Scotch

Oskar Blues Brewery

Old Chub Scotch Ale

ESF
9.2

Darn good rendition of the oft copied Scotch Ale - the bitter & sweet chocolate & malt really kept me coming back to the glass. Smells & tastes like it would be really filling but it goes down fast & smooth. — 22 days ago

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Wemyss Malts

Untold Riches Bunnahabhain Aged 28 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Liking as it opens. No need for any water. — 9 days ago

Gunja, Ron and 1 other liked this

Laphroaig

10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1815

Definitely a favourite single malt from Islay - smoky and peaty. A wonderful mid winter tipple to warm the innards. — 8 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Talisker

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Enjoyed this, though it does comes off a little harsh, which can perhaps be attributed to its youth. A NAS, but as I understand, the blend is at least as old as the standard 10 year old. It definitely has a pretty similar profile - pepper, brine, peat smoke, and citrus. Would be good to taste them side-by-side given the general consensus that the Storm's essentially the 10 taken up a notch. There's a really "sweet" inner core that pushes through to peaty, somewhat-medicinal finish. Medium length. Really liking this profile (particularly the saline character) so I'm definitely going to be checking out the rest of the range. — 5 months ago

Ceccherini, Keith and 6 others liked this
Aaron Tan

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@Severn Goodwin Haha. I can see that. The older bottlings not worth the premium?
Severn Goodwin

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@Aaron Tan They certainly are, but this particular bottle (Storm) does showcase their style with much greater affordability.
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@Severn Goodwin Great to know. Very keen to try more bottlings and when possible, aged examples... Particular the precursor to the 10.

Gordon & MacPhail

Glenburgie 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Hate the nose. Love the finish. — 9 days ago

Gunja, Ron and 1 other liked this

Laphroaig

PX Cask Triple Matured Scotch Whisky

Peated nose (of course!), along with a hint of dates. Peat and heat at the start, with slight notes of sea greens. Finishes with brown sugar sweetness. — 20 days ago

Macallan Distillery

25 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Eug baeza, nestor baeza, mazf y z4 — a month ago

Matt, Billy and 2 others liked this

Caol Ila

Aged 12 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The mildest of the Diageo peated whiskies I've had so far. Definitely not the campfire peat monsters of Ardbeg, or the distinct maritime peat of Talisker, or the more medicinal peat of Lagavulin... The peat here comes off as sweet and aromatic, almost like incense. The body seems to be the lightest of the lot too (comparing apples and apples), although it's hard to say without seeing them all next to each other (definitely lighter than the Ardberg and even Glen Elgin here). Palate flavours are subtle in the Caol Ila, but citrus notes come through clearly. Finishes a touch short with a sort of grassy earthy quality that I quite enjoy. Not a blockbuster whisky, yet I find it quite drinkable.

NB: Better mixed 1:1 with the Ardbeg Wee Beastie. Seems to balance out the extreme smoke of the Ardberg, drawing out lovely saline notes.
— a month ago

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Norman Gennaro

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Man never thought to do a blending