The KOTQ has enjoyed 356 tastings from the Aberfeldy distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Aberfeldy Midlands 1898 – Today Dewar’s White Label, Johnnie Walker (Red)
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Bacardi The Pitilie Burn 3,500,000 liters/year
       
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ABERFELDY yo 10Q2 – ABERFELDY 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Light esters smoked barrel oak, nutmeg?
Seems light and airy
Oak, herbal
Clean finishing. Not long might turn bitter
Totally reminds me of Dewars. Very decent every day scotch.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Bop
Light – Dewar’s like
Heavier than Dewar’s. Oatmeal
Slight smoke, cherry
Better than Dewar’s. A lot of character. My favorite Midlands single malt by far. Surprisingly Ok.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Tao
light almost fleeting
again light
V. Dewars
a little hot alcohol noted
For the first tasting of the evening I didn’t take too many notes. Didn’t need them.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010

ABERFELDY Single Cask 16Q4 – ABERFELDY nas Single Cask [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sour
Pepper
Sour
61% abv – that’s high and hot. Not terribly enjoyable.
16Q4-Stretch
January 21st, 2017

ABERLOUR yo 01Q4 – ABERLOUR 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Redwood
Soft, victory
Sleek, sultry
Extremely drinkable
Really fun
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
gold, prone to lone…not ties
damp fire
full – bouquet
tobacco, not inhaled but appreciated
dreamy, pleasant
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
mahogany red & brown
peppery, peaty sweetness just a hint
heavy yet solid
multidimensional different too overpowering
brutal aggressive intimidating
different every time I taste.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Luminescent cordovan
Complex, seductive, baking spices
Thick
Honey, fruity, woody, mature
Lingering sherry
Got to be a blend (I was wrong)
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Cordovan
Creamy sherry
Tangy
Pure as the driven snow
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Vanilla, creme soda
Famke Janssen
Fruit
LIttle kick at the end
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Gorgeous reddish orange
Vanilla, nutty, fruit
Sharper but attractive
Sharper but attractive
Short but returns
I need it in my collection.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

ABERLOUR yo 18Q1 – ABERLOUR 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Copper
Sherry then rice krispy bars…buttery marshmallow toasted cereal
Bold and fat
Cinnamon fireball cherry on the end , caramel
Coating long and warm
I dig this…I.forget how good Aberlour can be. 8.5 out of 10.
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Lucky Charms
Spicy no mineral influence
Citrusy accents
A step up in price
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Sherry, toffee
Tongue sweetening
Spicy salty candied bacon
Not overpowering
Good, nice to have it again…
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

ABERLOUR yo 02Q2 – ABERLOUR 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Coppery
Fig newtons, caramel
Full body
Initially sweet, then bitter dark chocolate, peppe
complex finish, warm
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Bop
Ruddy clayish
some chocolate or toffee type scent
some bitter like dark chocolate
Kind of fun, warming, embracing
A fun cheerful, cheeky little scotch
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Centennial
Brunette
Smokey
weightless
candy, fanny may
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Cyclone
Dark orange
Peaty, iodine, some peach
mature
cotton candy, then sour grapes
lingering and nasty
a little bit of skunky Macallan 12
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Irving
Red Brown – Beautiful
Slight alchohol, sweet
Medium
Floral, Bitter and dark
Dirty
Confused
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Lakeview
Auburn
Orange candy
Smokey! Smooth at first
Dry
Smokey, like I’m having a cigar. Better as you go on.
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Tao
Dark – clover honey
Vanilla cookie
Kirstin Dunst
Little grass
Nice~
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Ville
Pepper
Stringy
Warm, Unpleasant
Heavy, tart
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002

ABERLOUR Abunadh 13Q3 – ABERLOUR nas Abunadh [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

ABERLOUR ABunadh 18Q1 – ABERLOUR nas ABunadh [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Deep amber
Sherry but some salt
Bold and fat
Pepper but fruity,
Long and contemplative.
Full flavored crazy strong. Opens up nicely with water, rewarding when you take the time to savour. But i prefer the 18. 7.5 of 10
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bluff
Deep amber
Sherry but some salt
Bold and fat
Pepper but fruity,
Long and contemplative.
Full flavored crazy strong. Opens up nicely with water, rewarding when you take the time to savour. But i prefer the 18. 7.5 of 10
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Doesnt nose like 120 proof nutmeg
A lot of flavor very spicy clove
Finishes
Batch 61 would go well with ham
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Love this nose… toffee,
RR
After a triple cut, nice set of cinnamon, orange
Triple cut
Appreciate the flavor uncut but still too medicinal / alcoholly
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

AMRUT Fusion 11Q3 – AMRUT nas Fusion [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
intriguing nose….cognac
rich and viscous
sweet bourbon, doughy, some heat….rather complex.
warm and thoughtful
I warmed up to this pour…the honey was was too unexpected the I settled in. I think I’m the only one to appreciate this por tonight
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bop
Double barrel barley is detectable.
Way too sweet
Awful honey finish
Reminds me of a honey bourbon. Not good.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Lakeview
Corn
Cognac
Snooki
A cop out on an islay
Salty and seaweed
Indistinct, disappointing
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011

AMRUT Fusion 12Q1 – AMRUT nas Fusion [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Tandori chicken. Smoky nan.
Harsh. Confused
No honey this time.
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Lakeview
Brown
The two barleys conflict
Fusion gone wrong
Grainy, better with a slight cut
Abrupt
Pairs well with monkey brain.
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Ville
Authentic India
Medium
Weak – stagnant water
Favor then finish
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012

ARDBEG Connoisseurs Choice, 1994, b. 2004 12Q2 – ARDBEG 10 Connoisseurs Choice, 1994, b. 2004 [Gordon & MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

ARDBEG yo 00Q4 – ARDBEG 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light yellow
Light salt/peat
Watery
Piercing nasal, aggressive
Goes upward into sinus; lingers
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Centennial
Blonde
Peat/mint
Watery
Blunt
Up and out
(During blind tasting) Reminds me of Laphroaig.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Lakeview
White wine
Peaty, medicinal
Piercing, aggressive
Like a cat burglar
(During blind tasting) Gets better after a palate cleansing
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000

ARDBEG yo 03Q1 – ARDBEG 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

ARDBEG yo 04Q3 – ARDBEG 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Sea mist, light peat
Medium-bodied
Salty, woody
Warm and lingering
very comforting – I expected more pungent nose. But The Macallan Cask Strength may have shot my olfactory senses.
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Bop
Light
Light – airy – sunlight
Wet bikini / wet T-shirt contest
Large – peaty, smoky
a little sour
Not as good as Ledaig 15 despite “Distillery of the Year”
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Cyclone
Peaty, lemon, apple, salty
Jessica Beil – strong and curvy
Spicy and sweet
Enveloping and warm. Marshmallow
Great!!!
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Irving
Light sweetness
Salty, medium smoke, not a lot of weight
Soft, mellow, quickly dissapates. A little tart.
Not too exciting.
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Lakeview
slightly peaty
Peppery
smooth like silk
I’d buy a bottle
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Tao
Light
Heather Locklear
Pepper
Longer
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Ville
salt, sea, nuts
oily
tart
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004

ARDBEG Connoisseurs Choice 01Q2 – ARDBEG 30 Connoisseurs Choice [Gordon & MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Brunette
Smells like vacation… freedom
buxom
Delicate, versatile, experienced
Warm, trusting
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Centennial
Gold
Long and lasting
syrupy
salty
Full circle – mouth-nose-eyes!
Pinches and punches
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Cyclone
Weather worn brick
pepper + dewy sweet air mixed with peat
Zena warrior princess (Lucy Lawless)
dynamic dancing smoke
Drilling intensely and suddenly cowers away
Great great stuff!
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Irving
Red Brown
Soft peat, complete, regal
heavy, voluptuous
warm light smoke,
not overwhelming – approachable
Tumbling down a seaside hill – landing me gently on the sandy beach
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Lakeview
Light brown
Peaty smoke
Salty, almost like burnt BBQ
As wonderful as the nose-makes sure I remember it
Gets better after each sip!
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Tao
Finished maple
Wham-bam-Alakazzam
Full
Big peat – the sea
Strong but accomodating – Lara Croft
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Ville
Orange
Awesome, smokey, woody
Strong, salty, pepper
Great, lasts but not too long, Bold but mellow
Will definitely try to buy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001

ARDBEG 1977 06Q4 – ARDBEG nas 1977 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

ARDBEG Airigh Nam Beist 11Q4 – ARDBEG nas Airigh Nam Beist [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Carmel color
Smokey
Jessica Simpson
Smokey peaty
God help – the beast in me!
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Bop
Amazing. Smoke and salty and then CHICKEN SOUP
Smoky deliciousness
Cream sody without too much bubbles.
Quite beasty indeed.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Lakeview
Golden strand
Classic peat and smoke but offset with
Mature, leggy lots of curves
Smoother than a classic Ardbeg, slighter peat
Good, another scotch with which one could launch a session
Clearly Ardbeg is the money, like the bomb. The Beist is luscious.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012

ARDBEG Airigh Nam Beist 1990 09Q2 – ARDBEG nas Airigh Nam Beist 1990 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light
Cherry; iodine at beginning
Creamy
Nice Islay malt
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Lakeview
Peat w/apricot
Mix of sea salt and cream
Excellent
Loved it with a cut
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Ville
Sweet grass. Iodine, grass
Thin but firm
Creamy, silky
Short, a little tart
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009

ARDBEG Airigh Nam Biest 15Q4 – ARDBEG nas Airigh Nam Biest [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Mysterious but approachable. Entices you to indulge.
Great balance of pepper, salt, smoke, awesomeness
Wonderful never outstays its welcome yet always adds value
Fantastic taste. A rare treat at this point with the legendary Beast no longer active/available. I tried to make my half ounce last the whole meal.
15Q4-Bluff
January 17th, 2016

ARDBEG Alligator 11Q4 – ARDBEG nas Alligator [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Carmel colored
Spices.
Starts sweet.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Bop
Orange late. Confusing actually.
Ash – physical ash actually. Unique in that regard.
Very unusual but should be in your collections.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Lakeview
Caramel
Subtle mix of sherry and peat
Voluptuous
A great Combo, the pear, pepper and buttercream come together
Brings the Combo home
Im glad I have this in my house
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012

ARDBEG Alligator 12Q2 – ARDBEG nas Alligator [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

ARDBEG Corryvrecken 13Q1 – ARDBEG nas Corryvrecken [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

ARDBEG Galileo 15Q4 – ARDBEG nas Galileo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

ARDBEG Kelpie 17Q2 – ARDBEG nas Kelpie [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sweet nose (maple? bourbon?)
Tasty but a little hot
Short hot finish
This is a delight. Definitely a buy.
17Q2-Randall
July 29th, 2017

ARDBEG Rollercoaster 11Q1 – ARDBEG nas Rollercoaster [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Light in color
Very smokey & peaty
Fergie
Peaty full smokey palet
Smokey
Big peaty taste . A keeper.
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bluff
Smoke iodine BBQ ashtray
Long warm
Really cool bottling, love the composition by year on the bottle.
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bop
Light but consistent with palatte
Encrusted love
sweet peat
What fun good and good value
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Lakeview
Apple juice 🙂
Classic islaylic peat
Classic ardbeg but too young
smooth for an 8
Great stuff but too much mktg
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011

ARDBEG Rollercoaster 15Q4 – ARDBEG nas Rollercoaster [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

ARDBEG Supernova 11Q4 – ARDBEG nas Supernova [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Natural
Peaty
Kim Jenner
Smoke
Harsh finish
Must cut just right
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Bop
Pure peat but when cut it noses just like a lobster
Confusing
Harsh
Somewhat undrinkable even cut.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Lakeview
Lighter gold
A river of peat
Acidic
Peat sandwich
Bad Cranberries tune Linger
Beist is significantly more approachable and enjoyable
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012

ARDBEG Supernova 2010 (SN2010) 10Q3 – ARDBEG nas Supernova 2010 (SN2010) [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

ARDBEG Uigeadail 04Q4 – ARDBEG nas Uigeadail [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Smoky, peaty
Bold
Salty, intense. Little cream, then peppery
Definitely needs to be cut, it’s cask strength
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Bop
3-dimensional nose–almost visual
Cherry–black cherry
Starchy, stout
Cask strength–needs water added. Cask strengths don’t need water all the time but when they do don’t be afraid to do it.
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Centennial
Sweet, ultra comforting
Hologram of malt fulfillment
A round tripper vs. daytripper
Long train running
Excellent!
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Irving
Light peat, light esthers
Intense, sharp
Strong, medium peat
Lingering heat
Disappointed
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Lakeview
Peat and bourbon
Taste the bourbon and raisin
Peat that trails off into something great
Wow! Definitely cask strength but still not overpowering
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Tao
Bacon
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004

ARDBEG Uigeadail 13Q1 – ARDBEG nas Uigeadail [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

ARDMORE yo 09Q4 – ARDMORE 11 yo [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Surprise! Musty. Is this peat? Smoke
Viscous
Sherry, burnt vanilla
Warm
Most outstanding: an islay speyside. Where has Adrmore been in my life?
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Bop
Peat, smoky, creamy
Sweet – speyside attributes are here
Sherry like
Bourbon aged speyside. Paired with mixed greens with apple, walnuts, and bleu cheese.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Ville
Peat, smoke, cream
Medium
Sweet sherry
Short little bite
Great. Must buy
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009

ARRAN yo 12Q2 – ARRAN 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

AUCHENTOSHAN yo 12Q4 – AUCHENTOSHAN 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Amber
Citrus and grain
OMG – wish I still did the lovely quotient
Like a dream, supple, cream, with some classic malt
Bring on another
I love it… Worth $109
12Q4-Bluff
December 1st, 2012

AUCHENTOSHAN yo 02Q2 – AUCHENTOSHAN 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Bronze
Toffee, woody
Medium to full
Spicy, vanilla, buttery
Easy finish, short
Suprisingly dark for a lowland. More rich than I expected
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Bop
Honey, gritty
Light butter
Angry, a little dirty
Sizzling – tongue buzz but quick
Maybe my expectations of a lowland teed me up differently than what I got – I wouldn’t buy it.
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Centennial
Cigar brown, brown sugar
Vanilla fudge
lickedy
soft warm elegant
nice, lofty
buy
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Cyclone
NBA Basketball
Brown Sugar, Angel Food Cake
Athletic, in shape, Mia Hamm
Salty salmon, enveloping all taste areas of tongue
Easy but long on taste
Very good. I would buy
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Irving
Golden Brown, shimmers
Light toast, brown sugar
Cinnamon, nutmeg
Rich, soft – not hot
Short, pleasant, gentle
Buy – very drinkable
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Lakeview
Light brown
Creamy, brown sugar
Oily
Vanilla, Nice!
Yum! The Auchentoshan family has serious game! Giddyup!
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Tao
Brandy’s tan line
Citrus, honey
Jill St. John (c1060)
Cinnamon toast
Short
On the buy list
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Ville
Golden Brown
Butter, Spice
Soft
Soft
Tart, warm not pleasant
Would not buy
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002

