Picked up the Classic Malts (the Malts.com people) Strong Collection, featuring wee bottles of Cragganmore 12y, Talisker 10y and Lagavulin 16y. I’ve reviewed the Talisker previously, but reviews for the other two will be up shortly. Classic Malts Strong Collection – 40%, 43% & 45.8% 3x200ml – $54.95 – Islay, Islands & Speyside
This is a big hitter. Probably one of the most robust scotches I’ve tasted so far that remains drinkable. Hands down, we have nothing but good things to say about the entire Jura line. This particular expression coined the term “Nostalgiafying” as the heavy smoke brings thoughts of camping to mind. Neat: The Dan –
Replaced the Superstition and picked up the Origin 10y and Prophecy at the same time. They look pretty good together.
So, I could (and will) go into detail about the way this Canadian Whisky tastes, but you should know it’s just terrible. It blends with Canada Dry ginger ale very well for a fantastic Rye & Ginger, but drinking this neat can only be called a mistake. One that we did anyway, repeatedly, for both
Wrapping up this foray into Whiskies Irish is a bottle The Dan had set aside for review. This is an Irish Whiskey blend, mixing malt and grain whiskeys, but with more malt than their normal white label. Neat: The Dan – Oaky, honey. Soft aftertaste & light on the tongue. Soft mouthfeel. Me – smooth,
This is the second of the Irish Whiskies we bought for St Paddy’s day, delayed by scheduling conflicts with The Dan. But this weekend we managed to get together and get a bunch of tastings done, as well as tossing around some video blog ideas. This is a Pot Still blend, I believe. Neat: The
I grabbed this and the next bottle of something called “Irish Whiskey” for St Patrick’s day when we threw a little impromptu get together. My work ethic being what it is its taken me until now to write down some notes. So, obviously, this is not scotch, this is irish whiskey. Its a pressed malt,
Got this bottle as a going away present from a co-worker when I left my last job. Its the first blended scotch I’ve reviewed, and… its better than I thought it was going to be. Up to now I hadn’t actually tried in straight, only with soda or ginger ale. Neat: Mild smell, almost nutty.
Katherine snagged this bottle (I know, right?) on a recent trip home to the ‘Scosh (no one calls it that). We were pretty stoked to try this – one of Canada’s only scotch-style single malts, and Katherine had tried another expression from this Distillery and quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the 17y Icewine Cask doesn’t stand
Yay for surprise scotch presents! Katherine grabbed this for me a few weeks ago so obviously I had to get her help for the review. You may recognize MacAllan as the scotch Joel McHale/Jeff Winger drinks on Community/The Today Show, apparently. Asking for ‘a” MacAllan is a bit like rolling into Boston and asking for