Prev | First | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Last | Next
Paul John Peated, Cask 739
Added on Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 07:59 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: World
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Indian
  ABV: 57.00 % Region: Goa
  Price: N/A Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled for Dutch importer Bresser & Timmer   Bottled 2015   American Oak    210 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
The nose has a light char, like next day campfire. The palate is smoky with a touch of sweetness. The smoke intensifies toward the end and builds into a massive, smoky finish. This one is a legit peat monster. 
Leave Talkback
Paul John Classic Select Cask
Added on Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 07:58 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: World
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Indian
  ABV: 55.20 % Region: Goa
  Price: $78 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled 2013.  
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
This has a nice, malty nose. The palate has malt, then some acid and some berry notes and it closes with a strong, malty finish. This is a very nice, bold malt with lots of pure malt flavors. It's well executed and flavorful. Good stuff!  
Leave Talkback
The Macallan 12 Double Cask
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:42 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
The whisky is 12 years old and matured in a combination American oak and European oak casks seasoned with sherry.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: christmas cake, deep vanilla, honey, and matchstick

 

t: pronounced vanilla, but non-descript in overall charcter. Orange zest, brazil nuts, and chewy honey with a floral finish.

 

Not sure what they mean by "seasoned with sherry" or what their market is for this.  [C+/B-]

 
Leave Talkback
Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:25 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: NAS yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 42.80 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $102 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition has been personally crafted by the distillery's manager, Bob Dalgarno, from a mix of sherry and bourbon casks and bottled at his preferred drinking strength of 42.8%. Originally released for global travel retail.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 
Light modern-style sherry, malt, and dark chocolate. Chardonay and almond oil. Vanilla creamer and toasted oak in the finish. Not particularly complex. 
Leave Talkback
Macallan Edition No. 1
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:15 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: NAS yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $100 Availability: Better Stores
The first-fill casks consisted of: Tevasa Butts; Toneleria Hudo Butts; Vasyma Puncheons; J&M Martin Butts; Gonzalez Byass Butts; and Tevasa Puncheons. The second-fill casks were: sherry hogsheads and sherry butts. The only casks that used American White Oak were the Vasyma Puncheons, whereas the rest used European Oak.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 
Jell-O style sherry, yellow cherries and golden raisins. Orange oil and oak. Spicy and spiritous finish. 
Leave Talkback
Macallan Sienna
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:55 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: NAS yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $80 Availability: Better Stores

Sienna 100% first fill sherry casks of American and Spanish Oak

 

The second-darkest whisky in Macallan's 1824 Series, comprising of naturally coloured whiskies selected by hue and flavour. This has been matured in sherry casks and balances rich dried-fruit sweetness with some lighter, spicier notes. Sienna is made from older stock than Gold and Amber. 

Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 
Stronger sherry influence. Heavy caramel, orange marmalade, nicely complex, and more resinous/old style. Apricots with cocoa powder in the finish.  [solid B] 
Leave Talkback
Macallan Rare Cask
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:41 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: NAS yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $230 Availability: Better Stores
Comprised of 16 different sherry-cask styles, the majority of which are first fill. Rare Cask represents an aggressive and more modern approach from the typically conservative Macallan.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

Dry and oaked malt initially; raisins and red cherry. Mildly sweet with vanilla caramel and cocoa in middle. This is nicer with less sweetness (Mac red fruit) and more wood influenced, but nothing mouth-watering. Dry all-spice in finish that doesn't last too long. Mid-palate is great but the finish is just flat and I don't get the "rare cask" aspect to this. There should be more oooomph to it to deserve the name, but it's just another overpriced NAS...  [B/B-]

 
Leave Talkback
Macallan 18
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:30 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $230 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: black cherry, vanilla caramels, orange jelly candy. Malty and drying tobacco leaf in a wooden box. 

 

t: bing cherries, milk chocolate, nice malty chew in this and the cask influence shows well. Vanilla cream and red fruit oak. Finish is long and cohesive with more of the black cherries and chocolate. Nice one, just cost prohibitive.  [strong B.]

 
Leave Talkback
Lagavulin 12 Limited Edition 2015
Added on Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:27 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.80 % Region: Islay
  Price: $125 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Ryan
 
N: Apple, Pear, Banana, Lavender, fruity with some damp wood notes.

P: Chocolate infused with Cherry, Cinnamon, slight peat begins to come in. Interesting the the peat isn't more prevalent on the palate.

F: Long finish, delightful peat at the high abv. Goes down great and long. Peat, Smoke, hints of Dirt and Tea leaves.

Very enjoyable.

A-/B+
 
Leave Talkback
Springbank Green
Added on Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:21 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2014 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Made from naturally farmed barley, but as the distillery itself doesn’t have the right certificates, the resulting whisky can’t officially be called organic. Hence green.
It’s matured entirely in bourbon casks. 
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: wet green grass, malty, freshly polished brass. Butter on burnt pancakes. 

 

t: surprisingly sweet, citrus, dried pineapple, and fresh coconut. Loads of vanilla caramel and honey. Follows the nose with the wet grassy note.  The copper note I usually gets is very subtle in the middle. Finishes warm and sweet with liquorice, burnt leather and light ash at the tail end. 

 

An unusually floral and sweet Springer, this is interesting to try (bonus for uniqueness). 

 
Leave Talkback
Prev | First | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Last | Next
Per Page  10  |  20  |  50  |  All