Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 31, 2019ardbeg 10yo the ultimate Doing this alongside with Corryve & An OA Of the three, this is the lightest in color Beautiful caramel smokiness, little pepper to none, roasted bbq meat, roasted nuts, dryness 3 Bitterness, smokey incense, nutty, creamy, malty 2.75 Long sustain smoke 2.75 2.75 Undil Nosing: incendiary burn, proceed with caution. In the second whiff you find strong vanilla, campfire, sweet toffee playfulness Flavour: immediate burning on the tongue and Lingering through, oiliness and sharp kick on the front and back palate. Oiliness is distinct and the peppery chilli flakes remains for a while. It’s a straightforward whisky, contrary to the nosing, there was no sweetness - what you get is brute manly wood, heat, charcoal, fire. Finish: a smoothing campfire smokiness that lingers for a while. The oiliness of the whisky ensures a sustained gentle smokiness. Half a dram/4drops dil Nosing: fiery burn doesn’t taper away, sweetness of toffee candies flavour remains Flavour: drastic change in profile, you will find less burn on the tip of your tongue but the rest of your mouth remains ignited. You begin to taste a creamy marshmallow baked in campfire. Finish: no change
Lagavulin 16 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 19, 2019Compared with 2020 limited release and 2016 200th 8YO. THe nosing is very mild in comparison, which is surprising cause I recalled it having very distinct earth notes. More mineral, cherry dark fruits, mid pep, smooth camp fire, 2.5 Compared to 8YO this has a lot more depth and complexity, one-sided dimension though towards smoke, gentle drink with a nice meaty apple smoke and peat that is not overwhelming, sweetness, oaky 2.75 Oaky and woody, smooth light campfire Low to mid sustain 2.5 Undil Nose - fierce burn Flavour - tinge of heat on the front, light oil and saltiness, thick and rich - easy to drink Finish - peatiness is smooth and balance, not overly powerful but sufficiently present for all Smokey lovers.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 19, 2019LAPHROAIG SELECT 40% JUL 2020 CAVEAT THAT THESE ARE OLD OPENED SAMPLE BOTTLES, SITTING AROUND FOR APPROX 3 MONTHS Raisin, creamy, caramel, smokey, delicate 3 Peaty, bitterness, oaky, very delicate taste 1.5 Oaky and slightly bitter smoke 1.5 2 Undil Nosing - sharp fiery, medicinal iodine note. 2 Flavour - smooth, flavourful creaminess, light peatiness, a bit blend, bitterness 2 Finish - soft light peat 2.75
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Single Grain — JapanTasted October 19, 2019Undil Nose - vanilla and fiery hot, candy fun, playful Flavour. Light peppery on the tip of the tongue, woodiness. Finish - very light woody taste
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 17, 2019LAPHROAIG Quarter Cask 48% JUL 2020 CAVEAT THAT THESE ARE OLD OPENED SAMPLE BOTTLES, SITTING AROUND FOR APPROX 3 MONTHS HOT PEPPER, raisin, creaminess, malty 2 Peppery, bitterness, malty, oaky, raisins is strong 2.25 slightly peaty, nice long smooth fire 2.75 2.25 -- Undil Nose. Incredible vanilla and berries flavour hits you immediately. Strongly influenced by the smaller barrel used to making this. Obviously a huge plus imparting strong, lasting impression. Moderately mild fieriness. Flavour. Flavourful, saltiness and oiliness, with a hit to the back of the throat. The saltiness is a bit too much. Gets a little use to it and it’s better After taste - mostly a mild peatiness
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 17, 2019LAPHROAIG TRIPLE WOOD - THREE MONTHS SITTING SAMPLE BOTTLES - Creamy, malty, sweetness, caramel, light peat, light pepper, mashmellow sweetness 3 Sweetness, raisin, very flavourful and impactful, raw hardoaks at the back, oaks in the nose, ends off with bitter oak, nutty 3 sustain oaky, little peat, peppery 2.25 2.5 Undil. Very sharp on the nose. Unpleasant sting. Saltiness and rum sweetness on secondary sniffs. Vanilla. Flavour. Fieriness in it, burns the back of the throat and with hotness to the tip. Not particularly to my liking. Finish. Mildness in peatiness compared to other Laphroaig series.
