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Dewar Rattray Bruichladdich 1991, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00% 8 Savoury. Summery. A picnic malt. Or eating freshly shucked oysters with Jim McEwan.
Evan Williams 23 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 A lovely bourbon, but I prefer it younger.
Old Rip Van Winkle's 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 Big . Rich. Hearty. Robust.
George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.35% 8 Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you don't like your in-laws or the television, knock yourself out after dinner.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 This one really does have subtlety. A lovely, delicate aperitif.
W.L. Weller 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Would I take a bath in this? Well, perhaps a shower.
Dewar Rattray Auchentoshan 1990, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00% 7 I would never have identified this as an Auchentoshan. Proves 'the Glasgow malt' has plenty of character, but this expression lacks subtlety.
Dewar Rattray Longmorn 1990 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30% 7 I loved the aroma. After that the stern, impenetrable palate was frustrating but in keeping with the mood. A good, old-fashioned Speysider.
Dewar Rattray The Macallan 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60% 7 A very odd Macallan. Perhaps a very odd cask.
Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 The nose suggested an astringent palate, but there is some balancing sweetness.
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Delicious. Dangerously drinkable. Bigger and richer than I remember.
Henry McKenna Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 7 Shy. Diffident. But with its own delicacy.
Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Finally made it to lunch.
Old Charter The Classic 90, 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Biscuits and gravy and a shot of Charter 12. The breakfast of champions.
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 7 The family propensity to fall asleep seems to have struck in the bottle; given a chance to breathe and a drink of water, it comes back to life.
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80% 7 Big and robust but very drinkable and soothing.
The Arran Malt First 1995, Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The early releases were promising, and this one has matured well.
Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 7 Well balanced. Easy to drink. Not especially complex.
Wild Turkey Sherry Signature
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% 7 Bourbon and sherry? Is this allowed? I'm not sure it should be. I didn't order this, I ordered 101.
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