Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed April 2, 2023 (edited May 2, 2023)Rich and dense. Definitely getting a strong pepper note out of this both on palate and the nose, along with smoked bacon and some sea air on the nose. Theres some deep, dark notes to it as well getting a hint of bitter chocolate. Theres some woody bitterness as well. Balanced well between sweet and smoky. A subtle sweetness emerges as you keep sipping. A nice peaty smoky punch throughout. Ham and some honey on the palate. Adding a few drops of water brings out some fruit notes on the nose, mainly a red apple, definitely accents the honey note on the palate. Clears the smoke a bit to give you the brighter side of the whisky, but also brings in a pronounced wood note along with ash and tobacco
Lagavulin 8 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed March 26, 2023Vanilla and bright fruit notes on the nose with a dose of sea air and smokiness. Has a nice malt chewiness to it, getting a mild amount of oaky tanin on the finish in conjunction with the peat and smoke.
Connemara Original Peated Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — IrelandReviewed March 18, 2023 (edited May 7, 2023)Peat and smoke are on the lighter end. Has a nice brightness to it. A decent sweetness too.
Highland Park 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed March 18, 2023 (edited April 2, 2023)Bright sherry sweetness on the nose. And getting some solid sherry on palate too. Ends with the smallest hint of smoke
Glen Garioch 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed March 18, 2023 (edited April 2, 2023)Dr. Pepper an plum on the nose. Incredibly fruity with a few honey notes shining through. Seeing some vegetal notes here too on the palate. A bit hot.
Glenmorangie Lasanta Sherry Cask Finish 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed March 18, 2023Definitely gets a hint of the sherry, both on the nose and in the palate. Decent honey and malt notes
Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed March 18, 2023Vanilla, some mild oak wood notes, strong apple on the nose. Decent honey and maltiness
Hibiki Harmony Japanese Harmony Master's Select
Blended — JapanReviewed March 11, 2023Wood and vanilla nose with some dried fruit notes, I can see the plum, a bit of cherry too. Theres a full bodied palate with some wood notes, a little bit of tanins, and some dark sugar abd molasses notes too. More fruit notes come in on the palate as it opens up
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandReviewed March 10, 2023 (edited April 2, 2023)Nose feels a touch brighter this time. Getting some vanilla and honey alongside the salinity and peatiness. Palate opens with some robust peat and a bit of saltines and transitions to a bit of caramel and malt sweetness. Finish has some rubber and leather notes that stay on the tongue
Kilchoman Machir Bay
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed March 7, 2023Bright and lively. Peat is definitely there, but its not a Laphroaig type peat experience. There's some significant honey and vanilla on the nose, a decent amount of salinity and peat in the palate with a little bit of honey and a hint of citrus. A nice moderately long finish that has some light nuttiness to it. Leftover feints have some sharpness/acidity as well as toasted wood.