(rī) 1 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

46% alc./vol.

André 81%
Dried sugar in a pot, brown sugar, apple pie. Subsequently, the acidity of the fruit, dry oak wood - tooth cure, ending on notes of cereal grains.

RV 82%
Rye and Christmas cane, two-dimensional but effective, a Nordic Canadian bourbon. Very mellow on the walls of the cheeks despite the attack of spices on the tongue. These, accompanied by a piece of cedar and some hops are quite strong in the final, and persist long enough. Something for the Canadian beer and rye fan, but like Rush I recognize talent without wanting to see them on show, even for free.

Patrick 86%
Fruity nose with a touch of spice reminiscent of a slight smoke. To taste, strawberries, caramel and sugar, all in the usual spice cocktail with rye. In the final, the spices take their place again. Overall a superb rye that surprises with its sweetness and diversity of flavors.

1792 Ridgemont Reserve

46.85% alc./vol.

André 89%
Very nice and dangerously attractive. The alcohol level, a bit higher than the average, is drowned by the sweetness and the vanilla, thus allowing to disappear without too much being really realized. Very sweet and liquid in the finish with a hint of honey and an avalanche of wild fruits. The whole is well balanced and really pleasant. at 26 $ us the bottle is more than just candy.

RV 87%
A whiskey quiet but very good string. Grain and jute, an old rope of barn rope, while remaining syrupy and pleasant. Beautiful finish first chocolate, then long aftertaste of wood and vanilla.

Patrick 88%
Nose: Powerful oak, some cherries and vanilla. Palate: A nice mix of rye and oak. All married with a beautiful mix of spices and ripe fruits. Finale: Burnt brown sugar and spices. Balance: Simply good. The tailgate whiskey we want to share until we see that the bottle is about to be empty ... At this moment, we will hide the rest jealously!

Martin 89.5%
That must be that in the Sico palette at Rona, "orange bourbon" ... Nose: Rye and oak, honey and mint. Coated with a sweet ballet of brown sugar and vanilla that does not betray surprisingly its rather generous alcohol. Palate: A large sweet honeysuckle attacks first to quickly retreat in front of spices and mint. Final: A woody oak background acts as a stage for a long-term duel between vanilla and chocolate. Balance: The perfect bourbon to plant on the veranda while waiting firmly for the epic storm that will free us from the yoke of this infernal heat wave.

1835 The Lone Star Texas Bourbon

45% alc./vol.

André 73%
In the bubbling world and the explosion of interest in whiskey, several shell companies are taking advantage of the general craze to stock up in wholesale producers and often do not even have stills to distill. It still seems the case here, as the label says '' bottled '' in Texas ... and not '' distilled ... Sourced whiskeys are definitely to kill the market little by little and undermine the name '' micro-distillers '' . The nose is tasteless and generic, no originality, we do in the presentation straight to the point, bar none, case closed; wild red berries, cherries, licorice, cinnamon, cassonnade and burnt wood. It does not bode well ... The mouth is delivered with no passion, the alcohol is in the foreground and mishandles the flavors of peppery and spicy licorice. The burnt wood also stands out and the whiskey is frank and sliced ​​in the mouth. Well, for 30 $ I did not have big expectations ... The final is on the adulterated alcohol in which navy red fruits and licorice. The price does not believe everything but in this case, 30 $ us is pure theft. Trump should mount his wall around the distributor's head office.

Patrick 85%
A very good whiskey, with a very traditional flavor palette for a bourbon. My bug is that not only is it a "no age statement", but it is also a "no distillery statement". A practice that I find deplorable. Ok, whiskey is good, but if you're reading this, buy something you know the real producer. Nose: slightly spicy caramel scent with a hint of cherry. Palate: Delicious spices, burnt wood and brown sugar. Finale: A beautiful length, marked by the typical spices of bourbon.

AD Rattray Caol Ila 13 years old Sherry Cask

60.5% alc./vol.