AUCHENTOSHAN Three Wood 07Q1 – AUCHENTOSHAN nas Three Wood [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

AULTMORE yo 16Q3 – AULTMORE 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Peaty wind
Thin and oily
Lemongrass
Medicinal
No thanks… Glad I tried it but not going to show up in my arsenal
16Q3-Rambler
October 15th, 2016

BALBLAIR yo 06Q4 – BALBLAIR 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BALBLAIR yo 08Q2 – BALBLAIR 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Briny, charred
Medium-bodied
Sweet oak; salty at first
Warm and inviting for another sip
08Q2-Bluff
May 31st, 2008
Bop
Very tasty – a little bit of “wild peat”
Northern Highlandish
Becoming one of my favorite distilleries. I really like the heartiness of the Northern Highlands and this malt fits right in.
08Q2-Bluff
May 31st, 2008

BALBLAIR yo 12Q4 – BALBLAIR 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Amber
Sherry
Voluptuous
Toffee
Bring it on!
Going to miss it
12Q4-Bluff
December 1st, 2012

BALBLAIR 1983 15Q3 – BALBLAIR nas 1983 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Cucumber. A deep inhale divulges some notes of the sea.
Light caramel, very smooth. No strong flavor spikes of any kind.
Watery at the end.
Appeared to me to be designed for smoothness at the expense of character. Over the 30 years the whisky master went for a fully integrated taste with consistency removing any roughness which is where a lot of the flavor is.
15Q3-Bluff
January 16th, 2016

BALBLAIR 1989 11Q4 – BALBLAIR nas 1989 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Light
Citrus
Anna Kornakova
Apple lemon
Sweet then peppery
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Bop
Green apple
Banana on the front with a lemony citrus and a menthol type hit on the back
Very quiet and respectful
Very very delicious. An absolute must buy.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Lakeview
Yellow
Butterscotch
Pop Singer
Starts off like crete, citrus and ends like Talisker 10
Smooth
Great scotch for every occasion and worthy of collection. Great one for newbies to single malts
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012

BALBLAIR 1991 10Q4 – BALBLAIR nas 1991 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Caramel/wheat
Maple Taffy – candy
Ethel Woods
Heavier, pineapple, citrusy
Polish. Oak
More is better.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bluff
Maple syrup some salt
Bold viscous
Toffee vanilla
lingering
Really nice —
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bop
Hard, raw maple and then a confectionery 2nd sweet such as salt water taffy
White pepper vanilla grilled pineapple in the end
Kind of dark and sticky
Kind of like the Willy Wonka multi-course dinner sucker. The longer you taste it the more flavors you get.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Hoopie
More but still not much color
Honey and other sweet notes, there’s something else on nose
Mrs. Howard Stern more viscous
Sweet but not as sweet as nose says. Vanilla
Nothing stands out
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Lakeview
Orange creme dreamsicle with syrup
Megan Fox / supple youth
A vanilla
Tries to go Islayic at the end
I like it although it’s “Canuckian”
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011

BALVENIE yo 05Q4 – BALVENIE 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Holy Cow! What a nose! Very sweet nose.
Orange zest – and a hint of cinnamon
Honest – clean
Festive scotch. A lot of fun for a 10yo.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Centennial
Praise vanilla
Sweet surprise
Just … ok
… with a bit of chocolate, cocoa butter. Enjoyable
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Irving
Light, grassy, woody
Oil, citrus zest
Soapy
Sweet caramel
Good dessert whisky. Good value. Really enjoyed it. A good everyday drinker.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Lakeview
Vanilla, nutmeg
Very light
Starts off smooth, but really lingers
Good as a pre-meal scotch
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006

BALVENIE Doublewood 05Q4 – BALVENIE 12 Doublewood [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Apple – I’m beginning to like these Balvenie noses. Vanilla.
A little soft – not quite as flavorful. More “maturity”.
Reserved
2nd wood is a sherry cask. It is archetypal – good scotch to introduce to newbs.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Centennial
Full monty
Sleek, slippery
Sherrry, baby!
Soft-spoken
Smart, elegant … a classic. Good intro for newcomers!
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Irving
LIttle medicinal, sherry.
Wood, cedar, nutty
syrupy, heavy
With a little water added, slightly sweet
More complex, and less sweet than Balvenie 10
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Lakeview
Maple Syrup
Oily, buttery, full
Tastes great after a slight cut
I really thought the Doublewood stood out after a slight cut.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006

BALVENIE Doublewood 06Q4 – BALVENIE 12 Doublewood [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BALVENIE Doublewood 12Q3 – BALVENIE 12 Doublewood [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BALVENIE Caribbean Cask 12Q1 – BALVENIE 14 Caribbean Cask [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Rum but nothing else. Hold on ……. vanilla
Confused by the rum. I don’t think rum fortification is a good fit
A summer scotch. Better poured off a woman’s body I’m sure.
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Lakeview
Golden waves
Rum scent overpowers the buttercream / vanilla
Sweet and spirited
Starts sweet with the rum prevalent but ends with a kick
Smooth, buttercream finish
Very approachable, a good introductory malt – great for summer or breakfast
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Ville
Rum, orange
Michelle Williams
Nut single, solid medium vanilla, cream
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012

BALVENIE Caribbean Cask 13Q3 – BALVENIE 14 Caribbean Cask [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BALVENIE yo 00Q2 – BALVENIE 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light to Dark
Strong, powerful, burn
Full
Masculine
Regal, warm
Royalty of Speyside
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Centennial
Tangerine
Swift
Wide
Sharp
Warm
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Cyclone
Light cinnamon
Biting
Light
Spicy
Soft going down – hard hitting on the swallow
Good first experience
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Irving
Medium orange
Light esters
Rich
Candy apricot. Light soap
Quick & clean
Complex
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Lakeview
Light
Taut – (tight) burn
Tangy
Wow! Power!
Money! Pure quality
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Tao
Straw
Slight iodine
Light
Mellow
Sharp (possibly alcohol)
I want more. Too good for Scots!
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000

BALVENIE yo 05Q4 – BALVENIE 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Loses some innocence
Maple – after being cut
I shouldn’t have to add my own water.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Centennial
Cheddar, sharp
Maple ambiance
Sweet … when water added!
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Irving
Noticably more alcohol
Compares to the 10 and 12, both of which are better. Needs a little water.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Lakeview
medicinal
maple, post-cut
Very good, better than Doublewood – again had to cut though
Loved it cut… begs the Bop question, is it worth the energy?
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006

BALVENIE Triple Cask 16Q2 – BALVENIE 16 Triple Cask [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
dark amber
pineapple fruit, hints of salt,
sweetness, custard, apricots
esters, gentle, hints of oak.
good looking bottle, really could benefit from being bottled at a higher ABV. 40% made the palate a bit too ‘thin’. But enjoyable.
16Q2-B Funk
July 23rd, 2016
Lakeview
Caramel
Hard butterscotch candies + windex
Watery but then closes with a bang
Salted Caramel corn
Ok, but likely wouldn’t buy because of watery palate
16Q2-B Funk
July 23rd, 2016
Lakeview
Hard butterscotch candy in wrapper
Squishy watermelon
Buttered toast, Hawaiian pork, pineapple
16Q2-B Funk
July 23rd, 2016

BALVENIE Islay Cask 03Q1 – BALVENIE 17 Islay Cask [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

BALVENIE Islay Cask 05Q4 – BALVENIE 17 Islay Cask [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Smoky – where did that come from!
Islay quiet
Reminiscent of a northern Islay. The question remains why drink this if you could have a real Islay?
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Centennial
Medicinal
Tooooo sharp
Not my kind of scotch. Time for study … MICROVATTERS and Mad-hatters!
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Irving
Cinnamon
soapy, heavy
And More cinnamon
cut with a little water
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Lakeview
Awww Peat
Spicy
Peppery, lingers
Again, a slight cut improved the experience, but I’d rather just drink an Islay single malt than drink this, if I was interested in that region at that time…
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006

BALVENIE Port Finish 01Q3 – BALVENIE 21 Port Finish [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Coppery
Sharp
coppery!
smooth, warm
Seems less port-imported then the Glenmorangie version (perhaps due to be applied to a more mature scotch)
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Centennial
Bourbonesque
sweet – mama
Mild/content
lingers
longing – pontness?
my favorite – best
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Cyclone
Copper
Very soapy
Slender but firm Cameron Diaz
Grassy, sharper than Glenmorangie Port
Random
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Irving
red brown
Distant sherry, sweet
long legs
Reserved, sexy
long walk in Muir Woods
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Lakeview
Rustic
Vanilla cream
Gentle
Pure as the driven snow
In my collection! (Nuff said)
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Tao
golden – glows
Honey
Not enough O’s in smooooth.
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Ville
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001

BALVENIE Port Finish 05Q4 – BALVENIE 21 Port Finish [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Lighter than I expected
Tasty – sweet, strong, flavorful.
A touch of the grape in the finish Somer bitterness at end – but short.
Interesting – lots of food parallels.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Centennial
Woodsy
Light-footed
Fruit/raison, cinnamon
A backward glance – 21 yr.old Lolita
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Irving
Brown butter
Citrus Zest
Mouthfeel is oily
Little bitter, tart, coffee, cedar, short
Simple, clean. What’s particular unique is the single experience it delivers. It’s middle of the pallette, constrained. It’s gooed, not great.
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006
Lakeview
Nutmeg, orange peels
mix of butter and pepper
Initially spicy but doesn’t linger
A nice scotch; not sure if it really belongs in my Top Ten anymore…
05Q4-Lakeview
February 25th, 2006

BEN NEVIS yo 04Q2 – BEN NEVIS 10 yo [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Heather, sweetness on the nose, vanilla
Rich, well-rounded
Peppery, slightly oily, initially sweet
Dry finish, fairly quick and clean.
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Bop
Tasted at night – outside :o(
Sweet heather, dry/sharp, strong- really fantastic
Think mouth feel
Tasty, sweet, a hint of smoke, caramel
Chocolate-minty
Short and firm
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Cyclone
Gold
Apple, cherry
Slight and soft
Sour and light
Long and aggressive
Ok. A little too long in the finish.
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Irving
Salt air, sweet
Iodine, minty
Dry
Very quick; disappears
Easy, nice drinker
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Lakeview
Vanilla
Mint and pepper
Chocolate
Very good – worthy of collection
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Tao
Honey, sweet, walnut
Full, smooth
Short, light pepper
**
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Ville
Sweet, smoke, salt
Thin legged, tight a$$
Flowers, honey, walnut
Short – fun
Excellent – Want to Purchase
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004

BEN NEVIS yo 14Q3 – BEN NEVIS 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BEN NEVIS yo 09Q4 – BEN NEVIS 13 yo [Wild Scotsman bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Caramel or toffee, chocolate
Rich
Bitter, sweet, burnt toffee
Kind of bitter
Least favorite of the night. Macallan is a better fit ??
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Bop
Butterfinger bar
Has a little skunk to it. Leafy cabbage, brussel sprouts?
Hard to say: conflict with the dessert. What I imagine a cigarette tastes like.
Wild Scotsman. Paired with Bananas Foster. A better match would be a Macallan.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Ville
Grass. Butter, pepper albeit weak
Firm. Sharon Stone
Fruit some tartiness
Short/firm
Again – fair to medium. Lower half of buy list.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009

BENRIACH yo 03Q4 – BENRIACH 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BENRIACH Maderia 14Q3 – BENRIACH 15 Maderia [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BENRIACH yo 14Q1 – BENRIACH 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
“like eating bad pussy”
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014
Bluff
gold
skanky, plasticy, phenolic
medium
pepper, pumpkin and cinnamon
ok, long and warm
I still cannot palate the Benriach…too hot for me. It’s a shame because I can tell there are some complex notes here.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014
Brass
light, not distinctive compared to the others tonight
a bit of cherry and a medicinal hint. cough drop?
not much
hot spice, but nothing noteworthy
no finish. empty
meh
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014

BENROMACH yo 01Q4 – BENROMACH 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light
Great – floral, breezy
Bland, empty (what’s up with that?)
Clever – buzzed middle of tongue
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
Gold acrylic
Sweet, full
Heavy
Tart, tangy, sharp
Lingering, flush, ashes
Luscious
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
Ugly yellow, like shower scum
Candy sweet molasses, hint of grass
Watery, inconsistent
Bold, but kind w/sweetness
A long leisurely goodbye not alcoholy
I like it very much. Finish to nosy.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Light brown – no gold
Sweet floral notes
Light viscosity
Light spice, rustic
Tobacco finish
2 dimensional
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Golden
Salty, fruity
LIght – almost gentle on the tongue at first, then fireworks on my tongue
A warming, light finish
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Amber/honey
Sweet – hay
Very smooth
Smooth – honey. Oak, light
No aftertaste
Very good – balanced
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Amber
Enjoyable, nutty, cream
Firm
Metallic
Med long, clever. Some tartness
Ok @ best – middle of the road. Not premium.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

BENROMACH yo 09Q3 – BENROMACH 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Interesting combination of smoke and sherry
Nice taste
Clean – sherry finish
Very similar to Macallan 12 – sherry has impact
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Cherry is recongnizable early
Very drinkable, smooth
Just very smooth, age and sherry help.
It’s that safe date that you never have to apologize for, to go-to
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Sherry and tar
Lovely, mix of sherry and spice
Doesn’t linger
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009

BENROMACH Peat Smoke 13Q2 – BENROMACH nas Peat Smoke [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Very interesting, light smoke
A total surprise to me, and relatively complex. I remember enjoying, but I regret that I did not spend enough time to figure out it’s uniqueness. I will seek this one out.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013
Bop
Light smoke
Strong peat and very smooth
Smoky
Excellent effort here from Benromach. Definitely a buy option.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013

BLACK BOTTLE yo 02Q3 – BLACK BOTTLE nas yo [Burn Stewart bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Unnatural caramel color additive
Fruity – delicious but light peat
Light salt, fundamental tastes
Quite dry
Reliable, solid
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Centennial
Varnish
Soft kiss
Woody, moss, caramel
Lowdown, generally
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Cyclone
Reddish gold
Peaty
Firm but large
Back of tongue
Sour, intrusive
Blend
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Irving
Light brown
Slightly peaty
Rich
Salty, peaty, slightly bitter. Nutty.
Lingering peat
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Lakeview
Dark, almost brown
peaty esthers
Sharp all around my mouth; salty!
Doesn’t linger too long
I’d drink another dram if I had to.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Ville
Hint of peat
Smooth, simple
Zip, strong but not overwhelming
I liked it.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002

BLADNOCH yo 08Q4 – BLADNOCH 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Silvery, clear
Grassy
Thin
Light, estery
I would not buy this. Not as bad as the Springbank Rum Wood that I poured down the drain.
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Bop
Ben Gay-like
Very bitter at the end like overcooked brussel sprouts
Disappointing — no wonder Malcom IV exiled the McMurrays to Galloway
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Slight medicinal
SJP
Generally harsh
Hits hard
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Not quite as bad as Nyquil (TM)
Dregs of Scotland
like a Dr. Doom tainted cosmic power
A scotch I won’t drink again; almost as bad as Glen Garioch 8
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009

