The Macallan Double Cask

  Type: Single Malt Distillery: The Macallan Region: Speyside, Scotland Age: 12 years ABV: 43% Average Price: $55 (or comparable to the standard Macallan 12 Sherry in your market) Peat’s Thoughts: Finally! In an age where age has become a rare commodity and where for the past few releases, non-aged statements (NAS) have become the norm, we get something that harks … More The Macallan Double Cask

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Glenmorangie Region: Highland, Scotland Age: 12 years ABV: 43% Average Price: $40-$50 Finn’s Thoughts: Lasanta is one of Glenmorangie’s staple drams. It is also one of Finn’s absolute favorites. This actually was the confirmation scotch I had after trying a few others. The sherry power in this bottle is greatness. Everything about this is perfect for … More Glenmorangie Lasanta

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Kilchoman Region: Islay, Scotland Age: 5-6 years ABV: 46% Average Price: $60 Finn’s Thoughts: Wow this is good. How did they get smokey, sweet, and light but still full bodied all together? Ok, this is really good. I guess there’s like a fudge flavor accompanied by something like sherry. None of the flavors are competing … More Kilchoman Machir Bay

Aberfeldy 12 Year

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Aberfeldy (of Dewar’s) Region: Highland, Scotland Age: 12 Years ABV: 40% Average Price: $40 Finn’s Thoughts: An everyday type of  dram with fruity notes. Light but still with a good volume and depth that sets this apart from “starter scotches” into the next level of appreciating single malts. Really clean, with minimal bite. Smooth from start … More Aberfeldy 12 Year

The Glenlivet 15 Year

Type: Single Malt Distillery: The Glenlivet Region: Speyside, Scotland Age: 15 years ABV: 40% Average Price: $60 Peat’s Thoughts: The 15 year old expression from The Glenlivet is matured in French Limousin oak casks, which are typically a popular choice for the maturation of cognac This gives it a rather unique flavour profile. The nose is rich, full-bodied and oaky, … More The Glenlivet 15 Year

Booker’s

Type: Bourbon Distillery: Jim Beam Region: Kentucky, USA Age: 6-8 years ABV: 60.5 – 65.3% Average Price: $65-90 Peat’s Thoughts: There is no question about it: Booker’s is hands down my favourite bourbon. Coming out of the Jim Beam distillery, this gorgeous barrel proof whiskey is the epitome of flavour, power and most importantly, balance. What makes Booker’s so special though … More Booker’s

The Glenlivet Nadurra (Batch 0614c)

Type: Single Malt Distillery: The Glenlivet Region: Speyside, Scotland Age: 16 years ABV: 55.2% Average Price: $75 Peat’s Thoughts: Welp! Aged 16 years? Cask strength at 55.2%? Lovely, bright, golden colour? Oh boy! You get that tastes of oranges as your first sip it which instantly implies that you are in for a treat. The citrus feel doesn’t diminish any … More The Glenlivet Nadurra (Batch 0614c)

Auchentoshan 12 Year

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Auchentoshan Region: Lowlands, Scotland Age: 12 years ABV: 40% Average Price: $45 Peat’s Thoughts: Rumour has it this is nicknamed “The Breakfast Scotch.” They surely didn’t lie. With hints of frosted flakes cereal, or just cereal sprinkled with sugar all over it, you get that gentle sweetness and soothing effect. Then maybe some fruit in … More Auchentoshan 12 Year