The Devil's Own Gold Rum
Gold Rum — Oregon, USATastedMy first rum outside of a mixed drink. Locally sourced, created in the backwoods of the Southern Oregon Coast. Smooth, sweet, hint of carmel and honey. My mind goes to bourbon upon tasting, but quickly stops as the sweetness is more sugar and honey than corn. Delicious in its own rummish way. Overall, I would highly recommend at least a try.8.75 USD per Pour7 Devils Brewing Co.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
Peated Blended Malt — JapanTastedHas a pretty fumey nose, thick body, with a juicy, fruity palate. Hint of nuttiness, full flavor, and slight peat. Tastes like a scotch, and its fairly classic.
Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedOily, bright, spicy, peaty, citrucy, clean, wow. One of my favorite scotch experiences yet, up there with Lagavulin 16 even. This is a necessity to have.
Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedUnique! Bright, strong, green apple, sour fruit, so good. It butns more than usual. From Islay but nothing like what you would think. Slight peatiness on the swallow, but it is overpowered by the granny smith.
The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedAmazing scotch, this is the standard of what I think of when I think of scotch. Spiced and sweet, light but thick, nice burn but sorta smooth. Full of blessed contradictions.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedLight, bright, nutty, slight vanilla. Has a sweet, fruity taste that I am having trouble placing. Overall delicious but not my personal favorite.
Talisker 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedAs with Laphroaig and Lagavulin, the peatiness takes the prominent position. However, sweet and saltiness joins the party as the passengers. Gives you the beautiful illusion that you are in Shore Acres during a storm warning next to a bonfire.
Laphroaig 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedPeat that rivals Lagavulin itself. It is a good mix of fumey and smokey, with that campfire taste taking prominence. It is thicker than some, with a little bit of light honey and vanilla in the profile.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Port Cask Finish 14 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted"Damn that's smooth" was my first thought. Amazing, mild and flavorful at the same time, woody, with some berry notes. You get the strength in the swallow, with a hint of peat.
Oban 14 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedA classic scotch with some stonefruit hints. Bright, good burn, woth a peaty swallow. Little thickness, but thinner than the truly thick scotches.