Whisky Reviews

Laphroaig Triple Wood

Slightly peaty with the flavor of burned wood.

Dalwhinnie 15

Finishes with slight notes of honey

Glen Grant Reserve

Bourbonish, young

Glen Grant 10

Notes of almond on the finish

Dailuaine

Very tasty, mellow.

Glenlivet 21

Chocolate notes

Glenfarclas 10

Easy to drink. Smells of cherry.

Glenfarclas 15

Spicy

Caol Islay 12

Oban 14

Did not like

Bowmore 12

Just delicious

Glengoyne 15

The favorite of the tour guide Gordon

Glengoyne 21

Very smooth and subtle

Tomatin 12

Grassy, I like it

Craigellechie 13

Smooth subtle

Aberfeldy 12

Very good. Well rounded.

Springbank 10

Delicious. Sweet.

Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Peppery. Punch in the mouth. Charcoal.

Glen Grant 25

Peppery open. Smooth finish.

Deanston 20

Starts off sweet and smooth, then comes in with a pleasant spiciness

Deanston 12

Light. Sweet.

Auchentoshan Three Wood

Heavy, spicy, hints of chocolate

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011

Spicy hit on the tongue. Peppery on the backend. Strong.

Bruichladdich Classic

Smoother than the Islay barley. Not peppery.

BenRiach Smoky 10

Smoky nose, spicy finish.

Kilchoman Sanaig

Smoky, smooth. Lovely.

Aberlour 16

Really good. Slightly sweet. Mild spiciness.

Glen Garioch 12

Residual heat. Crisp. A little sweet.

Bunnahabhain 12

Smooth. Thick. Sweet with a bit of spice on the finish. Really good.

Glen Grant 12

Light. Sweet. Smooth. Easy drink.

Macallan 12 double cask

Smooth open. Little pepper on the finish. Caramel notes

Macallan 15 double cask

Deep smooth open. Honey and chocolate finish

Macallan 18 double cask

Silky start. Tannin flavors come in the he after taste. Very interesting. Dries out your mouth.

Macallan rare cask 2021

Strong honey smell. Pepper. Hearty. A bit harsh. Thick.

Dalmore Cigar Malt

Actually tastes like cigars. Leathery. Quite good.

Blair Athol 23

Candy flavor in the back of my nose.

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Smoke up front. A bit of sweet sour. The other Kilchoman is way better.

Askaig 8 Years

Smells sweet. Smooth. Vanilla. Very tasty.

Corsair Dark Rye

Smoky, peppery. Rich flavor. Smooth. Really good.

Old Forester 1910

Smells incredibly sweet. Yogurt covered raisins. Light the tongue. Disappears quick. Oily mouthfeel. Hits in the back of the throat. Very interesting.

Old Forester 1920

Smells like caramel. Long slow pepper burn. Sweet. Complex. Heavy.

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength 20-05

Sweet smell. Mellow pepper after the sweetness. Maraschino syrup. Very easy to drink.

Spice Tree Compass Box (Blended)

Oaky. Viscous. Pleasant spice kick.

Elijah Craig Small Batch

Pepper hit. Spicy. Woody. Good.

Bowmore Vault Edition

Corduroy.

Glenfiddich 15

Nose smells a bit of raisin, molasses. Smooth, deep, a little vegetal on the finish. Delightful.

Kikori (All rice)

Smells a bit like sake. Sort of evaporates in your mouth, like it’s high proof. But it’s only 82 proof. Interesting.

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte

Smells like smoke. Tastes like licking charcoal.

GlenLivet Caribbean Reserve

Smells a bit sweet. Tastes light, young, acidic. I don’t like it.

Ledaig

Very good. Woody smell. Gentle smoke.

Bowmore Vault

Smells like tart apples. Oily, salty. Very good. I really like it.

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Oaky slightly sweet nose. Taste is light, slightly sweet, slightly smoky. Very tasty.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Honey and smoke on the nose. Tastes oaky and slightly peaty. The finish dissipates quickly. Good, not great.

