Elijah Craig 12 Region: Kentucky ABV: 47% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Mahogany Nose: Smells like corn-based bourbon, sweet woody notes, not much caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, acetone, a bit of fruits, brown sugar. High intensity nose. Palate: Medium- mouth feel, caramel, pepper, oak, toffee, hints of tobacco, a bit of heat. Not as potent as the … Continue reading Elijah Craig 12 Small Batch
This is my first Longrow experience, I’ve only tried Springbank 10, and 15 before from Campbeltown, I am a sucker for these special finishes; Shiraz (Syrah for old world wines) is one of my favourite grape variety, Australia is famous for their Shiraz. I like the full-bodied, dark fruit forward, chocolaty profile of Australian Shiraz, … Continue reading Longrow Red Australian Shiraz
Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 53 Region: Speyside ABV: 59.7% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Container: Glencairn Neat with five drops of distilled water Colour:Tawny Nose:Faint ethanol as expected with a cask strength, but surprisingly acceptable. Waves after waves of sherry notes, stewed apples and berries, dried berries, figs, hints of orange. Sweet sherry spices, a small minty tone. Palate:Powerful, strong, … Continue reading Aberlour A’bunadh 53 and 55
The first Japanese whisky I purchased few months ago, this is a Pure Malt or Blended Malt Whisky in Scotch terms. It contains a vet of whiskies from both Yoichi and Miyagikyo, this bottling is a blend of malts aged 10 years on average in different types of oak casks. Higher percentage of Miyagikyo, with … Continue reading Nikka Taketsuru NAS, From the Barrel.
Laphroaig 18 Region: Islay ABV: 48% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: No Container: Spiegelau Snifter Colour: Gold(E150) Nose: Waves of sweet mellow peat, layers of sweetness complied of lemon, oranges, vanilla, butter, candied sweetness, and hints of dried fruits. Not the typical medicinal Laphroaig nose. Palate: First it hits you with peat in harmony with the sweetness, salt, some cured meat, citrus, … Continue reading Laphroaig 18