Johnny Walker 12 YO – Black Label

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Scotland unspecified
Type: Blended
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
This blend was created in 1909 and consists of over 40 different whiskies. It’s a step up from the Red Label in the Johnny Walker core range.

Jameson 12 YO – Distillery Reserve

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Ireland
Type: Blended
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
This version of Jameson is only sold at the old distillery in Dublin (and now also in their online shop). It has been triple-distilled and then aged in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks for a minimum of 12 years and has a high pure Pot Still content.

Jameson Original

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Ireland
Type: Blended
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting. This is a cheap irish whisky and it’s sweet and metallic.

Additional information
Jameson Original is a blend of single pot still and grain whiskeys. It’s triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.

Haig Club

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Lowlands
Type: Single grain
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 1/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
This expression was released in 2014. It’s made at the Cameronbridge distillery. It is matured in a combination of first fill, refill and rejuvenated american ex-bourbon barrels.

The Glenrothes Select Reserve

ABV: 43 %
Origin: Speyside
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
The Select Reserve is the first NAS whisky released by Glenrothes. They don’t disclose the content. It’s said that they select casks with different ages and cask types to create the specific flavour profile.

Tomatin Legacy

ABV: 43 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
The Legacy was relaunched in 2016 as the entry level in Tomatin’s core range. It’s been aged in a combination of american ex-bourbon oak barrels and virgin oak casks for an undisclosed amount of time.

The Six Isles

ABV: 43 %
Origin: Islay/Islands
Type: Blended malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
Six Isles is a vatted malt from Ian Macleod Distiller’s. It blends together six single malts from Arran, Islay, Jura, Mull, Orkney and Skye. It’s unchillfiltered and has natural colour. The specifics of the content aren’t disclosed.

Mackmyra Vit Hund

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Unaged whisk(e)y
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
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Additional information
”Vit hund” is the raw Mackmyra malt distillate, the new make. Vit hund means ”white dog” in Swedish. This is diluted and sold as an aperitif or mixer.

Monkey Shoulder

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Speyside
Type: Blended malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting, but this is a sweet and fruity whisky. It’s very mild and easy to sip. It’s not an explorer’s whisky, its main purpose is for mixing drinks or cocktails. It’s perfectly okay to have neat though.

Additional information
Monkey Shoulder is a vatted malt made by William Grant and Sons. It contains malts aged in american ex-bourbon barrels from Kininvie, Balvenie and Glenfiddich. They are vatted together for 3 months before bottling.

Mackmyra Select Reserve (MA-1104)

ABV: 57.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
This is bottle number 4 from a private cask. It was distilled 2010-06-01 and bottled 2014-11-06. It’s aged in a 30L ex-bourbon cask.

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