• Highland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Brilliant, deep golden color. A wonderfully complex nose offering scents of Christmas cake with a bold dose of peat followed by notes of citrus, orange peel, honey, heather, and jasmine. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant, fruity core with flanking notes of peat, earth, citrus, brown baking spices, ginger, and heather. Medium to full-bodied with sweet fruit becoming dry on the finish with a bright dose of acidity. Made with a portion of Orcadian peat burned in the distillery’s own kiln. $37.99 – 4 Stars

  • Speyburn 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Brilliant, deep golden color. The nose is vibrant with fresh scents of baked pear, toasted grain, caramel, orange peel, and mocha. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a fruit and toffee-driven core with waves of brown baking spices, oak and vanilla. Fill-bodied with bright fruit flavors with a generous dose of acidity and a dry, spicy finish. Matured in both American and Spanish oak casks. $59.99 – 4 Stars

  • Grand Macnish Sherry Cask 15 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky

    Brilliant, amber color. Scents of orchard fruits hit the nose first followed by fruit cake, oak, and Sherry. The palate confirms the nose delivering a fruit-centric core with flamking notes of brown spice, coconut, Sherry and bitter chocolate on the finish. Medium-bodied with a rich fruit and spice core that would be more pleasing with a bit more acidity. A decent value for a an older blend — it won't knock your socks off but it's a nice dram. $37.99 – 3.5 Stars

  • Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky

    Deep bronze with hints of gold and copper. The nose is absolutely luxurious offering a careful marriage of fruit, rich malt, sweet grains, toffee, roasted nuts, clove, allspice, honeycomb, and smoky Islay notes of peat fires, and faint sea breezes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a perfectly proportioned dram that builds in iwith lovely grain, fruit, and caramel accents. Full-bodied with ideal balance and a long, luxurious finish. This beautiful blend offers the best of lush Speyside Whiskies punctuated by the essence of Islay with a glorious grain presence that binds it all into one seamless package. $99.99 – 5 Stars

  • Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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    Brilliant golden color. The aromatics are incredibly generous and complex offering scents of dried fruits and rich caramel with toffee, butterscotch, oak, bonfire, peat, sea salt, ginger, and dark chocolate. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush fruit and honey-driven core with assertive flanking notes of smoke, peat, anise, and toasted malt. Full-bodied, while certainly not as powerful as some Ardbeg expressions, with ideal balance thanks to a bright dose of acidity that tames the long, sweet finish. $59.99 – 5 Stars

  • Lost Distillery Co. Stratheden Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Brilliant golden color. The nose is complex and expressive with waves of apple and pear married with dried fruits, Sherry, orange peel, and dry caramel with supporting notes of orange peel, leather, and oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a soft, fruit-driven core with brown baking spices and mineral rising on the back palate presented with a bright dose of acidity and sweet oak finish. Medium to full-bodied with an incredible number of layers of flavors conspiring to create a complex malt with great balance. $63 – 4.5 Stars

  • Lost Distillery Co. Gerston Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Brilliant, pale golden color. The nose is filled with the scents of sweet malt and honey with supporting notes of roasted nuts and butter toffee offering accents of mineral and subtle smoke notes. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a rich, buttery malt-driven core with waves of spice, honey, caramel, and citrus zest to add lift and vibrancy. Medium to full-bodied with rich caramel and toffee flavors balanced perfectly with bright citrus-like acidity. $63 – 4 Stars

  • Lost Distillery Co. Auchnagie Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Brilliant, pale golden straw color. The aromatics are very enticing offering a mélange of sweet pear, citrus, and toasted grains with supporting notes of wild honey, ginger, and hints of nutmeg. The palate is in agreement with the nose delivering a vibrant fruit and citrus core with a bright dose of acidity that gives way to soft honey and spice accents on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with loads of acidity enveloping sweet orchard fruits, spice, and honey. $63 – 4 Stars

  • Balblair (second release) Vintage 1999 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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    Brilliant, copper color. The nose is amazingly complex with layers of aromatics revealed with each passing. Scents of baked apples and pears mingle in equal measure with rich oak and brown baking spices with hints of honey, leather, and citrus. The palate echoes the nose delivering a round and lush fruit and oak core enveloped with honey and spice. The flavors build and build until lingering for minutes after swallowing with accents of pepper and honey. Full-bodied with a rich, silky palate that while generous with fruit and oak never seems heavy as it's ideally balanced with bright, clean acidity and spice notes. $99.99 – 5 Stars

  • Balblair Vintage 2005 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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    Brilliant, pale golden color. The aromatics are wonderfully fruity and seductive with scents of apple, peach, and honey with waves of spring flowers, nutmeg, orange zest, and vanilla. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a beautifully complex fruit-driven core with flanking notes of honey, flowers, baking spices, oak, roasted nuts, and vanilla bean. Medium to full-bodied with rich fruit and spice kept quite sprite via bright acidity and spice accents. $65 – 4.5 Stars

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