Derick Rethans
4.0
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Derick Rethans
4.5
Grapefruit, nuts, and some other citrus fruits. Finish is fresh with pineapple.
3.5
Spice. Cinnamon and peppercorns. Slight hint of cocoa. Not much of what I call “barrel flavor.” Smooth, drinkable, and delicious.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Peppery and cinnamon. Kiwi. Finish is creamy honeycomb and chocolate. A few drops of water makes it a little sweeter but the cinnamon still stays lingering.
Derick Rethans
4.5
Honey and caramel. A little spice. Finish of salted popcorn.
Derick Rethans
4.5
This is intense. Caramel, herbal, and liquorice riots. A sadly only got a tiny sample.
Is this a Cadenhead's?
Derick Rethans
May 3rd, 2020 @ 22:05
Yes tis, probably messed up putting it in... Hazards of a whisky app 🤣
James Titcumb
May 3rd, 2020 @ 22:07
Derick Rethans
3.5
Light, and sherry-ish. A little creamy and peppery in the finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Peppery, a little watery on the palate. A little woody in the finish.
Derick Rethans
1.5
This tastes of very little.
What drove you to drink this?! 🤣
James Titcumb
May 3rd, 2020 @ 21:53
More as a joke. It's fine for cooking with though!
Derick Rethans
May 15th, 2020 @ 22:48
Derick Rethans
3.5
A little oily on the palate. And full of sherry notes. A little medicinal and woody on the finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Loads of sherry. A bit vanilla and woody in the finish.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sweet and syrupy. Hints of medicinal herbs. A few drops of water doesn't do anything.
Derick Rethans
4.5
Quite subtle, but full of character. Butterscotch and apple, almost like an apple crumble.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweet, grassy, and aniseed. A little medicinal in the finish. A few drops of water gets rid of the harshness.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Christmas pudding! Wrong time of the year for it really though.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Smooth and sherry. A little bit spicy with a woody finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Light, sweet and lots of berries. A little smokey. The finish is long lingering, with wood and some cloves.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Buttery and fresh. Vanilla and berries. Finish is medium long with some herbal tones.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sherry bomb. Some caramel and a little grassy. Woody finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Honey, a little spicy and green apples. Fairly short finish.
5.0
Leather and cedar on the nose. Butterscotch, chocolate, and cayenne on the tongue. Rich, smooth, creamy finish.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Buttery texture. Grassy, green apple and a hint of woodyness. The finish is medium long and peppery.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Fruity and caramel. Quite creamy and a little pepper.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Salted caramel with a peppery finish.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Smooth, a little hint of stout and mocha.
Derick Rethans
4.0
A lovely sherry bomb. A few drops of water is making it a little better.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Smoke, peat, and liquorice root. With a long peppery finish. Although very peaty, it's not too over the top.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Woody and vanilla sweetness. Some fruits and berries, with a medium long peppery and herbal finish.
And they're shut so you can't even get new ones...
Derick Rethans
Apr 7th, 2020 @ 21:05
Derick Rethans
3.0
Sherry and vanilla. It's quite woody and has a fairly short finish. It's alright, but there is not a lot of character to it.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Warm and oranges. Finish is a little pepery. At cask strength it has too much bite. With a few drops of water a few new flavours such as butterscotch and a few herbal notes come out.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweet orange, hints of chocolate, and a long woody finish. A few drops of water hide some of the alcohol sharpness and the flavours come out a tiny bit more.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Smooth, and syrupy cinnamon. Quite chewy with a long finish of spices and toffee. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
4.5
Creamy and peaty. It packs a proper punch and has a long lasting peppery finish. With a few drops of water the flavour shows more orange, and a few herbal notes.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Lightly caramel but mostly peat and peat. But there are other more subtle hints of crisp apple and some medicinal flavours in the medium long finish.
Derick Rethans
2.0
A bit underwhelming, but easy to drink. Caramel. And a bit creamy.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Vanilla, oak, and a little sherry. It's creamy with a longish peppery finish.
Derick Rethans
4.5
Cream, butter and oats. Finish is very like a lemon and pear cheese cake.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Slightly sweet and very woody. Some hints of vanilla. Finish is a little herbal
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sweet, creamy, and a little pepper with red apples. Long fresh finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Peaty, for sure. Not much more to it though. Slim finish.
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Derick Rethans
3.0
Sweet, syrupy, and peppery smokey. Longish peaty finish.
