Lagavulin 16 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed September 22, 2022 (edited October 15, 2022)I’ve been thinking how to describe this wonderful whiskey but words won’t do justice to what really is, so here it goes. Strong peated smokyness on the nose, very rocky tide sea moisture like sent,and a hint of iodine as well at the end. Then on the palate starts strongly peated but with the same characteristics of sea scents, the iodine is present but not overwhelming, and then it fades slowly to unleash the sweetness of caramelized fruits and spices, with dark fruits and nuttiness at the end. The peat is superb you can’t find a better example of super smoky peated whiskey that is so enjoyable as this. Long finish likely for a super smoky masterpiece. One of my favorites definitely!
Maker's Mark Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed September 23, 2020This is one of the best bourbons I’ve ever tasted, simply very approachable and tasty. And the presentation is appealing. Nice for the price! A must have on every home bar. It begins with a vanilla and oak nose very sweet and rich presence and repites its delicious character on the palate with a extra charred flavor and coffe like hint on the finish. Definitely buying another, and also all ways having one on my stash.
Dalmore 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed September 23, 2020 (edited October 14, 2020)This is a perfect example of a well marketed and overpriced whiskey, there is nothing special about it, no special character to describe it, no special notes. But is not a bad one, there’s better whiskey out there for the same price or less. Nose: light notes of vanilla and sweetness but without a specific flavor just sweet. Palate: full body plain sweetness, hint of vanilla and a far nuttiness like walnuts peal. Finish: short sweet sherry cask finish Not buying another bottle that’s for sure
Blended — ScotlandReviewed December 3, 2019 (edited September 24, 2023)The most friendly whiskey I ever had. Not harsh on the throat, for the price it’s a gem. Light color charcole smokiness lightly blended with honey and pear notes. Mixable and straight worthy, must have on a everyday bar stoke.
Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Wine Cask Blend
Peated Blend — ScotlandReviewed September 12, 2019Easy to drink kind of whisky, strong on the nose, agree with the comments that it has a nail polish remover resembling smell, but you notice it only if you read it and drink after hahahaha. The taste is very friendly making it approachable to wine drinkers for its wine finish, and all drinkers for its smoky sweetness. I would buy it again.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandReviewed September 12, 2019 (edited October 5, 2020)Very nice peated smokyness on the nose, notably at first, then it fades and lets your taste explore the complexity of the secondary notes. Same thing on the palate starts strong but fades slowly to unveil the rest of the floral fruit and nuttiness that completes a rich flavor. The peat is incredible you can actually taste the herbal earthy mineral taste of it. Simply delightful!! One of my favorites so far.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed March 27, 2019 (edited September 26, 2022)Sweet fruity (pear and honey) subtle nose & taste, not strong alcohol taste or smell,it has a subtle wood & smokiness with floral finish. Very similar to a chivas blend but contrasting if you drink them together to compare.
Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed March 27, 2019 (edited December 22, 2019)On the nose,strong alcohol with intense Oak and sweetness,nothing more. On the palate very present oak, with a sweet sugary taste, fruity, with a good toasted bitterness lightly noted finish. No vanilla no caramel and no floral notes, very straight forward wooden sweet character. Nice for a change.
Glen Grant The Major's Reserve
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandReviewed January 4, 2019 (edited March 27, 2019)For a cheap single malt it’s just fine. But if you are looking for a good tasting regular shelf item this will not be a good choice. Strong blow on the nose and throat, herbal and sweet notes behind. Not my favorite kind of single malt.