Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask Matured
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedOrchard fruit, brown sugar on the nose. A bit grassy on the palate I found, moving away from the smooth orchard smells I was getting. Ultimately I feel this scotch smells better than it tastes.
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedVery floral, honeysuckle smell. Tastes very peppery and full. While not being the most complex whisky, it is delicious and VERY easy to drink. Love this whisky.
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedSmells of orchard fruit. Tastes of honey and stone fruit. Finish lingers just long enough. Good dram.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedSweet, smoky nose. Syrup too. Palate is moderately peaty and honestly a little harsh. Finishes thin too. Pretty disappointing actually.
Woodford Reserve Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedGreat, sweet nose of honey, brown sugar. Peppery rye flavour with certain herbal and sweet notes in the palate. Finishes long and sweet. Great rye.
Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedGreat value bourbon. Smells of maraschino cherries. Lots of typical bourbon flavour through the palate, brown sugar and vanilla. Finishes a little harsh. Still great value when price is factored in.
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNot much from the nose, cherry candy. Very rich and creamy palate, with strong undefined fruity notes. As advertised! Finishes very smooth.
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedGreat value bourbon. Smells sweet, charred, buttery, butterscotch. Tastes sweet like candy apples. Finishes fairly smooth for such a high proofing.
Naked Grouse Blended Malt
Blended Malt — ScotlandTastedVery fruit forward on the nose and through the palate. Strong sherry cask peppery flavours. Very good for the price, not to be ignored.
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedLightly peated but also fruity like a highland throughout the nose and palate. My only objection is it would be better as a cask strength.