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.
James Titcumb
3.5
Gentle peat and aniseed nose. Floral, a little TCP. Water brings out a bright wood flavour. Not much peat, but a little background.
James Titcumb
3.0
Sweet wood nose. Chewy toffee, a little honey and burnt banana. Short finish.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sweet butterscotch and peppery on the palate. Finish is spicy with cinnamon.
James Titcumb
3.0
Creamy and thick, strong wood/oak
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sweet and vanilla. Very oaky and smokey. Plums.
James Titcumb
4.0
Very smooth, stormy molasses. A little coffee bitterness undertones but doesn't get too obtrusive (I hate coffee). Nice and thick, rich mouth feel
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Is it zapaca or zacapa?
Derick Rethans
Sep 22nd, 2018 @ 00:37
Ah dang it's Zacapa, sorry! I was drinking!
James Titcumb
Sep 22nd, 2018 @ 09:18
James Titcumb
3.0
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James Titcumb
3.0
Strong vanilla and molasses, sweet syrup punch, a little apple/citrus fruit comes thru.
James Titcumb
3.0
Vanilla, a bit of wood but a little strong with not much bang for buck
4.5
The alcohol is strong on the nose but not on the tongue. Surprisingly rich and smooth for the alcohol content. Nice oak barrel flavor.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Fruity and fragrant, with a few peppery spices and herbals.
4.5
Wow. The wood from the beer barrels in which this bourbon was finished really gives this a unique flavor. There is a slight funk from the sour Embrace the Funk ale, and the blackberry is nicely subtle.
James Titcumb
4.0
Nose leather, faint molasses, vanilla. Rich fruit, sweet and dark treacle, a little marzipan. A little oaky finish.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Quite smooth, but not very characteristic.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Peaty, but smooth and a little peppery. Short finish.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Sweet and smooth with little peaty hints.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Creamy, light and a little lemony. A little herbal and chili in the finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Oily and peppery on the palate. With hints of lemon. Finish is chewy and long with some tropical fruits. A little smoke too. #whiskyofthemonth
Derick Rethans
4.5
Creamy and soft. A little hints of citrus.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Fruity with yea. A little hint of sourness.
James Titcumb
3.5
Nose sweet, almost molasses like rum. Sweet and not strong at all, quite creamy.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Lovely sweet rum, with lots of spiciness. Dark warm sugar. For International Rum Day!
3.0
Not much smoke or peat flavor, despite the label description.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Creamy and light. Lemon and vanilla. Finish is long and grassy and quite creamy again.
James Titcumb
4.5
Sweet fruit cake, icing, maple syrup
James Titcumb
4.0
Butter slightly oily
James Titcumb
4.0
Liquorice, but light and slightly sweeter
3.5
Very smooth with a nice long burn
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James Titcumb
3.5
Sweet, spicy, typical of spiced rum.
James Titcumb
3.0
It's really not as bad as I remember. Quite smooth, strong molasses, nice coffee bitterness
James Titcumb
3.5
Nicely subtle peat here, not too intense which brings some nice pepper flavour through
4.0
Right out of the gate, this bourbon is hot and spicy, due to its higher than typical alcohol content. The tip of the tongue is greeted with strong cinnamon notes. Subsequent sips reveal mellow oak flavors towards the back of the tongue. Definitely more complex than standard Bulleit Bourbon.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Hints of vanilla and apple, sweet and smooth. A little ginger too.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Little orange flavours.
4.5
Warm. A little spicy. Has a nice bite from the alcohol.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Caramel.
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Derick Rethans
3.5
Liquorice root, mint, and vanilla. Hints of citrus and a little creamy. A little ginger spice on the medium long finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Light. Oily and a little buttery. Liquorice and pepper. Medium finish that's a little oaky, orange peel, and grapefruit. #empty
Derick Rethans
2.5
Lovely soft smooth whisky with hints of sherry.
Willem-Jan Zijderveld
4.0
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3.0
A little medicinal. Quite astringent on the nose.
I forgot to mention that my bottle is 145 out of 1864. Somehow, I managed to find this in my liquor store, and it was supposedly sold out in 2014. Maybe someone's been sitting on it for that long.
Ben Ramsey
Jun 17th, 2018 @ 05:34
Derick Rethans
4.0
Fruits! A little earthy and zesty. Finish syrup and long, with hints of pepper.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Fairly sweet, can sort of taste the peppercorn and a small hint of cloves.
James Titcumb
3.5
Ashy, biscuit, almonds
James Titcumb
4.0
Broad, very likable range of flavours here. Molasses, salty rope, but still touch of sweetness. Fruity finish. Better than my last Strathmill 24 :)
Dang, forgot to attach my photo
James Titcumb
Jun 2nd, 2018 @ 23:30
James Titcumb
3.0
A little rummy (bitter chocolate maybe?) Citrus and chocolate orange.
James Titcumb
4.0
Straw, sweet on nose. Quite salty, a little sweet, and a little thick & oily, makes it really smooth and an interesting mix of flavour!
