Aultmore SMWS 73.69 “Dark side eclipsed by sweet joys”

Thanks to /u/xile_ for this sample. This is yet another 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. So at this point I’m pretty sure anything that has funk and a citrus/lime element is… Continue reading Aultmore SMWS 73.69 “Dark side eclipsed by sweet joys”

Dalmore SMWS 13.47 “It’s a knockout”

Thanks to /u/twiddleDD for this sample. This is yet another 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. Dalmore leaves me with a question as what to write. It’s a distillery in which they… Continue reading Dalmore SMWS 13.47 “It’s a knockout”

Hakushu 12

Hakushu 12, 43% ABV, £65. Nose: Apple, pear, floral, malt, cereal, filo pastry. Taste: Pear, honey, grape, malt, floral, grass and earth. Finish: Medium and drying. Floral, malt, and light heathered peat notes linger. Thoughts: Light and refreshing on the nose, really nice fruit notes, and decent viscosity on the palate. The balance leans heavy on cereal and malt notes, but unlike Yamazaki 12 I’m … Continue reading Hakushu 12

Port Ellen 24 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. Finishing up with a Port Ellen. Because… duh. Port Ellen is another one of those distilleries that is opening up again. And it makes us wonder, what Port Ellen will we receive?… Continue reading Port Ellen 24 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Ardmore 21 1979 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. Speyside whiskies are never something I plan to pick myself at my yearly whisky tasting. My wife loves to pick out mysteries, loves to see me struggle with them, and sometimes even… Continue reading Ardmore 21 1979 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Brora 29 1971 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. When selecting a Highland, I have to say that, assuming money is not a concern, my typical question is: What Brora do they have? Here again we see a distillery that is… Continue reading Brora 29 1971 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. So typically I try to hit each region of Scotland. Except Campbeltown, because by the end I’m a little knackered. But what order to you go in? Well I’ve always said that… Continue reading Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]