BLADNOCH yo 09Q3 – BLADNOCH 12 yo [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Really light like mercury
Fruit – sweet
Down & dirty kind of scotch
Kind of hot
Bitter like overcooked brussel sprouts
Smoother & sweeter & tastier when cut. Seems like it has to be cut. Distillery produces only 100,000 liters per year.
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Fruity and light grassy
Kind of hot, some iodine
Lingers more than expected, long finish
Opens up quite a bit once cut
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Heather and fruity
Uneventful
Lingers, better when gulped
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009

BLADNOCH yo 12Q4 – BLADNOCH 12 yo [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Foul
Toffee
12Q4-Bluff
December 1st, 2012

BLADNOCH John McDougall Selection 09Q4 – BLADNOCH 14 John McDougall Selection [John McDougall bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Perfume, floral
For a lowland, kind of viscous
Sweet, herbal, but some pepper
Holds up to the salt in the foie gras
Impressive. Pairs well with foie gras. Held up to the food. I think this is an excellent Lowland.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Bop
Tall – smooth. Butterscotch
Wonderful – strong. Unyielding
Amiable. Cheddar cheesey
Paired with roasted root vegetables and foei gras. Great pairing.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Ville
Pepper, cream, butter
Light to medium
Pepper
Medium in length
enjoyed full experience. heavy with the food.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009

BLADNOCH yo 03Q2 – BLADNOCH 15 yo [Scotts Selection bottling at Standard Strength]

BLAIR ATHOL yo Old Malt Cask 16Q4 – BLAIR ATHOL 21 yo Old Malt Cask [Hunter Laing bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Citrus – I think a little lemony
Wood grill marks
Leather
Cask strength – after cutting has fewer character almost non-interesting.
16Q4-Stretch
January 21st, 2017

BOWMORE yo The Devils Casks 14Q1 – BOWMORE 10 yo The Devils Casks [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
red!
uncut–super heavy sherry; cut–sweet california olives
full and fat
full head-on sherry; not too much else to discern
warm and pleasant.
maybe unpalatable due to the heavy sherry influence; not all that complex. I shouldn’t be disappointed, but maybe the Devils Cask seems a little gimmicky to me. Is cask strength; cutting is necessary.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014
Brass
dark, almost red
aggresive. sweet and smoky
spicy.
cut, it stays powerful on the palate but finishes smooth and smoky. sherry notes throughout, but generally overpowered by the spice/pepper notes. decent uncut. good when cut.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014

BOWMORE yo 00Q3 – BOWMORE 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Honey brown
Slight peat
Aggressive, explosive
Punctual – salty
Like a great offensive line getting off the ball and running the ball.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Silky bronze
Tinny
Thicker
Tangy
Interesting
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Consistent cinnamon
Seaweed & salt & cherry & peat
Thicken beady sweat
Strong coverage of the tongue
Light, happy, seaside lingering
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Ripe peach
Light peat
Medium viscosity
Medicinal, all-over-the place smoke
Chaotic
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Honey
Sweet syrup, smoky apricot
Explosion
Interesting
I’m not ready to consume on a regular basis.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Lighter somewhat grey
Some iodine
Clean – no bitter
Smooth classic Islay
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

BOWMORE Laimrig 16Q4 – BOWMORE 15 Laimrig [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
KC BBQ sauce
Strawberries marinaded in red wine binegar
16Q4-Stretch
January 21st, 2017

BOWMORE Mariner 04Q4 – BOWMORE 15 Mariner [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Caramel, light iodine, mossy
Marisa Tomei
Sweet honey
Long, comforting finish
Ranks as one of my favorite Bowmore expressions to date.
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Bop
Burnt forest
Viscous
Hot, a little bitter actually
A little sour over a long note.
Indigestion sets in after a while
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Centennial
Maltman, deep chocolate
Full, voluptuous
Malt, savvy, sassy
Tenderly, fine great
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Irving
Burnt rubber
Rich, heavy alcohol
Smoky, soapy, nutty
Lightly sweet, hot
Nose is the deal breaker
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Lakeview
Toffee, light peat
Smoky and peppery but not as peppery as Talisker
Sweet apple
Good, but still not in same league as Bowmore 17
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Tao
Slightly more peat than Bowmore Legend
Strong
Slightly alcohol
Tails gently
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004

BOWMORE Limited edition vintage 1989 08Q2 – BOWMORE 16 Limited edition vintage 1989 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Smoke house
Syrupy, viscous
Heavy, ashy, lacking in sweetness, kind of soapy
Syrupy and coating; definitely warming
08Q2-Bluff
May 31st, 2008
Bop
Nice when cut
A little sour.
A cask strength with dangerously varied responses to cut percentages. Cut it too much (> 25%) and you will throw away your dram as undrinkable. At 15% or so you lose the cutting edge of the cask strength and have a very enjoyable scotch.
08Q2-Bluff
May 31st, 2008

BOWMORE yo 00Q3 – BOWMORE 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Clearly oaky, charred, tempered like Balvenie Cask
Comfortable companion
Strong but sensitive
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Amber, soft
Cherry too
Cardboard, paper
Fine
Similar to The Glenlivet 12 – French Oak
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Light oaken
Peatier than Bowmore 12, less sea influence
Layered paint on walls by Brother Bop
Spicier – Mardi Gras
Boom! Bang! Party Time! Gone…
Amazing departure from the sea that Bowmore 12 had.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Medium amber
Full
Medium viscosity
Spicy wood
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Brown
Smoke Halle
Smoky/syrupy
Not as explosive or lingering as Bowmore 12
Better than Bowmore 12, New Plateau
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Nearly absent
Very enjoyable – best balance of the evening.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

BOWMORE Legend 04Q4 – BOWMORE nas Legend [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Iodine, fishy towards the end
Bold, but thin–Courtney Cox
Hot, slightly sweet, honey
Surprisingly short
Generally unsatisfying, perhaps even disappointing given the name
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Bop
A bit faint, boggish
A little skunky.
Sour
Doesn’t really remind me of any Bowmores I’ve had (12 & 17)
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Centennial
Sweet, bullock
Light and sassy, flowery
Washy wishy
Fades like a .. ?
Enjoyable
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Irving
Iodine
Salty, medium smoke
Soapy
Bitter
Mediocre
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Lakeview
Iodine, sulphur
Peppery, salty
Short and not so sweet
Young and not ready for prime time
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Tao
Light almond
Jenna Jameson; nasty but fun
F. smooth
U. little bite
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004

BOWMORE yo 03Q1 – BOWMORE nas yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

BRAEVAL yo 16Q3 – BRAEVAL 16 yo [Signatory bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Cinnamon and spice
Athletic
Lemon pepper and full
Wonderful, asks you to take another drink
Must buy
16Q3-Rambler
October 15th, 2016

BRORA Unchillfiltered 05Q2 – BRORA 21 Unchillfiltered [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Heavy peat, dirty
Medium
Surprisingly hot, salt and pepper on the end
Bitter, but long and warm
Somewhat of a letdown given the history of Brora. Clynelish was the superior single malt in experience this evening.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Bop
Light
Too hot. Heat masks the other flavors. Too bad.
It’s trying, which I appreciate, but the peating isn’t the central experience. Clynelish 14 does it better.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Irving
Tar, sweet
Nasaly
Too simple
Suprisingly a lot of heat for a 21 yo
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005

BRORA yo, 1977 (2013 Special Release) 16Q1 – BRORA 35 yo, 1977 (2013 Special Release) [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
slight smoke, definite peat, waxy, linseed oil?
fruity with notes of pepper; balsamic?
outstanding, but can I pony up $1200 at Binnys for this? Glad to try a taste of distilling history
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Bop
Don’t stretch this nose. Lovely short. bacon vinaigrette
Early – young Bartlett pear and some cherry
Black licorice on the finish
Phenomenal single malt. Love drinking it.
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
Golden
Stay short with it; bacon maple syrup
LE
Black cherry
Doesn’t linger
Really fun single malt… So drinkable – would enjoy daily
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016

BRUICHLADDICH The Laddie Ten 13Q1 – BRUICHLADDICH 10 The Laddie Ten [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH yo 01Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Auburn
mild seaside
smooth-liquid
Conservative Islay – Not over the top like other I
Haunting
Doesn’t try to out Laphroaig Laphroaig and that’s fine
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Centennial
Brunette
Hot candy
Crestalker?
Lusty/Hotstick
Caramel
Diana Krall on a paubey/stand hammock?can’t read
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Cyclone
Caramel
Smoky, fishy, burnt rubber
Catherine Zeta Jones pre Michael Douglas
Buttery, salty
What finish!?!? Vanishes like invisible girl
Lets you know it’s there and then takes off
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Irving
Cedar
Floral notes
Salt
Medium peat. Smoked trout. A little water opens
Nutty & quick. Back of mouth lingering peat
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Lakeview
Salty butter
Thin, almost waiflike
Abrupt
Good but not good enough to be in my collection
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Tao
Darker – outside but the scotch too
A lot of the island – floral
Hardly any – easy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Ville
Yellow green
Bold but not sharp, grass in nose
Oily, creamy, woody, smokey
Sharp yet with medium length, definitely has a bit
Yes would buy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001

BRUICHLADDICH yo 03Q1 – BRUICHLADDICH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH PC7 10Q1 – BRUICHLADDICH 7 PC7 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Light caramel
Peaty
Christine Hendrix
Matures after cut
Sweet was buttery
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bibeau
Bacon grease
Short strong
Better cut. Good body
Not as good of a finish
Not my favorite. Nice bottle
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bop
Sharp and peaty
Incredibly tasty for a 7 yo. Widely diverse.
Phenomenal scotch. Age is irrelevant in this case. SO much fun.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Lakeview
Arms-length peat
A little sweeter than a traditional Islay
Really filling
Amazing uncut. One of the best buys of 2010
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Tao
Light pale blonde
OMFG Fire! Kitchen-length nose
Very full. Christine Hendrix
Complex. Spices (nutmeg) + cream + smoke
Sweet long a little sea
Bruichladdich. Cut changes it completely.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Ville
Smokey, ashes. Awesome nose
Solid like a gymnast
Butterscotch candy
Firm but long mellow finish
Great new scotch. It deserves the BIG Award that it received.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010

BRUICHLADDICH PC7 11Q3 – BRUICHLADDICH 7 PC7 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Light gold
Slight sweetness
Full,
Sweet yet subtle… Not overbearing
Licorice
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bluff
cant comment
wonderful before cutting…a little flat after…citrus
medium…not overpowering
a little bit of heat. More floral than expected.
soothing coating
Being cask strength…I believe I may have cut it too much…I lost what made the initial nosing so wonderful. As is, I would not seek this one out again
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bop
Intense Pan Am stewardess.
High peat. Delicious. Not smoky though.
Wonderful
Awesome. Really. Take tiny amounts and the high character will explode and fill your mouth without conveying the cask strength heat.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Hoopie
Nicely intense.
Peet but with sweet coming in. Not overly smoky.
PErfectly complex. The peet but with sweet tastes coming in. Doesn’t need cut but it’s great cut too.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Lakeview
Brown
Where the sea meets molasses
Lingers
Peppery
The only cask strength I can easily sip
Thank goodness I bought it already
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011

BRUICHLADDICH 1989, Cask #68 Bottle #312 of 385 10Q4 – BRUICHLADDICH nas 1989, Cask #68 Bottle #312 of 385 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Natural color – changes with water
Floral. Oceanic
Pepper. Lavendar.
Warm. Add water smooths out.
Sharp
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bluff
Natural
Salty, sea
Meim body
Heather lavender light pepper
seems short
love this nose. I can contemplate with this scotch.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bop
Seafoody//crab. Light citrusy front-end
Widely delicious
Saffron-pepper and lavender When Cut: woodier
Lovely & light
Great pairing with crab
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Hoopie
Natural + light
Slight citrus late oceanic notes
Not short body, slight grassy It’s a nice drink
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Lakeview
Natural
acidic, grain lemongrass oceanic
Kirstin Dunst, thin, natural
Aside from pepper citrus/orange peel
Toffee kicker
Almost too benign or light for me.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011

BRUICHLADDICH Bere Barley - 2008 18Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH nas Bere Barley – 2008 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH Islay Barley - 2009 18Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH nas Islay Barley – 2009 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH Port Charlotte Islay Barley - Heavily Peated 2008 18Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH nas Port Charlotte Islay Barley – Heavily Peated 2008 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH Port Charlotte Scottish Barley - Heavily Peated 18Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH nas Port Charlotte Scottish Barley – Heavily Peated [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH Rocks 11Q3 – BRUICHLADDICH nas Rocks [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
buttered popcorn…pumped from the can….artificial?
medium
unexpected islay…buttery and easily approachable. need more to evaluate
warm and coating
After initial pull….found it to be stand offish….then I found comfort. Not my fave but would go for it if offered to me.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bop
Orville Redenbacher buttery. It is really buttery like the movie theater.
Soft and easy. for a novice who comes to your house.
Skanky but post finish is in fact that fake butter stuff from the movies.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Hoopie
Buttered popcorn. As unmistakable as I’ve ever smelled.
The butter can’t leave the thoughts.
Some oilly in the finish. Generally skanky.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Lakeview
Yellow
Orville redinbacher
LMFAO
“Weak, like the Ukraine” Seinfeld
Lingers like The Cranberries
I’d pour it over popcorn
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011

BRUICHLADDICH The Classic Laddie 18Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH nas The Classic Laddie [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BUNNAHABHAIN yo 03Q2 – BUNNAHABHAIN 17 yo [Scotts Selection bottling at Standard Strength]

BUNNAHABHAIN 1999 02Q1 – BUNNAHABHAIN 20 1999 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Dark bronze
Peaty, seaweed, moldy tree
Medium to full, kind of bummin
Rich and buttery, but really salty
Lingering finish
Interesting complexity, but not enjoyable as the rest tonight.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Bop
Dark red
Peaty, dark-bad, fast odor
charred, crispy, 3 hours of full court basketball
Gallops, hot in the middle
Unsure of its focus
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Centennial
caramel
been there, done that
tempestuous
Brown, wood burning, iron hot
residual, long lasting lava-like, nothing subtle,
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Cyclone
Dark! RC Cola
Fierce! Hairspray in the nose. Sour apples.
Thick. Big boned, but attractive. Carmen Electra
Sour
Warm to the stomach. Tingles all over my tongue
Pop rocks. Chaotic.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Irving
Sherry red
Way up in the nose sharp, woody and a little sweet
Bam! Grabs me + shakes. Needs to be cut with H2O
Rich, thick, argumentative, strong, chaotic
light soap, suprisingly quick
like a reduced sauce
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Lakeview
Dark brown
Seaweed, ocean
Tar, charred
Aftertaste
Gives Bunnahabhain 12 a bad name! Bummin! Will never grace my collection. Would rather have Glen Garioch 8.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Tao
Billy Holiday. Strang fruit
Salt, a little flowery
Annie Lennox
Overwelmed by pepper
Quick finish, but hot until
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Ville
Brown
Iodine, nutty, creamy
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002

