Glencadam 21 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 26, 2021Fruit on the nose - first thought was cherries...smooth & a bit oily taste and some earthy undertones with a hint of vanilla. Subtle spice on the finish. Don’t think it’s much different than a solid 15/18 year despite it being a 21 but it grew on me as I got into it. This was first pour and will look forward to seeing if it opens up a bit more next time around.
Shibui Single Grain 15 Year Sherry Oak
Single Grain — Okinawa, JapanTasted March 7, 2021Just opened and trying with a cigar for the first time, so will come back again, but great first impression and nice compliment to a smoke with the sherry cask coming through nicely with notes of fruit and subtle spice and sweet smooth finish.
Whistlepig The Boss Hog VII: Magellan's Atlantic
Rye — (bottled in) Vermont, CanadaTasted March 5, 2021Wonderful cinnamon spice on the nose - full flavored and reminiscent of French apple pie - vanilla and spice through the smooth finish - definitely did not disappoint and will look forward to enjoying this bottle!
Royal Brackla 12 Year
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandTasted November 22, 2020Not bad - relatively smooth, salty and some smoke.
The Glenlivet 18 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted July 17, 2020Fruity on the nose - a nice mix of sweet and tart apple on the taste, a hint of cinnamon, spice and nice finish with a vanilla aftertaste. Quite enjoyable with a cigar on a summer evening.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Blended — JapanTasted June 24, 2020I think this just moved into my top spot for Japanese whisky - sweet and floral on the nose with warm honey taste and and a really smooth overall taste and finish. Really glad I picked this one up.
Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Batch B
Single Pot Still — IrelandTasted June 19, 2020Batch B2/19 111.6 proof - Buttery smooth on the nose and a touch of sweet fruit on first taste with subtle spice on the finish - started neat and added a drop of water to continue but really enjoying this RBCastle Rock
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted March 5, 2020Very nice - smooth sweet caramel spice - better than expected and one to look forward to
Compass Box Hedonism
Blended Grain — ScotlandTasted February 23, 2020Very smooth warm vanilla and creamy with subtle spice on the finish. One of my new favorites!
Bowmore 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted February 19, 2020Solid choice - lightly peated - smooth with a touch of vanilla - enjoy this one!