Month: September 2018

Review #890 – Ledaig 10

​Review #890 | /r/Scotch Review #299 – Ledaig 10yr The Schtick: This is a core expression release from Ledaig, which is peated distillate hailing from Tobermory distillery. Distiller: Ledaig (Tobermory) Bottler: Ledaig (Tobermory) ABV: 43% ABV Age: 10 Years Nose: Huge mineral wiff, earthy, dirty peat. Faint iodine. Faint fishy marine notes. Vanilla cream, confectioners sugar. Nice brine and pepper component. …

Review #888 – Don Q Gran Anejo

This is a solera vatted rum containing contents “up to 12 years old, but between 9 and 12 years old” with no disclosed proportions combined with some portion of “solera rums up to 50 years” aged in sherry casks. In other words, there can be just about anything here at any age between 9 and 50 years. No word on dosing or coloring, which means both are potentially likely. I tasted it blind, and then got the reveal to populate the review with useful details.

Review #884 – Glenfiddich XX

“The second release in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes.” – Master of Malt

Review #882 – Rumfire Hampden Overproof Jamaican Potstill Rum

​Review #882 | /r/Rum Review #44 – Rumfire Overproof Jamaican Rum The Schtick: This is an overproof, unaged release from Jamaican distillers at Hampden Estate. Distiller: Hampden Estate (Jamaica) Bottler: Hampden, For Aiko Importers ABV: 63% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Super sweet and fruit. Confectioners sugar, vanilla icing. Pineapple, mango, guava, rotting banana. Noticeably clean of rubber, acetone, or really dirty …