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  1. Dailuaine 2007 10 Year Cask #2049 (The Exclusive Malts)

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Amazing stuff. Nose: banana, apple, vanilla, nutmeg, clove Palate: this is full, viscous, and really an experience to behold. Hits the tongue with orchard fruit, banana, and finishes off with the perfect amount of peat. Finish: long. The peat plays off the banana, apples, and clove. In the end, this is spectacular stuff. I just had a nice tasting that included some shot caller whiskey...gts, cask strength highland park and others. I came back to this. Great complexity and easy at the same time.
  2. Single Cask Nation Clynelish 9

    Single Malt — Highland , Scotland

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    This is really about as good as a young scotch gets. Nose: Orchard fruit galore, vanilla, wax, slight char. Just a kiss of peat to prevent it from being overbearing and cloying. Palate: Exquisite viscosity...oily. Extremely mouthcoating. Starts off with a tingle, and then it's sublime. The orchard fruit and earthiness create an immaculate balance. Yin and yang. Finish: Goes on for a few minutes. Incredibly pleasant. Leaves mouth with an unreal and spectacular aftertaste. The orchard fruits blend with just a hint of peat to please people on both sides of the aisle. The waxy element is almost addictive in how it's simultaneously unusual but yet...familiar.
  3. The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Price has to be a factor here. I had $130 in gift cards, and it was still over $200. You go in expecting a lot. Age: NAS (Anyone know?) Nose: caramel, vanilla, honey, apricots, oranges. Palate: silky smooth. Great legs. Oily. Inviting. Starts off with the apricot and honey, and that is the flavor that you ride throughout. It's excellent. A hint of peat...just the usual balvenie hint. Finish: long and lingering. The honey apricot thing stays with you. Listen, this is delicious stuff. If it was $150, I would be very happy with it...however, it's basically three times that price. It's not a game changer. In fact, I drank it next to Glencadam 10...and regardless of the price, I enjoyed the 10 just as much, if not more. I also had the balvenie 15 sherry next to this, and I like it just as much, if not more. Good stuff though. I will review it again in a couple of months when it's opened up. In a certain way though, this stuff feels way overpriced to me. No sherry bomb. No crazy tropical fruits like single barrel aged exclusively in bourbon barrels. I know that I need to give it more time, and I will. I did however give it 30 minutes to breathe, and another hour to drink.
  4. Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Rye

    Rye — USA

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    This one is a banger. Almost done with the bottle I grabbed last may. I've had a lot of time to see it develop over that time. Age: NAS Nose: caramel, cherry, vanilla, spice cake Palate: Viscous (Not Cornerstone viscous though) oily. Not super spicy. Apple, allspice, vanilla. Mouth coating. Finish: fairly long. Great hug. Solid minute or so. Perhaps the weakest link however. This is an extremely easy drinking barrel proof rye. I did a side by side with cornerstone...twice. it fell short of that, but it's $100 less. For the price, it's incredible. It's definitely a sweet rye...not spicy. If you're looking for a Willett type experience you will be disappointed. If you're a bourbon lover, this rye will be your jam.
  5. The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    My favorite expression from The Balvenie so far. Age: 15 Nose: dark cherries, caramel, honey, pomegranate. Palate: perfect viscosity...clings to the mouth like it clings to the glass. Hits the tongue with the dark cherry, and leaves the back of the palate with the honey and malt. Extremely pleasant experience. Finish: really the perfect length. Two minutes later and I can still taste the dark fruits. This one is so delightful. I've searched high and low for the first fill bottles...with no luck. However, I finally found a bottle that must have been aged in a barrel that still had a lot to give. Almost as dark as my gd18. I have a Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4 that I psyched to pop open. It has work to do to beat this one. For me personally, I take this every single day over Macallan 18.
  6. Old Elk Straight Bourbon Single Barrel Select

    Bourbon — Colorado , USA

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
  7. Aberlour A'Bunadh Alba

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    I was let down a bit with this one. Age: NAS Nose: light...vanilla and apple cake...little caramel. Palate: this is the best thing about this whisky. Thick, fairly oily. Drinks at 46%. Almost refreshing for the proof. Get just enough of the apple and vanilla..little pear. Finish: solid. Doesn't wow you, but solid. As aforementioned, drinks like a lower proof, however also has the flavor of a lower proofer. Eh...just a solid finish. This one was frustrating. Great mouthfeel, but to be honest, just halfway there on the flavor. Had a glencadam 10 side by side,and I would pick that everytime over this.
  8. Wild Turkey Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye

    Rye — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    This stuff is devine. Age: 9-11 years Nose: cherry cough drops, caramel, vanilla, baking spices. Palate: SO viscous and syrupy. The cherry menthol tickles the front of the tongue, and is washed away by the spice creating an amazing hug. Clings to every part of the mouth. Glorious. Finish: perhaps the best finish I've ever had on a rye. It goes and goes...still going. Lingers as long as an islay, but it's sweet and spicy instead of ash. In the end, this is a banger imo. I've enjoyed 4 pours of it since I bought it a few months ago. Some folks say that they can't tell it's a WT product...I think if you're into Turkey, you can tell...the cherry spice gives it away. Great stuff. Ready for RB rye!
  9. Glencadam 10 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Let me start off by saying that this whisky is extremely underrated and underappreciated. The review posted here is...bullocks! The only thing that I can think of, is that this place was mothballed for a while. Maybe it's different stuff? Age:10 Nose:apple, vanilla, banana Palate:fairly viscous at 46%. You're taken on this amazing flavor journey that starts off as bright and citrusy grapefruit, and then transforms into apple vanilla cake, and then finishes with unripened banana. Finish:That fruitiness is what stays with you. So incredibly pleasant. I can thank a local lq manager for suggesting this. It shows you that a great whisky doesn't have to be something that everyone is chasing down. This is a diamond in the rough. If you love Irish whiskey, you will also love this. In fact, you might freak out for this.
  10. Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    So...as many of you are probably already aware of...store picks of RR can be dare I say...game changers. This particular pick is from Argonaut in Denver. We've had few RR store picks drop this past year in Colorado, and this one is my favorite. Age: 9 years, 11 months Nose: oh sweet nectar of the gods...nutmeg, allspice, caramel, vanilla Palate: Syrupy...the spice blends in perfectly with a cherry cordial cola thing. Oily af, and mouthcoating. Tingles the front of the tongue and gives way to the perfect hug. Goes on for a minute or two. Finish: just alluded to that...the perfect finish. All of the flavors come together like the second side of Abbey Road. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love"...the Russells make.
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