BUNNAHABHAIN 1st refill Bourbon 09Q1 – BUNNAHABHAIN nas 1st refill Bourbon [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Fresh cork.Band-aid
Sweet melon undercurrent of pepper
Long & warm
Syrupy, dessert. After contemplating it; I am turned off.
09Q1-Ville
February 27th, 2009

CAOL ILA Distiller Edition Double Matured 15Q1 – CAOL ILA 12 Distiller Edition Double Matured [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Like the nose better than the Caol Ila 12 yo
Really like this…it is what the Caol Ila 12 traditional aspires to be.
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

CAOL ILA yo 05Q3 – CAOL ILA 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Salty, woody butter
Light
Pepper
Warm and long, a little hot
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Bop
Light Peat
Light
Light breezy
Smooth, smart
Too light for an ‘Islay’ experience
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Irving
Campfire, light, little hot
Thin
Woody, immature, raw grassy
Minty, raw smoke
Needs more age
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Lakeview
Grassy, Smokey, Salty
A brief burst of pepper and heat
Rather smooth compared to the rest of the experience
After Brother Bop’s convincing argument, I thought this was Caol Ila as well, but thought it was the 18 year expression because of the fairly smooth finish…
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
VIlle
Light gold
Peat, wood, smoke
Solid, firm
Warm, soft, mellow
Short, tart
Islay is special!!!
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005

CAOL ILA yo 15Q1 – CAOL ILA 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Interesting, I’d buy it at its current price point but not rushing to buy it vs. others available between $55 and $60. A bit of a letdown relative to the preceding 4 whiskys tasted tonight.
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

CAOL ILA yo 07Q1 – CAOL ILA 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

CAOL ILA yo 17Q4 – CAOL ILA 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Peaty, smoky
Long, warm, Comfortably Numb
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Badger
Rich
Cigar
Lingering, long
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Balgam
Pasty
Woody peat
Smokey smooth
Smokey
Best one so far. Peat!
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bass
Light and floral
?
Pepper
Cigar
B Funk – Comfortably Numb
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bluff
Peat, smoke
Salty, pepper
Beautiful
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bop
Smoky peaty earthy lovely
Meaty savory
Smoky
Classic profile. Comfortably Numb.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Hoopie
Smoke
Cinnamon
Perfect warming winter scotch
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Lakeview
Peaty
Freddie Freeloader
Spicy
Starts strong and finishes well
Amazing
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Rambler
Classic
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Tao
Smoke
Sophia Vergara
Spicy Peat Smoke Orange
Trails off like a contrail
Fave so far
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Ville
Smoky
Solid smooth
Peat. Salt.
Warm. Peppery.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017

CAOL ILA yo 09Q1 – CAOL ILA 24 yo [Douglas Laing bottling at Standard Strength]

CAOL ILA yo 11Q2 – CAOL ILA 25 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Oceany smoky fun
Luscious smoke and smooth peat
Had a small amount so went cask and it was a bit hot
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011

CAOL ILA yo 00Q2 – CAOL ILA 7 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Silvery
Ammonia
Choppy (powdery)
Strong – confused
Bitter, sticky ascendant in direction
The 1st scotch I ever had that required a cleansing.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Centennial
White
Full
Pungent
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Cyclone
Light silky / marbled
Plain – salty this time
Young
Milky feathery
Easygoing, long salty aftertaste
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Irving
Colorless
Like grain alcohol
Hot, single dimensional
Full mouth, spring flowers
Sits there
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Lakeview
“Sprite”
Weak/light
Pixy Stix
Nice – Woodsy / Juicy sticky
Interesting – really light. I’d love the 10 year probably.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Tao
Pale white
Slight
Kate Moss
Very smooth with alcohol
Sharp
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000

CAPERDONICH yo, 1994 (cask 10769) 16Q1 – CAPERDONICH 21 yo, 1994 (cask 10769) [Douglas Laing bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Pale Gold
Soapy, bacon
initially sweet, viscous then some pepper
long with pepper
cask strength, did not get the chance to add water
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Bop
Thistle first bacon second time
Crazy back and forth great amazing
Novacaine – Canadian bacon
Drink me – I’m super fun
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
Yellow
French vanilla
Waif
Like novocain
Unimpressive
A roller coaster that I wouldn’t repeat
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
After a second run, I like it much better… The thaw was worth the wait… Steve Rogers style
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016

CLYNELISH yo 05Q2 – CLYNELISH 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Faint sea salt, some moss
Light to medium
Apple or pear citrus, then salt and pepper. Complex
Smooth warm, sweet finish
Still a very interesting dram and remains on my top 10. Love the citrus transition to salt and pepper.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Bop
Atypical
Light and welcoming
Explosive – exciting. Very complex some warmth.
Honey tinged.
A good single malt for those who like strong and interesting palattes. I very much like it. Very High value retail.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Irving
Seaside, mild, welcoming, inviting, lemon, knid of sweet
medium
lots going on–flowers, salt
Honey
An enjoyable drinking event. Buy it!
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Tao
Grapefruit (where’d that come from, the food)
light
complex lemon and honey (not cough drop)
short and pleasing
would drink again
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005

CLYNELISH yo 11Q4 – CLYNELISH 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Carmel
Musty/moldy—-w/water- Budda
Diane Cannon
Starts sweet like movie popcorn
Slips into a smooth warm experience on my throat ,nice finish
A grand slam breakfast of single malts Tao
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Bop
Once the esthers have faded smells like maple syrup on sausage links
Spicy but when cut just a little it becomes quite sweet
Movie popcorn if you wait long enough
An incredibly underrated distillery.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Lakeview
Toffee
Lemongrass & iodine
Not much legs
Orange peel then pepper but not as sophisticated as the Balblair 21
It wants to be like Balblair but fails
Overall 84, good scotch to round out a selection but not in the starting 5 or 11 depending on the sport de jour
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012

CLYNELISH yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – CLYNELISH 15 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

CONVALMORE yo, 1977 (2013 Special Release) 16Q1 – CONVALMORE 36 yo, 1977 (2013 Special Release) [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
light gold
butter, some mint kicks in…something vegetal, with water: shy
wow–creme brulee without water, with water sour orange marmelade
heat and pepper, coating
I dig this; how can I get a $1000 bottle?
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Bop
Light blueberry – right out of the box Booberry
Syrupy throughout
Sour
Actually not that interesting
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
Amber
Syrup and pancakes jackknife
Immature
Heat
Tangy like wing sauce
Not something I’d revisit
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016

CRAGGANMORE yo 01Q2 – CRAGGANMORE 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Classic amber
mild
average
Un-distinguished a bit mediocre
Balanced – no bite
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Centennial
Brown
Sweet
Malt
Cinnamon
Sweet & memorable
Not stingy, gives back
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Cyclone
Dirty orange
Flowery, salty, grassy
Cameron Diaz
Iodine, giddy perfect
Easy but lingering
2nd best of the day! Great ending.
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Irving
Light brown with red highlights
Detergent, light esthers
Classic Speyside, well balanced
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Lakeview
Amber
Whoa! I love this nose! Fruity sweet!
Creamy!
Fine!
MORE! The name says it all: I want more!
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Tao
Amber
Almost absent – but see the missing nosehair refer
Smooth – limber
Sweet honey – A little apple and cinnamon
Perfect – The good part stays for a few.
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Ville
Pine sap
Light yet pleasent
Creamy, oily
Excellent – mellow yet firm
Yes, I would buy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001

CRAGGANMORE 1992 Distillers Edition 09Q4 – CRAGGANMORE nas 1992 Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Toasty, honey, peanuts
Toffee, salty
Warm
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Bop
Garlic / onion. Maybe that was the duck 😀
Hard to say due to the duck
Stale
Double matured. Paired with a roasted duck breast with parsnips.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Ville
Starch. Nuts
Simple
Warm burnt
Short
Fair. Not high on my buy list
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009

CRAIGELLACHIE yo 17Q3 – CRAIGELLACHIE 13 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light
Delicious, close to the rind parmesan
17Q3-Bluff
October 28th, 2017

CRAIGELLACHIE yo 17Q3 – CRAIGELLACHIE 23 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Love it
Sweet, fruity maybe a touch of olive oil
17Q3-Bluff
October 28th, 2017

DAILUAINE yo 11Q1 – DAILUAINE 11 yo [Gordon & MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Carmel color artificial
Liccorice
Marisa Tomei
Floral.
Smooth Vanilla
A good breakfast scotch
Goes good with pancakes
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bop
fig newton
viscous
extremely sweet black cherry
Very light
Would be great on pancakes , a breakfast scotch
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Lakeview
syrup mixed with white wine
Orange meets maple syrup and salt
quick hit of tang then sweet
Benign, hint of molasses
Great on pancakes
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Tao
Light “Fig Newton” dried fruit and some cake
Bonnie
V sweet with nice balance. Notes of citrus – orange
easy
Breakfast scotch
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011

DAILUAINE yo 11Q2 – DAILUAINE 12 yo [Gordon & Macphail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Lighter, brighter
Vanilla, sightly rancid
Heavy, sweet
Heavy, stays but not obtrusive linger
Smooth, bit of smoke
Gfy
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Bluff
Moldy vanilla wet oak butter
A little pepper sweet maple orange peel
Viscous warm and long a little hot
Complex. Probably would not go for again.
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Bop
Light smells like barley some light lemon
A bit of a skank
A punch in the face
Harsh
Bottled in 2009
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Lakeview
Dark
Dusty gnarl
Gnarl
Wants to be a speyside but failed
Hurts
Uhhh… Did I pick this? Not a good choice
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Riesling
No comment on color due to ambient light
Sweet at first but not as sweet as the prior tasting
Light body
Dusty not smokey
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Ville
light just north of tea
creamy with a hint of flowers
shelly faberege – old school one of the nice girls
medium with a tint of boldness
potent
not on my buy lisr
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011

DAILUAINE yo 09Q1 – DAILUAINE 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Mineral, fruit
Full body. Anna Ferris
Fruity, candy. Lack of pepper
Elegant, long
My favorite so far. Nice find
09Q1-Ville
February 27th, 2009

DALLAS DHU yo 02Q2 – DALLAS DHU 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Platinum blonde
Peaty, grassy – reminds me of a meadow
Light to medium
Fresh, hint of pepper, initially sweet
Long smooth finish, mellow
Most interesting of tonight’s selections – suprisingly light for a speyside
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Bop
Pearl
breezy, outdoorsy
Fiery intense, untamed
Impulsive
Unique – I would buy it for that
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Centennial
Pale
Sharp
light, watery
pungent
orangy

02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Cyclone
Pale yellow
Sweaty socks. very much iodine. hint of lemon
Thin, wild Angelina Jolie
very cold (cool)
Shy goes away scared
Different. Good for a change of pace but not regular consumption
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Irving
“Caol ila 8” – light!
Paint thinner
thin – “Sheep’s dip” – like
simple, 1 dimensional
green olives
Different. Disappointing
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Lakeview
Chardonnay
Light Peat
Tangy
Aftertaste!!
Unique, different, I wouldn’t buy if for my collection but I’d buy it at a bar
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Tao
U. Pale – Gwenneth Paltrow
Sea/Iodine light
Functional – carries the flavors
Peppery
Spicy and quick
Straight ahead good scotch
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Ville
Yellow/Green
-?-
Simple but excellent.
Not Aggressive
Simple, patient
I’d buy! But hard to comment on?
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002

DALMORE yo 02Q2 – DALMORE 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Coppery
Fig newtons, caramel
Full body
Initially sweet, then bitter dark chocolate, peppe
complex finish, warm
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Bop
Ruddy clayish
some chocolate or toffee type scent
some bitter like dark chocolate
Kind of fun, warming, embracing
A fun cheerful, cheeky little scotch
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Centennial
Brunette
Smokey
weightless
candy, fanny may
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Cyclone
Dark orange
Peaty, iodine, some peach
mature
cotton candy, then sour grapes
lingering and nasty
a little bit of skunky Macallan 12
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Irving
Red Brown – Beautiful
Slight alchohol, sweet
Medium
Floral, Bitter and dark
Dirty
Confused
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Lakeview
Auburn
Orange candy
Smokey! Smooth at first
Dry
Smokey, like I’m having a cigar. Better as you go on.
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Tao
Dark – clover honey
Vanilla cookie
Kirstin Dunst
Little grass
Nice~
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Ville
Pepper
Stringy
Warm, Unpleasant
Heavy, tart
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002

DALWHINNIE yo 01Q4 – DALWHINNIE 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Min wood finish
Smoke, light salt
Simple, narrow
Tingly, enterprising
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
blonde & legal
crystalline
lightly salted
sweet and memorable
bad timing before dinner
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
candy, smoke, elvish (LOTR) complex
slippery quick
smoky salty not too
Aberlour is more of a meal. This is more of an appetizer.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Red oak
LIght esters, light salt – then disappears
Palatte fatigue. Try it again.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Light oak
Peaty fruit
Light smoky finish
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Light oak
Light
Light
Smooth not distinguised
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Oak
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

DALWHINNIE yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – DALWHINNIE 16 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

DEANSTON yo 06Q1 – DEANSTON 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Stronger than I expected
Softer – I think they’re looking for the newb in the marketplace
Nice – best thing about it. It doesn’t get in the way of your next sip.
Somewhat non-descript. Could be an “every day sipping scotch” in a small inventory
06Q1-Bop
February 28th, 2006

DEWARS yo 00Q1 – DEWARS 12 yo [Dewars bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Golden
Light
Sharper than expected
Hot
Mild
Much better “neat” than when mixed
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Centennial
Pale
Woody
Warm-Hot
Salty
Rashy
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Irving
Pale Yellow
Hot Esters
Thin
Fruit
Dies Fast
Unidimensional
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Lakeview
Yellow
Smoky
Tangy
Smooth
Nice,easy,garden variety blend. A good baseline scotch.
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000

EDRADOUR yo 00Q4 – EDRADOUR 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Amber
Lemon vanilla
Non-descript, dry
Functional – a little fade
(During blind tasting) Reminds me of Cragganmore 12. Great sipping.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Centennial
Brown
Lemon
Dry
Up, Up, Up
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Cyclone
Cinnamon
Sweet
Marble
Iodine spicy
Velvet
(During blind tasting) Very fun to drink. Easy on the palate yet melts away.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Irving
Light oak
Light cinnamon
Medium
Hot, nasaly, dry
Fades nicely, then disappears
(During blind tasting) First hot, then gradually gets nutty. Dry no fruit.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Lakeview
Almond
Citrus, sherry, vanilla
Supple
Warm, delicious, smooth as Warfield on ‘St. James’
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Tao
Darker amber
Light; little peat
Medium
Smooth, walnut, oak
Dry-drops off
(During blind tasting) Probably Speyside -maybe- very good, would buy.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Ville
Golden nectar
Walnut
Light, firm
Dry, warm, pleasant mellow
(During blind tasting) Glenmorangie – like! Excellent – certainly would purchase for my own stock!
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000