André 89.5%
Nose frank and dry, not denying its maritime and peaty origins but remaining a bit indefinite as long as it does not open the mouth. She does have an accent but has been able to assimilate her refining into sherry casks, a little discreet on the nose but more present in the mouth. Superbly voluptuous displaying a little animal and fruity side, leading to the final maritime and phenolic flavors.

Patrick 90%
Nose of burnt rubber and bacon. Also a nice vanilla to marry everything. On the palate, vanilla, peat and smoke ... All is still very invigorating. Reminds Pierre-Luc of a mushroom risotto? In any case, a small ton of salt. As Émilie says, it looks like a fire! In the final, the salt stretches for our greatest pleasure. A superb whiskey, very well balanced, a pity that the bottle is already empty.

RV 92%
Better than the sum of its parts, it is not a good Coal Ila: it is an excellent Islay, point to the line. Beautiful olfactory Islay ca! Appetizing the beautiful balance between peat and salt, anchored in a hint of maritime land. In the mouth, obliging alcohol, after the salt the heat settles and does not leave before the throat. However, on this floor, it is the powerful peat of Ardbeg that turns into a beautiful suite concluding by flowing gently in the seaweed. For a young 13 years, shows a beautiful maturity and variety.

AD Rattray Cask Islay

46% alc./vol.

André 85%
No doubt, we are on Islay. Nice peat a little filthy and sweet, big ripe orange, green fruits, pineapple, honey. Maritime, both on the nose and in the mouth, a bit of sea salt, the sensation of ashes from the hearth, on the nose the whiskey has an oily profile which on the palate is expressed by flavors of heated oil and peat flavors camphorous that tempt to soften vanilla notes. Definitely a young whiskey with the sensation of pecking on the tip of the tongue, so probably down 10 years. The flavors look a lot like Laphroaig because of the greenish medicinal side of the distillery. As a fan of peaty whiskey, I like this edition but the young side and '' chopped with the ax '' sniffs a little, in the only whiskey is a little too simple and lacks nuances and finish . The finish is strong, peaty and smoky, medicinal at will, but predictable and unidimensional. Interesting as a presentation but we would tire of having a bottle.

Patrick 88%
A good filthy and maritime Islay as we like! And besides, it also offers an interesting complexity. Nose: Rich peat smoke, seaweed, salt and some citrus fruits. Palate: Smoke of peat, pepper, citrus, all on a beautiful oily texture. Probably young, but not too much. Finale: Of a beautiful length, marked by smoke and pepper.

AD Rattray Ledaig 9 years old

57.9% alc./vol.

André 87%
Nose of intense peat, marzipan and vanilla, notes of toasted bread and cereals, heating oil and green grass. A little weird like flavors but challenging for the taster. The palate is oily and offers strong notes of green grass, eucalyptus, very medicinal. Some tones of melted plastic, the bitterness of coffee and a dying beach fire on the beach, slight lemony astringent twist in mouth finish. Medicinal finish, notes of eucalyptus and earthy peat dotted with wet green grass. Beautiful texture again, notes of tobacco seasoned with a light salty sea.

AD Rattray Loch Lomond Distillery Croftengea 11 years 2005 Sherry Cask #321

58.9% alc./vol.

André 86%
Beach fire almost extinguished, smoked meat, cinnamon and eucalyptus, candy breaks flu, pepper. The texture on the palate is oily and smoky, a large dose of peppered vanilla and smoke, fish-shaped candies that taste cinnamon, a little grimy overall, almost industrial. Finely coated with oil that preserves the mouth of the bite of alcohol with a peppery aftertaste. I do not understand why it tastes so little sherry except perhaps the use of a filling 3eme drum or more ... A little too linear point of view flavors, but a divine texture.

AD Rattray Stronachie 10 years old

43% alc./vol.
Produced by the Benrinnes distillery

André 80%
Superb nose, very smooth and subtle with a little spicy side really tricky. Lemon and citrus, ginger, wet oak wood, white pepper, a little bit of green grass, green apple and orange peels. Unfortunately it is a waste in the mouth even with the beautiful flavors of honey, pears, oranges and vanilla. The greenish oak barrel flavors and strong spices envelop the flavors and make escape the beautiful aromas felt on the nose and leave an astringent, spicy and peppery sensation that slices fiercely from the nose. Given the price this whiskey is honest and offers an interesting experience.

