Teerenpeli KULO 7 Year Old Single Malt
Single Malt — FinlandReviewed May 18, 2023 (edited May 19, 2023)Nose: Strong earthy sherry notes, mild licorice, some woodiness. A hint of caramely malt Palate: Some really strong earthiness, dries into oak. Some strong/sweet sherry here too. Fruity but in like a fruit peel/pomace kind of way. Finish: tiny bit of astringent malt, and a bit of drying oak. Lingering fruit sharpness
High West Campfire (Discontinued)
Blended American Whiskey — (bottled in Utah), Multiple CountriesReviewed May 12, 2023Nose: peat, smoke, vanilla, molasses, Palate: slight peat, vanilla, a hint of smoke. Molasses, oak, a mild cherry. A bit of rye spice Finish: mild phenols, oak tanins
High West Double Rye
Rye — (bottled in) Utah, USAReviewed May 12, 2023Nose: can see the anise here, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg Palate: fruity, chewy, a little bit spicy. There's a note that i can only describe as Glenlivet-y. Finish: full bodied yet a little thin, oaky.
Michter's Small Batch KY Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — USAReviewed May 12, 2023Nose: dusty corn, a slight vanilla, oak Palate: cherry, vanilla, maybe slight cherry blossom or honeysuckle definitely a floral note. A tiny bit of cinnamon/baking spice. Finish: some cherry and wood. Smooth, not lingering super long.
Jefferson's Reserve Very Old Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed May 12, 2023Nose: some fresh mint, candied orange, Palate: a very strong dry woodiness. A dusty corn note. Slight molasses. Very smooth with a hint of heat. A tiny nuttiness. Finish: drying and mildly woody.
McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt
American Single Malt — Oregon, USAReviewed May 11, 2023 (edited May 12, 2023)Nose: peat, some slight bacon fat. Palate: less viscous than the cask strength. Peat is balanced well with the malt notes. Has mild salinity, a strong full mouthfeel. there's some more sweetness here. This is a much more well rounded expression (at least compared to the cask strength from Tuesday). Actually love this. Some small notes of brown sugar. There's some mild salinty, and a tiny bit of meatyness à la ardbeg Finish: some barrel char, wood tanin, mild peat phenols.
McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Single Barrel (1/9/20)
American Single Malt — Oregon , USAReviewed May 9, 2023 (edited May 11, 2023)8/13/21. 55.95% ABV; 111.9 proof; Barrel 708 Nose: initially a salty buttery popcorn, some peat, salted caramel. Maybe a tiny hint of plum or dark fruits. Palate: initial hit is a mix of smoke, sweetness, and wood. Does have a solid viscosity. Peat comes out more as you sip, its a strong earthy note. Peat here, while strong, is a very different experience from islay peat. This is a distinctively stronger decomposition notes. Adding a decent amount of water tones down some of the harsher peat decay and brings out the barrel and malt notes more. Definitely get more caramel, toffee, and butterscotch here. And a tinge of something brighter, not quite a citrus but something mildly floral. Finish: woody and peat oily. Woodier once water is added
Laphroaig PX Cask
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed May 7, 2023Color: looks like a burgandy or pinot noir. Nose: complex, peat smoke hits first. Followed by a sherry fruit note. Dried fruit, raisin/cranberry. Maybe a hint of strawberry? Palate: this is beautiful, sherry hits big and strong, a beautiful fruitiness that gently gives way to classic Laphroaig notes. Some strong woodiness, a decent peatiness. Its sweet. Sherry is an earthy character. Finish: some wood tanin, and dried fruit.100.0 USD per Bottle
Laphroaig 7 Year, Reserve Casks, Single Malts of Scotland
Peated Single Malt — ScotlandReviewed May 7, 2023Nose: sharper, more aggressive nose than I remember the 10 being, much stronger peat phenols, smells incredibly oily. Salty, slightly metallic/copper but not in a bad way. Medicinal. Palate: full of energy. Strong vegetal peat notes that blend into a smokiness, the peat feels more intense than in the 10. A bit Earthy. There is some mild caramel, brown sugar, and malt sweetness, but definitely sits back a bit. Finish: peat phenols and a hint of sugar. Some malt chewiness and some rubber.90.0 USD per Bottle
Lagavulin Distillers Edition (2023 Release)
Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed May 5, 2023 (edited May 6, 2023)Nose: raisin and some dark rich fruit. some solid meaty smokiness, a salinity, a moderate peat earthiness. Mild carame Palate: PX sherry cask brings a strong sticky dark fruit on the front. Balanced impeccably with the peat and smoke notes. Peat and smoke are not small by any means, but incredibly smooth and gentle. Ends with a smooth but pronounced salinity. A solid malt note too. Finish: sherry is strong here. Mild phenols, a tiny bit of rubber. A bit of wood. Thanks for sharing your goodbye bottle John!