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Chivas Regal Mizunara

Chivas Regal Mizunara

A usually-boring scotch label tries out an exciting concept for a brand extension. Surprise! It’s still boring.

Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Speyburn 10 Single Malt Scotch

Speyburn 10 Single Malt Scotch

A “budget” single malt scotch with an age statement? Sure! It’s suspiciously cheap, but don’t let that deter you from a try.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Rock Oyster Blended Scotch

Rock Oyster Blended Scotch

A blend of malt whiskies that becomes much more than the sum of its parts. Distinctive and delicious!
Overall Rating: ★★★

 

Oak Cross

Oak Cross

A direct hit when it comes to a company telling you what they want to do, then going out and doing exactly that. If you've never heard of Compass Box, start here.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Green Label isn't the most expensive of the Johnnie Walker line, but it's typically the most venerated by those in the know. It's not my favorite of favorites, but being objective, it's a great product. 
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Auchentoshan Three Wood

Auchentoshan Three Wood

Auchentoshan isn't really known as a powerhouse distillery. So what do you do when you know the market is itching for boldness? You force yourself to be something you're not. Here, it's surprisingly successful.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Chivas Regal 18

Chivas Regal 18

Today, we're taking a look at a fun one. Chivas 18 is neither boring like its little brother nor overpriced like a lot of those no-goodnick Johnnie Walker products. It's not just a great blend, but a great whisky period. Overall Rating: ★★★

Clynelish 14

Clynelish 14

The regular-'ol bottle of Clynelish is one of my favorite whiskies of all time. Some will understand, but perhaps an equal number will be puzzled. Also, it has a cat on it: always a plus. Overall Rating: ★★★

Jura Prophecy

Jura Prophecy

You want to know why rooting for an underdog is hard? Because it's hard for it to win, and disappointment comes easy.  Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Deanston 12 Scotch Whisky

Deanston 12 Scotch Whisky

Be warned: sometimes "craft" products in the booze world are about as similarly uninspiring as cable-knit iPhone caddies, overpriced essential oils, or rocks painted like sleeping cats.   Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Sometimes you find yourself in the mood for a quiet, comforting dram. Other times you want a monster to stomp all over you. This is not a quiet, comforting dram.  Overall Rating: ★★★

Bowmore 15 Darkest

Bowmore 15 Darkest

There's a lot about the Bowmore 15 "Darkest" that's fairly criticized for being inauthentic. However, I think it tastes great, so I'm conveniently looking the other way.  Overall Rating: ★★☆

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Sometimes an upmarket version of a rack-grade blend comes correct. The Prohibition edition is far and away better than regular Cutty for not too much more money.  Overall Rating: ★★☆

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch

You've probably seen this bottle at your grandfather's house. Odd that you probably know more about whisky at this point than your grandfather does.  Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Bank Note Blended Scotch

Bank Note Blended Scotch

We're all about praising value here at Spirit Animal, so here's one of the most praiseworthy blended scotches extant. The price here is almost absurdly low for the quality of the bottle.  Overall Rating: ★★★

Highland Park 18

Highland Park 18

You put yourself on an island when you pick your favorites, but so be it: I think the Highland Park 18 is one of the most exceptional scotches I've had the pleasure of consuming.  Overall Rating: ★★★