Glenmorangie Signet

Type: Scotch Distillery: Glenmorangie Region: Highland, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 46% Average Price: $150 Neat’s Thoughts: The Signet, as its bottle design might not so slightly suggest, is a little more on the dark side. The taste of mocha and charred oak dominate throughout but once your taste buds become cordial to the idea, a rich sweetness tends to take … More Glenmorangie Signet

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

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

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

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