Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Blended — JapanReviewed October 30, 2015 (edited November 26, 2015)It's cheap in the Hibiki vein. It's got a bit of that Hibiki honey, but it's not as harmonious. It's got some fruit to it. It's good neat, it's good with a big rock, it's good as a mizuwari. It's a gateway drug to the world of increasingly stratospheric Hibiki pricing...
Laphroaig 15 Year 200th Anniversary
Peated Single Malt — Islay , ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015 (edited July 12, 2016)Far more polite than the Laphroaig 10. It's peaty, with dried fruits. Wisps of smoke and expensive Harrod's candy selection. Really enjoyable and accessible.
Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015It noses like preserves, it tastes like fruitcake, and it keeps tasting like fruitcake. I can't believe it's Macallan. This is... either for the better, or for worse..
Armorik Classic Single Malt
Single Malt — Brittany, FranceReviewed October 30, 2015 (edited April 3, 2016)I guess it's kind of like a stereotypical Islands dram. It's a little whiff of fruit, a little bit of peat and salt, a little bit of alcohol... It's drinkable, and a conversation starter, if you decide to call it French.
Tobermory 10 Year
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015Toasty grains greet you. Light yet spicy, a little sweet too. Some oak either in the nose or the body... Long spiced finish. It seemed to get better as it sat, but I think I also got drunker as it sat...
Glenmorangie 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015Butterscotch nose, Sweet... dessert Scotch if I ever tasted one.
Balvenie Triple Cask 16 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015Noses like pears and apples, a little oak tone. Body is quite sweet, vanilla spice is notable. Muted finish.
Glenfiddich Select Cask
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015Glenfiddich fruit on the opening. Sweet, a little oak in the body. Short finish. It's like a smoother version of the standard 12.
Glenfiddich Reserve Cask
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015If oak produced syrup, this would be it.
Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask 19 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed October 30, 2015This is my favorite of the trio. Gentle scents of Glenfiddich fruit greet you. Going in, a little spice, a little leather. It lingers a little on the way out, kinda like wine, actually... surprise surprise.