Highland Park SMWS 4.217 “Nordic Nosh”

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Somehow the Nordic cultures have weathered a lot of the storms of factual, based-in-history evidence. Gone (thankfully) are the days when Westerns… Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.217 “Nordic Nosh”

Macallan Classic Cut

Macallan Classic Cut 2017, 58.4% ABV, $75 USD Nose: Sherry and oak off the top, grape soda, grape Kool Aid powder, oranges, and chocolate orange. Taste: Oak, spice, oranges, fudge, milk chocolate, hazel nuts, grape popsicle. Finish:  Medium/long, slightly hot, milk chocolate, oak and grape notes linger. Thoughts: You get a little of what Macallan Cask Strength gives you. The Macallan character is in there, … Continue reading Macallan Classic Cut

Glen Scotia SMWS 93.72 “BBQ outside a sweetie factory”

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. There was a time when Campbeltown was filled to the brim with distilleries. If you were an extremely wealthy person who liked… Continue reading Glen Scotia SMWS 93.72 “BBQ outside a sweetie factory”

Glen Moray SMWS 35.165 “Variety – the spice of life”

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. It’s a weird situation when you look back on the previous year, and the whisky that surprised you the most, of which… Continue reading Glen Moray SMWS 35.165 “Variety – the spice of life”

Aberlour SMWS 54.40 “Carefree entertainment”

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Sometimes, when I’m feeling down, I buy things that make me laugh. I know it’s not the best idea, however that usually… Continue reading Aberlour SMWS 54.40 “Carefree entertainment”

Balmenach SMWS 48.67 “Godzilla Vanilla”

Thanks to both /u/lasidar and to /u/CatharticIntent for the samples. This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. I took a break, came back to them, and then took a break again. What a… Continue reading Balmenach SMWS 48.67 “Godzilla Vanilla”