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joaopmgoncalves

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  1. Hendrick's Gin (41.4%)

    Modern Gin — Scotland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  2. Ardbeg 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  3. Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 Year Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A friend of mine received this bottle as a birthday gift. On that very moment, we decided to crack this bottle open and give it a try. Poured some Jim Beam to a couple shot cups and here we are: Aroma: The aroma is very rich, with a great profile of vanilla. Just in the back, there lays the hints of malts and the expressionist alcohol, which I find a bit too expressive. Taste: The senses here find some spiciness, peaty tones and just a minor profile of malts. Mouthfeel: Currently I'm still learning a few things of bourbon but this is too hot either in mouth and in throat. I do not like this behavior. For me, it should be really smooth on mouth and only then it can catch 'fire'. Overall: This is probably my first reasonable bourbon. Not my favorite stuff but I'll just keep on learning.
  4. Bowmore 12 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Islay is probably the Mecca of whisky. Everything I've had from here seems like a God Licquor. Bowmore came to me as a big surprise. I've never heard about this whisky until it was given to me as a birhtday gift. Clearly, this is one of the best whiskies I've ever had. It's peaty like Laphroig, it's smoky like Lagavulin, but the presence of peat and smokiness is so smooth that it makes a whisky that you can recurrently drink. What makes it great whisky is that you can one and two and not be overwhelmed by the taste. The Distiller Score is deserved.
  5. Johnnie Walker Double Black

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

    Blended — Japan

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    For a 51% ABV whisky, this is quite impressive, due to the smoothness in mouth and also the flavor, which is quite present. Totally met expectations, best higher ABV whisky I've drank so far.
  7. Hibiki 12 Year

    Blended — Japan

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Disclaimer: this is both my first Hakushu and my first japanese whisky. Coming from tastings of Talisker, Lagavulin, Laphroig and other great single malt scotchs, I find Hibiki 12 a disappointment. The price led me to have high expectations that didn't met with the profile I was looking for after drinking other great whiskies. One thing that stroke me immediately was the lack of apparent sophistication. It had a profile closer to €20/€30 whiskies, not what I had in mind for this. Wrapped up, it's good. Just too far ahead from the expectations created by the price. This is the most expensive whisky I've ever had and far from being the best.
  8. Laphroaig 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Laphroaig Quarter Cask

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  10. Grant's Family Reserve

    Blended — Scotland

    Tasted
    1.0
    1.0 out of 5 stars
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