2018 Scotch Tasting

Date Held: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Glengoyne 15 Year

Nose: Hints of candied lemon and a touch of butterscotch. Creamy cereal sweetness and porridge oats. Demerara sugar.

Palate: Oily, rich palate entry with notes of toffee popcorn, salted butter and hints of ground walnuts. Allspice and lemon rinds.

Finish: Oaky, malty finish.

Glengoyne's new 15 year old is a rich, rounded single malt, completely devoid of peat smoke thanks to air-drying the barley. It is aged in both bourbon and first-fill sherry casks, with some refill cask whisky thrown in for good measure.

Country: Scotch Whisky

Distillery: Glengoyne

Bottler: Glengoyne

Age: 15 year old Whisky

ABV: 43%

Grangestone 21 Yea

Highlands, Scotland- Hand-selected oak casks house this Whisky for 21 years. This full-bodied Whisky has an elegant aromatic palette of rich oak, cinnamon, ginger and nuts. Enjoy an everlasting finish and enhance with a dash of water. Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition

Select single malts sourced from an undisclosed distillery in Scottish Highlands are blended together to create Grangestone 21 Year. Each whisky has matured at least 21 years in oak casks and the finished product is bottled at 40% abv.

Age: 21 Year Blended Whisky

Cask Type: Oak

ABV: 40.0%

Distilled In Pot Stills From 100% Malted Barley, Produced At One Distillery, Aged In Barrels; If Scotch Or Irish, Must Be Aged For At Least Three Years.

Macallan Edition No. 2

Nose: Mocha, brown sugar, a spark of ginger and some oak-y warmth.

Palate: Notes of Sherried raisins and dried citrus peels develop, a hint of vegetal oak. Still a little chocolate-y.

Finish: Spiced fruit cake and lemon peels.

The second release from the Macallan Edition series is a collaboration between Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno and the three brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca (named Best Restaurant in the World twice by Restaurant magazine). This single malt was drawn from a combination of European and American oak casks.

Country: Scotch Whisky

Region: Speyside Whisky

Distillery: The Macallan

Bottler: The Macallan

Age: 14 year old Whisky

ABV: 48.2%

Dalmore 15 Year

Nose: A chocolate orange. Potpourri, perfumed. Fruitcake, Sherry.

Palate: Medium, lovely delivery. Zesty orange, Curaçao, chocolate. Winter spice, stem ginger in syrup. Hints of anise and a little hickory.

Finish: Malty barley and smoky espresso.

The Dalmore 15 year old was first launched in 2007. Matured in Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso Sherry casks, it proffers all those winter spice, orange zest and chocolate notes characteristic of Dalmore.

Country: Scotch Whisky

Region: Highland Whisky

Distillery: Dalmore

Bottler: Dalmore

Age: 15 year old Whisky

ABV: 40.0%

Laphroaig Lore

Nose: Rich and smoky with seaside minerals with a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops. Vanilla follows with oily unroasted chestnuts and a hint of fudge with a malty sweetness. A drop of water adds a creamy clotted cream note with fruit appearing in the form of unripe citrus in a flan glaze.

Palate: Richly peaty with a spicy chilli bite.

Finish: Short dry finish and a long sweet aftertaste.

Created by Distillery Manager John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is said to be the richest ever Laphroaig! Named after the skills passed down over the generations, this permanent addition to the range is matured in a combination of casks including first fill Sherry butts and quarter casks and is said to contain some of their "most precious stock".

Country: Scotch Whisky

Region: Islay Whisky

Distillery: Laphroaig

Bottler: Laphroaig

Age: Made up of whiskies aged in a combination of quarter casks, sherry casks and reused peated casks

ABV: 48.0%

The Cigars:

Punch Double Corona (SUA JUL 00)

If you are familiar with Double Coronas, you will find the one belonging to this brand as one of the best in the market. As you keep on smoking it, its flavours, aroma and taste increase, with a perfect combustion. The minimum ageing recommended for this cigar goes between three and five years.

Origin: Cuba

Manufactured: Hand Made

Gauge: Thick

Length: 194

Format: Prominente

Ring: 49

Weight: 17,86 gr.

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Robusto

The first Sun Grown was a dark cigar to begin with, but this more modern version has surpassed the original in every respect—it’s darker, it’s stronger and it’s more complex. The cigars are also trunk-pressed, giving them an attractive appearance that hints at the bold blend of Nicaraguan tobacco under the broadleaf wrapper—and they harmonize beautifully, imparting earthy, nutty notes and bittersweet chocolate with the sweeter properties of the wrapper.

Made By: Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A.

Factory Location: Nicaragua

Gauge: 50

Length: 5.00"

Wrapper: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua