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  1. The Kurayoshi Pure Malt Sherry Cask

    Single Malt — Japan, Japan

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    A sherry-aged treat that’s not overly grapey-sweet. It’s complex and full with an herbal dried fruit flavor that’s rich and lightly spicy. The sweetness comes through after the oaky first notes and lingers with a briny tart finish that invites you back.
    Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
  2. Suntory The Chita Single Grain

    Single Grain — Japan

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Citrus, fresh fruit, honey with an almost tropical passionfruit taste chased by breakfast cereal grains, light vanilla, sweet toast, lightly maple pancake and light oaky finish. Smooth and drinkable with no bite. Breakfast treat!
    GALERIA (Karstadt) Berlin Kurfürstendamm
  3. Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  4. Booker's 25th Anniversary Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose is a charred campfire, color and body are thick amber. First taste is syrupy caramel molasses candy with a long fiery peppery burning finish that goes back to the campfire.
  5. Bushmills 10 Year Single Malt

    Single Malt — Northern Ireland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fairly thin, not much body or burn. Sweet honey rosewater ginger banana bread.
  6. Baker's Small Batch Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as good as I expected at 94. Definitely pleasant but not as mind-blowing my complex as some. Kind of dark rich caramel burnt cream smoky peppery jalapeño medium strong burn.
  7. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose is pure sweet corn, kind of heavenly. It's light, very sweet, buttery caramel, mild and almost no burn. Airy spun sugar, uncomplicated, smooth.
  8. Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt

    Blended Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice clear cereal tones with bright sweet honey water and light butter. A lightly sweet clear bright mild burn, golden fruit with a tiny pepper finish. Lovely.
  9. Hibiki 12 Year

    Blended — Japan

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Lovely. Definitely a grapey sherry finish. But overall it's got sweet cereal, malted vanilla, maple syrup, delicate sweet summer fruit and sunshiny smoothness. Paired with a creme brûlée it's amazing.
  10. Jura Origin 10 Year

    Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    This is really interesting- it's sweet but not in a toffee/vanilla heavy way, instead it's incredibly light like a delicate thin fruit juice. It's clear and bright, with moderate burn. The nose is off-putting to me, astringent, which knocks it from a 4 to a 3. The "hay" note might be right on. Not that rich caramel some have. Still, it pairs nicely with rich foods, cheese and chocolate because it's so clear and fine. Like pears and green grass and a touch of honey.
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