EDRADOUR yo 07Q1 – EDRADOUR 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

EDRADOUR yo 09Q3 – EDRADOUR 10 yo [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Complex – oily a la Springbank 21’s Chuck Taylors
Hot Finish 46% alcohol
Bold for an Edradour
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Smokey
Almost a bourbon
Complex and oily
Slightly hot in the finish
Finally some color, could probably please the bourbon drinkers
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Tart and orange
Tasty
Lingers too long
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Tart and Orage
Tasty
Lingers too long
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009

EDRADOUR yo 12Q4 – EDRADOUR 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Maroon
Sherry
Light
Pepper to sweet
First pull was off but then got better!
Great value prop
12Q4-Bluff
December 1st, 2012

EDRADOUR yo 14Q4 – EDRADOUR 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

EDRADOUR Fairy Flag 17Q1 – EDRADOUR 15 Fairy Flag [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Oily sweet
Heavy raisin
Hard to understand. Great story though.
17Q1-Bass
April 29th, 2017
Lakeview
Caramel
Toffee
Albacore
Chocolate syrup meets pepper
Long, warm
17Q1-Bass
April 29th, 2017

FAMOUS GROUSE yo 02Q3 – FAMOUS GROUSE nas yo [The Edrington Group bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light maple
Flavorful
Ok
Ok – The Budweiser of Blends
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Cyclone
Light yellow
Soapy, weak
Smooth, watery
Interesting, sweet and peppery
Lingering
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Irving
Light
Light soap, faint esthers
Light
Middle of the mouth, harsh
Quick flavor finish, light lingering heat.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Lakeview
Dark Gold
Sherry
Starts soft & creamy –> ends up tangy all over the mouth
Dry, bad aftertaste
Starts out simple, ends poorly
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002

FETTERCAIRN Stillmans Dram 10Q1 – FETTERCAIRN 26 Stillmans Dram [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Spicey nose
Sweet fruity
Smooth
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bibeau
Perfume. Much fruitier
Tall leggy blond. Bo Derek
Best tonight
Warm
Great feel all around
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bop
Rose
A great scotch. Flawless. An amazing rare find.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Lakeview
Lemon+butter
Cream of wheat
Warm + inviting
Great BUY! Value proposition!
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Tao
Floral lavender
Even
Honey base with floral + spice
Not much but nice and even
Complex & well blended
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010

FETTERCAIRN Fior 14Q3 – FETTERCAIRN nas Fior [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLEN ELGIN yo 08Q4 – GLEN ELGIN 12 yo [Whisky Galore bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Stinky cheese, musty, smoke
BIg, Huge
Grapefruit. Citrus
Long, warm, thoughtful
Nose turn-off, just can’t warm up to this one. standoffish.
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Bop
Rotten fruit
Standoffish, uptight, and musty
Medium length – grapefruit.
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Won’t let me pick-up on anything
Judith Light
Grapefruit
Gets better after a few drinks
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
toffee
peppery and boring/dull
Burns quite a bit; grapefruity
Gets better over time but not something I’d buy
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009

GLEN ELGIN 1991 06Q1 – GLEN ELGIN 13 1991 [Signatory bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Alive, great
Spicy – orange, cinnamon
Harmonious
I love it – resonates with you. The spiciness (don’t think cayenne here) makes it worth drinking. Reminiscent, somewhat, of Royal Brackla.
06Q1-Bop
February 28th, 2006

GLEN ELGIN 1991 Cask 04/792 Bottle 162 of 175 06Q4 – GLEN ELGIN 13 1991 Cask 04/792 Bottle 162 of 175 [Signatory bottling at Cask Strength]

GLEN GARIOCH Revival 14Q2 – GLEN GARIOCH 12 Revival [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Lemon merengue
A bit waif-like for a 12 year old
Started strong and well and then went bad
Like a Sox closer or pretty much any Cubs player – awful finish…
14Q2-Rambler
June 7th, 2014

GLEN GARIOCH yo 01Q1 – GLEN GARIOCH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light gold
Singes – AK47, like airplane glue or turpentine
Some licorice – weirdly horizontal in its effect
Very clean – somehow evaporates away completely
They would be better served lingering around awhile – very forgettable. So-called \”High Volume Pull\” is the only way to taste Glen Garioch
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Pale
Sharper – glass beads
Listless
Anesthetic
Rubbing alcohol – does not get better late
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Dead grass coming back to life
Fresh spring air – Kamikazes attack on the nose ha
Watery immature – Katie Holmes
Nice actually, spicy / salty then gone
Nothing – no comment
Better than Glen Garioch 8
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Light brown
Assaulting, string – tweezer pull
Leggy
Salty, light peat, lingering soap and heat
Young immature – lacks the dimension generally found in 15 year olds
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Dark Gold
Piercing, apples
Licorice, salty
Spicy, warming
I liked the “8” better; drank high volume gulps – definitely the way to go
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale straw
Ouch
Slightly more body
Pretty much the same (Glen Garioch 8)
Did not mellow with age – a little hot
See above Glen Garioch 8 year old – these are differences?
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Light golden
Heavy, attacking, Baghdad attack, Tweezer like app
Medium heavy, woodier
Tough on throat
Paint thinner, strips off, will remove tar from any vehicle. WIll use as dandelion killer on my lawn
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLEN GARIOCH yo 01Q1 – GLEN GARIOCH 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sherry tinged gold
Keep away or it
has a creamy dimension
Licorice – creamy with a slight tongue buzz
Stays a bit longer – but without purpose like a bo
I pay more attention to a Glen Garioch nose than its palate – You expect more from a 21 year old spirit.
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Leather
Sweet, fruity
Whistle blower
Creamy
Similar to Glendronach 15
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Late red in sunset
Some salty peaty lemon
Much more consistent than the others
Lemon with salty and peat. New grass
Nothing. Gone in 0 seconds
MUCH better than Glen Garioch 8 or 15
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Light brown but darker than Glen Garioch 15
Sherry but still has that assaulting jab – keep yo
Medium
Heavy oak, salty, soapy – gulpable
Clearly better than Glen Garioch 15 but still disappointing
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Amber
Sherry/peaty
Very salty
Smoky but smooth in large quantities
Very nice at large quantities – but I was expecting more from a 21 year old.
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale straw
Salt – iodine
Some peat (finally)
More balanced
Still strong for a scotch of legal age
Improved with a few drops
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Wonderfully golden, honey
Peat, salt, mellow side, certainly not light
– Hove
Too sharp, buzz feel, buttery cream
Long, strong
Would not buy – below expectation for its age
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLEN GARIOCH yo 01Q1 – GLEN GARIOCH 8 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Straw
Harsh – intrusive
Quick – thin
Less provocative than the nose, a bit confused
Very dry – no throat, no tongue
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Blonde
Twirly
Very light
Gentle
Light
One dimensional
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Early spring greenish
Marshmallow / salt / sugar – saltwater taffey
Weak, Lara Flynn Boyle like body
Peaty, sneaky starts weak – peeks head out
Strong / sweet like Iowa State (just kidding – wea
Nose is most intriguing
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Late winter grass
Strong esthers, medicinal
Sloppy
One dimensional, drain cleaner
Hot, thin, disappears, dry
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Gold
Medicinal
Peaty
Dry – earthy. Early exit like Iowa State
Ok – would drink again
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale straw
Some iodine – grass
Light
Sweet, tailing to nice bitter
Not much – just goes away with a little tang
Our tongues are limited to: salt, sour, sweet, bitter, MSG All else is Nose!
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Marsh green
Weak
Weak
Somewhat sharp
Short – not too much too it
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLEN GRANT yo 13Q2 – GLEN GRANT 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Interesting nose, very inviting…
relatively light and thin
easy drinking, maybe a little one-dimensional
maybe a little one-dimensional on the finish; smooth and flat
Reminded me of a rye bourbon on the nose. The single malt seemed to have more characteristics of a lowland than a Speyside. No memorable sherry notes in this one. I enjoyed it, but probably would not add it to my collection.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013
Bop
Heavy
Thick and spicy
Very nice
Maybe tries too hard but is very classic in its approach.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013

GLEN GRANT yo 03Q4 – GLEN GRANT 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLEN GRANT yo 08Q4 – GLEN GRANT 21 yo [Gordon & MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Pear
Medium, light
Honey and vanilla
Easygoing and gentle
Excellent
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Bop
Butterscotch and light pears
Vulnerable elegance
Strong vanilla at the end. Add water gives smoke (off from vanilla !!) Weird.
Refilled sherry casks here. Phenomenal. Grandfatherly.
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Butterscotch, big and smooth
Quick slight spices then some fruits
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
marshmallow and butterscotch/apricot and pepper
Spicy and sweet (just like Yvonne!)
Wow! vanilla
I need a bottle!
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009

GLEN GRANT yo 17Q4 – GLEN GRANT 50 yo [Gordon and MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Grassy Hay some sweet
Port-like. Raisin and fig big time
Fig mic drop
Stewed apple pear
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Lakeview
Nutmeg Amaretto
Raisin Fig Grape
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Tao
Funk
Balance Direct Fruit
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017

GLEN MHOR yo 03Q2 – GLEN MHOR 21 yo [Scotts Selection bottling at Standard Strength]

GLEN MORAY yo 08Q4 – GLEN MORAY 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Pleasant ginger
Toffe, marmalade, sweet
A bit warm, long
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Bop
Light – floral, fruity
Soft and warm
Starts harsh and then quickly fades…much like the Rebellion of 1160
I really liked it (I’d give it an 8 out of 10). I’m proud to have this the family Scotch. I will be sharing it with all that cross my threshold!
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Light; little floral
Toffee, sweet
Good dessert Scotch
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Light, lemon/orange peel
Refreshing, citrus
Starts rough but ends quickly — after dinner
I look forward to buying it given its signifance to McMurray genealogy.
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009

GLEN MORAY yo, Vintage 1988 15Q4 – GLEN MORAY 22 yo, Vintage 1988 [Duncan Taylor bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light and sunny
Sweet, spicy, and smooth
Warming but with a delicate ending
A very nice bottling of an aged Glen Moray. A rare treat from my familys ancestral home.
15Q4-Bluff
January 17th, 2016

GLEN ORD yo 01Q1 – GLEN ORD 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Almondine
Light raspberries
Fluid
Salty a little peaty over the back of the tongue
Although the change profile has intent, the total
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
All urinely yellow
Snippy
Warm
Mellow
Nothing special
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Yellow – orange
Cherries, raspberries
One dimensional – Pamela Anderson
Young curious child. Annoying then leaves
Lasting then short
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Almond
Dried fruit – plum, grassy
Light/medium
Top of mouth, back of the tongue – light soap
Dry, sweet
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Amber
Dry malt, citrus
Like a fight on Jerry Springer – sugar
Dry, salty
Not bad
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Pale gold
Mild (I have a cold). Some apple
Schitzophrenic – Tina Turner, soft yet sharp
Soft linger
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Light amber
Grassy, fruity orange
Like it
Mellow beginning, sharper ending
Strong, medium length. Too strong to me
I like it – marginal to buy
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLEN ORD yo 14Q2 – GLEN ORD 30 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Sweet but medicinal given the ABV – like an orange soaked in alcohol
Luscious
Pre-cut – amazing flavor for cask strength, highly drinkable
Finish is harsh though pre-cut; post-
14Q2-Rambler
June 7th, 2014

GLEN SCOTIA 1992 Vintage, Cask #401 Bottle #197 of 337 14Q1 – GLEN SCOTIA 12 1992 Vintage, Cask #401 Bottle #197 of 337 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
clear, platinum
grassy, salty, bay breeze
medium bodied with complex notes
pepper, light tar, salty,
light heat, coating, contemplative
seems light at first then packs a punch of salt and pepper at the back. A great reminder of how much I enjoy whisky from Glen Scotia.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014
Bop
Light green
Green apples
Salty and gets saltier if you don’t drink more – nice
Remarkably this bottle was from the same cask, 26 bottles apart in the bottling run, from the bottle tasted by the KOTQ at the 10Q2 tasting.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014
Brass
very light coloring
apple
light
salty finish. gets saltier the longer you let the finish sit in your mouth.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014

GLEN SCOTIA yo 1992 Vintage, Cask #401 Bottle #171 of 337 10Q2 – GLEN SCOTIA 12 yo 1992 Vintage, Cask #401 Bottle #171 of 337 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Oily, petrol. Band-aid, Icy hot
Somewhat salty, some bitter chocolate
Warm; matches the palate
In line with my expectation of Glen Scotia
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Bop
Icy-hot patch
Clear peaty, salty/seaside
Oily in the front – Gulf of Mexico
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Tao
Balanced half arm
seaside
V. nice with honey and caramel
not much (not that that’s bad)
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010

GLEN SCOTIA yo 05Q3 – GLEN SCOTIA 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Grassy, mossy latex paint
light to medium
Sweet, a little pepper on the finish
Warm and thoughful
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Bop
Tight and earthy
Main stream good – explosion on the palette
Some tongue bite
Very drinkable
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Irving
Light salt, lemony
Medium
Refined, mature, oaky-middle
Relatively quick; lingering sherry
A great middle of the road scotch
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Lakeview
My head cold didn’t permit me to idenify
Again, perhaps because of the cold – salt and pepper with a hint of cream
Rather smooth, very enjoyable
Again, my radar was off, I fell into the groupthink on The Macallan 25 Fine Oak, but Brother Bluff rose to the occasion to identify this as Glen Scotia
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Ville
Butter, citrus, slight bark of wood
soft
soft, creamy
soft, medium in length, enjoyable
Buy this one!
Awesome, smooth, would enjoy every night
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005

GLEN SCOTIA yo 02Q4 – GLEN SCOTIA 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
pale gold

02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Bop
yellow
pine nuts
rounded selfless
great saintly
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Cyclone
cinnamon brown
lemon angel food cake
stong mature
whipped cream
“easy, calm, relaxing lingering sweetness”

02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Irving
reddish brown
cherry
licorice
friendly
lingering sweetness
“Palate fatigue, try again!”
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Lakeview
light amber
cherry
inviting
chocolate wonderful
Where can I get some?!?
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Tao
Medium tan
Rose Flower bread
Ursala Andrews in Dr No

02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002

GLEN SCOTIA Re-launch 18Q1 – GLEN SCOTIA 18 Re-launch [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Gold
Soapy. Palmolive, not approachable,
Sweet quick to pepper then a bitter end
Quick, bitter finish
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bluff
Gold
Soapy. Palmolive, not approachable,
Sweet quick to pepper then a bitter end
Quick, bitter finish
Kind of disappointing. Enjoy the GS 15 better. Just not approachable. 5/10 score
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Coniferous pine
Virgin oak robs flavor
Empty
Dirty blend money paid for this
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Pine;
Uneventful
Oui oui perfume
Dirty finish
#DirtyBlendMoney
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

GLEN SCOTIA Vintage Campbeltown 02Q4 – GLEN SCOTIA 8 Vintage Campbeltown [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
pale yellow
“briny, some peat”
light
ethery salty toasted almond
nice warm lingerin saltiness
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Bop
light seaweed elven sheen
light peat oily rosy
light peat consistent w/ nose
soft feathery but times bitter
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Cyclone
pale yellow
“stinky feet, toe jam”
light fluid
calm but forceful
long irritating bitter
didn’t like it!!
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Irving
brownish yellow
sweet honey roses w/ light esters
thin
dry bitter
nasal quick
N
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Lakeview
chardonnay
iodine
pixie sticks on my tongue immature
gets stronger last too long
almost grain alcohol like
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Tao
Golden
Unpleasant
Light
Honey – Sweet
Easy – Slight Alcohol
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002

GLEN SCOTIA Victoriana 18Q1 – GLEN SCOTIA nas Victoriana [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Gold
Orange bitters, brine
Honeydew, honey, cinnamon apples, pepper
Viscous, coating, heat
51% abv. Swims well. More toffee after water. Like this more than expected. 8/10
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Peninsular brine and salt
Water dew melon
Thin
Springtime malt verdant
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Ocean course on KI
JL circa RS
Sea salt caramel post cut
Has a little smoke and salt at the end… cut
Springtime malt; nose is by far best part; post cut it is really good; Irvin Mayfield i would buy
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

GLENBURGIE yo 14Q1 – GLENBURGIE 10 yo [Gordon & MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
orange, copper
vanilla
light body
caramel, orange marmelade
smooth, not hot
super fine, very approachable…easy drinking. a definite buy. maybe a little too expensive for an ‘every day’ scotch, but very favorable impression.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014
Brass
very noticable – deep gold, almost orange.
pleasant but not distinctive
caramel, toasty
smooth with a very slight spice bite at the end.
14Q1-Bop
March 8th, 2014

GLENCADAM yo 10Q1 – GLENCADAM 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Caramel
Sweet. New cut smell
Lucy Lui. Maggie Gyllenhaal
Smooth with a tinge of citrus
Not Heavy
Gateway introductory scotch
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bibeau
Dry basement
Thick
Smoke
Smooth feel
Good feel going down
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bop
Like it – sweet. Sawdust
Smooth – tang
Pleasant – very drinkable
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Lakeview
Vanilla
Brown sugar and pepper
Sweet with a little tang in the finish
Smooth + silky. Good intro buy
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Tao
Honey, amber
Cedar
Full, mellow
Sweet honey
Smooth. Pepper on finish
Similar to Macallan – a good starter scotch.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Ville
Soft wood – new cut
Young slight – slender
sweet with slight citrus
short and firm
start type would buy
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010

GLENDRONACH yo 17Q3 – GLENDRONACH 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sweet then sour apple-y
17Q3-Bluff
October 28th, 2017

GLENDRONACH Revival 14Q2 – GLENDRONACH 15 Revival [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Those candies you pull off the tape, the little colored ones
Voluptuous
Chocolate
Easy drinker…happy to reload…rank it 3rd
14Q2-Rambler
June 7th, 2014

GLENDRONACH yo 01Q1 – GLENDRONACH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Rich walnut
Piercing esthers – heathery like a clean kitchen
Pretty thick
Wonderful. Some raisiny sweetness, some mossy feel
Burned the inner part of my lip
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Centennial
Brunette / Rita Hayworth
Sharp
Full flavor
Sweet
Sherry
Nice movement
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Cyclone
Maroon / dark amber very interesting!
Iodine spicy
Smooth, fluid, thin
Soft creamy thick / all taste no throat
Unassuming, lingering, easy on the tongue
Very nice! Definitely something there I can’t pinpoint. Solid.
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Irving
Dirty Brown
Sweet fruit, encouraging
Medium
Gentle tannins, dried cherries, rubber
Light lemongrass – quickly dissipates
Straight ahead, approachable
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Lakeview
Dark caramel / sherry
Syrupy sweet / spicy
Buttery
Smooth / ashen
Great Scotch – love to try it vertically
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Tao
Dark clover honey
Spice (allspice, nutmeg)
Full – Catheriner Zeta-Jones at the Academy Awards
Caramel, some vanilla, creme brule
Soft with a little bite at the end
Very nice
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001
Ville
Dark golden, heavy amber
Smoky, spicy
Medium – dry
Mellow – not sharp at all, oaky
Short but excellent
Would buy
01Q1-Cyclone
March 31st, 2001

GLENDRONACH yo Revival 13Q2 – GLENDRONACH 15 yo Revival [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Dark
Sherry and coffee
Bold and voluptuous
creamy, vanilla and sherry
Long and complex
I’m glad we tasted this; I would never have given this a try as it’s not on my radar for a Speyside. Yet, I think this was perfect in every way for a Speyside. A must buy
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013
Bop
Toffee and chocolate
Medium bodied
Sweet and smooth
Notes of caramel
Very drinkable single malt. No doubt a great buy and the Revival should be in collections before it is replaced.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013

GLENDRONACH Parliament 17Q3 – GLENDRONACH 21 Parliament [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Oily
17Q3-Bluff
October 28th, 2017

GLENDULLAN The Singleton of Glendullan 09Q2 – GLENDULLAN 12 The Singleton of Glendullan [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light maple syrup….very light
Especially faint
Nutty finish
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Lakeview
Butter and pepper
smooth with a mix of oil and spice
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Ville
paper thin. little to none
weak
little heat at end. a little tart
had a cold. could not smell.
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009

GLENFARCLAS yo 01Q4 – GLENFARCLAS 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light maple
Social, slightly provocative
Mature, sophisticated, rich 360 degrees of love
Leading, wholesome
Demands a relationship
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
Light – bantamesque
Lemon twist
warm swallow
refreshing
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
Dark, like cinnamon sticks
Soapy, clean sugarly
developed independent
peaty, peppery
kind just enough substance
liked jw gold better
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Spanish cedar
Soapy, grassy, light salt
Heavy, bold
360 degree experience, nutty, warm
Unfolds
Wonderful!
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Golden orange
Sherry/Salty
Gentle warmth – like a nice kiss
Made me want to taste it again
Nice!!!
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Halle Berry’s stomach in ‘Swordfish’
Flowers
Full – see Color
Smooth – cherries
Again…see Halle Berry in ‘Swordfish’
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Red/orange
Very enjoyable, pepper
Smooth
Warm, pleasant
Healthy, longing, grabs your attention
I’ll buy it.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

GLENFARCLAS yo 13Q2 – GLENFARCLAS 14 yo [Delilahs bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Super dark
Port wine and chocolate
Rich
Intense sherry with a slight bit of heat
Would make for an excellent after dinner drink. Really fun, and a great find for Delilah’s 14th anniversary bottling.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013
Bop
Heavy and sweet
Spicy and sweet
A fun twist on Glenfarclas 12.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013

GLENFARCLAS yo 02Q3 – GLENFARCLAS 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Creamy light chocolate
Meadowness
Creamy
Challenging
Strong, alive – gives me indigestion
I liked it – I like strong palatte and finishes.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Centennial
Bronze
Caramel
Wispy
Warm, raspy
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Cyclone
Dilute pepsi
Creamy, flowery
Thin. Aggressive
Hard on the throat, abrasive
Reluctant to leave
It’s ok.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Irving
Light brown
Light soap, flowery
Heavy
Burnt brown sugar
Strong
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Lakeview
Gold boullion
Nuclear waste on a beach
Creamy but salty – challenging
Esophagal
A single malt?!?
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Ville
Dry, tart
Fiery, kick
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002

GLENFARCLAS yo 17Q4 – GLENFARCLAS 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Tart apple
30 yo Christina Aguilera
Sour
Char, salty
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Badger
Oil. Smokier than 1. Fruit?
Salt
Soft. Salt.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Balgam
Smooth fruit. Water blends fruitiness with a fuller nose
Full Body. 30 yo Christina Aguilera.
Still sweetness
Finish is slow and lasting
Always a good choice
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bass
Shame almost noxious floral and apple
Soft pretzel with tons of salt
Sour dough
30 yo Christina Aguilera
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bluff
Bubblegum apple cider
Salty, sweet fruits, low pepper
Sour
Easy drinking
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bop
Granny Smith apple
Salt encrusted soft pretzel
Sour and lengthy
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Hoopie
Tart, sour, fruity.
Sour apple
Stoos Short
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Lakeview
Tart apple
Not as leggy as HP 18 Viking Pride
Sour and salty
Light and sweet
Tasty. I would drink in.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Rambler
Sour apple
Salty
Sourdough
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Randall
Sour apple
Salty sour
Sweet
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Tao
Band Aid
Skinny
Hot bitter tar. Ash tray.
Practically none
Not as good
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Ville
Nutty grape
Medium but firm
Mild. Short.
Little sour. Not too lengthy.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017

GLENFARCLAS yo 10Q3 – GLENFARCLAS 25 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENFARCLAS yo 06Q2 – GLENFARCLAS 35 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENFARCLAS 105 05Q3 – GLENFARCLAS nas 105 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

GLENFIDDICH Bourbon Barrel Reserve-23 16Q2 – GLENFIDDICH 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve-23 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
pale gold
noticeable bourbon, bananas foster, spearmint
viscous
toffee syrup, slight pepper
warming, coating finish
an ideal dessert scotch if there ever was one.
16Q2-B Funk
July 23rd, 2016
Bop
Banana and double mint
Blueberry and bourbon
Coffee
16Q2-B Funk
July 23rd, 2016
Lakeview
Amber
Bourbon and creme brûlée
Sweet and bubbly
Really sweet, almost like a scotch based magic shell
Syrupy with a bit of tang
Super easy to drink… I’d have with dessert, no question.
16Q2-B Funk
July 23rd, 2016

GLENFIDDICH Solera Reserve 03Q3 – GLENFIDDICH 15 Solera Reserve [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light pale brown
Delightful
Curvacious
Sweet, gentle, balanced
Respectful, not too dry
I’m a big fan
03Q3-Tao
September 20th, 2003

GLENFIDDICH Ancient Reserve 03Q3 – GLENFIDDICH 18 Ancient Reserve [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENFIDDICH Age of Discovery 14Q3 – GLENFIDDICH 19 Age of Discovery [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENFIDDICH Project XX 16Q4 – GLENFIDDICH nas Project XX [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Lilac
Creamy butterscotch
One of the most fun concepts (Easter egg hunt of casks) I’ve ever come upon in 17 years of doing this.
16Q4-Stretch
January 21st, 2017

GLENFIDDICH Snow Phoenix 11Q1 – GLENFIDDICH nas Snow Phoenix [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Light
Sweet nose flowery
Jean Grey
Floral & sweet
Smooth and lasting
This scotch has staying power.
Nice finish. Could drink this over the course of an evening
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bluff
Honey
Full, viscous
Sweet
Coating, long warm
Really wonderful balanced.
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bop
honey
straight and narrow
Remarkably consistent
Enjoyable glenfiddich is underrated
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Lakeview
White winesque
honey
Molassis meets a bit of sherry
Smooth like butta
A great scotch
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Tao
Medium
Small nose
Jean Grey as Famke Jensen
Oatmeal with honey
a little pepper
smooth and consistant
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011

GLENGLASSAUGH yo 15Q3 – GLENGLASSAUGH 30 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Toffee
Light Cinnamon, Nutty oak, cherry
Smooth
Despite its age it retains its high character unusual for 30 years. Yet, it is smooth.
15Q3-Bluff
January 16th, 2016

GLENGLASSAUGH yo Revival 14Q2 – GLENGLASSAUGH 6 yo Revival [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Lemon meets Captain Morgan
Unremarkable
Much better palate with cilantro and lime slaw; sans food, it shows its youth
sharp and abrupt/almost pungent with a fruity explosion
14Q2-Rambler
June 7th, 2014

GLENGOYNE yo 03Q4 – GLENGOYNE 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENGOYNE yo 04Q2 – GLENGOYNE 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Petrol, wood, heather
Light, medium
Subtle sweetness, low on pepper
Quick finish
Didn’t really care for it.
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Bop
Rich, thick, syrupy – total noser
nice – pleasant
Well-designed, complex, balanced
Thick at the end
Complex – peatless could make a difference
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Cyclone
Gold
Banana, warm bread
Light – feathery
Kind of complexq
Great, short
My favorite
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Irving
Caramel
Rich, salty
Licorice
Balanced
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Lakeview
Wonderful nose
Smooth
Complex –> really opens up after a drop of H2O
Very nice!
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Tao
Small
Smooth balanced
Complex, sugars – nuts
VG
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004

GLENGOYNE yo 13Q3 – GLENGOYNE 17 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENGOYNE yo 16Q3 – GLENGOYNE 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Caramel, toffee
Warm, supple, oily
Oily and pepper
Smooth like butter
Very enjoyable. Would by at the $125 current price point. A Lakeview buy
16Q3-Rambler
October 15th, 2016
Lakeview
Caramel, toffee
Warm, supple, oily
Oily and pepper
Smooth like butter
Very enjoyable. Would by at the $125 current price point. A Lakeview buy
16Q3-Rambler
October 15th, 2016

GLENGOYNE Limited Edition Distilled 1996 14Q2 – GLENGOYNE nas Limited Edition Distilled 1996 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Orange peel, almond butter
full for a Highland
Starts sweet, turns salty at the end
Short, smooth, very drinkable…could go on a bender with it
14Q2-Rambler
June 7th, 2014

GLENGYLE Kilkerran - Work in Progress 10Q2 – GLENGYLE nas Kilkerran – Work in Progress [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Oil, band aids but kinda smells like caramel gym bag (musty)
Viscous rich and full
Sweet caramel some heat – needs more time to develop
Late arrival of warmth
Surprisingly good for the age – can’t wait until the 12 year. Very Springbank-like.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Bop
Oily – unrefined taste
A little rough
Interesting enough on its own yet I think it will be a better single malt at 12 years
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Tao
Funky/Sweet
Medium, not heavy or light
Words fail me (and not in a good way
V. Funky different hard to describe. Not like any other single malt. Not like any other whisky. Not sure I would buy it.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010

GLENKINCHIE yo 00Q1 – GLENKINCHIE 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light Gold
Almost nonexistent
Light-easy
Outdoorsy
Burned my lips
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Centennial
Paler
Tangy
Lighter
Warmer
Better
Jay’s Fav
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Irving
Hot orange
Grassy
Approachable
Warm
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Lakeview
Golden
Light Woody
Sharp/Full
Smoky/Warm
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000

GLENKINCHIE yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – GLENKINCHIE 14 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sweet sweet sweet!
Most incredible milk shake (with cookies) of all time. Chicago q owner/chef Lee Ann Whippen allowed us to substitute one of our single malts for their standard bourbon milk shake. They used about half of the Glenkinchie bottle but it came out smooth and sassy and incredible.
13Q4-Brass
January 4th, 2014

