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Bunnahabhain Pedro Ximenez Finish Limited Release
Added on Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:39 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2003 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.30 % Region: Islay
  Price: $110 Availability: Specialty Stores
Released in 2017 alongside a brandy-finished edition, this was aged second fill "sherry casks" before spending the final 3 years in PX. As of 2018 you can still find it on some shelves, but there's little left.
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Adam
 
Cloyingly sweet and slightly farty. It's like a glass of Mrs. Butterworth's, but not in the best of ways. A good helping of maple syrup, then pomegranate. And I just can't drink a lot of it. I don't hate it, and it's not bad... it's good whisky and worth a taste... but this is why I don't like most PX-heavy malts. If I want PX Sherry in this heavy of a dose, I'd rather just have some actual PX. But I've seen some social media folks going crazy for this lately, so to each their own. 
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Laggan Mill 2009 Coopers Choice
Added on Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:33 PM
  Bottler: Vintage Malt Whisky Co
  Age: 9 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2009 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $60 Availability: Specialty Stores
We're classifying this as Lagavulin because we're pretty damn sure it's Lagavulin. We have no official confirmation.     360 Bottles
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Adam
 
I started a night off with a deep pour of this, and I gotta say, I liked it a lot more than a scotch snob would care to admit he likes a young mystery malt.

Sweet nose, ashey, with iodine and car exhaust. But in a good way of course. Palate is just sweet and smokey and peaty and tasty, and the finish is easy and brings me back for more. Given the name, company, and the flavor, this has to be Lagavulin. At sixty bucks it's cheaper than Lagavulin 16 and higher proof, but then again, current (spring 2018) bottles of Lagavulin 16 are tasting pretty damn good. B+ on this vs. the current Lag 16 which is A-.

I also have a soft spot for Lagavulin, handicap accordingly. 
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Aultmore 2009 Sovereign K&L
Added on Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:27 PM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 9 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2009 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.70 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Single Cask bottled for K&L     First Fill Sherry     Cask HL13138

$49.99 on release in Jan 2018

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Adam
 
This is a great bang for your buck... or at least, it would've been just a short time ago. I'm not sure if they've got any stashed away, but if so, the high proof gives a kick-in-the-crotch of still-somewhat-restrained sherry, sweet but not too sweet. The finish is where some problems crop up, but not enough to push me away. 
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Dalmore 18
Added on Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 at 04:46 AM
  Bottler: Dalmore
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Highlands
  Price: $113 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: blackberry, vanilla cream, grape jelly.

 

t: cinnamon roll dough, black raisins, all spice. Grape jam and dark vanilla in nice toasted oak finish. Have to admit that I do like this. More complex and balanced than 12 + 15.  [B+/B]

 
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Amrut Portonova
Added on Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 at 04:00 AM
  Bottler: Amrut
  Age: N/A Type: World
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Indian
  ABV: 62.10 % Region: India
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Unpeated and aged in American oak bourbon barrels before a finish in port pipes.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: molasses and sweet, dark prunes and figs, malty raw dough. Dried orange peel covered in milk chocolate.

 

t: warm spiced toffee, dark chocolate, and dense fig cake. Dark brown sugar, red currant, and fresh banana bread. Long malty finish of dark honey and vanilla oak. Vanilla cake batter w/o the port cask over influencing the whiskey. Nice and cohesive, good stuff.  [B+/B] 

 
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Amrut Single Cask #4668 Bengal Tiger
Added on Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 at 03:45 AM
  Bottler: Amrut
  Age: 4 yrs Type: World
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Indian
  ABV: 56.50 % Region: India
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Amrut Single Cask #4668 “Bengal Tiger” Portpipe
Peated Barley
480 Botles 
filling: Mar. 2013    bottling: Oct. 2017
Exclusively bottled for USA
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: ash and grape, twinkies, smouldering kindling. 

 

t: sweet and smokey, tons of dark prune and clove. Black grape jam with white sugar frosting. Funky, waxy spice, plastic. Smoky grape Kool-Aide. Finish is weird with the port-funk overtaking the finish.  [B-/C+]

 
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Cambus 1991 Whisky Broker 25 Year Old
Added on Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 at 03:16 AM
  Bottler: Whisky Broker
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Grain
  ABV: 52.70 % Region: Lowland
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
An independent bottling of Cambus distilled on 8th August 1991 and bottled on 28th of February 2017 from a single Sherry Butt #62930.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: dark prunes, chocolate covered coffee bean, red berry jam, german chocolate cake with toasted coconut and black cherries.

 

t: oaky, semi-sweet, fruity whisky. Very tasty to sip with subtle sweetness and tons of dried fruit. Black cherry, toasted oats, and more of that over-oaked sherry goodness. Dried apple rings and cocoa in the long oily finish. Tastes like a fantastic high ABV armagnac (not overly complex).  [B+/A-]

 

 

 
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Aberfeldy 1978 Glenhaven
Added on Friday, Mar 23, 2018 at 01:03 PM
  Bottler: Glenhaven
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1978 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.80 % Region: Highlands
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  faint mint chocolate

 

p:  Mmm, chewy.  A little hot but spicy and fun.  Wintergreen and cedar.  The finish really hangs around a bit.  Perhaps just a better mouthfeel and it's an A-.

 

Note:  This whisky vastly improved after being open 5 months. 

 
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Caol Ila 1979 Whisky Agency and Nectar
Added on Friday, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:51 PM
  Bottler: Nectar of the Daily Drams
  Age: 33 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.70 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Bottled by Nectar of the Daily Drams and the Whisky Agency

Refill hogshead  

Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  prune jolly rancher with a hint of mulling spices.  Nice.

 

p:  A little bitter and oily with white pepper.  Port Ellenny.  Wood soaked in potpouri.  A great example of a peated whisky with a more classic flavor. 

 
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Glen Scotia 25
Added on Friday, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:26 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.80 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $350 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n: taffey and chlorine

 

 p:  Black pepper and firewood. buttermilk bicsuits.  Easily quaffable with a lively, albeit not complex, finish.

 

B/B+ 

 
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