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Joe_C

I only review whiskies, and I try to keep it short and sweet.

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  1. J.P. Wiser's Special Blend Canadian Whisky

    Canadian — Canada

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    The patriotism in me will hand this whiskey an average grade. I mean, it's not liquid Anthrax or anything, plus everything gets an average grade with 7up. 😏 I'd describe it, but it's so fleeting that no notes other than dill come to prominence. Slainte!
  2. Amrut Kadhambam

    Single Malt — Bangalore, India

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Maybe I don't knows my whiskies... How do I enjoy this more than the average here? Not peat, but a touch smokey. Almost ashtray. Caramel. Palate plays quite nice - definitely some sherry there. It's sweet on the tongue. REALLY GOOD, like almost all Amruts.
  3. Paul John Brilliance Single Malt

    Single Malt — Goa, India

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Bourbon undertone. Spice on the palate and ginger. Bitterness on the finish - long. Wild. When it opens up there's plenty of granny smith apples. This whisky needs decanting then it opens up. Not bad, but no Amrut.
  4. Wiser's Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail

    Flavored Whiskey — Canada

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Followed the instruction, added some soda and a wedge of orange, and enjoyed. Pretty good.
  5. Puni Nova Italian Malt Whisky

    Single Malt — Italy

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Surprisingly good - I thoroughly enjoyed this whisky. Fruity on the nose (probably the highlight) with notes of apricot (allegedly it's banana), honey and vanilla. The palate is something that strongly resembles a classic Speyside - very floral. The finish is short with some oak lingering on the tongue. Not flawless, and quite immature, but I'm glad I bought this one. Plus I gots to represent my peeps in Italy. Cheers!
  6. Puni Alba Italian Malt Whisky

    Single Malt — Italy

    Tasted
    1.5
    1.5 out of 5 stars
    Horrible. Like Hiroshima with a touch of anthrax horrible. Serve this one to your enemies.
  7. The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask 14 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  8. Compass Box No Name

    Peated Blended Malt — Scotland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow... @PBMichiganWolverine @LeeEvolved and @Generously_Paul reviewed this well. Great spirit! I'm more of a smoke over peat kind of guy, and Laphroaig is arguably my favorite distillery, but this is outstanding. In fact I could possibly fool knowledgeable drinkers into thinking this is a bourbon cask aged Springbank. Picture an Ardbeg 10 that is much more mature, with lemon zest and black pepper. The finish is very long and complex, with ginger and brine lingering. The palate is incredibly smooth, though the body is surprisingly fragile considering the 49% ABV. I recommend!
  9. Bowmore 10 Year Dark & Intense

    Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    4 stars because I'm getting a good dram at $43 USD for a liter. A little pricier and I'd 3 star it. It's definitely dark, but intense? Nah. It's barely peated, with sherry notes abundant. The 40% ABV is palpable on the body: there's no weight to this whisky on the tongue. Throughout there are notes of orange peel and cinnamon. Good whisky for the price point. More importantly, where else will you find an age stated scotch at that price? Only in a time machine. Slainte!
  10. Amrut Portonova Single Malt

    Single Malt — India

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    This thing is pure gasoline - you need water and a bandaid with this one. The nose is cognac; port eludes me. The palate is definitely bourbon influenced - spices and lightly charred oak. Finish is somewhat on the bitter side. I'm a sucker for high ABVs so I like it.
    140.0 CAD per Bottle
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