Scotland, United Kingdom

The Balvenie Distillery

Port Wood 21 Years Malt

Honey, port wine on the nose with a silky mouthfeel and perfect viscosity. The finish has a burn which is perfect not soft like an aberlour and it’s not sweet either. Masterpiece! — 23 days ago

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Glen Grant

18 Years Rare Edition Rothes Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

So judged after the rye Scotch Arbikie which people said was unfair since that flavor stuck around for a while. I describe it as non-descript. There just wasn’t a lot there in the nose or the flavor profile. Coming back to it later didn’t do much for me either. It was labeled a “down the fairway” Scotch. I’m obviously then been spoiled by these classes. Not bad. Not exceptional. — a month ago

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Talisker

Skye Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 1830

Smoky, sea breeze, spices. — 3 days ago

Laphroaig

Cairdeas Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig Càirdeas Port & Wine Casks — 8 days ago

Josh, Ruud and 2 others liked this

Clynelish Distillery

29yr SMWS 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea

Very light on the nose but very enjoyable . The palate is described as “waxy” in the same fashion of Taco Bell melted cheese or Crayola crayons. Of course as soon as they said that I tasted crayon in the aftertaste. I did not get the waxiness on the tongue but I would describe it as having Chapstick on your lips when you licked them. It coats them. Very nice. The finish was a bit spicy and very long. Supposedly it’s sister distillery (Brora) which is now shut down has all if this plus a touch of smoke. Evidently next level but $2100/bottle last seen. — a month ago

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Glenfiddich

Rich Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Vanilla, spices, cherry. — 4 days ago

Allt-a-Bhainne

The Octave: Duncan Taylor 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This is re-casked (believe correct term) in an Octave and therefore only 60 bottles available. I and the tasting group did not taste some of the flavor profile the bottler saw - pear/citrus and found it more wood/dried fruits/caramel/toffee. This one was the darkest brown if the group and I found the most flavorful. It’s power at 51.8%. Adding a drop of water I thought really changed the profile and made it run hotter for me. The finish on this lasts well past a minute. I usually don’t notice the finish for that long but this one stayed there for a whole and made so you didn’t forget it. Might be best if the night or at least tied with Blackadder. — a month ago

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Invergodon

29 Yr Blackadder Raw Cask

The Blackadder Raw Cask results in black specks/spot in the bottle. That’s due to them doing no filtration including barrier. In fact, people say they go out of their way to ensure each bottle has sediment as part of the bottling. This is potent at 51.5% and you notice it. That said smooth and I did not add water. Comes across as sweet to start and then the alcohol hits. Still it’s a full mouthfeel and velvety on the tongue. Calling best of the night. — a month ago

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Eric

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Dude, your hands got gigantic!
Norman Gennaro

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@Eric lol yeah that’s a 750 bottle too ;)
Eric

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😂

The Balvenie Distillery

19 Year Old The Edge of Burnhead Wood

Typical Balvenie profile — a bit woody for me. — 12 days ago