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June 2015 - World Whisky

June 2015 - World Whisky
This month's Spirits feature is World Whisky

World Whisky Reviews

John Walker & Sons 2015 Private Collection Blended Scotch Whisky
97 points
$815
Golden amber color. Fruity, spicy aromas of fruit cake and spiced toffee with a supple, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, very long caramelized fruits, rich baking spices, smoked nuts, and pepper finish. A fantastically robust and flavorful blend with great fruit and delicate smoke.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
96 points
$69.99
Bright clear gold color. Rich, attractive, roasted herbal aromas of toasted focaccia, smoked nuts, fruitcake, and hot pepper jelly with an oily, lively, fizzy, dry medium-full body and a hot, involved, very long iodine, Band-Aid, chestnut honey, and white cigar ash finish. A smoky, fiery beast that needs a few drops of water to tame to an Islay gentleman.
96 points $69.99
GLENDRONACH "Revival" 15 Year Old  Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$89.99
Brilliant amber color. Bright, attractive aromas of dark roasted nuts, cocoa, and smoldering pipe tobacco with a chewy, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, very long toasty honeyed granola, toffee, rich spices, and smoked pepper and minerals finish. A superlative, seemingly endless Highland single malt with great flavor, personality, and poise.
96 points $89.99
Nikka "Miyagikyo" 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$109.99
Gold color. Medicinal aromas of grilled lemon, banana and papaya, conditioned leather and lacquer, praline, and sassafras with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long creme brulee, honeyed dried bananas, exotic spices, and sandalwood finish. A complex and intricate whisky with lots of tropical fruit, spice, and oak tones.
95 points $109.99
Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
95 points
$133.99
Bright gold color. Bright, waxy aromas of honeycomb, dark caramel, raisin toast, and leather with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length nuts, honeyed dried fruits, floral earth, and cedar finish. A nicely nuanced and layered Highland single malt.
95 points $133.99
John Walker & Sons King George V Blended Scotch Whisky
95 points
$600
Bright golden amber color. Bright, inviting, floral aromas of dried blossoms, honeyed pancake, and caramelized nuts with a silky, crisp, off-dry medium body and a warming, interesting, long dried fruits, brown spices, smoky earth, and pepper finish. A great Scotch blend with a vibrant, well balanced fruit and grain flavor profile.
John Walker & Sons "Odyssey" Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
95 points
$1100
Brilliant golden amber color. Bright, attractive, complex aromas of creme brulee, tropical fruit compote, bananas foster, and leather with a creamy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, long peach pastry, delicate baking and bbq spices, sweet cream, and minerals finish. A superbly balanced blended Scotch oozing with flavor and personality.
95 points $1100
Cragganmore 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch
94 points
$50
Gold color. Inviting, roasted aromas of nougat, dried apricot, and fruit pastry with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long roasted pecans, orange blossom honey, raisin cereal with cream, and pepper finish. A well balanced and attractively flavorful single malt.
Nikka "Taketsuru" Pure Malt Whisky
94 points
$69.99
Bright gold color. Lively, attractive aromas of leather, cedar, sautéed almonds, and raisins with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, long dried fruits, minerals, honeyed tea, and salted caramelized nuts finish. A superb and evolving whisky for thoughtful contemplative sipping.
94 points $69.99
BenRiach "Horizons" 12 Year Old Triple Distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$79.99
Bright clear amber color. Lively, fruity aromas of waxy honeycomb, roasted pecans, and chocolate with a satiny, crisp, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, long spicy peach marmalade, toffee, leather, and baking spices finish. A fantastic rich and flavorful sherry influenced Speyside single malt.
94 points $79.99
Balblair "1999" 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$90
Bright golden amber color. Bright, toasty aromas of fruit pastry, delicate spice, and orange marmalade on scone with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, honeyed nuts, peaches, flower patch, and cream finish. A delightfully engaging dram.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$90
Clear brilliant gold color. Delicate, fruity, roasted aromas of toasty nut brittle and apricot pastry with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long char-roasted nuts and peat, dried apricot and citrus, and pepper finish. A spot on Islay with well balanced and approachable smoke and generous fruit.
Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
94 points
$99.99
Golden amber color. Delicate, creamy, fruity spicy aromas of cola, cherry chutney, and white toffee with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length alpine honey lozenge, peppery spices, nuts, and minerals finish. A tasty and refreshing Irish whisky with a lots of appealing flavors.
94 points $99.99
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky
94 points
$225
Bright gold color. Bright, interesting, roasted aromas of dark nuts, dark chocolate, hint of bouillon, and delicate peat and tobacco with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length spiced pears and peaches, floral honey, limestone, and cream of wheat finish. A nice, round, easy-drinking Scotch that is well put together.
Mortlach 25 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$1000
Bright golden amber color. Delicate, inviting aromas of dried apricot and papaya, herbal olive tapenade, peppercorns, and black walnut fudge with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long tobacco, peppery spice, almond skin, and honey buttercream finish. A supple, sensual single malt for introspective sipping.
94 points $1000
Irish Glory Poitin
93 points
$24.99
Clear color. Lively, creamy aromas of fondant and raisin scone with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, captivating, crisp honeyed nuts and grain and latte finish. A very smooth and flavorful moonshine with nuances that will mix well.
93 points $24.99
Grangestone Bourbon Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$25.99
Bright gold color. Bright, attractive aromas of fruit pastry, dark roasted nuts and grain, and mocha cream with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy creme brulee, dried fruits, straw, and minerals finish. A nice delicate and well balanced single malt.
93 points $25.99
Cairnleigh 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$29.99
Bright gold color. Delicate, floral aromas of cashew brittle, orange and peach marmalades on scones, and melon gelato with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, long spiced nuts and creme brulee finish. A rich and tasty single malt that is sure to please.
93 points $29.99
Kavanagh 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
93 points
$46.99
Brilliant gold color. Lively, confected, citrusy fruity roasted aromas of dried apricots and citrus in a suede pouch, roasted nuts, floral honey, and delicate polished wood with a soft, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long peach cobbler, creme Anglaise, chalk dust, and delicate spices finish. A delicate, elegantly balanced and fruit-forward whisky that is sure to please.
93 points $46.99
Craigellachie 13 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$55
Light gold color. Delicate aromas of honey butter on toast, caramelized nuts, and latte with an crisp, medium body and a warming, involved, very long dried fruits, baking spices, and vanilla cream finish. A great Speyside malt that delivers everything you would expect from the classic whisky region.
Dalwhinne 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$65
Gold color. Lively, savory, floral exotic unusual aromas of mango chutney, spicy cornichon, raisin cake, and nougat with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, long spiced nuts, toasted tropical cream pastry, peppery spices and mint, and leather finish. A robust, complex, and comforting after-dinner dram.
The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$69.99
Bright gold color. Bright, curious, meaty aromas of bbq char, grilled banana, salty dark roasted nuts, and lit tobacco with a supple, soft, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length minerals and cream finish. An interesting savory, Sherried Scotch.
93 points $69.99
Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$75
Gold color. Delicate aromas of buttercream, orange-peach scone, suede, and tree bark with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length sweet cream in apricot granola and delicately spiced apple finish. A nice easy drinking Highland malt with a pleasing creamy character.
Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$75
Gold color. Roasted aromas of nut brittle, dried peaches in cereal, and honey with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, minerals and pepper finish. A rock solid single malt.
Highland Park "Dark Origins" Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$79.99
Clear bright gold color. Delicate, roasted aromas of dark sautéed almonds, leather, sandalwood, and carob with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long cedar, toffee, raisin cake, and minerals finish. A toasty, nutty malt with a contemplative old leather chair by a fireside appeal.
93 points $79.99
Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label Blended Scotch Whisky
93 points
$110
Bright gold color. Delicate, creamy, nutty aromas of nougat and creme brulee with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length grainy bread, sweet cream on granola, minerals, and delicate pepper finish. A nicely balanced and very approachable blend.
Mortlach 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$300
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas of leather, olive, walnut spice cookie, and wet charcoal with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long spiced melon, pear chutney, and melted toffee finish. A nicely matured single malt with interesting nuances.