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 13, 2019LORE high pep slight smoke, medicinal iodine sea, 2 caramel dense dark chocolate, sweetness, woody mid pep, blanket of smoke and a nice zesty orange flavor 3.25 peaty smoke high sustain 2.75 2.75 Lap Lore 20210704 smokey creamy, sweetness, mid pep, red fruitness 3 sweetness, complexity, slight oaky, thick smoke starts to permate, low-mid pep, strawberry, smoothness creaminess, buttery 3 sustianed bitterness, smokey oaky and light tannin 2.75 2.75 Nose: Richness of vanilla toffee caramel. Slight Fieriness spicy. Saltiness 3.5 Flavour: Sweetness of toffee is incredibly distinct, caramel hits instantly at the front. Medicinal earth soil spits you at the middle of your tongue, and slight spiciness hits you at the back of the throat but much much lighter than the four oak or lagavulin 8 year. Very dense impactful flavour profile. 4.75 Finish: Briny peatiness. Bitter chocolate light smokes 4 Color close to four oaks
Laphroaig Four Oak
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 13, 2019smokey, iodine, medicinal, high pep, dry, complex, waxy, chemical, 1.5 mid delicate, thick and smokey, mid pep, bitterness, oaky and meaty, herby, medicinal, after taste is a little bland 3 high sustained, peaty, smokey 2.5 2.5 fouroaks oaky woody smoke mid pep, medicinal, 2.5 bitterness thin, delicate, oaky, smokey and meaty but you get very little complexity 2 mid sustained, peaty sweetness 2.5 2.25 Four Oak 20210704 smokey mid pep, oaky, pear apple sweetness creamy dryness 2.75 thin, oaky, bitterness, medicinal, herbal high pep, one dimensional and delicate and smokey 2.25 oaky high sustain, peaty, 2.5 2.5 only if it is cheap - otherwise 2.25 Undil Nose. Very Fiery peppery hits you hard. Saltiness. Peatiness. Vanilla and caramel comes in after the first four whiffs. Palate. Very light on the palate, which is a pleasant surprise. Surprisingly since the nosing was intense. Almost feels like it’s been in the cask for a while. Feels the burn on the back of the throat. The flavour is light Finish. Nice mashmellow peatiness that lingers for a long finish. Caramel taste at the end. Personally, go for the finish because it makes it all worthwhile. 4
Laphroaig 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 13, 2019LAPHROAIG 10YO - THREE MONTHS SITTING SAMPLE BOTTLES - Honey sweetness, beautiful, roasted sweet peanuts 3.5 Sweetness, malty, oaky, vanilla, coocnut 3.5 sustain mid peat 3 LAPHROAIG 10YO 40% JUL 2020 CAVEAT THAT THESE ARE OLD OPENED SAMPLE BOTTLES, SITTING AROUND FOR APPROX 3 MONTHS Spicy oaky peppery notes, nutty, raisin 2 Creamy, light pepper that is bearable, oak, light vanilla, a little bitterness towards the back 2 Slightly peaty 2 2 40% Undil Nosing - light on the nose. Light pepper, vanilla is strong. Sugary caramel. Refreshing. Palate - though only 10-year aged but maturation from the cask is evident and smooth creamy texture. Two distinct flavours are vanilla and oak. Pleasantly, very mild peppery burn that hits lightly on your nose but still makes it a very enjoyable sip. A few more sips and you will taste mild bitterness of herbs. Finish - four oaks peatiness likens to running through a burning forest with falling branches collapsing all over you - although I enjoy it. I would liken the 10 year as a gentle morning stroll through a garden with a bbq grill smothering in the background. Pleasantly balanced.
Laphroaig PX Cask
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted October 11, 2019LAPHROAIG PX CASK TRIPLE MATURED 48% JUL 2020 CAVEAT THAT THESE ARE OLD OPENED SAMPLE BOTTLES, SITTING AROUND FOR APPROX 3 MONTHS Raisin, sweetness, grapes, mid peppery 2.75 Bitterness, raisin, sherry influence nutty raisin, creamy, butter 2. Mid peaty and with a nice sweetness with the sherry influence (berries) 2.5 2.25 Undiluted Nosing: hit hard on the start with sharp, peppery, peat, barbecue - midway and it quickly open up to tinge of fruitiness, vanilla, caramel is strong too. All through a burning alcohol through your tracts Palate: Light initially - followed by a hit of spiciness, iodine, medicinal and oiliness. Smokiness is light. Flavour is a lot stronger than the likes of four oaks Finish: After-taste has typical Laphroaig smoke. But the brininess lingers in your mouth References: Compared to Four oaks, I would say this, personally, loses in comparison. The peatiness is tamed and light which I adore about Laphroaig; but this offers a fruitier burst of flavour that you do not get with four oaks. I would prefer triple wood instead or lore for a more rounded flavour. The latter would be my choice though.Master Of Malts