Compass Box

Great King Street Blended Scotch Artists Blend

Light golden color reminiscent of apple juice. Warm apples, baked pineapple, grilled lemon, walnut brioche, pine nut, hazelnut, and Bosc pear and vanilla cooking aromas. There is light Spanish cedar trailing. NorCal wildflower honey meets pine nettle and orange peel on the palate. Cedar plank, green peppercorn, currant leaf, lemon zest, grapefruit oils, and flash of cinnamon oil paints a pleasantly complex narrative of autumn comforts and campfire smokes with brittle caramel bits and bee pollen place it squarely in the meadow. Packs a surprise for those who underestimate it based on pale color. No caramel color here, and no dark shadows. Bright, lively, alive. #compassboxgreatkingstreet #compassbox #compassboxwhisky #scotch #blendedscotch #edinburgh #scotchwhisky #whisky #whiskey #artistsblend #johnglaser #nonchillfiltered — 7 months ago

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Willett Distillery

White Oak Barrel Aged 3 Years Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Warm vanilla and sherry trifle notes bordering on sponge cake with candied orange peel and cloves, as well as caramel apple, baked pear, baklava and bahri dates in this nose-feast. Hot entry with heavy oak that bites like a thorny rose stem, burnt brittle, toasted black sesame, leather whips, black pepper, vanilla bean, cedar, spicy tobacco with a squirt of grape seed extract, lingers on an wooden point that suggests cypress, but my mind returns to lac and wood stain, if they were edibles. There is also an igneous quality to the whole. The wooden Arrow of rye whiskey: Hot hot hot! #Willet #whiskey #whisky #rye #ryewhiskey #rarewhisky #barrel — 3 years ago

The Balvenie Distillery

Port Wood 21 Years Malt

The second 21-year-Old Single malt that we tasted at the December meeting of the Old Line Scotch Club December meeting. Round and mellow, rich and layered. My favorite of the three. #balvenie #21yearold #portwood #whisky #singlemalt #oldlinescotchclub #tubbysdiner — 4 years ago

Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Nikka Pure Malt Whisky

Medium Dark amber unctiousness. So pleasant; apricot with peach weight decadence meets drizzled caramel and baked apple that brings pine forest fire sharply, hot and precise, before grilled yellow peppers and lava salt unfold to daffodil delicate and ethereal. Nose of golden tears. You drink in acanthus long before your sip; gum Arabic, hot orange honey and graphite. Mocha tobacco, bourbon barrel aged grappa, smoke of charred pit pig fat, roasted Tabasco pepper, and cinnamon oil and green olive grapple over cracked black pepper, anise seed, lavender oil, oregano oil and charred orange peel. Disturbs the mind in its swing from darkness to light, from life to death and finally rebirth. Volcanic and chaotic, but ripe for life and ultimately reverberating in possibility. #nikka #nikkawhisky #nikkapuremalt #taketsuruwhisky #thenikkawhiskydistillingco #whisky #japan #japanesewhisky #nippon #nipponwhisky #masetakataketsuru #yoichi #miyagikyo #whiskey — 7 months ago

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The Famous Grouse

Aged 12 Years Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Eastern Highlands

Gold Reserve, a blend crafted from malt and grain whiskies including the Macallan and Highland Park. My night cap during Prinsengracht concert. #happiness #whisky #digestivo — 4 years ago

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The Glenlivet

Archive 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The third of three 21-year-old single malts that we tasted at the December Old Line Scotch Club meeting. This was slightly tangy, smooth and complex. As good as it was, it was the least favorite of the three, by consensus, among the club members. #glenlivet #21 #whisky #singlemalt #oldlinescotchclub #tubbysdiner — 4 years ago

John Dewar & Sons

Aberfeldy Aged 21 Years Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Smoky, great nose, a nice wee dram. My second favorite of the three 21-year-Old single malts we tasted at the December meeting of the Old Line Scotch Club. #aberfeldy #21yearold #whisky #singlemalt #oldlinescotchclub #tubbysdiner — 4 years ago

Catoctin Creek

Roundstone Rye Organic Single Barrel Whisky

Ginger, caramel, baked green apple, poached pear, apple blossom, slight iodine, cinnamon, dried pineapple and sage aromas. Prickly entry with pine nettle, candied ginger, lemon oil, pineapple, orange peel, lime pith, cinnamon oil giving a capsaicin bite, oregano, rosemary and clove. Spicy and bold, neat. Chilies, eucalyptus and anise flutter behind. Numby. Nice dodge at the end avoids a medicinally disappointing finish. Good stuff. #rye #whisky #whiskey #ryewhiskey #ryewhisky #CatoctinCreek #catoctincreekroundstonerye #copperpotstill #vawhisky #potstill #singlebarrel — 10 months ago

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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 years ago

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17 Years Old Hibiki Blended Whisky

Hibiki 17 Japanese Whisky - perfection in a bottle, if you can find any. #whisky #japanese #hibiki — 4 years ago

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Steve Bozich

Steve Bozich

Thanks for the round up of Japanese whiskies.