Powers Signature Release Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
92 points
$45
Gold color. Lively, attractive, fruity aromas of spicy fruit cake, banana custard, caramelized pecans, and wildflower patch with a soft, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, long peppery spices and oak finish. A complex and flavorful Irish whiskey that makes a big impact.
Glen Grant 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
92 points
$45.99
Bright light gold color. Bright, creamy, fruity aromas of soda fruit bread, white toffee, flower patch earth, and pencil shavings with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length sassafras float, cantaloupe custard, dried fruits, and delicate oak spices finish. A nuanced and lingering Speyside whisky.
92 points $45.99
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
92 points
$79
Brilliant gold color. Delicate, fruity, floral aromas of honeyed nuts, dried fruits, and raisin toast with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length grain, pepper, and mossy earth finish. An attractive well made blend with a warming finish.
Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky
91 points
$42
Bright gold color. Delicate, creamy, smoky aromas of peat, creme brulee, and toffee with a velvety, lively, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length fruit pasty, minerals, sweet cream, and iodine finish. A very smooth, creamy, and nicely smoky whisky with a health dose of Islay in the blend.
Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky
91 points
$50
Clear straw yellow color. Lively, fruity, toasty complex aromas of banana cream pie, mocha salt water taffy, roasted nuts, and polished wood with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, brisk sweet vanilla cream, toasted grain, straw, and lemon pepper finish. A beguiling and very approachable aperitif dram with a lot of subtle complexity.
Talisker "Storm" Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$66
Clear gold color. Bright, toasty aromas of roasted nuts, bread pudding, and dried apple with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-long smoky peat, creme brulee, spiced dry fruits, and pepper dust finish. A delicious and vibrantly flavorful island dram that delivers unadulterated pleasure.
Glen Grant 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$79.99
Light light gold color. Delicate, fruity, yeasty aromas of raisin soda bread and spiced figs with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, breezy dried peach, honey roasted nuts, minerals, and peppery spices finish. A nicely comforting "afternoon" Speyside Scotch that would be good introduction to the single malt category.
91 points $79.99
anCnoc "Cutter" Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$85
Clear straw color. Smoky, fruity aromas of herbal honey, white embers, peach danish, and spicy bbq rub with a glycerous, lively, fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, long grilled melon and papaya, charred peat and nuts, and praline finish. A fun, rather atypical smoky highland malt with a generous core of sweet fruit and grain flavors.
REDBREAST "Mano A Lamh - All Sherry Limited Edition" Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
91 points
$95
Golden amber color. Bright, toasty, complex inviting aromas of cocoa dusted dark roasted nuts, conditioned leather, apricot custard pie, and smoked spices with a lightly tannic, tangy, dry medium body and a peppery, medium-long mocha gelato, nut brittle, figs, and cedar and pepper finish. A robust and intricately layered, well-aged Irish whiskey with a lots of refined wood character.
HIGHLAND CREST Blended Scotch Whisky
90 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Bright, alliaceous, fruity aromas of granola and nut brittle with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-long toasted nuts and grain, fruit pastry, floral honey, and minerals finish. A very smooth and nuanced blended Scotch that would be a great introduction to the category.
90 points $11.99 Best Buy
Speyburn "Bradan Orach" Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
90 points
$20
Best Buy
Pale light gold color. Bright, fruity, nutty aromas of peach granola, spicy custard pastry, and creme fraiche with a satiny, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, relaxed toasted nuts and grain, sweet cream, grassy earth, and pepper finish. A subtle and very well balanced highland malt with an easy drinking appeal.
90 points $20 Best Buy
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky
90 points
$35
Bright gold color. Mild, creamy, fruity aromas of cream puff and fruit glaze with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, custard, peppery spice, dried tobacco, and chalk finish. A nicely put together Scotch blend.
Powers Gold Label Blended Irish Whiskey
90 points
$40
Bright gold color. Delicate, fruity, attractive aromas of pineapple upside down cake, creme brulee, toffee, and cedar with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, distinctive, long honey toasted nuts and cereal, baking spices, dried fruits, and leather finish. A great Irish whisky with wonderful layers of spice, fruit, and grain.
