Glenfarclas 15 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted May 30, 2021Baking spices on the nose, caramel, a tad vegetal. The sherry casks come through strongly on the palate with sweet syrupy orchard fruit. Finish is fruit leather and pepper spice. Great if you can find it at a good price.
Stranahan's Sherry Cask
American Single Malt — Colorado, USATasted May 26, 2021Brown sugar, candy apple on the nose. Somewhat salty palate, fruit leather and cream soda. Finishes bitter and tangy.
Lagavulin 16 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted May 2, 2021Burnt rubber, tar, smoke and syrupy sweetness on the nose. Intense peat and cola flavours as well as some grassy notes rush into the palate. This is followed by an earthy, forest floor, medicinal sort of finish.
Hazelburn 10 Year
Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTasted April 30, 2021The nose is very fresh and aromatic with smells of ripe apple, lawn clippings, and pear. The palate is full and fairly zesty. Flavour notes of orange peel, honey and lemon. Medium length finish with a hint of baking spices.
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
Canadian — Manitoba, CanadaTasted April 26, 2021Bubblegum nose up front with minor notes of stone fruit. Quite a sweet and sugary palate, notes of liquorice and cola. Fades into a classic rye spice finish. Very flavourful all the way through, I get all the hype.
Bacardí Gran Reserva Diez 10 Year
Gold Rum — Puerto RicoTasted January 17, 2021Nose has strong clove and liquorice notes. Flavour comes rushing in on the tongue with heavy vanilla, banana and brown sugar. Finish is long and has sort of a peppermint note. Amazing stuff!
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted January 9, 2021Took some time to open up. Very spicy nose. Baking spice and butterscotch appear with time, as well as a fruitiness. The palate is a little syrupy and fruity. Some water toned toned down the harshness and brought out some nice vegetal and extra fruity notes. The finish is long and satisfying.
Arran Sherry Cask "The Bodega"
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted January 3, 2021What a great nose! Vanilla, red fruit like raspberry, brown sugar, syrup. The syrupy red fruit continue into the palate with an added sherried creaminess. Pepper and sweet baking spices are the finishing notes here.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Blended — JapanTasted December 28, 2020Very fruity on the nose, apples and cherries. Shortbread and pear on the palate, finishing with some baking spices.
Lohin McKinnon Single Malt
Canadian — British Columbia, CanadaTasted December 23, 2020Smells strongly of citrus fruit and shortbread. Crisp and refreshing on the palate with a bit of a lemon zest. Finishes with a light spice. Pretty nice for a young whisky.