Glendalough Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandTasted April 6, 2022NOSE Grassy, coppery, malty, lemongrass, pine nuts and a light bit of honey and Necco wafers. Very unique in the pot still world with its crisp, lemongrass, aroma. Also quite light. PALATE Grassy, malty, copper, vanilla taffy, caramel, nutty and slightly spicy and candy sweet with a touch of oak. The crispness and sharpness of this is intriguing, delicious and noticeably bolder than the aroma. FINISH Medium -> Lemongrass, copper, spice and some malty oak.
Egan's Legacy Reserve IV
Single Malt — IrelandTasted April 5, 2022NOSE Olde tyme strawberry taffy, malt, creamy vanilla and touches of baking spice, Honey Nut Cheerios and oak. Rich and elegant the aroma rolls lazily out of the glass. PALATE Olde tyme strawberry taffy, creamy vanilla, cinnamon, malty graham, dried sultanas, banana and some bits of cocoa and oak. Bolder and warmer than the aroma with even more fruity facets showing up. FINISH Medium-long -> Fruity sweetness, malt, grainy oak and cinnamon and waxy vanilla.
Blended — IrelandTasted March 29, 2022NOSE Spiced dried orchard fruit, malt, copper, vanilla, banana chips and a touch of minerality. Not a ton of cognac influence on the nose, just a few hints and whispers. PALATE Malt, banana taffy, baking spice, dried orchard fruit, nuts and a touch of raisin and candy sweetness. There is a bit more of the cognac coming through with a heavier spice and richer sweetness. FINISH Medium-short -> Malt, fruit, baking spice and vanilla.
anCnoc 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 29, 2022NOSE Graham-like malt, banana, vanilla, honey, dried fruit, cinnamon, light tofffee and vanilla. Soft, easy and pleasant. Nothin wrong with the aroma. PALATE Malty, dried fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts and a bit of char and banana chips. Not a super complex palate, but what’s there is nice and warm. FINISH Medium -> Fruity and malty slight char
Glenmorangie The Quarter Century 25 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 17, 2022NOSE Dried orchard fruit, sultanas, oak, sugar cookies, baking spice, Honey Nut Cheerios, dark honey and light herbal and raisiny notes. In an odd way, it’s refreshing. It’s light, but not spineless, it’s fresh but oaky, it’s… kinda odd. Good, but odd. PALATE Dried orchard fruit, dark honey, dried dark fruit, raisiny sweetness, roasted nuts, baking spice, pastries and a slight herbalness. The palate seems to lighten up compared to the aroma, but it’s still good. Delicious even. FINISH Medium-short -> Dried orchard fruit, oak and baking spice with a light pastry sweetness.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1990
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 16, 2022NOSE Honey, baking spice, roasted malt, leather, citrus peels, figgy sweetness and Honey Nut Cheerios with some dried orchard fruit, raisiny sweetness and a touch of toffee and cocoa. It’s not heavy, it’s more fresh and breezy, but not in a light and wimpy way. The notes are delivered boldly. PALATE Honey, cinnamon-heavy baking spice, buttery pie crust, leather, dried strawberries, Honey Nut Cheerios, toffee, dried orchard fruit and a bit of oak and raisiny sweetness. Like the aroma it’s soft and velvety, not heavy at all, but it manages a wonderful multi-faceted complexity. FINISH Medium-long -> Dried orchard fruit, Honey Nut Cheerios and oak fade with a light leather and strawberry candy sweetness.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1996
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 16, 2022NOSE Honey, dried apples, peaches, pears, malt, graham, vanilla, cereal sweetness and some graham, banana and a light nutty note. Soft but complex, it’s an aroma worth taking your time with. PALATE Graham, dried apples, peaches, pears, honey, nuts, sultanas, vanilla, dried banana and malt with a touch of oak. The golden, honied Sultana sweetness builds over time and a slight earthiness emerges. Tasty. FINISH Med-long -> Orchard and stone fruit fade to cereal grain sweetness and oak.
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 15, 2022NOSE Cocoa, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit leather, malt, Dots, tropical fruit, orchard fruit, citrus peels and spice. I love everything about this nose, it’s a lovely wave of deep sweets. PALATE Roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruit leather, Dots, tropical fruit, orchard fruit, lemon zest and spice with a touch of oak and cereal sweetness The roasty notes in this make it stand apart from everything else Glenmo does, and that’s a good thing here. FINISH Long -> fruity fade with bits of powdered sugar, cocoa, dark fruit and roasted malt.
Glenmorangie 19 Year Finest Reserve
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted March 10, 2022NOSE Malty sweetness, Honey Nut Cheerios, dried orchard fruit, vanilla cake, citrus peels, oak and some bits of toffee and a light herbal touch with some baked goods… waffles? Fruity, pastry sweet and a tad earthy with a lingering note that makes me think of malty Belgian waffles. No syrup. PALATE Malty sweetness, cereal grain sweetness, Honey Nut Cheerios, citrus peels, roasted notes, oak, honey and dried orchard fruit with marzipan-like and herbal touches and again that Belgian waffle hint. It’s not a heavy note of waffles, but there is this continual “fringe note” of Belgian waffles that keeps coming up. FINISH Medium-long -> Dried orchard fruit, oak, HNC and…. waffles. With a touch of cinnamon.
Glenmorangie 13 Year Old Cognac Cask Finish
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandTasted March 9, 2022NOSE Waxy vanilla, nutty malt, graham, cocoa, baking spice and a touch of bubblegum and raisins. Not very deep, but what’s there is warm and inviting. PALATE Cognac, cinnamon-heavy baking spice, malty graham, nuts, cocoa, raisiny fruit and a touch of bubblegum. Richer than the aroma, but feels rather dead mid-palate, like it’s missing something. FINISH Medium -> Raisiny fruit and graham fade to baking spice.