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Dalmore 15 Year Old

Chance meeting with the fruit-cake Dalmore 15 Year Old

I had always wanted to try the Dalmore 12 after reading the description on "master of malt" as being like "a warm coffee house in Seattle". I don't really drink coffee and have never been to Seattle, but…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 080

Balvenie 15 Year Old

Fruit-cake II: Balvenie's Conquest Balvenie 15 Year Old

I was very excited to try this, being a big fan of the sweet and wonderful Balvenie 12. This one really ups the sweetness level, in a great way.The nose is so honeyed, rich and sugary that it reminded…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 490

Deanston Virgin Oak

Good price/good vanilla Deanston Virgin Oak

Found this interesting NAS Scotch for $30 USD. I decided to pick it up after recently trying the Bowmore Legend, to compare NAS malts.The Bowmore Legend was a very predictable light-Islay flavor. Pretty…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 065

Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

Maximum Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

So maximum. You all have tasted Laphroaig, at least one of the big Islay's. Laphroaig 10 has long been my favorite scotch. This stuff is like doubling the intensity of that, then adding little men with…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 198

Jura Prophecy

Very medium, but very good Jura Prophecy

I don't really have too much to say about the Jura Prophecy- it had a nicely peaty smell that also contained a heap of sea salt and light smoke, maybe some trees in the distance, like a fresh breeze…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 075

Auchentoshan Three Wood

Sherry with a bite Auchentoshan Three Wood

This being the first lowland scotch I've tried, I was honestly expecting something far simpler than this! I had heard some talk about the few lowland malts being less full and interesting than some…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 385

Talisker 10 Year Old

Maritime darkness Talisker 10 Year Old

I had a good idea of what to expect here- an Islay-esque explosion of peat, smoke, salty surf, spice, and a beautiful, long finish. Turns out I was pretty spot-on! It really reminded me of the raw sea…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 290

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Autumnal evening Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

This started off with a nose of slightly decaying wood. This may have been the power of suggestion, with the "doublewood" label and oaken color, but it definitely (briefly) had a very wooden scent. It…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 085

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Packaging gets it right! Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

This was packaged in a neat little dark bottle, with a red, fiery looking logo showing off the complex, fun-to-say "Bunnahabhain" and a grizzled old seaman looking out over the bow of his ship, probably…

@squidboy007By @squidboy0077 years ago 0 695