Balvenie Single Barrel 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017A bit of a one note. I prefer more complex flavors, but for those who want a reliable, sweet Speyside/Highland, this is a good offering.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017I was recommended this by a friend, but must say I found it disappointing. The flavors are not as well rounded or complex as I would like. Typical Highland notes.
Glengoyne 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017Good whisky, but a bit too sharp on the front end. The main flavor is biscuits and honey. A bit of a one note offering.
Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017Excellent dark chocolate and dark cherry notes. The fruitiness up front is bold, and the bourbon stays with you the whole time you taste. Wonderful, strong flavor.
Old Pulteney 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017Another great whisky not spoiled by a brand name. They spend more time making good whisky than good commercials. Full, rich, honest straight forward whisky.
Springbank 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017I love the story behind the whisky as well as the flavor. Wonderfully complex, seaside notes that I enjoy, and with each taste, layer after layer reveal a depth that belies the cost. Absolute must have for any Scotch drinker.
Highland Park 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017Delicious offering, especially for the price. A great starter for someone flirting with peat for the first time. I love the straight up Scotch flavors here. A real classic.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Port Wood Edition
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017Fantastically complex Islay. Laphroaig is not my go-to as far as Islay whisky goes, but this offers more depth than the 10yr expresion. I would definitely let this settle down in the glass before tasting -- especially when you first open the bottle. The initial impression is very strong, and the extra time to settle in the glass will civilize and tame this impressive spirit.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted July 1, 2017Good, bright whisky made more for mixed drinks than sipping. Fruity, bright notes make a great whisky flavor that stands out.