Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon
The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. One sip brings flavors of sweetness balanced with tobacco and dark spices. The finish is just long enough to prepare the palette for another sip. The bottle itself is a likeness to Colonel Taylor's original design used over a century ago.
|Region||United States, Kentucky|
|Brand||Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr.|
Wine EnthusiastRelatively smooth for 100 proof, this light, silky Bourbon shows bold vanilla and toffee, plus a mouthwatering baking spice finish. It's a good sipper with an ice cube, or mix into a top-flight old fashioned.
Macallan Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 25 year oldDeepest mahogany with fiery copper highlights. Heady sherry sweetness set against a background of citrus fruits and wood smoke. Rich and full, reflecting the additional years of sherry oak ageing. Full bodied with elegant dried fruits, a lingering oak smoke aroma and silky complexity. Full and long lasting.
Remy Martin Louis XIIIColor: Very dark golden yellow, fiery red tint, mahogany. First nose: Narcissus, jasmine, very old tawny port, cigar box scent, curry, saffron, nutmeg, passion fruit. Second nose: Violet, iris, litchi, pineapple, dried fruit and sandalwood. First palate: Very concentgrated, rich in aromas, warm, harmonious with a spicy mellowness. Second palate: Candied fruits with an exotic touch, giving way to floral delicacy and a perfect marriage of fruits, flowers and spices on the palate. The highest complexity including aromas from first and second noses. Finish: An extremely long finish of an hour or more.
Suntory The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 12 year oldDelicate and elegant. Color: Pure gold. Nose: Persimmon, honey, clove, candied orange, peach, vanilla. Palate: Spiced wood, coconut, cranberry, butter. Finish: Sweet, woodsy, long finish.
The Glenlivet Archive Single Malt Scotch Whisky 21 year oldColour: Amber with sparkling copper shades. Nose: Without water: Opulent, mature. Sherry influence. An intricate array of fruit and wood. Christmas cake-like. Sultanas. Maraschino Cherry. Thick-cut marmalade. Oak panels in an old church. A cedary touch. Balsamic spices. Cubèbe pepper. A hint of eucalyptus. Tropical hardwood. Oak soon gives way to malty notes. Fruit and fibre cereal bowl. Toasted granary bread. Citrussy freshness. Orange and kumquat peel. Some cakey notes. A reminder of Grand Marnier soufflé. With water: Water enlightens the fruity bouquet and brings out vanilla notes. Lighter notes of ripe peaches. Pear and marzipan pie. Luscious barley sugar aromas. Rubbed on the hand: Flour, wholemeal-bread dough, then crusty cereal bread. Palate: Without water: Unctuous. Mouth-coating, almost syrupy. Full-bodied. Sultana cake. Ginger biscuits. Oak holds the reins back, releasing a drying spiciness. Cinnamon and ginger. A touch of hot paprika. Walnut and raisins dark chocolate. With water: More sweetness but wood and fruit are not so well integrated. A watery gap at mid-palate. And a bitter note in the finish. Bare oakiness shows up a little blatantly. Finish: Everlasting, warming. Nutty. Toasted hazelnuts. A full layer of liquorice.
Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask StrengthColor: Rich auburn. Nose: Very rich and fruity. Good sweetness with notes of walnut and almond. Slight toffee and a touch of oak. Palate: More exotic and soft sherry with a hint of caramel. The finish is gently long with nuts and pepperiness. Tasting: We suggest drinking Kavalan Solist Amontillado Cask neat. It is also perfect with ice cream.