The Glenlivet 21 Archive

The Glenlivet 21 Archive ~ COLOR: Brown toast NOSE: At first nosing it has characteristics from the 40 but drowning over powered by spices. It has sweet fruit overtones. The spices from the oak shine through but the oak itself isn’t crazy. Tangerine. PALATE: VERY smooth, more tangerines, dang nice, soft, velvety, FINISH: All the…

Hibiki 17

Hibiki 17 year old What?! Another Blend??!! That’s correct ladies and gentlemen. The Hibiki 12 year old’s older brother shows up and definitely brings its “A” game. COLOR: Orange amber with red edges NOSE: Deeper oak right off the bat, then gobs of caramelized sugar and stewed red fruit like plums, raspberries and fuji apples. Even with…

The Balvenie Triple Cask

The Balvenie Triple Cask 16 This bottle is a little… lacking? Disappointing? Awkward? COLOR: medium brown gold NOSE: Granny Smith apples up front, sweet vanilla PALATE: lacking and too smooth, more like scotch flavored water than a 16 year old three cask specimen 😦 FINISH: delicious and amazingly fruity, buttery on the tongue ADD WATER…

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year COLOR: Orange, rust and toasted wheat NOSE: A lot of sherry on the nose, followed by cherry/fruit capri-sun. It’s a very light nose and still a distinct fig spirit comes through, maybe to the detriment of the spirit. So far, an okay start. PALATE: Woodsy sherry with a very light balanced smoke. A…