Glenmorangie – Lasanta 12 Year- Highland Single Malt Scotch

Glenmorangie -Lasanta 12 Year – Highland Single Malt Scotch
Bottled at 86 Proof and Distilled at The Glenmorangie Distillery in Coy Tain, Ross-Shire
This one is matured in ex-bourbon casks  and then finished in Oloroso & PX Sherry Casks for 2 years.
Pretty common in MA have it seen range from $45 – $55.
Nose – Sweet Honey, Fruit and Caramel
Taste – Smooth, Orange, Caramel, Sherry and Spices
Finish – Medium to Long with Sherry and Oak
Value – If you enjoy Sherry finishes then this definitely one to try!

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Laphroaig 10 Year Cask Strength

20160726_220054_wmI have not tasted many Scotches, but figured since today is National Scotch Day I should write about one.
Bottled at 112.6 Proof by Laphroaig Distillery on Port Ellen, Isle of Islay
I Paid $65 for it at my local store, but have seen it as high as $90 around MA.  Most stores will carry the Regular 10 year, but the cask strength I’ve only seen at a handful of stores.

Nose:  Your first sniff you get a definitive sweet medicine smell, ocean seawater/seaweed and smokiness

Taste:  Smooth, Peat hits you upfront then a subtle taste of salt, sweetness of berries and vanilla

Finish: Really nice and full, some oak with the smokiness of a campfire/BBQ leaves you wanting more!

Value:  At $65 for cask a strength scotch it’s worth it!  Especially if you enjoy full flavor of peat/smokiness.

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High West – Campfire Whiskey

20160720_200605High West – Campfire Whiskey
A blend of 3 whiskies –  a Bourbon aged 6 years with a mash of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% barley (by MGP formerly LDI) a Rye aged 5 1/2 years with a mash 95% rye and 5% barley (aged at Stitzel Weller Warehouse) and a blended  malt Scotch aged 8 years.
Bottled at 92 Proof by High West Distillery in Park City, Utah
I received this bottle as a gift, but I have seen the price range from $50-$65
Pretty common to find on the shelves in MA if the store carries High West products

Nose: Spice, Smokey and Sweet Corn

Taste:  Spice and Vanilla bit Sweet like Brown Sugar (Can really taste the Rye and Bourbon) also can taste Malt/Earthy (from the Scotch)

Finish: Very Smooth, Rich and Creamy and a bit Peaty! Makes you think your next to a campfire inhaling/exhaling

Value:  Something really unique! Worth the price tag.  A great gift for a scotch lover to introduce them to American Whiskey.

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