I would have rated this higher, but I must have submitted before I rated it.
Ben Ramsey
Jun 2nd, 2018 @ 05:04
I really should allow the editing of check-ins... I'll add a feature request.
Derick Rethans
Jun 2nd, 2018 @ 05:09
Derick Rethans
3.0
Molasses sweet, woody, and a little spicy on the finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smooth smd sweet. Little vanilla and molasses. Shortish finish.
James Titcumb
3.5
Sweet and bitter. Molasses, dark chocolate. Makes a change to all the sherry casks I've been having! :)
Derick Rethans
3.5
Sherry on the palate. Quite oaky on the finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Lovely smooth whiskey. Probably one of the better Irish ones. A little honey perhaps and slight hints of white pepper in the medium finish.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Fruit, honey, and quite creamy on the palate. Finish is oily and long with white pepper and syrupy sweet. #whiskyofthemonth
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Derick Rethans
3.0
Sweet, ginger, and a little vanilla. Definitive hints of apple.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Not too sweet, and a little spicy. Honey, and cloves. This edition came with a book of poetry...
5.0
Smooth. Subtle woody, toasted notes, like I’m sipping whiskey in the wood shop. The wood of the barrel this aged in is lovely. Maybe the best rye whiskey I’ve ever had. Lots of complex flavors.
I accidentally checked in to this without changing the rating, so it was a 2.5. Then, I couldn’t edit my check-in, so I deleted it and checked in again. Now, my check-in rating is 5.0, but the average is 3.8. 😕
Ben Ramsey
May 7th, 2018 @ 04:04
So you found a bug (deleting check in doesn't remove whisky rating stats) and have a feature request (edit check in). I'll add them to my issue tracker!
Derick Rethans
May 7th, 2018 @ 09:10
Derick Rethans
3.0
Herbal, pear. Silky and cloves on the finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Peachy and cereal. A little spicy.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Warm and caramel. Toasty. Medium long slightly sweetish finish.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smells of a little citrus.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smells woody. Red wine and little red dark fruits.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smells a little bitter. Little sweet orange in flavour. Marmalade-y. Finish medium long.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Burned sugar. Little sherry sweet. Little burn on the palate. But smooth.
Derick Rethans
2.5
A little sherry and sweet. Fresh and a little complex. Can't quite pin it down though.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Smooth, and definitive hints of red wine and sherry sweetness.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Nose of vanilla. Caramel and little toasted.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Smells musky. A little buttery. Double charred Bourbon batter.
Derick Rethans
2.5
A little fruitier from the sherry. A little banana and hints of dark chocolate in the medium finish.
Derick Rethans
2.0
Watery. Thin, vanilla and sweet.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Orange and a little grassy. Honey and green apples. Finish is a little nutty and spicy. #empty
James Titcumb
4.5
Exquisite. Rich, balanced, bursting with flavour.
4.5
Warm and smooth. I think the barrel wood imparted some beautiful flavor here, but it’s hard for me to describe.
James Titcumb
4.0
Little spiced rum on nose, palette: molasses, bitter & sweetness
Derick Rethans
3.0
Sweet and a little woody. Hints of vanilla.
2.5
A bit astringent. Might need a little water.
4.0
Sweet aroma, buttery, almost oily mouthfeel. Emerging spices and a slow burn. Like a super smooth rye.
Hmmm. I didn’t say it was from Barbados. It’s allegedly Japanese, distributed by a Hong Kong company. The distillery contact is in Japan, though.
Sandy Smith
Apr 17th, 2018 @ 05:38
Logs say you did say it was from Barbados :-) Will fix that for you.
Derick Rethans
Apr 18th, 2018 @ 06:49
Gracias! I must have missed something.
Sandy Smith
Apr 18th, 2018 @ 15:32
Derick Rethans
2.0
That's one big single. Easy, simple and a little sweet.
Derick Rethans
2.5
Simple, but nice enough and the hotel bar had it :-)
Jo Henrik Endrerud
4.0
Surprisingly good
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What does it taste of? I tried a Mackmyra about 5 years ago and it wasn't great at all.
Derick Rethans
Apr 14th, 2018 @ 07:56
I might have been in a bit too good of a mood and were surprised that a Swedish whiskey did not taste like crap. Thinking about it today it is a bit unfair to give it 4 stars considering all the good Scotch and Japanese who end up at 3. Anyway it was not very memorable, but it was just not bad, and that is very good for a Swedish whiskey :)
Jo Henrik Endrerud
Apr 14th, 2018 @ 21:24
Derick Rethans
2.5
Light and a little sweet. Finish has a little medicinal hint.
