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Chichibu 2009 Cask 609
Added on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 05:18 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 5 yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: 2009 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 62.00 % Region:
  Price: N/A Availability: Overseas Specialty
Joint bottling for Sushi+Soul and Shot Bar Zoetrope
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Fuji
 

Cooked rice, floral, charred wheat and burnt plastic.

Trail mix, tart green apple, pineapple, red cherry and honeydew.

Kumquat and pink grapefruit

 

B-/B

 
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Mortlach Rare Old
Added on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:11 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.40 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $50 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  Wood finish drying on wood.

 

p:  lemons and fresh wood.  Not very sweet.  Kind of dull.  The finish is gone before it begins.  zzzzzzzzzzzzz 

 
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Blair Athol 1995 Old Malt Cask
Added on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10:48 AM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1995 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $120 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Sherry Butt.  Cask HL12149   June 1995 - November 2015

 

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Andy
 

n:  toffee, lemons and rubbing alcohol.

 

p:  toffee and almonds or some other blander nut.   Perhap a hint of dark fruit if you search for it.  This is just traditional scotch, done decently.

 
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Benriach 35
Added on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10:26 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 35 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 42.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $650 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  Caramel candies in an antique wood.  Dried cranberries.

 

p:  Cedar sawdust.  Chewy and full flavored.  Raisins and toffee.  Less sweet than the nose suggest.  The strength on the finish fades fast, but the last bit lasts for, well, longer than it took to write this review.

 

Not overwhelming by any means, but certainly enjoyable. 

 
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Balvenie 16 Triple Cask
Added on Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 03:26 AM
  Bottler: Balvenie
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Made the same way as the 12 year old by a combination of three different cask types - Oloroso Sherry casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, and what The Balvenie calls “traditional whisky casks”. This is an international, duty-free release.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: green apple skins, brown sugar, caramel, and sweet vanilla.

 

t: Malty banana cream pie, honey hard candy, and some gentle spice. Very soft and hard to discern the companents. Very sweet with waxed fruit and butter biscuits in the finish. It's easy to drink, but very boring and safe and totally bland. The nose was the best aspect.  [C+/C]

 
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Benromach 2007 Sassicaia
Added on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 01:49 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 9 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2007 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled in 2007, aged in first fill bourbon barrels and finished for two years in Sassicaia wine casks. This is the 2016 release of the Benromach Wood Finish series.
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Sku
 
This has a nice malty nose with a hint of peat and some sweet notes. On the palate it's got peat with a slight honey sweetness and then some real savory notes in the back. It ends on a very dry note and picks up a slight soapiness in the finish. 
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Clynelish 1969 G&M
Added on Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 05:29 PM
  Bottler: G&M
  Age: 36 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1969 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.00 % Region:
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Cask 5893 Refill Sherry
Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 
Peach, mixed fruit bowl syrup, honey and pronounced oak.  Luckily it isn't over-Oaked.

The fruit is sharp and crisp. Mid palate is lightly tannic and bitter.

Fresh oak, sea salt and light smoke on the lingering finish. 
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Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016
Added on Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 05:23 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: 2016 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.00 % Region:
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

Nice sherried nose.  Ripe berry, plum and pomegranate.  Yellow daikon radish, incense, leather and wet tobacco.

 

Much of the same on palate.  Has a nice balance with the bitter notes because it isnt too sweet.

 

Dark bitter chocolate and hints of smoke.

 
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Amrut 2009 Single Cask Port Pipe
Added on Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 05:13 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 4 yrs Type: World
  Vintage: 2009 Subtype: Indian
  ABV: 59.00 % Region: India
  Price: $90 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask 2712   Single malt aged in port pipes  357 bottles
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Sku
 
This one has peat on the nose with some light wine notes; they come together like burnt sugar or toffee. The palate is a heavy blast of peat with some cocoa and vanilla notes in the background. It grows sweet as it goes down, and the finish is sweet wine with peat. I'm not generally a fan of port finishes, but I liked this one. The wine notes from the port contrast well with the peat.  
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Amrut 2009 Single Cask Sherry
Added on Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 05:12 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 4 yrs Type: World
  Vintage: 2009 Subtype: Indian
  ABV: 62.80 % Region: India
  Price: $90 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask 2701   Single malt aged in PX Sherry cask   301 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

The nose has very light sherry notes and more of that oatmeal. The palate is sweet and fruity at first then develops some maltiness. The finish is mostly malt. The sherry influence on this is present but pretty light. A few drops of water does very well with this one, bringing out some stronger sherry notes on the palate along with some sweet vanilla notes.

 

B/B-

 
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