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  1. Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Golden amber in colour. Sherry and fruitcake, with a little heat on the nose. On the palate? More heat that slightly overpowers the continuation of sherry mixed with raisins, dried fruits and a little oak. An aggressive, delicious dram. Especially at its price!
    105.0 AUD per Bottle
  2. J.P. Wiser's 18 Year

    Canadian — Canada

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Oodles of vanilla, toffee and a hint of pine on the nose, which carries through to the palete, melding with caramel, aniseed and a little peppery, really reminiscent of rye bourbon. Medium, rather dry finish (which is surprising for having such a low ABV of 40%) that coats the throat with oaky spices and rye.
    60.0 AUD per Bottle
  3. Bunnahabhain 12 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Plenty of sherry on the nose, vanilla and a little smokiness sneaking in. On the palate, the sherry roars here, rather oily with a subdued smokiness and dark chocolate. Medium finish, a little spice, pepper and rather nutty.
    92.0 AUD per Bottle
  4. Glengoyne 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A really fruity nose, lots of sweet apples and lemon. The fruit carries through to the palete with more apples, a little toffee and possibly a little cloves? A somewhat short finish, bringing a little heat, oak and a nice sweetness to wrap things up. Absolutely no peat, from start to finish.
    78.0 AUD per Bottle
  5. Laphroaig 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    *NOTE: This is the 40% ABV version* The nose is like you'd expect from an Islay: smokey, damp and seaweed. The palate, although rather thin, brings vanilla, oak and a mix of salt and sweetness to this medicinal-driven journey. Finish was somewhat short and thin, but what lingers is more of the smokiness that Laphroaig is known for. Rather smooth but ends too quick.
    92.0 AUD per Bottle
  6. Dalwhinnie 15 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Honey, vanilla, floral and a lemoney citrus on the nose, which is replicated on palate, with a little spice replacing the citrus. Short, slightly astringent tea-like finish with, you've guessed it, honey and vanilla and a little oak.
    80.0 AUD per Bottle
  7. Naked Grouse Blended Malt

    Blended Malt — Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Rather sweet, dried fruits and a little oily on the nose. The sherry influence carries from the nose to the palate with butter, dried fruits, vanilla and a little cinnamon. On the tail end, sulfur comes into play, adding a light smokiness to its rather short but sweet finish.
    51.0 AUD per Bottle
  8. Old Pulteney 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    A salty, honey-lemon-infused nose. Oily and salty on the palate with plenty of lemon, buttered popcorn and anise. A short, (you've guessed it!) salty finish, lemon, oak but a little harsh. Water (and about 15 minutes), surprisingly removes some of the harshness, making it more enjoyable.
    75.0 AUD per Bottle
  9. Monkey Shoulder

    Blended Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A very young, very tropical nose with fresh fruits and candied bananas. Light and very smooth on the palate, with that fruit making way disappointingly quickly to honey, butterscotch and coconut. Finish is very short, light and oaky with a slight ethanol note, the promise of fruit that the nose teased at all but gone.
    47.0 AUD per Bottle
  10. Glendalough 13 Year Mizunara Finish

    Single Malt — Ireland

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
    The nose is, easily, my favourite part of this, an amazing pine forest smell so reminiscent of bourbon, freshly cut green apples and a little sweetness towards the end. The palate has almost too much going on, savoury and bitter with vanilla, oak, hints of pineapple and coconut. A medium, bitter, oily, spicey finish. Don't shoot me here but I really feel this needs water to tame its harsher qualities.
    135.0 AUD per Bottle
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