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Balvenie 15 Year Old

Two Balvenie Minis - Part II Balvenie 15 Year Old

This is another Balvenie mini, this time the 15 Year Old Single Barrel. Unfortunately, the tube offers no cask info whatsoever. It is non-chill-filtered and (presumably) cask strength at 50.4%.The colour…

@talexanderBy @talexander yesterday 1 084

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Two Balvenie Minis - Part I Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

The colour is a deep caramel. Like many a Balvenie, the immediate hit on the nose is honey and toffee, with custard, baked apple, cinnamon and clove. Blood orange. Definite sherry note. Quite nutty. With…

@talexanderBy @talexander yesterday 2 088

SMWS Peat Faerie (Batch 4)

Peat Faerie - II of II SMWS Peat Faerie (Batch 4)

At 7 years old, Batch 4 is a few years younger than Batch 3; otherwise, it's a similar make up of first-fill Speyside and a bunch of Islay casks. This batch shows a "distillation date" of Oct 12 2010 and…

@talexanderBy @talexander2 months ago 4 091

SMWS Peat Faerie (Batch 3)

Peat Faerie - I of II SMWS Peat Faerie (Batch 3)

I happen to have the last of two SMWS Peat Faerie batches around - #3 and #4. Batch 3 is a 10 year old, a blend of first-fill Speyside casks and a bunch of Islay casks (they give a distillation date of…

@talexanderBy @talexander2 months ago 4 089

SMWS Old Fashioned

Sweet and Syrupy SMWS Old Fashioned

This SMWS release is actually an 11 year old blended malt, with a neat history: they sent the Tempest Brewing Co. (Scotland) some 1st fill Kentucky bourbon casks to fill with their "Old Fashioned" double…

@talexanderBy @talexander2 months ago 6 083

William Lawson's

Simple and Pleasant William Lawson's

I have some time off of work so perhaps now I'll get a chance to catch up on reviews! I have a lot of scotches I should get through so let's focus on that for the time being...I picked up this bottle at…

@talexanderBy @talexander2 months ago 3 285

Black Velvet

Boring Old Black Velvet Black Velvet

This is a 1L bottle I picked up at auction some time ago - although I don't know when it was bottled, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's from the 1990s.The colour is a light caramel. Some rye spice…

@talexanderBy @talexander4 months ago 5 1075