Benromach 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedThe Nose: first dark cherry, then cherry cough syrup think robitusson,mile peat smoke which comes across as overly roasted nuts The Pallete: Dark fruits as in cherry and plum, overly smoked/ roasted nuts, The Finish: short somewhat dry, fruity medicinal note, with a gingery bit of saltiness Overall it lacks some complexity and its alittle rough around the edges but it is still very easy sipper. This would be a great gateway scotch into islay.
The Epicurean Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTastedThe Nose: overwhelming sweet red wine, after spending some time with it fresh cut grapefruit, and dark red grapes The Pallet: slightly bitter and alcohol forward, delicate floral notes, butter, and some earthy notes. It feels very oily and creamy The finish: slightly bitter lemon zest, and earth notes, medium length finish My first experience with this blender and I hope to try more of their blends. unfortunately this one just isn't in my wheelhouse. It's good and I would definitely take it over your usual blended scotches.
Shieldaig Highland Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThe nose: salt water, medicinal peat, faint pair, and on the revisit I get a strong burnt butterscotch The palete: medicinal peat, briney saltwater The finish: very short, burnt butterscotch but not sweet overall it's very apparent this is a very young scotch. Its flavors are thin and it has a bite but it's definitely not boring. For the money this is excellent it will definitely be a staple
Connemara Original Peated Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — IrelandTastedThe nose: light honey sweetness floral, light peat The pallete: sweet, vanilla creamy feel, hints of cocoa, light peat The finish: short medium, light slightly smokey and tannic overall, I'm alittle disappointed in this one. Its alittle to light for me. This will make a good background whiskey.
Redbreast 12 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedThe nose: very dominate coconut, warm biscuit with honey The pallete: buttered toast, oily mouth feel, tart, wood bitterness The finish: short to medium length, oily, barrel bitterness Overall, a great Irish, super friendly. The nose is much nicer than the pallete
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThe nose: rich fudgey sweetness, honey The pallete: more rich sweetness, thick honey sweetness like syrup, a slight medicinal note, light citrus the finish: sweet, medium length and leaves you longing for more Overall this is a fine dram, it's like desert in a glass, and one of the most memorable scotches I've had.
Jura 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedThe nose: barrel bitterness,dried citrus fruit The pallete: mildly spicy, orange, caramel, dry The finish: short, barrel spice, faint bitter dark chocolate Overall, not extremely complex, easy drinker for someone who doesnt like sweet scotches.
Deanston 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThe nose: grape juice, floral sweetness The pallete: spicy, sweet, flat The finish: dry, medium length, spicy Overall, alittle to spicy, and flat for my taste.
Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedThe nose: floral, vanilla candy sweetness, and maybe the most odd note I've smelled in scotch... unripened melon The pallete: very light, earthy, hay, the palate tastes like a hay barn smells The finish: light, short, and iodine. Not like Islay iodine, very faint. Overall, this is the friendliest easy to drink scotch on my bar. I didn't have high hopes going into this tasting but it far surpasses some of my other easy drinkers. This one is going to stick around for awhile.
Cragganmore 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedThe nose: floral heather, honey sweetness The pallete: cherries think fresh and sour, a bland nut flavor, maybe unsalted raw cashews, honey sweetness The finish: medium to medium long finish, alittle spicy for what I like, salty and briney. Overall it's ok, this a decent background Scotch, or an occasional pour when you just want an easy drinker. I will say this is a pour where the nose doesnt give you any clues about the taste. They are two different animals and I like that!