Tamdhu 10 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed October 23, 2016Trying to decide about this whisky. There is definitely nothing offensive or overpowering. The nose is good, with sherry present, and, with time, chocolate. The palate is creamy and sweet, but a bit weak. The finish is medium long, with oak and some sherry. It finishes dry and with a touch of bitterness. For the price it is good. If I had to pick a word to describe it, I would pick that terrible word that says everything and nothing at the same time. This is a nice whisky.
Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask Matured
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 19, 2016This is a slow whisky that builds to a great finish, don't give up. The nose may be a bit dull but the palate is interesting and the finish is excellent. Like a good blind date, the first meeting may be slow but by the time it's over you're excitingly asking for another one.
Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve
Peated Single Malt — JapanReviewed October 12, 2016Very simply, sugar and spice and everything nice. Yum.
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 1
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 11, 2016I like GlenDronach and this doesn't disappoint. Defintely let it breath for a bit and after trying it neat add a bit of water to really open up the flavour palette. Patience will be rewarded.
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 5, 2016Meh, and that's about it, a rather dull whisky. What is present reminds you of working in a bad office atmosphere, not only do the flavours refuse to work together, they seem to actively interfere with one another.
Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Pure Malt
Peated Blended Malt — JapanReviewed October 4, 2016Great aroma, sweet on the palate with a little salt and pepper. Finishes with a slight hint of oak and a bit drying. Leaves a lingering fruity taste.
GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 3, 2016Very nice but a bit outdone by its younger sibling, the 15 yr old Revival.
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed September 30, 2016(Batch 55) Well, after 14 years of marriage it finally happened, I cheated on my wife. Who could blame me? She met me at the door with a glass of sherry, a box of dark chocolates and a bowl of fruit. She was soft, sumptuous and full of life. The evening finished with some ginger tea served in an oak cup . I was a goner. She was not cheap, but she was easy (let the eyerolling commence).
Laphroaig 10 Year Cask Strength (Batch 1)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed September 24, 2016(Batch 008) Imagine you're camping, it's a chilly evening so everyone is sitting around the campfire. As usual no matter where you sit the wind changes and smoke blows into your face. The smell is fantastic, especially since you're frying salty smokey bacon, but your eyes water and you're blinking like mad. Now imagine that same scenario and you have the fantastic bacon-filled smoke smell and taste, but without the watery blinking eyes. Oh, and somewhere in the distance someone has sliced a lemon. Just one word....bliss. The only shame, your clothes won't smell of smoke...unless you spill a bit.
Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandReviewed September 23, 2016This is not an everyday whisky. Even though the nose and palate don't match, I really like it. The nose is sweet, lemon and honey; while the palate grabs you and hits you in the face with an oak stave. Then once the wound is open it pours pepper in it. If that isn't enough, it spanks you with a leather strap. After you're a puddle on the floor it finishes you off with more oak and leather. Finally, it lights up and there is a puff of smoke at the end. Addendum: Now that I've lived with this whisky for a bit the oak beatings have stopped and chocolates and fruit have appeared. The oak is still there, but more as a platform for the fruit. This whisky just keeps getting better.
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