Highlands, Scotland

Macallan Distillery

Edition No 4 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Aromas of gingerbread, apricot, cut red apples, lemon pith, tea biscuit and caramel. What a smooth and amazingly deft whiskey on entry; lifting off the palate like a smoldering Phoenix immolating in slow-mo as it becomes engulfed in various smokes layering endlessly outward in its bourgeoning expansion. It evokes congnac’s finest offerings, showing mixed apple and baked orchard fruits and complex spice and pastries, but cask choices leave no doubt to its whiskey-ness. All the nobility, but with the sinewy strength of a seasoned warrior. #scotch #whiskey #whisky #macallan #No4 #HighlandWhiskey — 3 days ago

Arcadian

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2007

Funky. More on the mushroom, meat, leathery side, but the nose on this wine was definitely a bit...."tertiary." Dark black pour. Inky. On the front, quite dark, full-bodied. On the middle, this one started to lose more of its black fruit character and gave more to a bacon fat and leather. The finish of this wine is very rounded and delicate. I think that this is definitely a wine that would have paired better with food. Although nice, didn't have a lot of muscle, and wondering if this wouldn't have been better a couple of years ago. — 4 days ago

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Kosta Browne

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

Needed 30 minutes to come to life and it did in classic KB style. First time having the SLH appellation and I’d rank it a notch below the SC and RRV bottlings. Still, gobs of juicy black cherry, cola and asian spices coat the palate and it developed layers and complexity in the glass. — 2 days ago

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Talisker

25 Years Cask Strength 57.2% Bottled 2004 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Skye

What a powerhouse whiskey! Smoke and citrus hit you like a core sample that somehow burgeons into thick smoke with a saline and jalapeño essence unraveling it’s lemon, tangerine and orchard fruits wrapped in sweet tobaccos. There is a mild sweetness that tames the heat with vanilla, chili pepper, almond biscuit and brown sugar, but the core never wavers, and the smoke never clears. A true bonfire on the beach! #talisker #scotch #IsleofSkye — 3 days ago

Myriad Cellars

Halcon Vineyard Syrah 2016

Lots of press on the Cabs but I think this guys Syrah’s steal the show. This is the -16 Halcon and the -16 Las Madras Esther block. Halcon has bright red fruit, orange peel, fresh acidity, and a briny peppery finish. Pax-ish (high praise IMO) and a terrific food wine. Las Madras has pure perfectly ripened black and blue fruit. Both are outstanding, but I think the Halcon takes it by a fair margin. — 5 days ago

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Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber

Great note. Agree completely.
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I gotta sniff this out, too. Thanks for the tip!

Highland Park Distillery

Harald Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Excelente whisky. Melhor whisky que já tomei. — 4 days ago

The Dalmore

Cigar Malt Reserve Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Smooth and complex layers of smoke and hints of oak. — 23 days ago

Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie Highland Fifteen Years Aged Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A nice Fall evening, relaxing by the chimnea.

When you want to enjoy a smooth glass of Scotch Whiskey and you want something closer to white flowers than peaty carmel, this should be your go-to.
— a month ago

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Oban

14 Years West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Such complexity, orange, black chocolate, with an aftertaste of peaty sea salt, and oak. Brilliant! — a month ago