Lagavulin 8 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed September 7, 2023 (edited September 8, 2023)A suprising and enjoyable addition to the lagavulin family. Very light in color, the nose is bright, smokey but with a lovely sweet note, palate seemed dry, slightly bitter with notes of toasted oats, campfire, and maybe pear. Add a few drops of water and things really get exciting! The nose comes alive with almost a candied apple note, and the palate becomes far more balanced, sweetness through and the peat takes a more complimentary role before ckming up big on the lovely finish. Loving the 48%abv on the 8yr. Wishing diageo would release a higher or cask strength 16! One can dream right?
Kilkerran 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandReviewed August 22, 2023A extremely well balanced, sweet, smokey and a lovely vanilla note. Cherry sweet nose, beautiful palate with spices and apple sweeteness. Smooth and suprisingly long finish.12.0 USD per PourThe Franklin Room
A Walk In The Woods SMWS
Single Malt — ScotlandReviewed August 22, 2023Beautoful, sweet and spicy that balances a few drops of water like a champ! A phenominal offering from the young beast that is Ardnamurchan Distillery.
Recipe For Success SMWS
Peated Single Malt — ScotlandReviewed August 22, 2023A wonderful addition as the Adrnamurchan distillery churns out gold in their fast rise up in the Scotch world. Excellently balanced peat, sweet nose and finish. Balanced and special.The Franklin Room
Weller Antique 107 Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed August 17, 2023A nice wheatee bourbon from the Buffalo Trace family. At first it was just sweet cherry and oak, but after a fee sips the flavors round out and the great cinnamon spoce on the finish really comes through. Was going to score this lower but it came around as the tinish had longer time to sit.DrinkWell
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed July 6, 2023A nice and spicy rye, with a soft palate, but great on the way down with spices and burnt sugar notes. Great for the price! Drank neat but would love to try in a old fashioned.
Craigellachie 13 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed June 13, 2023 (edited June 15, 2023)A strange and lovely scotch, lovely notes of honey, heather, barley in the wind and a lovely spice note on the finish. A great long and slow finish that is quite enjoyable, almost chewy.13.0 USD per PourThe Franklin Room
Highland Park Valknut
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed June 13, 2023A smooth, nutty, lightly smokey scotch. Thre to the highland park spirit. A beautiful light smoke on the breath out.
Paul John Peated Select Cask Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — Goa, IndiaReviewed May 16, 2023A lush smokey bose that has the makes of a cross betweeen laphroaig lore and glen scotia victoriana in a weird way. A lovely palate that is suprisingly balanced for a NAS indian whisky. With enough flavor to hold its own!
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
Single Grain — JapanReviewed May 16, 2023The nose is too sweet and has a slight nail polish hint. But the taste is much better. A nice and sweet palate that has a great delicate spice note that holds it from becoming too sweet.