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Aberlour 12-Year Double Matured

40% ABV - Speyside

Nose: Juicy red fruits, sour cherry or red currant, raisin, dried plum, and spices. There is malty-mustiness in the ... [Read more]

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Two Brewers Release 11 Innovative

43% ABV - Yukon Territory, Canada

Nose: Malt, roasted malt or coffee, and malted cereal that defines the sweetness of this dram. There are some light ... [Read more]

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Jura Brooklyn

42% ABV - Isle of Jura, Scotland

Nose: Rich flavours of raisin, plum, dried fruit, and chocolate. Light spices, cinnamon, and a smoky-wood element in... [Read more]

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Monkey Shoulder

43% ABV - Blended, Scotland

Nose: Lots of sweet fruits and honey, opening to red fruits and plum. Not too much complexity or deep flavours, and ... [Read more]

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Glenmorangie Nectar D’Òr 12-Year (Sauternes Cask Finish)

46% ABV - Highlands

Nose: Sweetness, with sugary-caramelized light fruits come fast. Grasses, honey, lemon, and fresh grapes follow. Ove... [Read more]

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Aberlour 12-Year Double Matured

40% ABV - Speyside

Nose: Juicy red fruits, sour cherry or red currant, raisin, dried plum, and spices. There is malty-mustiness in the background. Really quite clean overall.

Taste: Red fruits, spices, candied apples, caramel (possi... [Read more]

Two Brewers Release 11 Innovative

43% ABV - Yukon Territory, Canada

Nose: Malt, roasted malt or coffee, and malted cereal that defines the sweetness of this dram. There are some light fruits–pear and banana–intertwined with some Manuka honey, and minor liquorice.

Taste: It’s an amalgamation of sweet grain, roasted malt,... [Read more]

Jura Brooklyn

42% ABV - Isle of Jura, Scotland

Nose: Rich flavours of raisin, plum, dried fruit, and chocolate. Light spices, cinnamon, and a smoky-wood element in the background. There is a lot to it here. Stretching a bit finds light citrus and rum Christmas cake.

Taste: Dark fruits and cocoa… a dark chocolate with hints... [Read more]

Monkey Shoulder

43% ABV - Blended, Scotland

Nose: Lots of sweet fruits and honey, opening to red fruits and plum. Not too much complexity or deep flavours, and it works.

Taste: Light red fruits, spices, black cherry, and vanill... [Read more]

Glenmorangie Nectar D’Òr 12-Year (Sauternes Cask Finish)

46% ABV - Highlands

Nose: Sweetness, with sugary-caramelized light fruits come fast. Grasses, honey, lemon, and fresh grapes follow. Over time I noticed a slight minerality or grape skin note.

Taste: Thick, rich, and sweet. Cooked apples, bundles of ... [Read more]

BenRiach 2010 Càrn Mòr Speyside 8-Year

46% ABV - Speyside

Nose: Fairly light and juicy, with red fruits, dried fruit leathers, cherry, light smattering of raisin, and faint or background citrus and vanilla. Slight cereal sweetness to it.

Taste: The sweetness hits first with spices, marmalade, r... [Read more]

Laphroaig 1998 Old Malt Cask 12-Year

50% ABV - Islay, Scotland

Nose: Sweet, phenolic peat, accompanied by cereal and fresh fruits (almost tropical). The stretch tasting notes include vanilla and melon.

Taste: Fresh fruits and phenolic, medicinal peat smoke. M... [Read more]

Laphroaig The 1815 Legacy Edition

48% ABV - Islay, Scotland

Nose: Peat smoke, charred plant material (wood, bark), and a slight background sweetness that gets stronger over time – perhaps some plum/raisin ex-Sherry notes. It’s all served on a plank of wood. (And a slightly sulphurous note lingers in the background…)

Taste: Remarkably sweet, smoked red fruits. Lightly salin... [Read more]

Ben Nevis 2015 4-Year Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited

47.5% ABV - Highlands, Scotland

Nose: Rich prunes, jam, old warehouse, malty (which is quite present throughout), chocolate covered nuts, a cooked fruit stew, and spices.

Taste: Dried red fruits with an earthy peatiness. Slightl... [Read more]

GlenAllachie 10-Year Port Wood Finish

48% ABV - Speyside, Scotland

Nose: Lots of ripe, red fruits, fruit punch, citrus, and cooked fruits. There is a slight wine and wood amalgamation wafting about. The stretch notes I wrote down were strawberries and jam.

Taste: Upfront come dried fruits (the kind that are still... [Read more]

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