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Just in case you cared... Scotch Notes!

Here is the current list of 'to try' and 'tried' Scotchs...

edited 11/15/07 -- updated list to current. I've decided this post will be linked to my wishlist page on my homepage so if someone wants to buy my Scotch, they know what to look for :)

edited 11/08/08 -- yearly update time!



To Try
Aberfeldy 17 - inland
Auchentoshan 10 - low
Bladnoch 11 - low
Bowmore 12 - island
Bruichladdich 10 - island
Bunnahabhain 9 year - 1997, Islay
Celtic Crossing
Clynelish 9 - coastal
Cragganmore 10 year - 1997, Spey
Edradour 10 - inland
Glen Salen - ~$16
Glenfiddich 12 - highland, notes of freshness, pear, subtle oak
Glenfiddich 15 - highland, notes of warm spice, honey, rich fruit
Glenfiddich 18 - highland, notes of oak, apple, cinnamon
Glenfiddich 21 - highland, notes of vanilla, rich toffee, new leather
Glenfiddich 30 - highland, notes of sherry, fig, dark chocolate
Glenfiddich 40 - highland, £1000 a bottle per the distillery
Glenfiddich 50 - highland, £5000 a bottle per the distillery
Glenfiddich rare collection 1937 - sold out at distillery
Glenfiddich vintage reserve 1973 - sold out at distillery
Glenkinchie 10 - low
Highland Way
Hog’s Head, Pure Malt
Isle of Jura 10 - island
Ledaige 13 year - 1993, Island
Littlemill 16 yr - 1990, island
Mannochmore 16 year - 1991, Spey
Mortlach 15 year - 1992, Spey

Tried
A few months ago, I decided to start putting 'stars' on the entries. So, I'm using asterisks. 1-5, 5 being the best.

And, yes, JD = Jack Daniels. I know it's a bourbon, but it's my 'I have no idea what you have, and it doesn't look appealing' drink when I'm traveling or want to drink cheap... So, if it isn't better than that, eh!

**Abelour 10 year - Interesting, chocolate cherry scent, earthy taste
*** Ardbeg 10 (?) - nice, smoky, light
****Balvenie double wood 12 - woodsy, cedar, smooth sweetish
Bowmore 17 - good!!
*** Bowmore Cask Strength -- Nice! Peat-y. Smokey.
**** Bowmore Legend -- Nice! Smokey. Strong scent. Smooth
*** bushmills - dry, smooth
****Caol Ila 12 year - smoky++, top 3.
Cardhu - not bad, kinda sweet
*Chivas Regal 10 - ehh, sweet, buttery, not worth it
** Cragamore (Craigamore ?) 12 yr - crisp, chocolatly, light, slightly
grassy.
Dalmore 12 - not bad, highland
**Dalmore Cigar Malt - Smells like tequila, has a slightly port-y taste.
Not all that great. + Chocolate, pretty darn good... Makes *awesome*
rusty nails
Dalwhinnie 15 - inland, good!
* Dewars White Label -- Ehhh... almost rotgut, no complexity
****Finlaggan Old Reserve - Isly, "peat smoke and seaweed" (Ith)... smoky
yet crisp
Glen Ord - Grassy, no. Icky!
***Glenfiddich 12 - highland, notes of freshness, pear, subtle oak. Crisp,
slightly sweet aftertaste. Nice non-smoky taste
Glenfiddich special reserve 12 year - ehh, okay in rusty nails. Try again
for better notes
**Glengoyne 12 year not really any taste, slight caramel aftertaste
Glenlivet 12 year- kinda like JD, light-ish, crisp, slightly sour
aftertaste, spey
*** glenlivet 18 yr - pretty good, bit above JD, crisp, dry-ish
Glenmorangie 12 sherry cask - really good!
Glenmorangie 18 - not bad almost too smoky - try again
***Glenkinchie 10 yr - smooth with strigent aftertaste
**Glenrothes 1987 - Tangy, a bit tart... Not bad, middle of the road.
**Glenrothes 1991 – Sweet, airy… Eh... Maybe a little two sweet.
**Glenrothes Select Reserve – Slightly smoky, light. Not bad, not great.
***Highland Park - Orkney, good, above Talisker, Top 5, Not as good as
Scapa, but close
***Isle of Jura Superstition - very nice. slightly smoky
**J&B - Step above Jack. Sweet aftertaste
**Johnnie Walker Black - Not bad, JD ish
****Johnnie Walker Blue - *Very* smooth, nice! Light smoke, Top 5
***Johnnie Walker Gold - Nice
**Johnnie Walker Red - Not bad, JD class, smoky, bacon-ish
***Lagavulin 16 - Island - good! Bacon, 2nd try - about the same, not as
bacon-y...
***Laproaig - island, smoky, good, step below Caol Ila. Smoky yet smooth
**Lismore - not bad, no real taste, slightly smoky aftertaste, Spey
Macallan 12 - sweet, maple, spey
***Macallan 25 - sweet, slighty tangy, sudtle maple, spey
***Oban 14 yr - floral, woodsy, touch of caramel
***Origine 12 year - slightly dry, crisp aftertaste. Top 10. (1st = gift
from Jen)
***Pride of Orkney, 12 year - light smoke, Crisp, not bad, slightly
scapa-ish (1st = trial size from Roberta)
*****Scapa, 12 year - Ooooo! Current Ultimate Favorite!
****Scapa, 14 year - Mellow, light, a lot like Scapa 12 year
Sheep Dip - So So
***Singleton 12 year - sweet yet tart after, light, woody and honey scent
(ith scent notes)
** Speyburn 10 year - Not bad, a bit honey-tasting. Good in rusty nails
*St George Single Malt - Not bad. Licorice-like. Eh...
**Suntory Single Malt Whisky "Yamazaki" 12 year - not bad, slightly sweet
(Japanese)
***Talisker - island, not bad
Tobermory 10 - good, delicate, smoky after
Tomintoul, 16 year - tangy, slightly smokey. midrange

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robi_travels
May. 13th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
So, in what order do the top 10 fall?

1. Scapa
2.??
3.??

Roberta
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