Chattanooga 111 Cask

Smells a bit funky. Like overripe bananas. Tastes like cherry coke. Not much burn considering it’s 111 proof. Really tasty and interesting.

Mortlach 16

Pleasant nose. Oak and sherry. Peppery and thick on the palate. Smooth. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Really good.

Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Reserve

Nose is like bourbon. Sweet. Light. Taste is a bit weak. Finish has a pleasant burn. Not my favorite.

Jefferson’s Ocean

Sweet and mellow spice nose. Spice up front, then a smooth finish. Very good.

Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair

Nose salted caramel. Fruit, smoke. Long fruit finish. Very good. I’d buy a bottle.

Glenfarclas 17

Nose has sherry notes. Palate is also sherry with a bit of smoke and spice. Finish is long with spiciness.

Glenrothes 11

Allspice nose. Spice forward on the palette. Deep chocolate finish.

Templeton Rye

Nose is honey, slightly medicinal. Rye spice and honey palette. Residual low spice. Good stuff.

Octomore 12.1

Nose is charcoal and caramel. Palette is complex. Smoke, mild sweetness, pepper, salt. Finish is lingering smoke. Amazing. I absolutely love it.

Lagavulin 8

Nose sweet apple. Smooth palette with pepper, stone fruit. Finish is where the smoke comes in. Good.

Laphroaig Cairdeas Cask

Nose is initially sweet, then you get hints of a campfire that’s been put out. Salty palette. Finish is chocolatey. Very good.

Ardbeg An Oa

Nose is toffee. A bit funky. Palette is smooth. Oily. Not much flavor. A bit of a weird juxtaposition with the nose. Finish is a bit of lingering salt and smoke. It grew on me.

Ardbeg 10

Sweet and peppery nose. Palette is smooth like the An Oa, with a bit of oil, but with more spice. Lingering spice on the finish. I like it. Between this and An Oa, I’d pick this.

Garrison Brothers Bourbon

Nose is a bit of raisin and oak. Rounded palette. Not too sweet. Finish is just a little warm and spicy. Very easy to drink.

Glengoyne 12

Butterscotch nose. Very interesting. Initial palette is a bit watery, but then it develops into the butterscotch on the finish. Interesting.

Michters Rye

Good stuff.

Oban 18

Molasses and raisins on the nose. Oily palette, finish brings back the molasses and raisins. Really tasty.

Knob Creek Rye

Sweet peppery nose. A bit like a cigar. Smooth rich palette. Tasty on its own.

Tobermory 12

Nose: salty sweet, a little hint of pepper. Palette

Arran 10

Nose: rounded honey. Smooth and silky. Palette has a bit of citrus. Mellow but good.

Glencadam 13

Nose is a bit sweet and vanilla. Palette is pepper.

Singleton 12

Nose has the smell of apples. Palette is complex. Fruity, little to no alcohol burn. Lingering sweetness. Good. Not great.

Corsair Triple Smoke

Nose is light and sweet, candied cherries. Taste is a bit oily, candy cane under tone.

Pittyvaich 29 (1989 ghost)

Palette mellow fruitiness. Raisins on the palette. You feel the 102.8 at the end with some heat. Astringent. Very good.

Highland Park 12

Nose: honey and sherry sweet. Palette is smooth and viscous. Soft sweetness. Good finish that develops a bit of spice. Pretty great for a 12 year.

High West Double Rye

Nose has a nice rye spice. Palette is smooth with an underlying rye spiciness. Very tasty.

Highland Park 18

Nose: honey and sherry sweet. Palette is smooth and viscous. Soft sweetness. Amazingly drinkable.

Willet Bourbon

Smells a bit like rye. Smooth with a bit of spice. Tastes like a rye. Very good.

Weller Special Reserve

Nose is sweet, oaky. Palette is a bit of spice and citrus. Back half is heat.

Hudson Whisky NY Back Room Deal

Very odd. Weird smoke on the back end. Did not like.
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