GLENMORANGIE yo 01Q3 – GLENMORANGIE 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Very light – greenish yellow
Quiet
Standard
Sharp
Dry – respectful but warming
Its a Highland and has the added responsibility of hearth and home. Also, less imaginative then Glen Rothes
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Centennial
Urine – yellow
mellow – nose
Creamy
Sharp
Orange, woody
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Cyclone
Light yellow with a hint of green
soapy detergent uninteresting
lucid hard to get a hold of
peaty velvet sharp
annoying hangs on back of throat
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Irving
Medium yellow
vanilla, cinnamon, light, alcoholic
light
full mouth, brash
circles around and then vanishes
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Lakeview
light gold
salty
buttery / creamy
smooth-really smooth! But does linger quite a bit
Standard but I would probably buy the 18 year
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Tao
Semi pale – Marina Suvari
Oatmeal with flowers
Caramel – even no bite
Butterscotch
Infinite regression – Just keeps going
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Ville
yellow/green, close to Michigan yellow cola on hel
grass, lemon, pecan
light
thin
Quick attack, pleasant, Holds slightly in throat
Good Sipping
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001

GLENMORANGIE Nectar Dor 13Q3 – GLENMORANGIE 12 Nectar Dor [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENMORANGIE Port Finish 01Q3 – GLENMORANGIE 12 Port Finish [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Auburn brunette
Wistful – breezy – black cherry
Rich, creamy
Fun, smooth, grapes
Worthy. Really in a collection unlike, really, the other Glenmorangie brands
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Centennial
Gold
Rich & Ferocious
real feel, homey and welcoming
pepper, lemon….but no lime
A plain one
Stop, stop, stop all the dwelling? (can’t read)
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Cyclone
Bronze
Raisin + soup + Lemonade
Busty developed but sweet, Kirsten Dunst
Milkey, homey
Michael Johnson Olympic 200m
explodes then …..
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Irving
red caramel
Raisin, cinnamon, cherry – nose it all day
light
balanced, woody
port taste unfolds
after dinner only
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Lakeview
Dark Amber
Raisin, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla
Salty and creamy at the same time!
warm
I like this better than the others. This belongs in my collection!
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Tao
Darker than the sherry finish
Fruit bowl
Solid-Fruit
Smooth
Much smoother than either other expression
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Ville
Rust from Junk Yard Wars
Well advanced, Fine Wine/woman, has citrus
/N
/N
Firm but not overwehming
WILL buy
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001

GLENMORANGIE Sherry Finish 01Q3 – GLENMORANGIE 12 Sherry Finish [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Reddish
Some sweet aromas are there that are new
Heavier feel on the tongue than standard
A bit of a flavor hangover
“Wine” finishing definitely adds “value” to the color.
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Centennial
Brunette – Brown
mellow – Hearty
Soft
Sharper
mild
Works for me
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Cyclone
cinnamon stick
sweeter almond than the 10
like a fresh coat of paint
more aggressive than the 10
Penetrates every area it touches, seeps in then ou
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Irving
bourbon
rustic cardboard
light
hot, equally brash
disappears, easy finish
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Lakeview
Maroon
Vanilla
velvety
Smoother than the 10 yr.
I would buy this one. I like the Sherry finish.
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Tao
Darker than the 10 year – More Holly Berry
Some flower
wider
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Ville
Red Orange – Approaches Cyclone Hew of Red!
Not much substance here, grass, lemon, Spice – les
Improved over Std, I like it.
Awesome
Very Mellow, nothing tart, no hold
Would buy
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001

GLENMORANGIE yo 05Q2 – GLENMORANGIE 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
sweet
medium to full
More like a Speyside experience than a Northern Highland
Smooth and sweet
A bonus dram for the evening. Interestingly paired well with the rich chocolate cake. Dare we pair a single malt directly with a dessert?
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Bop
Atypical
Light – airy. Cheesy
Nasally – not exciting enough. Why isn’t there more than the heat?
Dufftown? Speyside influence here. “Southern end of Northern Highlands”.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Irving
Grassy
Classic
Minty
It tastes more like a Speyside than a Northern Highland. I would describe this as a middle of the road Classic scotch. “Rare Malt” they call it.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005

GLENMORANGIE yo 08Q1 – GLENMORANGIE 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Fine! Butter cream, floral, esthery
Heather Graham
More bitter, honey, oaky
warm, mildly coating
Pleasant. Very approachable.
08Q1-Lakeview
February 16th, 2008
Bop
Snickers Bar
Willowy, honey
Some warmth to it but mild
Harmonic 7ths and 9ths
08Q1-Lakeview
February 16th, 2008

GLENMORANGIE yo 18Q1 – GLENMORANGIE 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Gold
Spice cinnamon and shy
Honey, caramel, spicy nectar
Sweet viscous pleasant
An easy drinker, 8 out of 10. Would consider a buy for.the armoire
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Shy
Coats your tongue
Lacks punch, honey
Bitter
Finished in oloroso. Bottle is top heavy!
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Caramel
Orange peel, cinnamon
Tongue coating
Vanilla
Bitter, can’t pick up the oloroso
Easily consumable but lacks complexity; big gulping helped widen it out a bit
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

GLENMORANGIE Lasanta 11Q2 – GLENMORANGIE nas Lasanta [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Sherry wet oak!
Sweet sherry. A little salt – caramel
Rich – smooth long sweetness
All sherry. Similar to Macallan, a little hot.
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Bop
Sherry nose – pound cake influenced
Not as sweet as I’d hoped but good
A little hot which ruins the experience
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Lakeview
Dark, like molasses
Sweet, heather
Tart
Ok,
Unremarkable
No buy
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Ville
mid range leans to the darker range
sweet fruit
slight and boned – i.e Sara Jessica Parker
slight;y tart and peppery
slight bite
ok not a buy
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011

GLENMORANGIE Signet 14Q4 – GLENMORANGIE nas Signet [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENMORANGIE The Nectar Dor 10Q2 – GLENMORANGIE nas The Nectar Dor [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Floral
Viscous
Sweet, nectar creamy vanilla
Sweet long finish
Very enjoyable – decent single malt
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Bop
Grape in the nose
White chocolate, apricot characteristic.
Sauterne-aged. I’d drink this at YOUR house.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Tao
Fruit particularly grape
full, even reminiscent of cognac
apricot, honey
smooth even
Nothing to get excited about but a nice even GlenM. A candidate for daily dram.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010

GLENMORANGIE The Tayne 18Q1 – GLENMORANGIE nas The Tayne [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Copper
Sherry, floral, more ethery than the 18
Spicy , oakier than 18, more fruit
Warm and lingering
Reminds me more of a bourbon more than a single malt. I think that is more from young wood but just a guess.
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Delightful, roses
Sherry notes plus woodiness
Minty
Fun scotch that is very shareable
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Lemon, orange, almost bourbon like
Tongue warming
Really get the amontillado sherry here
Smooth…
Immensely drinkable – nice diversity from nose, palate to finish
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

GLENROTHES yo 01Q3 – GLENROTHES 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light caramel
Faint – woodsy, nutty (reminded me of a \”Macallan\”)
Thin – meek
Some sweetness, sugars, wine type flavor
Gentle bite like the kiss of a Gamma Phi coed
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Centennial
Brunette
Almond
lusty – sociable
Fat – Heraldry
Basket HR of Sammy Soma
Big fan … I like it
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Cyclone
Amber
Peppery with pecans/almonds intertwined
oily consistent
Kind, lets you examine it without attacking you
gives you enough data but isn’t pushy
Nice. OK.
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Irving
Toasted Almond
Soapy peat, Hint of lemongrass
medium body, light legs
HEAVY DETERGENT, middle tongue
lingers
unimaginative, but easy to drink
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Lakeview
Caramel
Vanilla cream
Salty
Lingering, like a long walk on the beach
A fine scotch. – Score 81
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Tao
Clover honey
Honey barley (grape nuts)
Full but not overpowering
Hazelnut – full, not sharp
Middle – Caramel
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Ville
Gold and something about a Pareto curve
Nutty, Right below Ardbeg, Orange, citrus
Mid-Heavy, shape of bottle intriguing, oily
Hangs on – Not offensive – mid tongue
Quality scotch
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001

GLENROTHES yo 03Q3 – GLENROTHES 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENROTHES yo 11Q2 – GLENROTHES 14 yo [Chieftain bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Sour. Then opened up
Caramel, butter, semi-sweet some sherry
Warm lingering finish
Easier than the Dailuaine
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Bop
Woody syrupy typical sticky speyside
Sweet not too exciting
Soft again not a great single maly
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Ville
mid color range
sweet maze
firm balanced mid 40 year old
mild not too tart
medium definitley not overpowering
enjoyed it falls short of the buy category
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011

GLENROTHES Bourbon Cask Reserve 17Q2 – GLENROTHES nas Bourbon Cask Reserve [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Floral and minty and pancake-y at the end of big pull
Watery and not in a good way
Apple in finish
Uninteresting. Another in a long line of disappointing Glenrothes expressions.
17Q2-Randall
July 29th, 2017

GLENTURRET yo 09Q3 – GLENTURRET 16 yo [Gordon & MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Butterscotch
Kind of mild
Sour cabbage
Distillery produces 340,000 a year. They use a manual mash turn. Oldest distillery in Scotland – Perthshire.
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Butterscotch, unmistakeable even as you bring close, A&W rootbeer
Much more bitter than you’d expect after sweet nose, kind of “farmy”
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Peaches and cream
Light but then spices up
Starts light then turns bitter, sour cabbage
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009

GLENURY ROYAL yo, 1970 16Q1 – GLENURY ROYAL 40 yo, 1970 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
dark gold
toffee and some mint; whiffs of smoke and cherry
humous and bitter chocolate, mint and pepper on end
Fantastic warming
Phenomenal dram—shame that this whisky is not more readily available.
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Bop
Minty
Walnut, chickpea
Confident mature. Affects you deeply.
Delicious – very tasty. Represents Eastern Highland well.
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
Auburn
Molasses
Leggy
Hot pepper in my maple syrup
Mature, with a little kick at the end… Delicious
Really fun, glad it was my homework… Would invest in it for my fund.
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016

HIGHLAND PARK yo 00Q4 – HIGHLAND PARK 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Cyclone
Inconsistent, pine-ish
Basic touch of walnut
Layered
Bell curve
Vanishing
(During blind tasting) Intensity as a function of time.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Irving
Light chestnut brown.
Light, soapy. That’s it!
Fruity, sweet, soft.
Gone, evaporates quickly.
(During blind tasting) Unengaging nose, complex fruit. Disappears quickly to an unfulfilling sip.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Tao
Halle Berry
Light nose
Portia DiRossi
Caramel
Hardly any – goes away
(During blind tasting) No peat. good balance. Lowland perhaps.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Ville
Woodish nut, chestnut brown
Light, soapy – yearn for more
Medium
Soft
Mellow to softened after taste
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000

HIGHLAND PARK yo 12Q3 – HIGHLAND PARK 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sweet and fruity without any tang
Nice light smoke and light sweetness
Well designed and respectful of the drinker
Better than I remember. I’ll have to give this another look.
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012
Lakeview
Auburn
Canteloupe
Blake Lively
Perfect balance of sweet and smoke
Smooth as silk
Great but no 18
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012

HIGHLAND PARK yo 09Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Oily
Oily
Wispy
Sort of like a Campbeltown I thought
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Lakeview
Risk loving
Oily
I would drink again
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Ville
Medium
Silky
Ok not weak not firm
had a cold. could not smell.
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009

HIGHLAND PARK yo 15Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Bananas Foster
Rich
Enveloping and comforting
Nose is interesting – finish is the best part
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Amber
Smoked vanilla
Pink
Tangy – almost too acidic for me – pepper but tastes full
Brings it back to good – best part
I love HP generally, the 15 is a go to at a tavern.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015

HIGHLAND PARK Hammer of Thor 12Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 16 Hammer of Thor [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK Viking Pride 17Q4 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 Viking Pride [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Light, a bit sweet
Vanilla
Pepper, interesting pop at the end
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Badger
Floral crushed bell flowers. Sweet.
Apple juice
Soft, approachable. Chemical burn. Cologne
Pepper. A little harsh and hot. Sour. Not what I was thinking
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Balgam
Not a great nose
Sharp than diminishes
Peppery. Water opens it up more
Spicy finish
Not a good 1st for me
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bass
Floral caramel
Oily
Spices
Licorice. Hot and spicy pepper
Nose is better than rest
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bluff
Sherry nose smoky
Pepper, salt, toasted toffee
Long, warm
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Bop
Light. Not the focus. A tough floral.
Bi-level. Seasoned roast: poultry
Spicy mature
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Hoopie
Springlike. Floral.
Savory and builds toward the peppery
Cinnamon. Spicy.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Lakeview
Sherry Amaretto Caramel
ScarJo
Pepper
Warm layers
Gets better with pull each time
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Rambler
Sweet floral
pepper
spicy pepper
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Randall
Spicy hot
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Tao
Light green
Medium. Megan Markle
Honey sweet
Cayenne squash
Very nice
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017
Ville
Faint smoke
Smooth
Peppery. Medium length.
17Q4-Lakeview
December 28th, 2017

HIGHLAND PARK yo 03Q4 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 04Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Grassy, oak/woody
Medium to Full
Rich, sweet on the tongue
Relatively quick finish, sweetness
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Bop
Light and airy
Refined
Relaxed – refined
Subtle; comforting
Terrific sipping scotch
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Cyclone
Salty, nutty, mild non-obtrusive, light
Salty, light, grassy
Quick but relevant
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Lakeview
Nutmeg
Honey
Really smooth => quick
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Tao
Light
Peppery – honey
Hot
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Ville
Medium
Smooth, light
Quick, sweet
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004

HIGHLAND PARK yo 08Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Not as strong as the glenmorangie 18
Iodine and slight pepper. honey, oak, whiff of smoke. Toffee some citrus.
Soft and comforting
08Q1-Lakeview
February 16th, 2008
Bop
Inviting
Smoky – lightning. Salty (2-4 ppm phenol)
King of single malts
08Q1-Lakeview
February 16th, 2008

HIGHLAND PARK yo 13Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 15Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
What a single malt is supposed to smell like.
Sophia Loren
Greatness in a glass
Long one of the world’s spirit. The Rose Bowl of single malts. Very old school and that will never change.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Hoopie
Jennifer Anniston @ Michigan ave ralph lauren
Its the old money dram.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Golden Brown
Black cherry
BD
From a honey, oily beginning to a spicy tart end
Wonderful
This legendary scotch expression, once again, delivers.. Although it is showing its maturity,
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015