Derick Rethans
4.5
Lovely sweet and grassy freshness. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
2.5
Vanila, apple, and woody. Medium short finish of pepper and peat.
Jo Henrik Endrerud
5.0
Crazy good
Derick Rethans
2.0
Still boring :-/
Mark Railton
4.5
Nose: banana and honey with a subtle hint of oak Mouth: vanilla fudge with a hint of oak coming through Finish: very warm finish but not harsh. First Japanese whisky I’ve had and I’m really enjoying it.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Creamy! Apple pie. Finish is gingery and pineapple
Derick Rethans
4.0
Treacle, dry spices, and sherry. Finish is long, and like Christmas cake with cream. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
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Derick Rethans
2.0
A little boring. Smooth. And a little spicy. I'd prefer the Scottish stuff.
James Titcumb
3.5
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Derick Rethans
2.0
Peaty, but otherwise uninteresting. #empty
Derick Rethans
3.5
With a few drops of water the flavours come out lovely. Woody, slightly fruity, vanilla and a little creamy. Finish is herby.
:-(
Derick Rethans
Jan 17th, 2020 @ 23:39
Derick Rethans
2.5
Sweet, red wine.
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Derick Rethans
4.0
Vanilla, custard and apple pie. Medium long finish.
You bought this for the name right? :-)
Derick Rethans
Dec 29th, 2019 @ 23:24
You already said that haha.. I did but actually the flavour is not bad!
James Titcumb
Dec 30th, 2019 @ 07:44
Derick Rethans
1.5
Quite harsh. Short woody finish. Should try with water.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Vanilla, caramel, and a little fruity. Shortish oaky finish.
I understand you're sad about that one...
Derick Rethans
Dec 23rd, 2019 @ 22:36
Derick Rethans
2.5
Sweet and vanilla. Medium finish which is a little grassy.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Smooth and with quite some oomph. I prefer it with a few drops of water.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Creamy but some oomph due to high ABV. Is better with a few drops of water to bring out the flavour. Rum spices, cloves, and some apple. Finish is coconut and lemony. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
2.0
Light, sweet, with creamy citrus. Medium finish which is a little spicy.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweetish vanilla. And oh so smokey and peaty. Maybe a little too much. Medium long finish.
Willem-Jan Zijderveld
4.0
I can smell the fruits and nuts. Very smooth, easy to drink, maybe a bit too easy... I can taste some fruits, although I can't really identify what it is myself, but it appears to be peaches.
James Titcumb
4.0
Bright, pairs nicely with dark chocolate
Still getting your Cadenhead's in?
Derick Rethans
Nov 20th, 2019 @ 21:47
Not bought any for ages, I have way too much 😁 just trying to drink through some of it now!
James Titcumb
Nov 20th, 2019 @ 21:57
Derick Rethans
4.5
Sweet sherry and smokey peat. Long lingering almost spicy finish.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Light, a little peaty. Some vanilla. Hints of green apple and grass. Medium not complex finish
Derick Rethans
2.5
Light and creamy, with some fruits. Medicinal finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweet, vanilla and woody sherry. Aftertaste is a little peppery.
Derick Rethans
3.5
White pepper and crisp apple. Quite sharp at times. A little water helps the flavours come out better.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Chewy, but sweet with good hints of sherry. Pepper and ginger in the longish finish. Maybe a little oaky too. Definitely a autumn/winter whisky.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Quite sharp. A little sweet with vanilla. Woody finish.
5.0
Much smoother than the Yippee Ki-yay. Very good finish.
5.0
Dry. Smooth with a little spice.
3.5
Really good and drinkable rye. I’ve found myself going back to this local Atlanta spirit.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Sweet and a hint of tea. Lemony.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Orange and peach yoghurt. Some vanilla. Finish is long and creamy, with a little hint of chili.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Lovely orange and fruity berries. Smooth and creamy. Finish is a red berry, and medium long. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
2.0
Smooth, simple, and a little woody. Easy to drink, not complex, and little character.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Creamy shortbread and honey. Finish is medium with earthy notes and some red berries. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
3.5
Orange and pear, but with a nutty and medium long grassy finish. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
2.0
Sweet and sticky.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Creamy, and red fruits. A little salty. Finish is long with nuts and apricots. A drop of water is preferred.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Smooth and dry sherry. Short and slightly woody finish. Easy to drink, but not a lot of depth.
