Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed June 3, 2023 (edited June 4, 2023)Nose: fruity, dark fruit notes, coffee, peat and smoke all well rounded here. After smelling this, the vanilla comes out in the nose of the 10. Adding water brings out way more chocolate and coffee. Palate: a little bit of heat. Dark malt chewiness, prune, earthy peat and sherry. Heavier. Leather. Some definite smoked meat. Adding a few drops of water brings out the fruit and chocolate here way more too, with a nice peaty/smokey/phenolic backing, a bit of seaweed. Finish: pepper. Wood. Some phenols. Adding water brings out vegetal notes here.
Ardbeg An Oa
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed June 3, 2023Nose: a tiny bit more fruit and sweetness, a bit of cream, mixed with campfire smoke. Palate: chocolate, fruit, sherry earthiness. Peat and smoked ham. Finish: wood dryness, earthiness and phenols.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed June 3, 2023Nose: darkish, some mild peat and smoke, a little chocolate and coffee. A bit of malt and molasses. Palate: fruity. berries, chocolate on the end. A tiny bit of leather. Honey. Malt. Finish: not very long, a tiny bit of warmth, a bit of sweetness, a tiny bit of wood.
Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed June 3, 2023Nose: A-B next to the 10 this is brighter, fruitier. Getting more malt notes. Palate: way more lively than the 10, much more malt and sweetness. A slight heat. Some caramel. Finish: more phenols
Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed June 3, 2023Nose: peaty and smoky. Slight salinity, slight bacon. Theres an underlying sweetness. Palate: theres definitely a strong smoke here. Getting the classic smoked ham note. Definitely a harsh medicinal note too. A bit of bitter ash. Theres a mild malt sweetness underlying. Finish: slight woody bitterness. A bit of peat phenols
Dalwhinnie 15 Year
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed May 29, 2023Notes here are pretty minimal, palate is kinda shot at this point. Nose: bright fruitiness, mild maltiness Palate: berries, malt, tiny hint of peat smoke. Mild caramel. Finish: a little bit of barrel
Talisker 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed May 29, 2023Nose: a bit phenolic and oily. Wood. Caramel. Palate: moderate peat and smoke. Peanut/peanut butter, molasses, dark fruits, a hint of molasses. Decent but not overpowering sweetness Finish: slight rubber/wood tanin phenols, leather
Oban Little Bay
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed May 29, 2023 (edited June 5, 2023)Nose: light fruit, mild citrus, a tinge of caramel and wood (not having this out of a proper glass so nose is a bit muted) Palate: mild peat, very low smoke, bright fruitiness, a berries and cream note. Soft woodiness that blends into the drying finish. Almost a dark/earthy Sherry note. Hints of caramel, honey, and a tiny brown sugar Finish: mild drying and wood tanin. Smooth with a hint of fruit, a bit of phenolic/rubber
Laphroaig 7 Year, Reserve Casks, Single Malts of Scotland
Peated Single Malt — ScotlandReviewed May 21, 2023Nose: peat, some tiny floral notes, baked apples with cinnamon. Palate: robust, chewy, caramel, a hint of heat. Nice medicinal peat notes. A nice bit of sweetness. A little bit of oak. Hint of fruitiness. Oily but not as oily as i remember it being. Finish: lingering, a little rubbery and phenolic.90.0 USD per Bottle
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed May 21, 2023 (edited May 22, 2023)Nose: slight phenols, a bit of peat, slight smoke. A slight hint of fruit (berry?) from the sherry casks. A touch of charred wood. Palate: a strong malty note, getting a tiny bit of the iodine/medicinal notes but way more toned down than normal. Sweeter than the 10 I remember. A tiny bit of fruit here. A hint of oak here too. More flat than the 10. Mild vanilla. Really low ABV. Finish: not as lingering and oily as the 10, but still there a bit.