HIGHLAND PARK Sherry Cask 13Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 20 Sherry Cask [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 07Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 22 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 02Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 25 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Bronze
Toffee notes, estery, maple syrup
Medium to full
Saline and complex, sharp, Uncharacteristic of Hig
Dry and smooth – very memorable
I loved this, Great sipping scotch, I can hang with this one!
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Bop
Dark, mysterious
Wow! Wow! Rich, buttery, creamy, lathery
Sharp, iodine. I like strong palattes
Hot, filling. This is a renaissance scotch.
The Orkney Islands (70 Islands) rarely experience snow or frost
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Centennial
Bronze
burning
Full Vacbeta?(Can’t read)
moses’s burning bush, firey
Not mellow
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Cyclone
Coca Cola, light brown
Eggnog french toast, excellent, little peat
Consistent, mature, Heidi Klum
Spicy, sharp, multidimentional, sour, bitter, swee
Lingering, complex
Ledaig 15 is better I’m not as Brother Bop says “A strong palatte guy”
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Irving
Rich red/brown
Initially heavy soap. A little H20 tames it.
Rich, soapy
Mouthful of ripe berries.
Still rich. Heavy in the nose.
“Challenging”
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Lakeview
Amber
Fruity peach, caramel rich
Salty! Iodine, Hot!
Smooth
I need to step up my game. A must for my collection!
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Tao
Golden
Phenols – Slight salt, iodine
Sharp – Pink (the singer)
Vanilla – peppery
Long, hot
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Ville
Wood
Citrus
Filling, complete
Creamy
Heavy – challenging
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002

IMPERIAL yo, 1990 (cask 12314) 16Q1 – IMPERIAL 23 yo, 1990 (cask 12314) [Mackillops Choice bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
oregano, dough
creamy vanilla ice cream, nectar honey
chewy finish, maybe a little confusing
A bit unusual in that the nose to palatte didn’t really gel. Still, the palate makes it worthwhile
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Bop
Pepperoni and oregano pizza and later ice cream
Bikini blues – skin salt
Whipped cream
Strip joint in the back pizza place up front
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
Gold
Basil and lemon
MM
Gnarly “blues”
“Like it was made in a “Lab”
Whoa… Wasn’t ready to close with this…
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016

INVERLEVEN 1973 - Deoch an Doras 17Q1 – INVERLEVEN 37 1973 – Deoch an Doras [Chivas Brothers bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Soft, velvety honey habanero at the very end sometimes
Unclear actually
Cinnamon finish very unique
Our first lomond still expression. Bluff says it adds oil. This is a very rich lowland.
17Q1-Bass
April 29th, 2017
Lakeview
Caramel
Lavender and grain

Habanero in the front, cinnamon on the backside
Warm butter smooth
Green Apple with a hint of spice
17Q1-Bass
April 29th, 2017

ISLE OF JURA yo 10Q2 – ISLE OF JURA 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Floral, kind of skanky
Rich
Citrus grapefruit honey bitter-sweet
Light heat coating, unpleasant bitterness
Horrible nose that weakened over time and made the scotch more approachable. Not a fan of this.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Bop
Butter pretzel
Grapefruit
Lime
Would go great with a gyros with tzatziki sauce. There’s a mystery here though.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010
Tao
After gym class
Martina Navratilova (again the sweaty thing, but nice
Again a very different taste, grain mixed with sweat mixed with honey
short, particularly after cut
After a little cut, improved. Better than my descriptions make it sound.
10Q2-Balgam
June 5th, 2010

ISLE OF JURA yo 12Q2 – ISLE OF JURA 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

JOHNNIE WALKER Black Label 00Q1 – JOHNNIE WALKER nas Black Label [Johnnie Walker bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Ruby – gold
Removal of nose
Full
Warm
Rounded
Whiskey-like
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Centennial
Brown bronze
Rusty sweet
Mellow
Rounded
Flavorable
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Irving
Sherry, red
Warm, sweet
Complex
Warm, lingering
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Lakeview
Dark, ruby red varnish
Nice light oak
Sweet/full/ smoky/ light
Slightly tangy
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000

JOHNNIE WALKER Blue Label 02Q3 – JOHNNIE WALKER nas Blue Label [Johnnie Walker bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Rich – orangy tinted maple
Autumn harvest for some reason
Fiery, flashy
Leathery, mostly dry, but some buzz
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Centennial
Dishwater blonde
Caramel in the wrapper
Viscous, slippery
Light
Woody
Compromised …. but not cut!
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Cyclone
Brown sugar
Salty and sweet and the same time – Bro Irving’s peach sauce
Confident but meandering
Sweetness followed by tartness
Not harsh, lingering but welcome
No corn. Vatted? Maybe not.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Irving
Rich brown
Light smoke
Medium, bitter
Dry, sherry – front of the mouth. Burnt cheese.
Lemony
Easy to drink, unexciting.
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Lakeview
Auburn waves of grain
Smokey
Gentle at first and then very tangy/fiery
Peaty
Good scotch – definitely a blend of a Macallan type & Ardbeg. Unexciting!
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002
Ville
Burnt sugar
Nuts, spices
Calm, smooth
A little kick
Short, brief firmness
Easy to drink but not exciting
02Q3-Irving
September 7th, 2002

JOHNNIE WALKER Gold Label 01Q4 – JOHNNIE WALKER nas Gold Label [Johnnie Walker bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light
Straight forward
Aggressively seductive, worldly
Respectful, honest
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
Pale (Carrie-Ann Moss)
translucent
nothing but legs (Twiggy)
whiney (joan rivers)
nothing more than a 1st impression (Gena Davis)
not memorable (“what’s her name”)
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
More brown than golden almost oaken
Alcoholy hint of apple maybe
consistent and fluid
boring watered down apple juice
annoying, morning breath
waste of my time
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Light brown with hint of red
Light esthers. Indistinguishable from wet cardboard
Watery
Hot salami
Disappears without a goodbye
Eventless
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Honey brown
Grassy (Barely could get a nose)
Indistinguishable
Ok after the 2nd or 3rd taste
Bummin…I couldn’t wait to cleanse my palatte.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Lighter new oak
Lightest ocean
Rounded
Smooth – pepper
None
Undistinguished
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Honey
Nuts
Stings
Short, warm, annoying
I’ll pass
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

KILCHOMAN Winter 2010 Release 11Q1 – KILCHOMAN nas Winter 2010 Release [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Light
Nutty nose/ smokey —-w/water more smokey
Helen Hunt– nose doe not match the body
Initially sweet turn smokey
Smoke peat finish
Isla

Adequate selection . I prefer. Fuller body.

11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bluff
Smoke and peat vanilla
Full body viscous
Sweet bitter kind of
Relatively short
Young but drinkable
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Bop
Light
unclear
Less impact than its sister release from summer 2010
Nice and smoky
Fire under the surface
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Lakeview
Golden wheat
smokey citrus
intensity with both pepper and syrup
smooth for a five year…
I cant wait for a base 10 year expression.
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011
Tao
Liteish
1/2 Arm Medium Smoke
Lighter than the nose
Sweet, Mostly balanced but not distinguished
smoke clears quickly
Very Drinkable for a 5 yr.
11Q1-Hoopie
April 2nd, 2011

KNOCKDHU anCnoc 14Q4 – KNOCKDHU 16 anCnoc [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

KNOCKDHU anCnoc Flaughter 14Q3 – KNOCKDHU nas anCnoc Flaughter [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN yo 12Q3 – LAGAVULIN 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Actually quite light for a cask strength and for a Lagavulin
Some salt mostly grassy. Definitely the little brother
Most like the 16 here. Perhaps a herald of the direction of further maturation
I much prefer the 16 which is the queen of single malts. Lagavulin is best served in the marketplace by staying with premium expressions rather than going for the 12 year price point.
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012
Lakeview
Gold
Heather, lemon, peat
Leggy
Better cut, but most like
Great cut, otherwise pear linger
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012

LAGAVULIN 1995 Distillers Edition 12Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 1995 Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Smoky
Charred smore and chocolate
Queen of single malts. More chocolate than its sibling Lagavulin 16
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Lakeview
Dark, stout
Peaty with hints of chocolate
Voluptuous
Magic, for me, I love the marriage of Islay with a hint of sherry
Ready for the next pull, so tasty and tempting
Love it… Great to have it again
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012

LAGAVULIN Distiller Edition Double Matured 15Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 Distiller Edition Double Matured [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
You can definitely pick up the sherry. Everything else is magic.
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

LAGAVULIN Distillers Edition 1988 06Q2 – LAGAVULIN 16 Distillers Edition 1988 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN Double Matured 1987 07Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 Double Matured 1987 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN yo 00Q3 – LAGAVULIN 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Nice sweet amber
Iodine / medicinal. I get a peat reek
Thinner than I expected
Smoky, sweet
Salty
St. Michael the Archangel
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Brown
Very full – smoky
Sharper
Ok
Woody
Different
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Brown, inconsistent
Peaty!!! Wow!
Quick to run down
Enveloping yet light
Ashen, iodine inclusion
Not my favorite taste but greatly combined
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Nut brown with red highlights
Constrained smoke
Creeps up the glass
Rich peat
Blossoms
Woody, salty, a work of art, extreme.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Ruby
A smoky forest
Sweet
Gentle yet lingering
WOW-
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Naomi Campbell Classic Islay, iodine and peat
Slightly bitter
Enough body for 2
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

LAGAVULIN yo 15Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
An old leather bound book
Too many options come to mind
For my tongue a gorgeous marriage of oil, butter, and pepper. None overpowering.
It is on my Mt Rushmore
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

LAGAVULIN yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – LAGAVULIN 16 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN Classic of Islay 04Q4 – LAGAVULIN 21 Classic of Islay [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Smoky, herbal
Ann Margaret (Viva las Vegas)
Sweet and honey, light pepper, sea mist
Warm and gentle
Very contemplative single malt–all Lagavulin, yet not so bold as the 16 year old. An immediate favorite.
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Bop
Corn (sweet)
Honey, rose, still some gentle peat
Thoughtful, mature; it cares about who
Unbelievably sophisticated, balanced. A truly great scotch
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Centennial
Sharp
Developed, mature
Caramel
OK
Nice
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Irving
Sweet jam, light smoke
Big, full, rich
Well-rounded
Soft, honey, cinnamon
Awesome
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Lakeview
Maple syrup meets peat
Initially striking, peppery and immediately smooth
Full-balanced
Another great effort by Lagavulin. Must purchase!
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Tao
Herbs, grass
Teri Hatcher
Full, sweet
Nice, medium finish
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004

LAGAVULIN yo 17Q2 – LAGAVULIN 8 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Awesome nose
Delicious. These people know what they’re doing.
More age will bring a better finish.
Lighter than your typical Lagavulin 16. Plays very mature.
17Q2-Randall
July 29th, 2017

LAPHROAIG Triple Distilled Triple Wood 15Q1 – LAPHROAIG 10 Triple Distilled Triple Wood [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Alarmingly caramel
A big WOW
more time with it and I like it better…Id buy it for $60 (current price)
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

LAPHROAIG yo 00Q1 – LAPHROAIG 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light gold
Sports Creme
Rich
Salty
Sinus burn
The best thing about Laphroaig is the finish – its fun!!!
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Centennial
Halo of light gold
Very Oaky, regal
Light
Woody, salty
Memorable
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Irving
Wood fire at the beach on a cold summer evening
Peaty reek
Smoke & Salt
Long, salty
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000
Lakeview
Brown
Tangy sweet/ Ben Gay
Salty
Strong, lingers
00Q1-Centennial
March 11th, 2000

LAPHROAIG yo 00Q2 – LAPHROAIG 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Gold Amber/Ruby
Salty – Sea Dog
Firm
Salty
Peaty – organic
I hear sea gulls when I nose Laphroaig. Adventure of the sea.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Centennial
Lamplight
Socks after basketball
Fast/quick
Salt – of the 3rd planet
Tangy
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Cyclone
Orange
Smoked Ribs – Ribfest
Enveloping – coats the tongue
Very accepting
Gentle. Melts away with smoked rib aftertaste
Brings up great memories. Others taste salt?!?
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Irving
Medium brown
Approachable open fire
Fun, light bitter
Buttery
Meandering
Warm campfire. Could drink it all night.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Lakeview
Buttery
Ash burning embers
Woodsy
Salty
I feel like I am sitting by the fire at Scout camp when I throw back a dram of Laphroaig.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Tao
Maple – blond
Sharp – Ribfest
T.T. Kersey (?)
Lots o peat
Please don’t
Strong smoke & peat
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000

LAPHROAIG yo 15Q1 – LAPHROAIG 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Nose is subtle and then the heat comes like a freight train
I like it more each time I pick it up and drink it
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

LAPHROAIG yo 00Q2 – LAPHROAIG 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Like a dark sunset
Where’s the sea gulls?!? Loses its distinction
Edgy
Mellowed
Tangy
More mature than 10 year with complexities – like good spaghettis
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Centennial
Pale
Easy
Lighter
Easy
Much smoother almost caramel
Best yet
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Cyclone
Scattered – inconsistent
Thick, bold – fire is put out
More aggressive than 10
Molasses
Bolder taste than 10 with gentle
touch Very complex – large variation of things going on.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Irving
Nutty
Barnyard – doesn’t match taste
Full, bitter, tangy, burnt smoke
Soapy
Flat
Much fairer nose than 10 year
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Lakeview
Copper
Hair raising, raisin, sugar
Explosion
Bitter – felt like someone poured an ashtray in my mouth
Not an enjoyable experience other than the nose.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Tao
Lighter than 10
Less than 10
Same as 10
Less Sharp than 10
Like 10 year but less distinguished. Smoother – but more Mancini than Guaraldi.
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000

LAPHROAIG yo 03Q1 – LAPHROAIG 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAPHROAIG yo 04Q1 – LAPHROAIG 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Sea mist, smoke
Medium
Iodine, followed by sweet peppers
Warm, gentle
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Bop
Salty sea
Smoky; peaty; lively
Slight salt
This is good
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Cyclone
Salty, iodine, peaty
Light – Calista Flockheart
Salty, peat/non-aggressive
Easy, smokey
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Lakeview
Peat, salt
Salty dog!
Smoking, lingering
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Tao
Campfire
LP
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Ville
Smoky
Fun, pleasant
Soft, sweet
Quick, tart
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004

LAPHROAIG Old Malt Cask 05Q3 – LAPHROAIG 16 Old Malt Cask [Douglas Laing bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Gotta be Laphroaig
Richly textured
Iodine, sweet and hot
Warm and long, coating
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Bop
Fire in the nose
Fantastic
Fun
Party scotch – not a go-to-bed scotch
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Irving
Sweet seaweed
Rich
Iodine unfolds, great lingerer
awesome finish the unfolds and goes on and on…
Buy it!
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Lakeview
Heather and esters
Inviting, like a fire in winter
Warm and embracing – calling me back for another sip
I knew it was Islay, but wasn’t completely sure about Laphroaig, that is until Brother Tao inadvertantly revealed the answer…. Tao, thanks for a fantastic tasting, the basement is an ideal venue to share in uisge bertha…
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005
Ville
Fire in the nose, salt
medium
Awesome, but it!
05Q3-Tao
October 1st, 2005

LAPHROAIG yo 10Q4 – LAPHROAIG 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Peaty Smoky
Jessica Simpson
Lemon Grass. Smooth.Open spicy. Sweet start
Malt. Vinash – Creamy
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bluff
Holy crap smoke iodine peat
Smoke, fireplace marshmallow smores anise
warm and coating – lovely
really nice and a worthy successor of Laphroiag 15.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bop
Peat eucalyptis
Brilliant standard Laphroaig. Taste profile: smoke, peat
Some creaminess smooth
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Hoopie
Smoke and peat hits right away
ScarJo
Bonfire outdoors