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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Suntory Whisky – Toki

Suntory Whisky – Toki
Bottled at 86 Proof by Beam Suntory
This bottle is a blend from 3 different Suntory Distilleries.  Chita (produces grain whiskies,) Hakushu (produces malt whiskies,) and Yamazaki (produces malt whiskies.)
Just started seeing in locally the last 6 months pretty common now in MA for $38-$45
Nose – Fruity and Sweet, Green Apples and Honey
Taste – Sweet up front, Green Apples, Vanilla, Mint, Oak and Earthy Tones
Finish – Gentle, Smooth with a bite of Ginger at the end
Value – Went in with mixed feelings on what I heard about this one.  Mainly because they said they use it as a mixer for drinks, but I actually really enjoy this one neat.  Great Nightly Sipper!

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Hibiki – Japanese Harmony – Suntory Whisky

hibiki-harmony-japanese-whiskyHibiki – Japanese Harmony – Suntory Whisky
This is a blend of Yamazaki, Hakushu  and Chita whisky
Bottled at 86 Proof by Suntory in Japan
Pretty common in MA, but I’ve seen prices vary drastically from $52-$85
Nose – Floral, Oaky, Rosemary and Honey
Taste – Smooth, Sweet, Fresh, Honey, Citrus, Vanilla, and Smoke
Finish – Long, Sweet and Soothing with some  Orange Zest
Value –  This one is pretty smooth and refreshing!  Makes a great sipper to enjoy on Summer nights.

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Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled in Bond

20160817_213520_wmHenry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled in Bond
Aged for 10 Years and is sourced from a Single Barrel (just what the name says!)
Bottled at 100 Proof by Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, KY
Not easily found in MA, but the few times I’ve spotted it ranges $32-$35.
Nose:   If you let it open up a bit sweet cornbread, fresh new leather and some rye.
Taste:  Smooth, little bit of pepper and oak up front, then a splash of citrus and vanilla
Finish:   Great long finish, cherries, brown sugar, toffee and rye.

Value:  At sub $35 for a 10 year single barrel bottled in bond this stuff is amazing!  If you see it on a shelf buy a bottle for yourself and one for you best friend.  They will thank you!

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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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