Derick Rethans
3.5
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Derick Rethans
3.5
Mellow and chewy, that builds up to a big spicy beast. A little creamy. Something to enjoy as a single and not more.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Mouth coating. White chocolate and a little lemon. Coffee and maple syrup. Medium long finish. Maybe a hint of white pepper.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smooth and a red wine twang. Finish is short to medium and a little sweet and woody.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Ash, a little honey and mezcal. Finish is ash and smoke. Needs a few drops of water, which makes the aftertaste a wee bit creamy.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Spicy and herbal. A little sweet with a woody finish. Much closer to a whisky than most rums
3.5
The official tasting notes on the website state "graham cracker, pound cake, plum, and thin mints await," and I agree with all of that, though the flavors are very subtle. Smooth and easy to sip.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sherry and leather. A bit musky with a medium long and really woody finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Apple, fruity, and a little sweet. A bit of a bite with a medium to long finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweet like honey and oranges, with ginger spice. Herbal and liquorice after taste that lingers long. Quite harsh, but a few drops of water makes it a little better with the ginger being much stronger. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
Derick Rethans
1.5
Thin and simple. Slight hints of sherry only. Uncomplex and unimpressive.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Sweet and butterscotch. A little tangy oak. A hint of dark berries.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Woody, and sweetish. A little fruity which comes out a little better after a few drops if water. I wouldn't add water again though.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Sweet, smokey, with vanilla. Quite subtle, but a little harsh. That gets better with a few drops of water.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Summer in a bottle. Fruity orange and vanilla. Finish is medium with medicinal tones and banana. A drop of water improves on the harshness of the high ABV.
Derick Rethans
3.5
White pepper and banana. Medium long finish of herbs and garlic.
James Titcumb
4.0
Deep, complex, rich. Mmmmm.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Without water quite harsh due to high ABV. Caramel and spices. Butterscotch and the finish of white pepper and kiwi comes out better with a few drops of water. #whiskyofthemonth
Derick Rethans
3.0
It's very potent without a few drops of water. Sweet, vanilla, and smokey as hell. Long chewy smoke after taste.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Honey, earthy, banana perhaps. Warm spices. A little chewy finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Seemed like a fitting whisky for tonight...
Derick Rethans
3.5
Smooth and silky on the palette. Soft fruits and a little vanilla. Medium finish that's a little dry. Order Order!
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sweet and buttery. Oranges and bananas, with vanilla. Finish is verbally and a little earthy.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Butter smooth with hints of citrus. Medicinal in the medium long finish. Chewy.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Thick and lovely with red wine and sweet syrupy raisins. Finish is long and chewy, with some almonds.
James Titcumb
4.5
Creamy and thick. A little sharp still. A bit of burnt toast.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Lovely smoky whisky with great red wine hints. #WhiskyOfTheMonth
3.0
Oak, vanilla, cloves, musky. It’s good, but the complexity is muted, possibly due to the higher alcohol content.
5.0
Wow. This is a cacophony of complex flavors. Black pepper, cinnamon, allspice, apple pie, brown sugar, lemon, slightly medicinal, …
3.5
Brown sugar and maple notes. Hint of cinnamon and vanilla.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Sweet marmalade. Sugary. Orange lollipop. More like a Cointreau digestive than a gin.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Lovely deep flavours. Sweet with a hint if vanilla. But also fiery and full of peat.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Warm, smooth and hints of orange. A little smokey in the finish, but easy enough to drink.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Mellow rum. Hints of vanilla, and a little hint of raisins and a little woody.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Hints if sweet rum, but also still herbal and a little medicinal.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smooth, warm caramel with a smokey and butterscotch medium long finish.
James Titcumb
4.0
Salted pork, ginger, lemongrass type flavours.
James Titcumb
2.5
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Derick Rethans
3.0
Sweet and a little smokey.
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I still have one. Should have gotten that instead of the Bowmore.
Derick Rethans
Jan 25th, 2019 @ 22:48
Derick Rethans
3.5
Properly chewy and loads of peat. However. It doesn't overpower the sweet honey notes. Finish is long, warming, and a little woody with a nice burn from the higher ABV.
