Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 29, 2022If you like Bunnahabhain 12, it won't matter at all because this bares little resemblance. Unpleasantly sour on the nose and more of the same on the palate. Some fruit to explore on the medium long finish, but overall I think this is too young. No contest on a side-by-side with the 12. Both are earthy and savory, but the connection stops there. I will not buy again.46.0 USD per Bottle
Annandale Man O’ Words
Single Malt — Lowland, ScotlandTasted October 19, 2022Taster dram from a friend who picked up the bottle in Scotland. Wonderful hot nose of honey, plums and other over-ripe fruit. Big arrival on the palate with the fruit leading the way as well as a strong pine tar note (think retsina). Pleasantly viscous and warming. Long, slow finish. Great!
Loch Lomond 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands , ScotlandTasted August 2, 2022Danksy's review is pretty much spot on except I found that a drop or two of water opens up and extends the flavor on the palate. Solid value at $40, non chill filtered and 46% ABV.40.0 USD per Bottle
Single Malt — Lowlands, ScotlandTasted July 23, 202260.0 USD per Bottle
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
Peated Blend — ScotlandTasted January 9, 2022Cutty Sark with some oomph. Spice, lemon and fruit on the nose with some earthy and nutty notes reminiscent of Bunnahabhain. The same continues on the palate while bringing the heat into the finish. Pleasant overall and miles more interesting than the usual Cutty.
1997 Clynelish 19 Year “Coastal Orchard” (Wemyss Malts)
Single Malt — Highland , ScotlandTasted November 26, 2021Wonderful. Ripe fruit nose, spice, vanilla, honey and hint of ocean. Spice and fruit continue on the palate. A little water softens the spice level. Lingering fruit and peppery finish. Less ocean than standard Clynelish, but who cares? A delicious version of Clynelish.
Bowmore 25 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted November 24, 2021Enjoyed a sample from a friends collection. Intense briny fruit with wood on the nose. Viscous and intense on the palate with a hint of rum funk.
Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted November 21, 2021Expert review is spot-on. The nose is worth the price of admission. Soft mouth feel and very sweet, but good for a quiet, gentle evening. Medium finish with a pleasantly lingering alcohol heat.
Speyburn 15 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted November 20, 2021Sour apple, big honey, alcohol and oak on the nose. Assertive fruit and floral on the palate with a long and pleasantly astringent finish. Softens nicely with a few drops of water. Not necessarily easy, but worth the effort.
Benriach The Smoky Twelve
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted November 5, 2021The expert review is fairly accurate, but the dry, woody smoke runs throughout. Softens with a bit of water, but never betrays the core. The smoky is on the surface with more to find underneath. So, not too complex, but that is not the point. This whisky does it's job well.