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Balvenie Peat Week 2002
Added on Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 03:56 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2002 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
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Andy
 

n:  Earth and flowers at the end of summer.

 

p:  Strange and un-Islayish peat.  Soil and wheat intertwined.  Pecans.  Oily mouthfeel noticeable on the finish.  Enjoyably different. 

 
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Jameson Stout Edition
Added on Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 03:31 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region:
  Price: $30 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  Mostly alcohol.  Mildest hint of toffee

 

p:   Malty and honeyed.  Tapers off into a similar finish.  Not too much to laud but also nothing to complain about.  Probably an ok buy for its price. 

 
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Craigellachie 2002 Malts of Scotland
Added on Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 10:27 PM
  Bottler: Malts of Scotland
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2002 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $87 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask #16007   Sherry Hogshead      Bottled 2016
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
This is a nice, sweet, sherried number which is easy to drink.  
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Hazelburn 10
Added on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:22 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 10 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $75 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose: Light malt, fruity notes. 

Palate: Malty, light fruit but also Coastal sea air, sea water. 

Finish: Coastal/Malty

 

Very drinkable.

 

B/B+ 

 
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Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond
Added on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 05:48 AM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: 11 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2018 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $110 Availability: Specialty Stores

11 year old bottled in bond, done up in a 1950s decanter-style bottle distilled in the Spring of 2006 by Heaven Hill, aged in a bonded warehouse and bottled at 100 proof. At 11 years old, it’s almost three times older than the statutory minimum four years required under the antique Bottled in Bond Act.

 

MASH BILL: 75% Corn | 20% Wheat | 5% Malted Barley

 

Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: fantastic nose but standard faire bourbon. Black cherry, caramel malt, charred corn, and leather.

 

t: initial sweetness of creamed corn, wheat softness, and just an overall gentle cohesiveness that makes this a winner. Jammy with a lot of brown sugar sweetness. Mixed dark berry jam, raw dough (yeast), and blackberry syrup on buttered pancakes is main flavor aspect that continues to the finish. This is an interesting Heaven Hill wheated bourbon, but it’s more of a fruity homage to the ghosts of bourbon past in a cool decanter.  [Spring 2018 review]

 
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Powers John's Lane
Added on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 05:26 AM
  Bottler: OB (Irish Distillers)
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 46.00 % Region:
  Price: $65 Availability: Better Stores
Best Irish Whiskey in 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
 
A single pot still incarnation of Powers whisky, named for the now-defunct old Powers distillery. Combination of bourbon and oloroso-sherry-cask-matured spirit.
  
Powers John’s Lane and Redbreast are almost the same whiskey. Both are triple-distilled in copper pot stills by Midleton from a recipe of both malted and unmalted barley and both aged for 12 years in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, although Redbreast uses a far higher percentage of sherry. John’s Lane boasts a lack of chill filtration and a slightly higher bottling proof, but also a substantially higher price tag.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

Grassy with dry molasses cookie (gingerbread) and tart green apple skin. Cherry Kool-Aid sherry cask. Oats and dried strawberry with a bit of caramel syrup and sharp alcohol in the short finish. A bit flat but the sherry cask adds some depth and dimension to this. 

 
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Auchentoshan Distillery Cask 2008
Added on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 09:55 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2008 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.90 % Region: Lowland
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2017
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose: Raisins and sulfur

Palate: Big sulfur notes followed by raw, craft whiskey style notes and medicinal notes.

Finish:  Raw wood and bitterness

 

This tastes like a bad American craft whiskey.  

 
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Springbank 1996 CasQueteers
Added on Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 09:51 PM
  Bottler: CasQueteers
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1996 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.20 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $135 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Cask #247   Fresh Rum Cask   Distilled May 31, 1996  

Bottled by the CasQueteers, a Dutch group.  

Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose: Malt, some fuel, light peat and pear.

Palate: Malty with big coastal notes, seaweed and mineral, strong for the abv. Water brings out a slight sweetness and fruit which balances well with the fuel/coastal aspect.

Finish: Malty, minerally, maybe some peat.  

 

Really good stuff. An old fashioned-style Springbank. 

B+/A- 

 
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Springbank 1998 Glengarry Cask Owners
Added on Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:54 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 10 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.60 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: N/A Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask 434   Distilled Nov. 1998  Bottled April 2009  "Fresh Sherry"  
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose: Floral with some fruit

Palate: Sherry notes, sweet and syrupy, touch of sulfur, ending on a coastal note with maybe some very light peat

Finish:  Malty with light sherry notes.

 

A nice, balanced whisky.  

 
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Springbank 1996 The Maltman
Added on Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:39 PM
  Bottler: Meadowside Blending
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1996 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.10 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $330 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask #585  Bottled 2014   Oloroso Cask    577 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose: Light fruit then heavy sulfur.

Palate: Lots of sulfur, then fruit, then sulfur again, back and forth, ending on a syrupy note.

Finish:  Mostly sulfur

 

Sulfur bomb but with good fruit in the background.  

 
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