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Glen Grant 15

U.S. exclusive bottling Glen Grant 15

Nose: It's very fresh and lively with hints of cola, licorice root, blackcurrant, cantaloupe, maraschino, vanilla, oak, and custard. Taste: Neat you get a strong white pepper and oak flavor with some…

mBy @masterj4 years ago 1 289

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old

Bourbon of yesteryears. Elijah Craig 12 Year Old

This is a bottle from my collection that I purchased years ago. The only reason I'm drinking it is because I noticed the fill level was decreasing, indicating the cork wasn't doing its job. Can you…

mBy @masterj4 years ago 3 992

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old

St. Patty's eve dram. Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old

Nose: A rum forward nose (lots of alcohol) with a slight musty sherry smell. This is followed by fresh barley with notes of wood, unripe (green) banana and vanilla. Taste: Neat it's a bitter herbal…

mBy @masterj4 years ago 2 082

Laphroaig PX Cask

Winter warmth Laphroaig PX Cask

Nose: The nose is predominantly iodine, tar, vanilla, and smoke. After a few minutes you pick up the sherry, but it's very faint. It adds just a slight sweetness because there's really no way to mask the…

mBy @masterj4 years ago 4 090

Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

Casual Lagavulin Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

Nose: Vegetal like a heap of Autumn leaves, brine, and phenolic. A sweet hint of green pears in the background.Taste: Neat, the texture you get is creamy and oily. It's very medicinal, with ash and salt…

mBy @masterj4 years ago 2 183

W. L. Weller bottled 2016

Wheater King W. L. Weller bottled 2016

I managed to score some BTAC W.L. Weller Antique this past fall. I’ve been enjoying this particular release for the past few months. I usually don’t review highly allocated bourbon because I feel like…

mBy @masterj5 years ago 5 492