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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

A light but pleasant dram to share Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Color: light copper.Nose: airy and floral, with a tang of orange zest and the faintest whisper of Tiramisu sweetness in the background. A little water brings forth some maltiness. Lovely, but a little…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 082

Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel

Cask #12678, Bottle #111 Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel

Color: honey gold.Nose: wonderfully sweet. Gobs of orange blossom honey poured generously over Greek vanilla yogurt. Surprisingly tropical too with bits of coconut and pineapple. Adding a little water…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 991

Clynelish 14 Year Old

Hot pepper spice Clynelish 14 Year Old

Weird. I've read several of the reviews here, and none seem to resemble my experience. Such is the mystery of the single malt!Color: sunny.Nose: Clynelish is supposedly famous for its waxiness, and I…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 182

Springbank 10 Year Old

Tastes Like Scotch Springbank 10 Year Old

This is my first Campbeltown whisky, but with the exception of its light peat influence, I would have said it had a classic Speyside profile, similar to (but better than) the Glenlivet or Glenfiddich 12…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 184

Laphroaig Triple Wood

Two Whiskies in One Laphroaig Triple Wood

Color: Gold.Nose: Right out of the bottle the peat hits you with a strong Stilton cheese-like aroma and the embers of a dying campfire, tempered with sweeter notes of sliced red grapes and night-blooming…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 294

Highland Park Leif Eriksson

Leif Erikssnooze Highland Park Leif Eriksson

Color: gold.Nose: malted barley and a whiff of peat, with just a little something crisp like apples on a bed of light caramel sweetness.Body: light.Palate: grainy, nutty, and woody. A little dull.Finish…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 078

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Lagavulin Light Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Color: straw.Nose: sweet and juicy pit-smoked barbecue, olive oil and herbs, pine needles, and just an edge of antiseptic harshness.Body: light and oily.Palate: sweet, smoky, meaty, and woody. Honey…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 190

Bruichladdich Rocks

Is this Islay? Bruichladdich Rocks

Color: apricot.Nose: Not your typical Islay! Quite malty. Grainy cereal notes with a hint of sweet brown sugar and a whisp of something tart like pomegranate seeds. The light touch of peat hovers just…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 481

Macallan Select Oak

Raisins and Banana Nut Bread Macallan Select Oak

Color: gold.Nose: a bowl full of raisins with some prunes mixed in for good measure. Light undercurrents of red apples and vanilla. Just a hint of orange peel zest. Water brings forth moist banana nut…

@AKGcandlefishBy @AKGcandlefish10 years ago 0 189