logo

My Handcrafted Opinions on Whiskies, Distilleries and Other Related Stuff

Most Recent Whisky

Most Recent Whisky Review

Mortlach 12 year old

The nose on 43.4% expression is very floral with some wheaty breakfast biscuits and spicy notes.  The taste is very smooth with baked spiced apples (maybe even slightly burnt) caramel and honey.  The finish has some slow building heat along with some Bovril (salty / meaty) notes.  Reminded me of good Texas barbeque brisket with strong spice bark.  Overall a ittle too much burnt, salty and bitter notes with not enough sweetness to balance it for me. 

Read More
  • Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:38

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #34

    Written by

    Location: Fred Meyer, Soldotna, USA

    Date: July 2017

    Price: $2.97 (yes $2.97)

    Recipe: Came in a can called "Club Manhattan" which described it as a premium blended whiskey and sweet vermouth.

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Fairly bad example of the genre from a range of Club cocktails in a can, but the price is right....

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

    Whiskies Tried...

    Total to Date: 692

    Distilleries

    Visited to Date: 66

    Follow Me on Twitter!

    Random Whisky

    The Glenlivet new make

    This is not for retail but was poured for any interested Guardians of Glenlivet at WhiskyLive London 2103 at the “ready to go into cask” strength of 63.5% ABV. The nose has the spirit notes you would expect plus warm malty “banana bread” as suggested by Ian Logan of The Glenlivet. I definitely got grain and I certainly got banana but for me it was not quite integrated enough to be “banana bread”. The taste is surprisingly smooth and drinkable for new make. I am not saying it is enjoyable, but you can drink it. Some fruit notes were detectable behind the bite of alcohol. In the finish, the hot grainy spirit notes return.