty and unexpectedly smooth. Fruits and honey are predominant with just a bit of smoke. Caramel is also there. An example Speyside.
GlenDronach Original 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed July 5, 2022 (edited October 17, 2022)Imagine it is autumn. You are sitting on a garden, leaves falling. There is a bakery close by. Fruity smells from the garden and the aroma of freshly baked vanilla raisin cookies merge into one another. That’s how this one feels on the nose. On the palatte, this one is still quite impressive. Oak, malt and sherry are all very prevalent. There is a bit of nuttiness and smoke when it comes to an end. It was a great match for me.
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Tennessee Whiskey — Tennessee, USAReviewed June 29, 2022Banana, caramel, vanilla and lots of corn. From that description you can easily see that this is really not that special. However, price is good here in my country and I really did not mind drinking this. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask Matured
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed June 26, 2022 (edited August 17, 2022)Sherry and honey on the nose together with some fruity notes. Taste does not have lots of sherry, but rather honey, vanilla and fruits; namely apples and oranges. Has a rather long finish with some chocolate and leathery notes. Overall, very sweet and balanced. Really enjoyed this, especially the unexpected leathery notes at the finish.