Glendronach Peated Port Wood

Glendronach Peated Port Wood, 46% ABV, $125 USD. Limited release, finished with Douro Valley port pipes, non chilled filtered, natural colour. Nose: Strong raspberry and strawberry hit off the top, then damp wood, bitter oak, mild peat, and peaches. Taste: Tart raspberry and strawberries continue on the palate, bitter oak and charcoal. Finish: Medium to long. Tangy sharpness, with heavy ash and charcoal, then some … Continue reading Glendronach Peated Port Wood

Forty Creek Limited Editions: Port Wood, Three Grain Harmony & Founder’s Reserve

For #WorldWhiskyDay, I’m doing a trio of Forty Creek limited edition releases. Hard to believe I last reviewed a forty creek whisky back in my 20th review here, and now I’m at over 100. my opinions on Forty Creek have definitely changed over the years, going from hardcore fanboy to disappointment in the similarity of many releases, to now being a skeptic of their future … Continue reading Forty Creek Limited Editions: Port Wood, Three Grain Harmony & Founder’s Reserve

Review: Battle of the Benriach 22 Single Casks! (Rum and Port)

Benriach 22 Cadenhead’s Rum Cask 1992 Appearance: 0.2, Pale Straw Nose: Rich barley sugar and cereal notes, some licorice, menthol, under-ripe pears. A bit flat in terms of depth and body. Taste: Quite malty and grainy, there is definitely a note of bitter molasses, hint of ash, orange blossom honey, vanilla and icing sugar, very faint spearmint note. Finish: Somewhat thin, the ash comes out … Continue reading Review: Battle of the Benriach 22 Single Casks! (Rum and Port)