Islay

Laphroaig

Cairdeas Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig Càirdeas Port & Wine Casks — 9 days ago

Josh, Ruud and 2 others liked this

Lou Dumont

La Comme Santenay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2002

221/5/11 with chicken wing and feet, Shaoxing wine, goji berries and snap peas, omelette, etc. this started a bit severe, with Islay peat smoke and stone - not overly tertiary yet - and it opened and gained youthfulness with air. Plummy, woodland fruit, spices just peeking out around the edges, and a nice balancing acidity - still emerging from its middle-aged quiet phase, but quite enjoyable, and a lot of pleasure and interest for the money. — 3 days ago

Ardbeg

19 YEAR OLD TRAIGH BHAN Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The smoke/peat was not crazy on this and really nicely done. — 2 months ago

Eric, Bob and 9 others liked this

Bruichladdich

2001 Sa Ocean Wind 2001

#6 tasting. It might have been the best. Certainly the peat was more balanced. — a month ago

Eric, Ron and 1 other liked this

Bunnahabhain

Wilson and Morgan 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

5th in the tasting. First of the peat. Really nicely done. Not overly peaty. FYI supposedly the 12 is as good at a better price. Craziest thing I heard? Try the Nikka 21 with sushi. Not sure how we got here and on this topic but I think it was due to the peat/no peat differences. This is one that Start said he always has for company. He also called out the Macallan 25 and Reflection (not a house whiskey obviously but there for special occasions). I noted I need to come over more often! I’m rating higher due to the hint of peat. — 2 months ago

Bob, Eric and 3 others liked this
Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

One of my fav producers!

Lagavulin Distillery

Aged 16 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A wee dram for the last night at the Hawaii house. So many great bottles shared over ten years, recorded by the bowl of corks seen in the photo. I hope the new owner doesn’t drink Napa cab here after I’m gone.. — 2 months ago

Eric, Shay and 6 others liked this

Bruichladdich

1985/32 12 Aged Years Rare Cask Series Bourbon: Hidden Glory 1982

Aged 32 years not 12 as noted above. Caramelized salted butterscotch, roasted pear, brine and smoke. Sound of whispering angels. Best sip of 🥃 I ever had. 🙏 Bro. — 2 months ago

Diane, Severn and 16 others liked this

Bowmore Distillery

Aged 23 Years Port Cask Matured Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

6th and final of the night. Please. Now that the pre-flight tasting is over we start the wine ;) 2nd if the peats. It’s got smoke but I have changed over the years and started to really like that. This is really good. Drink all night? No. This is a great finish to the tasting and to be clear stuck with me for a while. — 2 months ago

Bob, Eric and 5 others liked this