2013 Scotch Tasting

Date Held: Friday, May 17th, 2013

Yamazaki 12 yr (Japan)

Country: (Japanese Whisky)

Distillery: (Yamazaki)

Bottler: (Yamazaki)

Age: (12 year old Whisky)

The nose is of good body with plenty of nut oils and zest, a pleasant floral character with a little tropical fruit and a rooty note. The palate is smooth and soft with good sweetness and winter spice. A lovely citrus note develops with more tropical fruit notes and a little rum. The finish is medium with fruit and zest.

Bushmills 16 yr (Ireland)

Country: (Irish Whiskey)

Distillery: (The "Old Bushmills" Distillery Company)

Bottler: (The Old Bushmills Distillery Company)

Age: (16 year old Whisky)

Nose: A classic Irish nose of honey, yoghurt and tinned stone fruit, this also has a lovely cassia bark character which develops in the glass.

Palate: Spiced and rich with juicy summer fruits, Christmas spices, pine oil, manuka honey and peaches in syrup.

Finish: Thick and syrupy with notes of red berries and Golden Syrup.

Canadian Club Sherry Cask (Canada)

Country: Canada

Cask Type: Sherry

A special edition CC, made in very small quantities from the finest whiskies aged at least eight years in white oak barrels, then double matured in sherry casks imported from Jerez in Spain.

Zeppelin Bend (MI, USA)

1A straight-malt whiskey, twice distilled and aged in new American oak with a heavy char. Notes of vanilla and clove arise from the slightly caramelized spirit leading to a classic American-oak finish.Spirits Style: Straight Malt Whiskey

Spirits Style: Straight Malt Whiskey

Proof: 90

Base/Wash: 100% malted barley fermentation done in house

Techniques: Twice distilled to 140 proof. Barreled at 120 proof in heavy-charred American white oak. After a 3-year minimum maturation time in the barrel, the whiskey is transferred out and proofed to 90 proof with deionized water. • Filtered through 3 particulate filters prior to bottling.

Caol Ila (Scotland)

Country: (Scotch Whisky)

Region:(Islay Whisky)

Distillery: (Caol Ila)

Bottler: (Caol Ila)

Age: (12 year old Whisky)

Nose: Fresh, herbal. Rubbed peppermint leaves, stemmy, damp grass, smoky. Oily, cigar leaves, smoked ham, hickory.

Palate: Good body, oily, tar, elegant smoke. Hints of boiled sweets.

Finish: Long, peppery, spicy warmth, smoke.

The Cigars:

Bolivar Petite Corona

Origin: Unknown

Manufactured: Hand Made

Gauge: Medium

Length: 129

Format: Mareva Ring: 42

Weight: 8,46 gr.

Its taste is quite similar to Coronas. The characteristic strong Bolivar taste. Smokers who find Coronas Gigante too big for them, agree that this size is perfect for them, getting a very full bodied and creamy smoke. The minimum ageing recommended for this cigar is 4 to 6 years.

H. Upmann Magnum 46

Origin: Unknown

Manufactured: Hand Made

Gauge: Thick

Length: 143

Format: Corona Gorda

Ring: 46

Weight: 11,41 gr.

Rare.The Magnum's flavors come out fully toward the middle.