Greenore Single Grain Irish Whiskey
90 points
$49.99
Pale light gold color. Delicate, funky, creamy aromas of goat’s milk caramel, banana-peach yogurt, honeyed dried fruits, and varnished wood with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, breezy roasted nuts, wet wood and grain husk, pepper, and slate finish. A cream, oaky Irish whiskey for cocktails.
90 points $49.99
Glenkinchie 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
90 points
$50
Medium gold color. Lively, nutty, fruity attractive aromas of buttery caramelized nuts, dried peach, brown spices, and floral honey with an oily, tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, very long frosted raisin scone, delicate pink pepper, and moss finish. A rich and nuanced lowland single malt that hits all the right notes.
Old Ballantruan 10 Year Old Peated Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
90 points
$69.99
Gold color. Interesting, smoky aromas of smoky peat embers, custard pie, avocado honey butter, and oil with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, raisin compote, pepper spices, creme brulee, and minerals finish. A rather unique, smoky Speyside malt with great depth and balance.; a natural for cigars.
90 points $69.99
J&B Blended Scotch Whisky
89 points
$25
Brilliant light gold color. Delicate aromas of praline, geranium, and sultanas with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-length banana nut pastry, cream, and pepper finish. A solid, well made Scotch with a pleasing warmth.
West Cork Original Classic Blend Irish Whiskey
89 points
$26.99
Pale golden straw color. Delicate, interesting aromas of rubber eraser, honey toasted grains and nuts, polished wood, and banana leaf with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long spiced cream on dried stone fruits, nougat, straw and suede, and copper finish. A vivacious whisky with a racy grainy and spicy pot still personality.
89 points $26.99
Glen Grant "The Majors Reserve" Single Malt Scotch Whisky
89 points
$34.99
Bright golden yellow color. Bright, complex aromas of honeyed nuts, sour cream frosting, and orange marmalade on scone with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, breezy peach tart, pepper, nuts, and minerals finish. A solid Speyside with a light appealing character.
89 points $34.99
Glendalough 7 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
89 points
$44.99
Bright gold color. Bright, sulfurous aromas of raisin chutney, pencil shavings, creme brulee, and hint of fuel with a silky, racy, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, relaxed caramelized papaya and mango, pepper jelly, ground nuts, and balsa finish. A brash and boisterous Irish whiskey.
89 points $44.99
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
89 points
$45.99
Brilliant gold color. Lively, nutty, roasted aromas of peanut-cashew brittle, halva, floral honey, and buttercream with a satiny, soft, fruity light body and a warming, medium-length roasted grains and nuts, peach-apple preserves on toast, tobacco leaf, and chalk finish. A rock solid single malt with nice balance and style.
89 points $45.99
Dewar’s "Scratched Cask " 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Roasted, oaky aromas of buttery dark roasted pecans and chestnuts, mocha spice cake, and figs compote with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long toffee, pepper, delicate smoke, and cocoa finish. A robust long-aged blend with a fine balance of fruit, smoky oak, spice, and grain; try with bbq.
Monarch of the Glen Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Brilliant gold color. Lively, alliaceous, creamy aromas of warm cereal with cream, toasted graham cracker, dried fruits, and butterscotch with a satiny, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long toasted grains and nuts, nougat, straw, and minerals finish. A rock solid Scotch blend.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$25
Brilliant gold color. Delicate, toasty, nutty attractive aromas of nougat, roasted nuts, and spicy raisin compote with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long white chocolate bar finish. A silky smooth and nicely layered blended Scotch whisky for all occasions.
Glendalough "Double Barrel" 4 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey
88 points
$34.99
Brilliant light gold color. Lively, attractive, roasted woody aromas of honey roasted nuts, caramel corn, and fig cookie with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length praline, mocha, and banana nut toast finish. A nice nutty Irish whiskey that will be great in creamy cocktails or with desserts.
