Intermediate Sherry, Spectrum, Single Cask #3516 PX, Single Cask #891 Virgin Oak

Amrut 4-Way Review – Intermediate Sherry, Single Cask PX for SAQ, Spectrum, Single Cask Virgin Oak. A bit of a rush review, trying to get this out before 2016 ends! Amrut Intermediate Sherry “The spirit for Intermediate Sherry Matured starts life in a mix of ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks. It is then transferred to … Continue reading Intermediate Sherry, Spectrum, Single Cask #3516 PX, Single Cask #891 Virgin Oak

Four Roses Single Barrel OESF Tippins Market

Four Roses Single Barrel OESF selected by Tippins Market in Ann Arbor, MI. Region: Kentucky, Warehouse No. JE, Barrel No. 31-4N Mashbill: 75% Corn/20% Rye/5% Malted Barley ABV: 60.5% Chill-filtered: No Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Mahogany Nose: A tiny bit of sharp ethanol, vanilla, oak, caramel, Christmas mint candy, brown sugar. Everything is well balanced, … Continue reading Four Roses Single Barrel OESF Tippins Market

Amrut Peated Portpipe 5 Year Old Single Cask #2712

Tasted completely blind, mystery sample provided by a TWS member. Amrut Peated Portpipe 5 Year Old Single Cask #2712 Music: F. Kreisler – Liebesleid & Liebesleid for Piano Rachmaninoff's Arr., Chopin Piano Trio op.8 Region: India ABV: 59% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Container: Glencairn Neat, took a good 45minute of rest, kept opening up. Colour: Amber Nose: Quite mellow … Continue reading Amrut Peated Portpipe 5 Year Old Single Cask #2712

Stags Leap Silverado Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2013.

Stags Leap Silverado Solo Cab. Sauv 2013 Colour: Dark purple core Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, blackberry, plum, blueberry, hint of honey Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium acidity, high undeveloped tannins, plums, oak, blackberry Finish: Medium+ finish, plums and bitter oak Score: 81/100 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2013 Colour: Dark purple core Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, reminds … Continue reading Stags Leap Silverado Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2013.

Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne 2016, E.Guigal La Mouline Cote Rotie 2011, Penfolds Grange 2009, Chateau De Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

Krug Grande Cuvée NV Colour: Pale straw Nose: Clean nose, medium intensity, buttery, biscuit, chardonnay, hints of floral notes. Palate: Dry, high acidity, biscuit, dried sour cherries, honey, nuts. Finish: Medium-long finish, honey, slight earthy. Score: 87+/100 E. Guigal La Mouline Côte Rôtie 2011 Colour: Medium purple core Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, smoke, plums, … Continue reading Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne 2016, E.Guigal La Mouline Cote Rotie 2011, Penfolds Grange 2009, Chateau De Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

SMWS 1.197 – Jackpot! (Glenfarclas 21 Bourbon Cask)

This was a mystery sample from a fellow TWS member, tasted completely blind with no info what-so-ever. Region: Speyside ABV: 57.4% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: ex-Bourbon Container: Glencairn Neat, rested for 20 minutes Colour: Gold Nose: Not much heat on the nose, honey, wax, malt, hint of grassy note, apple, dried fruits, floral, pineapple, hint of peach, … Continue reading SMWS 1.197 – Jackpot! (Glenfarclas 21 Bourbon Cask)

Bunnahabhain 18 and 12 (Re-review)

Music: Anne Akiko Meyers – Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041, No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042. Bunnahabhain 12 (Re-review) Region: Islay ABV: 46.3% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Container: Spiegelau Perfect Tasting Glass Colour: Gold Nose: Soy milk, honey, stewed apples, chocolate, brine, sweet pastry flakes. Palate: Malt, oak, … Continue reading Bunnahabhain 18 and 12 (Re-review)