Hyde no. 4 1922 6 year old presidents cask rum finish single malt
Single Malt — IrelandTasted November 16, 2020Nose: Vanilla waffer cookies. Over ripe fruit and a toffee like sweetness. Palate: Toasted bread with butter and cinnamon. Finish: Freshly ground black pepper and dried fruits
J.J. Corry The Gael Irish Whiskey
Blended — IrelandTasted November 14, 2020Nose: light and sweet with hints of vanilla and fruits and citrus zest. Palate: Buttered white bread. Lemon pith with some hints of nutmeg. Finish: trail mix, think dried fruit and nuts mixed together with those milk chocolate pieces too.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary Edition
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 31, 2020Nose: beach bonfire, think of great times at dusk at the beach. A bit of smoked honeyed ham. With a touch of pepper. Palate: a lot more of that seaside bonfire tasting, charcoal smoky. A slight medicinal taste that fades quickly to more of a vegetal/seaweed salad flavor. Finish: on the sweeter side of smoky, oily mouthfeel that lingers a while.
Whiskey Del Bac Dorado Mesquite Smoked Single Malt
American Single Malt — Arizona, USATasted October 31, 2020Nose: Sweet bbq over an open fire. Higher end bbq sauce. Dried chili’s. Palate: more mesquite bbq sauce like at your favorite Texas bbq spot. Mild Adobe or mole sauce. Finish: smooth and lingering mesquite sweetness.
Compass Box This Is Not a Luxury Whisky
Blended — ScotlandTasted October 31, 2020Nose: Sweet creamy vanilla with some trace amounts of baking spice and a the faintest hoppiness. Palate: Salty, creamy, more of that hop character mixes with a pine like note as well. Finish: a bit more buttery on the finish with a oily mouthfeel that tends to linger a while.
Lagavulin 12 Year (2019 Special Release)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 22, 2020Nose: Peaty but not over powering. Cooked apples, lemon peel and a creaminess to it. Palate: Again peaty, strong but not in the lingering sense. A Smokey bbq glaze flavor like the burnt ends at a bbq cook off. A bit of salt water breeze. Finish: more of those burnt ends and a little more peat. Ends with an old bookstore note to it.
Talisker 15 Year (2019 Special Release)
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTasted October 22, 2020Nose: Smokey honey baked ham. Beach spray with just a bit of citrus zing. Palate: Very different mouthfeel. Very dark salted chocolate with some burning leaves too. Some candied orange peel as it opens more. Finish: lots of fruitiness but not strong enough to pin point. Finish has more of a buttery mouthfeel leads to more bonfire smoke.
Cragganmore 12 Year (2019 Special Release)
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted October 21, 2020Nose: Smokey, fall time. Burning leaves and wood burning fireplace. A salty bacon grease is eased up by a sweet fruitiness. Palate: a little peppery at first but softens to allow some toffee and Smokey salt to emerge. Finish: Chocolate citrus peel comes forth mixing well with the smokiness that’s been subtly there the entire time.
Macallan 1874 Replica
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandTasted October 21, 2020Nose: Very much a Macallan, lots of sherry and a caramel like sweetness. Some freshness of an orange peel. Palate: More sherry on the palate. Again very classic Macallan profile. Has a nice aged character to it. More orange zest and a touch of dark chocolate. Finish: Not as long of a finish as you’d expect. More of that dark chocolate mixes with some salted nuts and the sherry. As it opens more it’s complexity heightens.
Very Old St. Nick 12 Year Antique Barrel Single Batch Lot #01
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted October 21, 2020Nose: Old wood barn with notes of cinnamon and gingerbread cookie. Sweet molasses. Palate: More oak and gingerbread cookie on the palate. A nice smooth creamy vanilla soothes the spicer notes of the ginger and oak. Finish: That creamy vanilla really dominates the finish. A nice cherry note also develops as it opens up more with a bit of old leather too.