The Glenlivet 40

Sometimes in life you have to take a chance on something amazing in hopes that it works out. This bottle of Glenlivet 40 (bottled by Alexander Murray & Co, sold by Costco under the Kirkland brand name) is that chance that we wanted to take. Glenlivet 40 (1972) Bottled by Alexander Murray & Co Having…

The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14

The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 year COLOR: Golden brown untanned leather NOSE: Rum flavors, honey, vanilla and milk chocolate. A splash of water opens up citrus notes of lime and island fruits PALATE: Of course I get the initial sweetness, not overly sweet but rum and brown sugar sweet. Then a nice round spicy vanilla…

The scotchNsniff tasting method!

First rule of fight club…I mean… the first rule of drinking scotch… there are no rules for drinking scotch. You drink it how you like it. With water, neat, on the rocks, in a mix. Let no one tell you how to drink your wares. Saying that though, there are techniques for tasting scotch which…

Glenburgie Batch 1

Glenburgie Batch 1 I have to preface today’s CNPF review by saying you can’t buy this scotch on store shelves in the states. It’s a “For distribution in the UK” product and both Scotch and Sniff placed an order at Master of Malt to bring some fine scotch over for reviews. Master of Malt actually…

Hibiki 12

Hibiki 12 year COLOR: Pale golden with bright edges of orange NOSE: a delicious bowl of rum soaked raisins, floral honeysuckle, vanilla, sweet citrus candy like what your grandma would have in a bowl on the coffee table. Water opens up flavors of red kool-aid, ripe red plums and sweeter vanilla extract. PALATE: Smooth, oh…

What’s in a nose?

A nose by any other name smells just as well! Sorry in advance that this post will be very wordy and without pictures. Actually, let’s add a picture for fun. He’s a quick picture from our instagram of our last home tasting: Yes. It was VERY tasty 🙂 Anyways, after reading a number of scientific…

GlenGrant Major’s Reserve

GlenGrant Major’s Reserve COLOR : clear crystal gold NOSE : figs, mildly sweet fruit, PALATE: spices are light, slightly astringent, FINISH: hazelnuts are legit ADD WATER NOSE : brought out the vanilla as the box claims but the spices hidden in the palate are revealed also PALATE : pleasant, still soft and slightly astringent FINISH…