Mark Railton
3.5
On the nose: very slight spice, warm apple and earthy Taste: honey, cinnamon and slightly woody Finish: Relatively short finish with a bit of spice
Derick Rethans
3.5
Vanilla, butterscotch, and loads of liquorice. A little oily. Finish is long with fudge and apple. #whiskyofthemonth
Derick Rethans
3.5
Very strong and definitely needs a little water. Raisins and caramel. (It's better than the 25yo too)
Derick Rethans
3.0
Honey, vanilla and berries on the palate. Medium long finish that's light and has hints of orange and caramel
Derick Rethans
3.5
Lovely smokey whisky with strong tones of red wine. Long warm finish with hints of forest berries
Derick Rethans
4.0
Dark sweet berries. Hints of vanilla and a medium long finish that's a little herbal, smokey with cinnamon.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Dark sweet berries. Hints of vanilla and a medium long finish that's a little herbal, smokey with cinnamon.
James Titcumb
3.0
Easy drinking, peaty but not overpowering.
James Titcumb
2.5
It's all relative; coming back to this, it's fairly bland. Still get the peanut flavour a little, but there's not much substance to it.
3.5
Extremely smooth. Butterscotch. Does not taste very alcoholic.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Warm and sweet. Buttery on the palate. Quite strong in its cask strength form. A few drops of water makes it a little better. A long slightly sweet and vanilla finish. Perhaps Olorosso sherry hints.
James Titcumb
4.0
Maple syrup, a little bitter like burnt sugar
3.0
Vanilla. Light-bodied. A bit harsh and somewhat bitter. A few drops of water mellows it out.
James Titcumb
3.5
Baked apple crumble. Quite pleasant and bright.
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It's lovely isn't it!
Derick Rethans
Mar 20th, 2018 @ 22:41
Really is! :)
James Titcumb
Mar 20th, 2018 @ 22:42
3.5
Light. Hint of peat. Smooth finish.
3.5
Spicier than the IPA edition. Smooth. Spicy finish.
Which edition is this then? I've had the stout one.
Derick Rethans
Mar 20th, 2018 @ 22:42
3.5
Warm. Sweet finish. Just a hint of the hops on the back end. And on your breath after.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Liquorice and pepper. Finish medium long and spicy with earthiness.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Butterscotch or fudge. Warm sweet vanilla. A medium long finish that is a bit woody.
Sandy Smith
3.5
White wine nose, spicy finish
James Titcumb
3.5
Faint caramel on nose. Smooth. A little citrus. Easy drinker.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Fruits, acidic and white grapes. A little pepper. Finish of orange peel and citrus. #whiskyofthemonth
James Titcumb
4.0
Nose a little salty and burnt sugar. Woody and liquorice. Flavour develops nicely.
A little molasses comes through
James Titcumb
Mar 2nd, 2018 @ 22:59
Derick Rethans
4.0
Vanilla and liquorice. Longish finish of white chocolate fudge and a little spice.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Molasses sweet. Lovely full of vanilla and a wee bit spicy. Definitely sweet!
James Titcumb
4.0
Strong, but sweet and marzipan. Bitter dark chocolate.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Lovely sweet dark fruits. A little spicy, but it's better with a few drops of water.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Slightly sweet with honey and then smoky and spicy. #empty
James Titcumb
3.5
Quite smooth, a little vanilla
James Titcumb
2.5
Bright, sweet and pineapple definitely present, as the name suggests..
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James Titcumb
4.0
Honey and cinnamon, a little fruity.
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James Titcumb
3.5
Nose is really syrup. A little salty and peppery.
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James Titcumb
4.0
Ooh lovely. A little stronger, but still very creamy, touch of vanilla and a lot of rich boozy fruits.
Derick Rethans
3.0
Hint of berries. Strawberry? Peppery finish.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Fruity. Citrus zest and a little creamy. Finish is dry with white pepper and some pears. After 3 drops of water it is creamier and the pepper is stronger. Better without.
James Titcumb
3.5
Blast of liquorice
Derick Rethans
4.0
Warm and smokey, with dark red berries. Lovely sweet red wine tones. A bit harsh without a few drops of water. Chili spice and gingery finish, that lingers long.
James Titcumb
4.5
Fast becoming one of my favourite drams. Easy to drink, full of flavour.
James Titcumb
4.0
Such rich flavours here, takes a bit to get over the strength though. I much prefer it with a few drops of water. Thick, creamy, nutty, sweet.
James Titcumb
4.5
Fresh, bright and fruity but really quite smooth. Very drinkable, very nice.
Derick Rethans
4.0
Sweet plums and a little honey and white chocolate. Spicy finish with cinnamon and smoke. #whiskyofthemonth
James Titcumb
4.0
Really quite drinkable. Enjoying this one.
James Titcumb
3.0
Citrus, freshly sliced apples and pears
Derick Rethans
4.0
Orange, and a little grassy. Honey and green apples. Definitely needs some drops of water. Chewy and spicy finish.
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Jordi Boggiano
4.0
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James Titcumb
3.5
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James Titcumb
4.0
Very smooth, creamy, very drinkable. Sweet, slight cinnamon.
Derick Rethans
3.5
Peated for sure. Warm smokey finish after a little citrus freshness. Chewy.
Peated for sure :)
James Titcumb
Jan 6th, 2018 @ 23:29
Yes. Very sure.
Derick Rethans
Jan 6th, 2018 @ 23:31

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