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    Finlaggan Old Reserve

    Finlaggan Old Reserve

    50
    Reviewer
    Anonymous
    Color
    Pale amber
    Nose
    Heavy smoke mixed with turpentine or some kind of paint thinner.
    Body
    Nasty and oily.
    Palate
    The floor of a car mechanic's garage after a fire.
    Finish
    Way too long...still can't get the taste out of my mouth.

    Absolutely disgusting...essentially what I would imagine the water from a fire hydrant would taste like after it's been used to put out a gas station fire. $20 that could have been put to better use on a different bottle.

    Lagavulin 16 Year Old

    Lagavulin 16 Year Old

    77
    Reviewer
    Mr Bob
    Color
    light cold (Dalwhinnie15)
    Nose
    leans towards orange peels after tasts
    Body
    not thick plenty of soul
    Palate
    peat is there some sea not much salt
    Finish
    warm finish very much refined

    At first thought was near Lagavulin 16 However with Dalwhinnie the bite came with an after tast of orange peal laga 16 remains my all time fav but the expensiveness unfortunatly prohibits my enjoyment of Lagavlin 16 so alternativly singles like Dalwhinnie are a good substitute but lagavulin will always offer the best rewards as far as a peat whiskey is concerned. if you can live with the price difference then Lagavulin 16 is the best on offer and Dalwhinnie a probable 2nd choice, although Dalwhinnie is not as pugnant a peat or pure peat lagavulin 16 is exactly pure peatish and richer in every one of my sences, maybe 2 extreams one not so murkey as Dalwhinnie and Dalwhinnie cleaner with that sharpish orange peal after tast both great Whiskey's

    The Glenlivet 12 Years Old

    The Glenlivet 12 Years Old

    79
    Reviewer
    Anonymous
    Color
    Medium amber
    Nose
    Slight "peaty" aroma, but not overwhelming; for those not accustomed to single malts, the nose will be somewhat heavier than blends.
    Body
    Noticeably fuller body than blended Scotch, but smoother.
    Palate
    The peat cannot be ignored, but neither is it overwhelming...slightly sweet, and a subtle burn, like a deep, smoldering fire.
    Finish
    Nice finish, but not too long - enough to entice another sip...and another.

    Arguably the best Scotch to begin enjoying single malts.

    The Glenlivet 12 Years Old

    The Glenlivet 12 Years Old

    79
    Reviewer
    Anonymous
    Color
    Medium amber
    Nose
    Slight "peaty" aroma, but not overwhelming; for those not accustomed to single malts, the nose will be somewhat heavier than blends.
    Body
    Noticeably fuller body than blended Scotch, but smoother.
    Palate
    The peat cannot be ignored, but neither is it overwhelming...slightly sweet, and a subtle burn, like a deep, smoldering fire.
    Finish
    Nice finish, but not too long - enough to entice another sip...and another.

    Arguably the best Scotch to begin enjoying single malts.

    The Macallan 12 Years Old

    The Macallan 12 Years Old

    73
    Reviewer
    Anonymous
    Color
    slightly dark gold
    Nose
    sweet sherry and some spice
    Body
    compared to the hibiki 12 in front of me, this is light
    Palate
    sherry, bubblegum, sherry, some spice, sherry
    Finish
    slight bitterness pepper which doesnt go well with the sherry.

    overated and overpriced