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Kilchoman Machir Bay 2012

Smokey Start to the Evening Kilchoman Machir Bay 2012

Very smokey on the nose. Very. Little hint of fresh mowed lawn. First taste is less smokey and more sweet. Finish is a light and enjoyable smokiness. Adding water shows some burnt caramel flavours.…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett5 years ago 0 178

Laphroaig Cairdeas

Ontario Cairdeas Release Laphroaig Cairdeas

Nose is sea air, iodine and butterscotch. Hot, and oily flavours. Rubber. Drop of water and it turns minty. Shoe peppermints. Wishes it was licorice. Simple flavours, soft smoke and then some heat to…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett5 years ago 0 073

Laphroaig PX Cask

Travel Retail only Sherry Laphroaig Laphroaig PX Cask

Whiff of sherry on the nose, but more offshore aromas. Dead fish. Sherry aromas fades quickly. Crisp light start, with a kicker of a finish. Burns hot and turns smokey and green at the end. No sherry…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett5 years ago 0 077

Brora 30 Year Old bottled 2009

An Early Peak Brora 30 Year Old bottled 2009

Nothing to start, then burns the nose holes. Reminds of wickedly amplified Old Pulteney. Lots of fresh seaside and iodine flavours. Something very green and fresh like NZ Sauvignon Blanc. Turns to oaky…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett6 years ago 0 092


Slight Interruption Tamdhu

Tonight's theme is "open and closed". Goal was closed distilleries, but moderately widened to contribute some less expensive tastes from temporary shutdowns.To start Tamdhu, slightest of the interrupt…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett6 years ago 0 072

Rosebank 1991 16 Year Old Cask 7302

Long Gone Leftover Rosebank 1991 16 Year Old Cask 7302

Been sitting around for a few years ... surprisingly large amount remaining.Very light straw colour. Mellow hay character with some sweet candy nose. First taste is light and soft lowland. Some heat, but…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett6 years ago 0 076

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

15 years worth of sherry Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

This one goes one shade deeper in sherry from the 10 and 12 and not much else appears in this version.Somewhat more subtle nose of sherry and vanilla. Less fire-y than the 12 and smooth sherry influence…

@chrisrbarrettBy @chrisrbarrett6 years ago 0 181