In the name of getting shit over with, here’s the final three days of last year’s Those Whisky Brothers Non-Denominational Advent Or Other Holiday Countdown Calendar or whatever the hell it’s called. I don’t know if I’m going to do this again this year – yes, it adds a whole bunch of whiskies to your bodycount but a lot of them are terrible and there’s not enough to share the ones that aren’t.
Glenburgie 8y Batch 8
nose – cherries, vanilla, toffee (i maybe farted)
neat – sharp burn and bite, dark vanilla, wood, forest
finish – lip burn, tongue burnt
splash – literally just another whisky, a little… note in the back end but nothing to distinguish it
overall – 6/10
Glenburgie 8y Batch 8 – 55.2% 30ml – $ – Speyside
Try it? Sure. Buy it? Nah.
Strathmill 11y Batch 5
nose – thin and burning. offensive to the nose. not ale & pie for sure
neat – thin sharp & angry. like two nights in a hedge
finish – bite, thin, tongue busted & burnt
splash – no better, just thin and angry like a bechambered hugger tugger
overall – 2/10
Strathmill 11y Batch 5 – 51.1% 30ml – $ – Speyside
Try it? No. Buy it? No.
Benriach 9y Batch 4
nose – tart mash, vague vomit, sour
neat – sharp and thin, burn, thin pears, bite
finish – lips and tongue burn, not flavour only burnt
splash – better * more consistent, manitoba maple, bitter,
overall – 6/10 honestly these aren’t great whiskies
Benriach 9y Batch 4 – 51.7% 30ml – $ – Speyside
Try it? Eh. Buy it? Nah.