Peated Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted September 16, 2022Loads of smoke on the nose, brine, and some light fruit. On the palette it's light fruit, smoke, peat, leather, some mild honey, and brine. The finish is too short, brine, and warm.
Lagavulin 8 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted September 4, 2022On the nose it's seawater, brine, mint, and candy. The palette is salty, licorice, dates/raisins, cream, and mild peat smoke. The finish is warm, peaty, peppery, with raisins.
J.P. Wiser's Deluxe
Canadian — CanadaTasted September 4, 2022Very mild nose, caramel and apple. The palette is very smooth, corn liquor sweet, rye adds spice and sharpness. There's some light fruit, pear/sweet apple? The finish is long, spicy, and warm. Surprisingly good. Water does not improve this.
Glenfiddich 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted August 9, 2022The nose is almonds, and sage. More nuts, fruits, sweetness, sherry, bourbon, and quite rich with slight wood on the palate. The finish is warm, long, sweet, and spicy.
Crown Royal Deluxe
Canadian — Manitoba, CanadaTasted July 5, 2022The nose is vanilla, sweet, caramel, pears, and alcohol. The palate is smooth, spicy, cloves, sweet, zesty, vanilla, fruity, (light fruits, pear, apple, white grape), tobacco, over-ripe banana. The finish is sweet, spicy, smooth, caramel, leather, and medium long. Definite corn liquor sweetness, bourbon notes.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Peated Blend — ScotlandTasted June 30, 2022The nose is very mild, sweet, floral hints. Smooth, slightly peaty, and slightly smokey. I get vanilla, almonds, mild walnut, some dark fruits, as in dates or figs. There's a bit of zest, spice, and citrus as well. The finish is medium long, and sweet. This is by far, my favorite Johnnie Walker scotch. Very drinkable, but for a blended whisky, fairly expensive. For the money, I'll drink single malt from Orkney.70.0 CAD per Bottle
Crown Royal Black
Canadian — Manitoba, CanadaTasted May 21, 2022The nose is sweet with dark fruits, banana bread, and caramel. The palate is rye spice, corn sweet. Some nice oak, there's more bourbon sweet than spice, dark fruits, caramel candy, and red licorice. The finish is spicy, sweet, warm, and moderately long. Overall quite smooth. Water ups the finish heat.
Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTasted May 7, 2022Brine, vanilla, maple syrup, and a bit of chemical on the nose. Hard candy, peat, brine, light fruits (apple, pear), sweet, and rich on the palate. The finish is warm, briney, sweet, and short.
Aberfeldy 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted April 28, 2022The nose is mild, with honey, dark fruits, and Sherry. More of the same on the palete, mild woodiness, a slight cream flavour, caramel and candy. The finish is moderately long and slightly peppery, but quite smooth. This might not be the most complex whiskey, but at this price point it's amazing. Great for sipping.
Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Spiced Rum — Trinidad & TobagoTasted April 24, 2022Sweet, definite coffee flavors, rum with a hint of brine and bitterness. Strong spiciness, dark fruits, and a slight wood flavor. The finish is hot, dry, and bitter. Excellent with a bit of mix.