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Compass Box Hedonism
Smells funky but tasty delicious.
Ardbeg Drum Limited Edition
Truly a tropical feel. Pineapple. And of course the traditional smoke and peat. A nice expression with some unique is flavors. Worth a try.
The Balvenie The Week of Peat 14 Year Old
A nice balance of sweetness and smoke. A great intertwining on the nose and palate. Very tasty.
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill Exclusive Edition
Good on its own but opens with a few drops of water to reduce the spice. Just overall a tremendously enjoyable scotch and another great Glenlivet.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Excellent peaty taste and exceptional bottle. Very memorable and worth getting again if I see it on the shelf.
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
I think I'll stick to my black label!
Oban 14 Year Old
Smokey Petey... Delicious!!!
Lagavulin Distillers Edition
All you get is smoke. From the nose to the lingering mouth.
Wolfburn Aurora
I want to buy more!
Wolfburn Aurora
This is an interesting dram. When I first tried it I was very put off by an inescapable sulphuric note in the finish. The second time my palate must have been calibrated differently and I could pick out some orchard fruit (pear, apple) in the nose, some sweet/sticky fortified wine richness on the mid-palate, and oak tannins in the finish. That said I still just don’t care for it. The aftertaste is waxy and I still get some sulphur on the way out.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
Not on my top list of Scotch but not bad by any means. I think if someone wants to try a dram from Scotland but they are afraid of the peat smoke this will gently introduce you in a boring but friendly kind of way. Its like an old friend that doesnt want to go out or do anything and likes to play it safe.
Dalmore 18 Year Old
I absolutely love this spirit. Best yet. My favorite. Can’t wait to get another bottle
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
This is a staple, if you haven’t tried this you need to.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
100% Ardbeg! This is the spicy hot I was hoping for! Heavy full flavor that just keeps giving.
Speyburn Bradan Orach
Not nearly as smooth as The Glenfiddich.
Lagavulin Distillers Edition
To my taste, a softer and rounder Lagavulin 16. The peat was a little bit less than the 16, with very slightly more sweetness. Side by side with the 16, this was was smoother. Definitely my new favorite.
Lagavulin Distillers Edition
It had a lot of the traits of lagavulin 16 but it had a sweet finishers te XO casks. It is a fireplace scotch that my family will enjoy at thanksgiving
Glenkinchie 12 Year Old
Love the finish!
Oban Little Bay
Excellent. Rich but well balanced. Light but full flavoured. A good one.
The Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old
Good scotch, but not as good as I hoped.
The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 YO
Walnuts and honey graham crackers, not a very long finish. I was hoping for more from this one. Still very drinkable, but I’ll stick with Monkey Shoulder for the price or the 21yr if I want something to savor.
Compass Box The Peat Monster
No nose, but a very smooth, smokey and peaty palate. Very easy drinking.
Dalmore 12 Year Old
On the sweet side as far as scotches go, but still has that distinctive woody taste. Easy to sip with some light fruit flavors.
Bunnahabhain Toiteach a Dhà
Very nice on the palate with a good smooth start to finish.
Glen Garioch 1797 Founder's Reserve
Like a lot.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
This is the best single Malt the market, the flavour and the smokiness of the are just incompatible to any other. Unless of course you want to pay a fortune for an older version.
Highland Park Viking Honour 12 Year Old
excessively smokey, almost ashy aftertaste. Unfortunately, i'll be passing on this scotch next time.
Compass Box The Peat Monster
Nice and peaty on the pallet. Weird thing, there’s no nose at all. You don’t smell anything until it punches your mouth. Smelling should be part of the experience.
Kilchoman Sanaig
Really like it. Nice balance of smoke in it.
Highland Park Viking Honour 12 Year Old
I thought this was one of the smoother brands I have tried. Smooth finish along with a light peaty and smokey flavor.
