The GlenDronach 18 Year Old Allardice: an absolute gem from the fine folks at GlenDronach. One of the finest "sherry bomb" whiskies on the market right now.
The Arran Port Cask Finish; a very pleasant and well rounded single malt from Arran.
The Balcones French Oak Single Malt: an absolute cracker of a single malt. Grab as many as you can.
The Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades: probably the spiciest bourbon we've ever tried.
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve: a classic Port finished single malt from The Dalmore. Complex and rich.
The Totttori from Matsui Whisky: a superbly priced blended whisky for everyday drinking.
Longrow Peated: a young, complex and beautifully balanced single malt. This is great value whisky and a pleasant alternative to the usual Islay peated expressions.
Ardbeg Grooves: a heavily peated and super spicy limited edition expression from Ardbeg.
The Ironroot Republic Hubris Corn Whiskey: complex, strong and full of flavor; another home run for the Likarish Brothers down in Texas.
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The Macallan Lumina: with a price tag of $130, we were expecting a bit more bang for our buck.
The Glenmorangie Signet: an utterly superb single malt whisky from Glenmorangie. One of the best whiskies you'll ever find.
The Bowmore 19 Year Old French Oak (Amazon Exclusive): the first whisky to be exclusively sold on Amazon. A wonderful whisky with notes of light honey, summer fruits and a light smokiness. Wonderful.
Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon; a very well made Tennessee bourbon. We had made some premature judgements about the seriousness of this brand but we were totally mistaken. These guys are out to make great whiskey.
The Highland Park Dragon Legend; a tasty single malt, but it's not as smoky and rich as they claim. Definitely worth trying out though.
The Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch V; a wonderful sherry bomb single malt with a rich, oily mouthfeel and intense flavors. Highly recommended.
The Hazelburn 10 Years Old; a slightly above average dram with some interesting and odd flavors (haven't come across mushroom notes in a whisky before).
The Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX; a phenomenal single malt from Glenmorangie! You'll have a hard time finding it but we highly recommend that you try.
The Laphroaig 25 Years Old; a wonderful dram. 25 years of maturation has allowed the wild Laphroaig peat to mellow just enough so that it begins to shine in unison with the other notes.
The Balvenie 14 Years Old Peated Triple Cask; a well-made single malt with a gentle smokiness that hovers around.
The Glenmorangie Milsean; a single malt produced with sweetshops in mind. Let's just say it's different.
The Glencadam 15 Years Old; a very easy-to-drink Highland single malt. Wonderfully sweet, fruity, and spicy.
The Benromach 10 Years Old; a very good single malt with strong ex-bourbon notes and very little (if any) sherry notes.
The Glenfiddich Winter Storm 21 Years Old; an impressive single malt from Glenfiddich, but we felt it wasn't adventurous enough to be marketed as experimental.
The Glengoyne Cask Strength; a cracking release from Glengoyne. It's a simple dram but it's intensity and richness more than makes up for any lack of complexity. Highly recommended.
The Macallan Quest, a light, fruity and slightly spicy single malt. We enjoyed it but it didn't really hit the spot for us.
The Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire, the complexity and intensity found on the nose doesn't make its way to the palate which was very mediocre.
Highland Park The Dark 17 Years Old; a wonderful, smooth and complex sherry cask matured single malt from Highland Park. Highly recommended.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel; a wonderfully smooth and intense bourbon. A bit more complexity (that's unfortunately not there) would have elevated it to a "must have" status.
Highland Park The Battle of Jutland 11 Years Old; very good, very expensive and very hard to find.