88 points $34.99
Shieldaig "The Classic "12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
87 points
$21.99
Brilliant gold color. Mild, attractive aromas of praline, delicate spice, and figs with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length toasted grain, straw, and delicate smoke finish. A pleasant easy drinking blended scotch.
87 points $21.99
Kavanagh Single Malt Irish Whiskey
87 points
$26.99
Clear light gold color. Bright, toasty, fruity aromas of spicy peach-pear pastry and honeyed grains and nuts with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length nut oil, cream, straw, and minerals finish. A silky and smooth, well made Irish whiskey.
87 points $26.99
Kavanagh Single Grain Irish Whiskey
87 points
$32.99
Medium gold color. Rich, oaky, earthy aromas of herbed charred nuts, polished wood, toffee, and pencil shavings with a lean, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long wet cedar, white pepper dust, and chalk finish. A nice woody Irish whiskey.
87 points $32.99
Balblair "2003" Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
87 points
$70
Pale straw color. Delicate, attractive, creamy aromas of fruity granola with cream, banana, and pie crust with an even, tart, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, relaxed honeyed raisin toast, baking spices, and macadamia nut brittle finish. A lively, spicy dram.
Grangestone 25 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
87 points
$89.99
Brilliant golden amber color. Mild, creamy aromas of creme brulee, praline, and dried fruit pastry with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, amusing, medium-length roasted nuts, minerals, light peat, and pepper dust finish. A pleasant, very approachable Scotch.
87 points $89.99
Craigellachie 23 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
87 points
$300
Bright brilliant gold color. Muted, curious, smoky aromas of smoked wood leaves, and stalks, singed linens, and medicine cabinet with a velvety, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length honeyed fruits, dried apricot, peppery spices, and potato finish. A rich, powerful Scotch.
Glen Ness Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
$18.99
Bright gold color. Bright, minty, peppery aromas of toasted grain, creamy porridge, melted praline, and rubber sap with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length wet cedar, nutskin, golden molasses, and grassy earth finish. A light and easy single malt.
86 points $18.99
Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
86 points
$34.99
Bright light gold color. Delicate, attractive aromas of spiced pears, praline, and soda bread with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, breezy nuts, white chocolate, apple, and pencil shavings finish. A solid Irish whisky that will cover a lot of bases.
86 points $34.99
Grand Macnish Six Cask Edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
$36.99
Golden amber color. Bright, grainy aromas of fresh raisin bread dough, candied nuts, and delicate spice with a silky, soft, light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, relaxed granola, oat flour cookie, honey butter, and pepper finish. A nice grain-driven Scotch blend with a perky, youthful character.
86 points $36.99
Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
86 points
$44.99
Brilliant light gold color. Bold, smoky, fruity aromas of peat, caramelized nuts, raisin bread, and latex with an even, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, amusing, carefree candied citrus peels, white nut brittle, and white cigar ash finish. A fun, peated Irish whiskey with nicely balanced smoke, grain and fruit flavors.
86 points $44.99
Laphroaig "Select" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
$55
Bright clear light gold color. Mild, creamy, earthy floral grainy aromas of suede, saddle soap, and cedar with a lean, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, crisp white chocolate, wet white ash and leaves, and rubber pencil eraser finish. A gentle rising arc of light smoke makes this an interesting, mellow Islay choice.
Speyburn 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
85 points
$24
Clear light gold color. Delicate, fruity, creamy aromas of dried apricot and mango, honeyed raisin bread, and custard with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, breezy white toffee, pepper, moss, and minerals finish. A vigorous and flavor packed malt with a comforting, gently warming finish.
Glen Kirk 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
85 points
$29.99
Bright golden amber color. Bright, buttery aromas of creme brulee, buttercream frosting, and nut brittle with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cherry-apricot compote, nuts, and honey buttered muffin finish. A pleasant creamy single malt.
85 points $29.99
Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey
83 points
$23.99
Light gold color. Mild, curious aromas of pencil shavings and eraser, medicine cabinet with gauze, carpet, and petrol with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy hay, pepper, and chalk finish. A sturdy Irish whisky for mixing.
83 points $23.99
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