Glenkinchie 12 Year Old
Bourbon is my drink of choice, and while this is not my first experience with Scotch, this is my first time attempting to review a Scotch. I received a Scotch taster box with 3 samples, and the Lowland single malt Glenkinchie 12 Year is what I am starting with. I don't know what the typical notes are in a Scotch, or if there are even "typical" notes, so I'll do my best to give an honest and accurate review. If you're a Scotch virgin like me, this review may be just what you're looking for. The nose is bright and light with honey sweetness, slight fruit, cereal, and some underlying smokiness. There is something about the nose that reminds me of white wine, but I'm not a wine guy so who knows what that means? The mouthfeel is smooth and oily with a palate that is sweet, light, and fruity. There are not a lot of standout flavors so describing this whisky in anything but general terms is difficult. The finish is moderate with an earthy smoke and apple followed by a bit of mint. I suspect that this is a good introductory Scotch and is easy to drink. There was nothing in here that scares me away from Scotch, but also nothing to bring me back. Scotch cocktails are not something I am familiar with, but I would imagine this would be a good one to use in a cocktail. It's fine.
The Macallan Rare Cask
Vanilla raisin oak , rich and smooth! But not so complex
Ardbeg An Oa
I could just say "it's Ardbeg. You'll love it" and it wouldn't be far off. This is a tame scotch from Ardbeg (no Corryvreckan), but it is smooth, delicious, and still has that smokiness and peatiness that I look for in an Islay scotch. I got it super cheap in a sale in NH, so it was an easy decision all day long. I only knock two stars off because it's not as bold and exciting as some other Ardbegs and Islay scotches. If you're not into those though, you might like this tamer version.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
One of my favorite Scotch's. Heavy on the smokiness.
Highland Park Viking Honour 12 Year Old
If you look smokiness, this is the bottle for you. Light and full of flavor. Easy to sip on.
Dalmore 12 Year Old
it's Dalmore, enough said!
Laphroaig Triple Wood
This is one of my favorites. It is very smooth almost to a fault as it is easy to get a little carried away with. The Smokey caramel and subtle sweetness make it a nice finish to a long day. This is a very good Scotch for those not looking for the highly peated or heavy smoke flavors . I enjoy many of the Laphroaig spirits and this is one of my favorites.
Wolfburn Northland
Complex flavor profile. At first you get grain, then peat (which is a nice mild peat that is perfect for someone who doesn’t like a lot of it) and finishes with a mellow sweetness.
Wolfburn Northland
Surprised how much I enjoyed this Scotch even though it was Smokey which isn’t my usual
Wolfburn Northland
It’s just meh for the price point..
Glen Scotia 15 Year Old
Tasty, easy on the tongue. Like a smoother, purer blended, without the lack of bite.
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Heavily Peated
Tastes like woodsmoke but somehow in a good way. The strongest bite I’ve had that doesn’t taste even slightly medicinal, really encapsulates the fire of an Islay.
Glenfiddich IPA Experiment
Very tasty, the aftertaste of hops was a strange but delightful addition to an already delicious Speyside.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
If you are a bourbon drinker, in my opinion this is probably the best introductory scotch I can think of for you to try out. Good price, nice and peated, with subtle vanilla and caramel notes which are rather universally inoffensive.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
This stuff tastes like a hospital is living inside my mouth. However, the effects a single glass has will make the taste worth it, but I won't drink this again.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
I love the smooth taste and it's hard kick. One of my all time new favorites. I only wish I could get a bigger bottle.
Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve
Good kick in the beginning ends smooth overall. Recommend any of the Buchanan products.
Laphroaig Lore
Oily Bliss. My favourite Laphroaig on offer. I was walking to Kilchoman on Islay with a bottle of this in my bag. My feet hurt so my friend and I sat down on the side of a hill and poured ourselves a dram. The sheep were bleating, the sky was blue, not a single car passed by. Time slowed to a crawl. It was just us, the countryside, and the Lore.
Benromach 10 Year Old
Smokey, fruit flavors, chocolate and light peat. Definitely one of my favorite as the best one I tried so far is a 7 for me.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old
Lovely scotch with a pleasant aroma and long, smooth finish. A honey-like finish that coats your throat as you drink it. Very nice neat, water back seemed to dilute it.