Glenmorangie 25 Years Old

Type: Scotch Distillery: Glenmorangie Region: Highland, Scotland Age: 25 ABV: 43% Average Price: $479 Neat’s Thoughts: Winner of the “Best Single Malt Scotch” 2015 International Whisky competition, it’s very full-flavored with aromas of cherry, sweet plums and chocolate. Being from an island, I immediately appreciated the hints of coconut and spices making their point subtly with every sip. Fellas, you can give … More Glenmorangie 25 Years Old

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel

Type: Bourbon Distillery: Woodford Region: Kentucky, USA Age: NAS ABV: 45.2% Average Price: $60 Peat’s Thoughts: I’m not even gonna get into my love for Woodford, because I’ve long praised it, both on here and social media. So I won’t bore you with any soliloquy but rather dive right into this. I fckin love this dram. It’s fkn fantastic. … More Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel

Usquaebach Reserve

Type: Blended Distillery: Various (Highlands malts and grains) Region: Highland, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 43.0% Average Price: $43 Neat’s Thoughts: Described as a “Not blended for the sake of being blended” whisky, the Reserve is another promising selection from the Usquaebach collection. A rare blend of whiskies aged 16, 17 and 18 years gives it a range of complexity that … More Usquaebach Reserve

Usquaebach Old Rare

Type: Blended Distillery: Various (Highlands malts and grains) Region: Highands, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 43.0% Average Price: $140 (Widely varies in U.S.) Neat’s Thoughts: This particular beauty (or beast) is called the Old Rare and couldn’t even be purchased in the U.S. up until about a year ago. Its a blend of 41 select single malts, with over 255 … More Usquaebach Old Rare

Johnnie Walker Black Label

Type: Blended Distillery: Various Region: Other, Scotland Age: 12 ABV: 40% Average Price: $35 Peat’s Thoughts: There’s something to be said when you’re the best selling scotch whisky in the world. Johnnie Walker, which comes from the Diageo conglomerate, has long been a staple in homes around the world. And I should know, I’m from the Caribbean. To many West Indians (another name … More Johnnie Walker Black Label

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

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