4.0
Strong and warming, yet mildly sweet and surprisingly mellow. The first whiff seemed astringent, but after letting it sit in the glass a bit, it has mellowed out.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Buttery. Honey and a little vanilla in the long finish. It's a little harsh, but after a few drops of water a few green apples come out. #whiskyofthemonth
Derick Rethans
4.0
Almonds and kiwi on the palate. Spicy finish, with some Ginger heat that lingers long.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smooth and creamy with hints of vanilla, fruits, and dry sherry. Long woody finish with spices.
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Mark Railton
2.5
Very smooth with vanilla and a little honey. Crisp, short finish
Derick Rethans
2.0
Woody and sherry. A bit thin, and a little spicy, on the finish.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Woody and sherry. A bit thin, and a little spicy, on the finish.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Bit sharp, but a little sweet with some aniseed hints.
Mark Railton
3.5
Toffee and vanilla on the nose, light in the mouth with hints of toasted vanilla and nutmeg. Lingering taste of ground pepper and slight hint of mint
Derick Rethans
2.5
Fruity on the palate. Spicy and tangy on the medium long finish. #BirthdayWhisky
Derick Rethans
3.5
Smooth and sweet. Sherry and some vanilla. Lots of fruits. Hints of spicyness on the medium long finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Lightly spicy and smokey. A little thin on the palate. A medium finish with a little earthy undertone.
2.5
Very smooth. Almost too smooth for a rye. Not very complex. Good and drinkable, but not great.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweet, with honey and bananas. Buttery on the palate. Lots of spice, with some menthol and a little woodyness, in the long lingering finish.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Vanilla and woody. A little sweet and fruity. Hints of sherry and a medium finish. A crowd pleaser, but not overly exciting.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Peppery and a little dry. A little sweet at first before the spice kicks in.
Derick Rethans
1.5
Peaty, and woody. Very woody. Maybe a little apple. Short and dry finish, perhaps a little alcoholic.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Butterscotch, creamy and some nutmeg. Woody on the short finish. Disappointing.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sweet with vanilla and very woody. It's quite strong, and a few drops makes it quite a bit more palatable.
Jo Henrik Endrerud
3.0
Easy drinkable, but forgotten quickly. Lots of honey flavour that makes it very light and easy. Would not buy a bottle myself, but it is free in the Whisky Club in the Swiss lounge at ZRH so I am happy :)
Derick Rethans
4.0
Butterscotch and rye on the palate. Finish is medium long, with toffee and dried fruits.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Creamy and buttery. Gentle smoke. Medium long finish is spicy with a little bit of lemon.
4.5
Vanilla and caramel on the nose. Soft oak and sweet rum. Sweet yet dry.
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Derick Rethans
3.0
A bit thin on the palate. Fruity with a slightly spicy finish.
James Titcumb
4.0
Full of sweetness on the nose. Thick creamy, a bit vanilla, a bit almond. Thanks #scotphp18 a lovely pleasant dram :)
I like the sound of vanilla and almond.
Ben Ramsey
Oct 22nd, 2018 @ 05:31
Derick Rethans
3.5
Light and fruity, pears and a hint of chili. Finish is white pepper and banana. #whiskyofthemonth
Derick Rethans
3.0
The notes of the demerara surgery hints of the Classic Rum come through.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Hints of liquorice, butterscotch and vanilla. Finish is medium long and sweet like fudge.
Mark Railton
3.5
Toffee and apple on the nose, palate has ginger, raisin and apple, very smooth finish that lingers
Mark Railton
3.5
Very mellow on the nose, immediate and intense spiced apple in mouth with a very short finish
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Mark Railton
3.5
Slight apple on the nose, warm vanilla in the mouth with a very short finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
A little sweet, like a milk stout. A little hint of peat.
Sweet like a milk stout? That sounds interesting for a whiskey.
Ben Ramsey
Oct 22nd, 2018 @ 05:30
Indeed. It's not the best whisky ever, but it's partly aged in barrels that carried stout. There is an IPA version too, which is IMO not worth it.
Derick Rethans
Oct 22nd, 2018 @ 08:36
James Titcumb
3.5
Little peat on the nose. Toffee, banana but a little too peaty.
James Titcumb
3.0
Cherries on the nose. Peppercorns, a little salty, but sweet honey punches through, with a bit of toffee finish.
James Titcumb
3.5
Very peaty on the nose, but the sherry comes through strong and not so bad peat, and a little rich.
James Titcumb
4.5
Floral light but bursting with summer light fruits. Blueberries, raspberries.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Honey, vanilla and chocolate. Short finish which is a little spicy.

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