Patrick 82%
A good malt with a bit of originality that would have gained less diluted. In short, I think that was wasted good juice. To please the accountants of the company. Nose: Heather and barley dipped in honey. Simple, but still nice. Mouth: Still heather, with nice peppery notes, cereals, some wood and honey. Final: A little short, marked by wood and heather.

Aberfeldy 12 years old (old traffic jam)

40% alc./vol.
Built in 1898 on the site of a former brewery called Pitlie, by John and "Whiskey Tom" Dewar, the first Scottish merchant to bottle his blends, the Aberfeldy Distillery is located in the heart of the Grampian Mountains. With the exception of the war years, Aberfeldy never stopped producing. The Aberfeldy distillery was completely renovated in 1972. The whiskey of the distillery is mainly intended for the production of blends. It is part of the famous blend Dewar's White Label, Scottish Leader and Johnnie Walker among others. Since the 60 years, the distillery has a direct rail link with Dewar cellars located in Perth.

André 79%
Nuts and pecans coated with honey, freshly cut wood. Dry and very frank on the palate. The after-taste is by cons longer than evaluated at the finish in the mouth. The finish is slightly fruity (raisins) without being extraordinary. There is an "off-key" somewhere ... I sometimes prefer the quiet tranquility of a single malt without surprise but still it must be well built and balanced, which is not the case here.

Patrick 83%
Spicy grains. Light spices. Grapes. Banana that disappears with the arrival of the final. The final, meanwhile, leaves us a sweet taste in the mouth.

Martin 82.5%
Coppery Amber full of promise and we hope for riches. Nose: honey, heather and pear. Frankish oak with a touch of butterscotch here and there. Palate: Sweet and honeyed. Nectarine, orange and re-honey. A nice cushion of softness compared to the nose. Finish: Moderately long and warm, with hints of dusty oak and echoes of vanilla honey. Balance: unpretentious, but also unsurprising and without brilliance. It still remains another excellent malt week. As in most cases, with a slight kick in the back of its alcohol content, one could get to somewhere.

RV 82%
Vinyl, buttery flower, a little spicy, which comes on the tongue with a certain passion. We find a Bruichladdich butter when swallowed, and the final a little smoky and ashen is long only a persistent malt, with a touch of alcohol well present despite its low percentage. Very well built, efficient and well disposed, but even after several visits, I do not see who could establish it in his first choices. Probably a good base blend, but in single malt, I'll see elsewhere.

Aberfeldy 16 years

40% alc / vol.

André 84.5%
Picture of a quiet meadow at the end of the sunny day, a bowl of dried fruit topped with honey on the wooden table, pinch of cinnamon, peel of red apples, dried grapes, orange pods, caramel. Peaceful, it invites to calm and relaxation, let the good time roll ... The disappointment will come from the diluted texture in the mouth, we were too greedy and lowered the alcohol level too low, probably filtered too, no greasy texture or oily who would have lovingly braided these flavors together; sherry, red apple peel, oranges, honey. Beautiful and sweet fruity finish, tasty but without texture. Pity.

Patrick 87%
The discreet nose does not suggest the very good whiskey that we find in the mouth. A great surprise. For those who do not like it too intense, I'm still tasty. Nose: Very light scent marked by barley, a subtle caramel and fruits that are even more. Taste: Tasty, marked by ripe fruit, caramel, barley and a touch of sweet wood. Finish: Medium length, marked by wood spices.

Martin 86%
Nose: Malt and honeyed vanilla, very close to his little brother 12 years, even the bottle can be confusing. Some fruits and flowers. Palate: Slightly bland but sweet. Still vanilla and honey in power, but its long sleep and barrel gives it a little spicy punch. Final: Of a rather average duration but pleasant, carried on the wood and the spices. Balance: Very good, albeit a little overrated. The 12 years is the job, and for just $ 50 and more!

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