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  1. Springbank 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  2. Compass Box The Lost Blend

    Peated Blend — Scotland

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    First dram: it’s good. Nose was pretty quiet as it’s a new bottle. Taste was full and creamy, then peat, then fruity, floral. Good finish with a full body and decent peat. It’s gurd. This could be my favourite. It has a beautifully balanced nose. A gentle peat, floral, fruit, creamy toffee. It quite reminds me of a sweet moscato. The palate is just as good. Quiet peat on the entry, which gets quickly replaced by a juicy character. Pears, white grapes, juicy green apple. It’s like a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Waxy, green apple finish. Unbelievably good. I rarely enjoy this because it saddens me to see the fill level retreating. Last dram ???? First, a slight smoke, like the remnants of last night’s fire. Then you start to get waxy lemon on the nose. Little bit of melon. Some sweet, fruity jolly rancher. On the palate, smoke, then some jolly rancher fruit. Like melon. Waxy still. Black licorice. Smoke. Finish it nice. Minty. Smoke. Still that sweet melon. And still yet, that waxy character from the Clynelish. Still my favourite dram. Crushed to see it go. An aptly named whisky. 94/100
  3. anCnoc 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    AnCnoc 12 is like The Simpsons. It is an everyday dram with enough going on that it doesn’t get boring. You can watch it again and again and again until you know all the words to Mr. Plow and still research that episode and enjoy it. This AnCnoc is such a nice dram. I get cereals, earth, and a whole lotta citrus in the nose. On the palette, there’s a beautiful salinity, then waves of waxy citrus, then a little bit of a menthol or liquorice lift at the end. The finish is medium-long with the black liquorice dominating the beginning then fading to a chewy tobacco. Beautiful dram. Unbeatable value. I highly recommend it. 90/100
    60.0 CAD per Bottle
  4. Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon

    Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A gorgeous, rich amber in the glass. This dram looks so classy sitting on my table; perhaps too classy for me. I’ma taste it anyways! Vanilla, toffee, and spices on the nose. Spices like chai tea or those winter spice beers. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. I think I get a hint of citrus in there somewhere. Little char-smoke too. This dude dances on the tongue. Same spices, sweet, dark toffee. Citrus definitely on the palate. A nice backbone of smokiness as well. The finish is noice, but not as long as I would expect. Pepper, drying spice like clove, and the last thing to go is smoke. Like I smoked a cigarette 30 minutes ago. Very noice. A big boy. It’s like a good buddy you haven’t seen in a while. You’re excited to see him, and the first thing he does is punch you in the arm super hard. Then you have a laugh about it.
  5. Benromach Imperial Proof

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Nose starts off with a slight smokiness, then butterscotch, brine, vanilla cream, and a bit of lemon. Palate has a oak spiciness, lemon, butterscotch, dark fruits, and malt to end. Finish is sweet, salty, and smoky. There are some sherry notes as well.
    100.0 CAD per Bottle
  6. Port Charlotte The Peat Project

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  7. Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye

    Canadian — Canada

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  8. Tomatin 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Craigellachie 13 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  10. Springbank 10 Year

    Peated Single Malt — Campbeltown, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    There’s something a little punk rock about the Springbank 10. It’s a little rough around the edges, but there’s a sweet melody at its core. Even the bottle to me is punk. In our current era of whisky marketing storytelling, my bottle of Springbank 10 has a label that looks like I made it in Microsoft Paint on my Dell running Windows ‘95. It’s even slapped on the bottle crooked....badass... The nose has a hint of smoke, but is predominantly under-ripe pear, some cereal, touch of liquorice, some cherry, and salt. Palate is that same pear, more predominant black liquorice, salt, and a stale smokiness. Like when you used to make out with that girlfriend you had in high school who stole cigarettes from her mom’s purse. You mostly tasted her sweet lip balm, but there’s no covering up those Marlboros. The finish, is fairly long. Liquorice, same smoke, little sweetness. It leaves your ears ringing. I like this stuff. Sometimes the guitars are out of tune. The singer isn’t that great. But, you’ll find yourself humming the melody for days. It’s pretty, pretty vacant. Can’t wait to try another expression from these guys.
    70.0 CAD per Bottle
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