Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain 12 year COLOR: Pale Gold NOSE: Vegetal with a saline component. Water opens up a sweety smell and layers of honey, malt and light peat PALATE: Lightly smoky, malt and the nose of honey and golden raisins comes through. A 2nd wave literally 45-60 sec after a sip you get a wave of flavors again with…

Glenmorangie Companta

Glenmorangie Companta NAS COLOR: Reddish Gold NOSE: Chocolate covered cherries, subtle sweetness, mild sherry PALATE: Cherries, light chocolate, spice, even chocolate covered cherries FINISH: Long and covered in oranges, wheaty ~ The Companta was a bit of a let down considering the price point. (Normally $130 at Total Wine but on sale at a store…

Yamazaki

Yamazaki 12 Year COLOR: Old Gold NOSE: Vanilla, peppery, musty with a slight sweet apple PALATE: Medicinal, light oak with a nice barley and malt base FINISH: Slight astringence, woodsy ~ The Yamazaki 12 year is a well done interpretation of a Scotch Whisky from the Japanese company Suntory. A great perspective from across the world. ~ #Yamazaki12 #Yamazaki…

An adventure to Jack Rose in DC

Just a few short days ago, Scotch and Sniff ventured off with some friends to Jack Rose Dining Saloon in DC. ~ Boasting over 2000 bottles of whisk(e)y and the largest selection on the North American continent, Jack Rose did not disappoint. ~ Located at 2007 18th Street in NW DC, we found Jack Rose…

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 COLOR: Caramelized Honey NOSE: Rubberball, light scents of leather, cloaked in sherry, mild sweetness PALATE: spice, full bodied FINISH: fresh cracked pepper, little salt ~ Finished in Oloroso sherry casks, it shares very little in common with say the Glenfiddich 12 we review last week that is also finished in Oloroso sherry…