June42013
J&B Jet  - 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Boxed Rare - 750ML, 43% Alcohol,Aged: 12 Years in Old Oak Casks.  This Whisky is very hard to find now and it is a very easy nice scotch to drink, no water.  Yes this is a blend and a very good blend.  It is full bodied and made from 32 grain and malt whiskies, all of which are 12 years and older and mostly from Speyside. I personally do not really care for J&B whisky.  I think it’s hard to drink, but if J&B produced whisky like the JET there would be a truly strong following for J&B.
Nose: Honey, Honeysuckle, Grass with a Light Floral Fragrance, Fruity.
Taste: A Very Light Scotch - Initially Heavy Honey fading to Light Honey, then Fruit with a smooth lingering sweetness on the palate. Nice soft finish.
With water it is still a very good scotch.  Water lightens the sweetness but there is still the lingering Honey Fruit sweetness on the palate with again a nice soft finish.
An Excellent Summer Drink if you can find it.
~Dom

J&B Jet  - 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Boxed Rare - 750ML, 43% Alcohol,Aged: 12 Years in Old Oak Casks.  This Whisky is very hard to find now and it is a very easy nice scotch to drink, no water.  Yes this is a blend and a very good blend.  It is full bodied and made from 32 grain and malt whiskies, all of which are 12 years and older and mostly from Speyside. I personally do not really care for J&B whisky.  I think it’s hard to drink, but if J&B produced whisky like the JET there would be a truly strong following for J&B.

Nose: Honey, Honeysuckle, Grass with a Light Floral Fragrance, Fruity.

Taste: A Very Light Scotch - Initially Heavy Honey fading to Light Honey, then Fruit with a smooth lingering sweetness on the palate. Nice soft finish.

With water it is still a very good scotch.  Water lightens the sweetness but there is still the lingering Honey Fruit sweetness on the palate with again a nice soft finish.

An Excellent Summer Drink if you can find it.

~Dom

November132012
Good advice

Good advice

(via rickjamesbitch)

November52012
Birthday tasting at Tuthilltown Distillery who make the tiny Hudson Whiskey.

Birthday tasting at Tuthilltown Distillery who make the tiny Hudson Whiskey.

August272012
creeep-itreal:

Fact.

creeep-itreal:

Fact.

(Source: brooklynchalktalk, via gisellley)

June272012

This certified lunatic and Master Mustachioed Blender shows you how to nose your whisky.

September202011

Went back to the SMWS Queen St. again for a wee rest after hiking up Arthur’s Seat with Lisa and Jeff. Fewer better places in Edinburgh to regain your composure, even if to lose it again. 

Cask No. 76.81 
Vanilla Malt Shake

Cask No. 9.61 
A hot summer’s day among the Gorse

Cask No. 35.53
Old Jazz Bar

Cask No. 125.46
Bright and Vivacious 

August172011

Even great polliticians love a good wee dram!

imwithkanye:

Politicians + Campaign Trail + Food = YUSSS!

Hillary Clinton + Whiskey

(via bbook)

July102011
Swung by Queen St. last monday to show some in-town friends the SMWS. Got to try some of the July outturns, and one brilliant recommendation by the staff.
Cask No. G8.1, Light, Bright and Agreeable
Cask No. 76.83, Cocktails after Rugby
Cask No. 125.45, Complex and Thought Provoking 
First time I’ve tried the Grain series and found it delicious and a great way to start the evening. 76.83 was very light as well and could detect a bit of cucumber as in the notes. The most surprising though was 125.45, an islay whisky that tasted more or less like cherries in molasses. Surprisingly low peat on that one as well.

Swung by Queen St. last monday to show some in-town friends the SMWS. Got to try some of the July outturns, and one brilliant recommendation by the staff.

  • Cask No. G8.1, Light, Bright and Agreeable
  • Cask No. 76.83, Cocktails after Rugby
  • Cask No. 125.45, Complex and Thought Provoking 

First time I’ve tried the Grain series and found it delicious and a great way to start the evening. 76.83 was very light as well and could detect a bit of cucumber as in the notes. The most surprising though was 125.45, an islay whisky that tasted more or less like cherries in molasses. Surprisingly low peat on that one as well.

June212011
Nose: Spicy, Hot Cinnamon Candy with a hint of Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Anise.
Taste: Soft Mouthfeel, spicy and sweet at the same time with mild anise, buttery toffee with a hint of butterscotch and lipstick.
Finish: Medium Dry, Hot Cinnamon candy, light coconut and a very light black licorice and cherry.  I would say anise, but it definitely reminded me of black licorice.  Spicy and sweet, with a light peppery finish.
Watered: Nose reminded of a fun day in candy store. The cinnamon was diminished but with a cotton candy, cherry and light tobacco taste.
This is an incredibly easy to drink whisky either straight or on the rocks.  It does not need water.  However water brings out other fine characteristics.  This whisky, I believe will enhance a Manhatten or other mixed drinks.  I abosolutely love it either straight, with water, on the rocks or in a Manhatten.  Wow!

Nose: Spicy, Hot Cinnamon Candy with a hint of Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Anise.

Taste: Soft Mouthfeel, spicy and sweet at the same time with mild anise, buttery toffee with a hint of butterscotch and lipstick.

Finish: Medium Dry, Hot Cinnamon candy, light coconut and a very light black licorice and cherry.  I would say anise, but it definitely reminded me of black licorice.  Spicy and sweet, with a light peppery finish.

Watered: Nose reminded of a fun day in candy store. The cinnamon was diminished but with a cotton candy, cherry and light tobacco taste.

This is an incredibly easy to drink whisky either straight or on the rocks.  It does not need water.  However water brings out other fine characteristics.  This whisky, I believe will enhance a Manhatten or other mixed drinks.  I abosolutely love it either straight, with water, on the rocks or in a Manhatten.  Wow!

June82011
Scotch Malt Whisky Society | Queen St. | Edinburgh
Drams sampled. Jerrick’s then Dom’s.
Cask No. 23.68 
Cask No. 27.91
Cask No. 44.44
Cask No. 9.59
Cask No. 79.54
Cask No. 2.79
Cask No. 19.48
Cask No. 36.48
Cask No. 5.28
Cask No. 50.41 
Names and notes to follow!

Scotch Malt Whisky Society | Queen St. | Edinburgh

Drams sampled. Jerrick’s then Dom’s.

  • Cask No. 23.68 
  • Cask No. 27.91
  • Cask No. 44.44
  • Cask No. 9.59
  • Cask No. 79.54
  • Cask No. 2.79
  • Cask No. 19.48
  • Cask No. 36.48
  • Cask No. 5.28
  • Cask No. 50.41 

Names and notes to follow!

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