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

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

Glen Grant 10 Year – Gordon & Macphail

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Glen Grant (Gordon & MacPhail Bottling) Region: Speyside, Scotland Age: 10 years ABV: 40% Average Price: $35 Finn’s Thoughts: This is an everyday scotch. Here at W+A throughout our journey we have matured our palates and raised our tolerance. So whenever we get a chance to taste something light and refreshing … More Glen Grant 10 Year – Gordon & Macphail

Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Kilchoman Region: Islay, Scotland Age: 5 years ABV: 46% Average Price: $65-70 Peat’s Thoughts: I sort of have a fascination with this young distillery. For the first one to be established in over 124 years, Kilchoman, built in 2005, have had an amazing output of fantastic offerings while they wait for their aged … More Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Longrow Tokaji Wood

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Springbank Region: Campbeltown, Scotland Age: 10 years ABV: 55.6% Average Price: $85-100 Peat’s Thoughts: After having Longrow’s cask strength and Red Carbernet Sauvignon, it was hard to say no to this lovely dram. Finished in Tokaji casks, which I swore was Japanese, but turns out is Hungarian, this malt has a smokey sweetness … More Longrow Tokaji Wood

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Ardbeg Region: Islay, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 54.2% Average Price: $60-75 Peat’s Thoughts: This cask strength monster is one of the best examples of power and balance. Uigeadail is Gaelic for “dark and mysterious”, but the only real mystery here is how they got this things to be so damn delicious. … More Ardbeg Uigeadail