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Macallan 18 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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This scotch, while expensive, is worth every penny. The balance is precise and the smoothness of the mouthfeel makes enjoying this spirit a delightful experience. The finish is long and smooth with hints of caramel and toasted almond, a luxury addition to your home bar to bring out on special occasions.

Lagavulin 16-year-old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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For my palate I'm not sure this single malt can be bested around its price point. It carries heavy smoke without being overpowering - and the complexity on the finish begs to know why you would spend more on lesser scotches. A first love for many scotch drinkers, but don't be surprised if you keep coming back to this bottle after you explore the multitude of offerings on the market around this price-point.

Johnnie Walker Blue Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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While certainly not a value buy, Johnnie Walker Blue definitely delivers the goods. Undoubtedly smooth with terrific balance of smoke and sweetness this flagship offering from Johnnie Walker can hold its own among the high end scotch offerings. Treat yourself to this iconic bottle!
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart WE 95 BC 0

Glenlivet 15 year old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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This is one scotch that I always enjoy neat. Unlike the peat monsters on the market today, the delicate vanilla flavors of this Glenlivet wash over the tongue and pull you to contemplate the delicate aromas and texture. This is the perfect escape from the overpowering smoke and wood that dominate so many whiskies on the shelves today.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

Macallan 12 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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A beautiful amber color and smoothness on the palate testify to why this is a solid benchmark by which all other 12 year old whiskies can be judged. Toasted pine nut and a rich molasses finish are perfectly balanced against the oak finish which makes this a great sipper either neat or with a light splash of water. A must-have for any home bar.

Glenlivet "Nadurra" 16 year old, Non-Chill Filtered Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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At over 100 proof, this is a whisky that definitely needs some taming. A splash of water and a sliver of ice make this whisky much more approachable, though it will still pack a punch even after dilution. Elements of smoke and a hint of honey vanilla round out the finish, though I still think it lacks the smoothness of some other offerings in its age bracket. The perfect choice to warm from within on a cool evening!