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Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park Magnus

Is it horrendous? No. Is it overpriced and only a shadow of what the distillery has to offer? Absolutely.
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Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum

An interesting bottle in that it comes to us with something of a (*gasp*)... storied reputation. And yet, I do think it's decently good stuff.
Overall Rating: ★★☆ 
 

Glenfarclas 21

Glenfarclas 21

We toss the word complexity around a bit without ever really going into it. Now's as good a time as any to see what all the fuss is about!
Overall Rating: ★★★

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey

They could have called it anything else, literally anything, and been better for it. The whiskey itself is surprisingly not bad, and a huge step up from Bushmills' white label. 
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Balvenie Doublewood

Balvenie Doublewood

The Doublewood is one of the few single malt scotch whiskies I actually dislike. Chalk it up to a mix of personal taste and overexposure I'll explain in more detail.
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: ★★☆

Jameson Gold Reserve

Jameson Gold Reserve

Sometimes it's important not to let a distillery's mass-market offering color your opinion of their entire range. I really don't like the standard Jameson much, but I quite enjoyed this.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich 18

Sometimes even a huge, faceless conglomerate can get something right. If you're fine with drinking the scotch equivalent of an Adele song, there's enough going on with the Glenfiddich 18 to warrant a look.  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: ★★☆

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie Lasanta

The Lasanta is the awkward middle child in the Glenmorangie cask-finished lineup: not pretty like the Nectar D'Or and not bold like the Quinta Ruban, it slumps into a distant third place.  Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Oban Distiller's Edition

Oban Distiller's Edition

Sometimes we buy an expensive bottle of scotch almost knowing that it can't live up to our expectations for the price point. But when it does, boy is it a treat.  Overall Rating: ★★☆