Jura 1992 15 year old (Connoisseurs Choice)

Bottle: Standard issue G&M Connoisseurs Choice bottling. Light brown label. Nose: Shortbread, honeycomb, pear and white grape. Body: Thick and waxy. Not what I was expecting based on how it looks in the glass. A quick tilt to the side shows it’s legs. Palate: Toasted cereals and lots of them. Cream and a little oak […]

Longmorn 16

Bottle: This bottle has clean, elegant lines with the unusual features of a metal collar around the neck and a stitched leather ring around the base. It’s a strange hybrid styling of old and new. An eye-catching, self confident statement. This bottle looks right back at you and refuses to blink… Nose: Big. Hits you […]

Singleton of Dufftown 12

Bottle: Fairly plain and conservative labeling but on a flat, wide bottle. Like an over sized hip flask… Nose: Rich and buttery. Brown sugar. A little dusty with a hint of liquorice. Not overly complex but very friendly. Body: Medium, a little waxy. Palate: Hazelnut, marzipan, orange zest, a little white pepper on the tongue. […]

Highland Park 12

Bottle: Wider and broader than most. Looks more like a bourbon style bottle for some reason. Nothing overly fancy here, no gimmicks and we’re about to find out why… Nose: Sea air when first poured then shifting to salt and lemon. Some green apple, honey and a touch of smoke. Clean and sharp. Body: Medium and silky. […]

Glenlivet 18

Bottle: Classical, with a bit of extra weight to it. The glass seems thicker perhaps? Nose: Honey and barley sugar mainly with a bit of sherry and cream. Quite classy and refined. Body: Thick without being sticky. Palate: Honey, cereals and cream with a touch of orange peel. Nicely balanced. Finish: Quite long with a pleasant […]

Glenmorangie Signet

Bottle: The bottle is dark & mysterious. It looks arcane and forbidden. The neck is jeweled (love the weight of the stopper), the body, obsidian fading to dark amber below. Gold script adds a bit more mystique… Nose: Dusty in a pleasant way, leather, dark chocolate, espresso and a hint of orange peel. It’s intriguing […]