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Compass Box The Spice Tree

Spices all the way Compass Box The Spice Tree

Review is based on a freshly opened bottle.Nose: oak influence is big - sawn lumber, sawdust, a lot of vanilla, cloves, baked apple covered with lots of cinnamon, hot red pepperPalate: cardamom, vanilla…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 088

BenRiach Heart of Speyside

Blend-like BenRiach Heart of Speyside

There is not much to say about this whisky really. It's very young and not complex. It reminds me of a medium-class blend. I event didn't care to write some TN. It's 12yo brother is so much better.

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 063

Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve

Bad boy Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve

This is one of the most controversal whiskies I've tried so far. It has some interesting and powerfull flavours (due to high ABV 48%) and quite bad behaved young spirit at the same time.Nose: initially…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 081

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Mild Islay Caol Ila 12 Year Old

No, this is not a peat monster. It's Islay, no doubts, just a bit milder version of it. Ther are plenty of smoke and peat, quite some fruits and grass as well.Nose: fresh, clean, spicy, briny, peaty,…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 085

Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Duthchas

impressive Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Duthchas

It is normal that certain whisky tastes a bit different under different circumstances - what's been on your palate before, what's your mood, what's outside temperature... But this whisky has such a…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 091

Jura 16 Year Old

Quality whisky, just that Jura 16 Year Old

This whisky is a nice one. It's quite smooth, gentle and tasty. But It's pretty uneventful. I guess it is for those moments when you don't feel like examining a dram for hours. If you just want to sit…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 083

Bushmills 16 Year Old 3 Wood

Typical Bushmills Bushmills 16 Year Old 3 Wood

This is my 4th Bushmills expression.I kinda liked their younger whiskeys and was interested to try older brother. Yes, it is Bushmills) very typical taste profile. Nose is interesting with notes of…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 184

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Nice name, bad balance Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

When I got a bottle of Bunnahabhain 12yo I was really thrilled with it's name and really wanted to like the whisky.Just after I opened the bottle the nose was very nice and complex. I could get sea salt…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 280

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Great summer dram Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

I do enjoy this whisky very much these hot days. I've got quite some bottles open, but seem to favor this one every time I feel like having a dram or two.It's very aromatic, smooth and pleasant whisky…

@MaxBy @Max9 years ago 0 089

Springbank 10 Year Old

My first Springbank experience Springbank 10 Year Old

This was my first encounter with Springbank distillery.And a very pleasant one! In some way it encouraged me to try other Springbank whiskies - Hazelburn, Longrow. Now, this distillery is definitely one…

@MaxBy @Max10 years ago 0 086