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Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

Two ECBPs - Part II Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

This bottle I purchased privately from a friend, then opened it when I conducted a professional tasting earlier in the fall. This batch was released in September 2017, directly following B517.The colour…

@talexanderBy @talexander8 months ago 4 094

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

Two ECBPs - Part I Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

I recently picked this one up at the LCBO / Waddington's auction in November 2021. Like every Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, it is twelve years old; this one is Batch B517, which means it's the 2nd batch of…

@talexanderBy @talexander8 months ago 6 595

Glenrothes Select Reserve

Spicy 'Rothes Glenrothes Select Reserve

This is the standard NAS bottling of Glenrothes - or at least, it used to be as I'm not sure they make this anymore (it's not on their website). Most official Glenrothes bottlings are vintage releases…

@talexanderBy @talexander8 months ago 6 386

High Coast Distillery Hav

Spicy Swede High Coast Distillery Hav

High Coast is located in northern Sweden, at 63 degrees latitude (as the packaging keeps saying). I don't know much about them but they seem to focus solely on single malt. According to the website, they…

@talexanderBy @talexander9 months ago 5 484

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 @talexander11 months ago 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 @talexander11 months ago 3 088