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Ledaig 10 Year Old

Island Bull Ledaig 10 Year Old

This solid Islander (and smoky big brother to Tobermory) is a nice alternative to the more familiar and aggressively peaty Islay whisky, but may still offend those with lighter tastes. Subtle-sweet fruit…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy7 years ago 0 187

Tobermory 10 Year Old (old presentation)

Island Girl Tobermory 10 Year Old (old presentation)

A pure sister to Ledaig (the original distillery moniker, now a smaller and “peated” version of Tobermory), Tobermory is Ledaig without the leathery peat of the Isle of Mull. A unique if not entirely…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy7 years ago 0 086

Johnnie Walker Red Label

No Surprises Here Johnnie Walker Red Label

Light amber; delicate vanilla nose; light body; sparkling clean taste of a speyside malt, with clear grains giving way to the slightest oak char; solid balance, and a warm, sweet finish with apricots and…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 079

Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old

Still Exciting Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old

Medium to dark amber in the glass; lively nose of mixed fruit; medium body; a bolt of fine grains, light oak, banana almond, then oak char this particular tasting; somehow, this all balances out, because…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 085

Cutty Sark

Big Bang, Small Buck Cutty Sark

Bright apple juice gold in the glass; noses ever so subtly, with peaches and vanilla; light body, clear as day grains gather immediately to the fore, with a mad rush of malt, followed by a warm, long…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 179

Ballantines Finest

Don't Believe the Hype Ballantines Finest

The lightest of airy blends, with evident grains and a good balance, but I don't buy the comparison with Glenmorangie at all. For $5 less, I'll take a Clan MacGregor.

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 272

Justerini and Brooks JB Rare 750 ml

Old and Reliable Justerini and Brooks JB Rare 750 ml

Sunny yellow; nose of berries and citrus; body light, yet determined; fine grains give way to a hint of spicy vanilla, a decent balance; a bit short on finish, but still enjoyable. On par with Clan as…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 577

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

I Expect More Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

What happened to this whisky? Medium amber in the glass; nose of orange zest and oak commands immediate attention; medium body; subtle grains are dashed by myriad of flavors: toffee spice, golden raisins…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 075

Dewars Blended Scotch Whisky 1.5l

Well Worth the Re-Visit Dewars Blended Scotch Whisky 1.5l

Golden amber in the glass; a moderate nose of vanilla extract and nutmeg; medium bodied; an extraordinary palate of silky honey backed by hints of citrus and oak char; giving way to sweet mocha, somehow…

@Eye_lah_GuyBy @Eye_lah_Guy8 years ago 0 180