Review: Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead)

Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead) 22 years 55.3% ABV Bourbon cask So, little disclaimer going in. I love 1970s Ardbeg, hell I love Ardbeg. I am really looking forward to this. Nose: Mellowed out compared to younger Ardbeg bottles. Smoke, peat, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, leather, smores, lemon zest. Palate: Oak, vanilla, tannins, smoke, peat, brine, cherry, oily, raisins and citrus. Finish: Long. Nice … Continue reading Review: Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead)

New Ireland Distilleries Tasting Flight (Liberties Oak Devil, Silkie, Dingle Single Malt)

So it’s the first day. Or roughly the first day. We’re waiting for our hotel. This is before the last review, because my order ended up all screwy. We walk into the Dingle Whiskey Bar. Without gushing too much about this place, it ends up becoming one of my favourite, if not the best, bars in Dublin. I’ll be writing up why later. And before… Continue reading New Ireland Distilleries Tasting Flight (Liberties Oak Devil, Silkie, Dingle Single Malt)

Macallan Edition No.2

Macallan Edition No.2, 48.2% ABV, $117 USD Nose: Classic Macallan-like sherry, heavy on the dates and raisins. Chocolate, orange, and lemon peel. Ever have Mackintosh’s Toffee? (Came in that red tartan-style plaid box) I get flashbacks of that. Also typical Macallan oak tannins, and spice. Taste: Thick sherry and oak notes. Again, dates and raisins with more chocolate and orange peel. I get a faint … Continue reading Macallan Edition No.2

Ardbeg SMWS 33.134 “Peat roasted pig Hawaiian style” & SMWS 33.143 “Thank you and goodnight!”

I’ve been here before. I just didn’t realize it when I bought the bottles. There I was, in a black and white office, sitting back, doing what we all do at work: Try and work while talking with friends. The announcement woke me from a sound half sleep that only work could provide, knocking me from the zombie-like stare. It entered my mind with a… Continue reading Ardbeg SMWS 33.134 “Peat roasted pig Hawaiian style” & SMWS 33.143 “Thank you and goodnight!”

Compass Box – The Peat Monster

Compass Box – The Peat Monster, 46% ABV, $65 CAD Nose: Soft and mild peat, sea air, sweet cigar tobacco, lemon peel, oyster shells, mild pepper, and lemon zest. Taste: Peat, bryne, floral, salt, peaches and cream desert, creme brulee, lemon zest, cigar tobacco, wood ash. Finish: Med-long, very well balanced, creamy, great viscosity and mouth-feel. Peat Monster is made from the following: (Compass Box … Continue reading Compass Box – The Peat Monster

Group Review: Talisker 10

Here’s the next in our series of TWS group reviews. Six of our members have posted reviews of this popular island dram and it was great to see what the consolidated group’s thoughts on it were. Talisker 10 Group Review Summary Top 5 Tasting Notes: Peat, Smoke, Brine, Sugar, Pepper (see word cloud for full breakdown of flavour notes we recorded) Max Score: 90 Min Score: 82 Average Score: 85.3 … Continue reading Group Review: Talisker 10