Johnny Walker Green Label Blended Malt Scotch – My 1st Review

Originally posted to Reddit Reddit by Im-a-scientist.

This is my first review. Not because it’s my favorite scotch (it’s not) nor because it’s my first scotch (it’s not) but because I’ve recently decided to review everything I have, and this bottle is almost gone.

So without further ado:

Johnny Walker – Green Label 15 year aged blend

Including: Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore, Caol Ila. ABV: 43% $80, Purchased Christmas 2011.


Glenfiddich 12 y/o Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Originally posted to Reddit by TOModera.

I’ve been drinking a lot of independent and rare bottles of Scotch, and while that’s pretty awesome, it’s time to get back to some of the unsung, great everyday Scotches that we all enjoy.

To start off this habit (which I don’t know how long it will last, let’s guess… four reviews? Sounds good to me, fictional individual I made up to have a conversation with myself in the middle of a sentence), we’ll be going for my go-to Scotch when I’m at a non-Scotch bar, Glenfiddich 12. As I was at a spa/Thai restaurant with my wife and she offered me a drink, I went for this great go to.


Yellow Spot 12yr Review – Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Originally posted to Reddit by esajz24

Yellow Spot has recently been reintroduced as a 12 year old whisky. It’s garnered a lot of praise since its release, even winning Whisky Advocate’s Irish Whisky of the Year Award. I liked it NAS brother Green Spot, but Redbreast 12, another single pot still whisky from Midleton Distillery, was a real favorite. I think Yellow Spot has a good chance to follow in those footsteps, especially considering that is presented at 46% ABV and is non chill filtered. Good stuff!


Lagavulin 16 Islay single malt Scotch whisky review

Originally posted to Reddit by TheRotundHobo.


Springbank 10 Year, 100 Proof (US bottling) – Campbeltown Single Malt

Originally posted to Reddit by brettrick.

Hey Scotchit, long-time lurker, first-time review (discounting the Bunnahabhain 12 community review a couple weeks ago). For my first review, I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at something procured through a swap over at ScotchSwap. This particular sample comes courtesy of TheDopeGodfather, who was kind enough to send his samples out in advance of me receiving my bottles. What a stand-up guy. Anyway, on to the review!


Laphroaig Càerdias Origin, 2012 Review – Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Originally posted to Reddit by draconiclyyours.

My wife got this for me as a gift for Valentine’s Day. I’ve had quite a few different scotches, but this was the first one that made me want to review it. Longtime Scotch drinker, longtime Scotchit lurker, first review!

Laphroaig Càerdias Origin, 2012 – 51.2% ABV

Details: 50/50 of 13-21yo spirit & 7yo QC matured spirit. Price unknown (Gift/MA). Notes: Reviewed neat in a Glencairn at room temperature (~68°F)

  • Color: Medium-Light amber
  • Nose: Peat, old wood (oak, hints of cedar), honey, charcoal
  • Palate: Woodsmoke, vanilla, honey, sweeter peat, hint of kerosene(?), sea air, and… glue? Very earthy, but not unpleasantly so.
  • Finish: Short, light, honeyed and inoffensive. Exceptionally smooth, didn’t even notice the fade at first
    The first thing I noticed on popping this bottle open was the hammer blow to the nose. It has a far stronger first impression than any scotch I’ve had thus far, but by no means is it unpleasant. Rich, smokey, with a subtle undercurrent of peat and old wood, it instantly brought back memories of sitting around a campfire, trading stories and jokes at the end of the day.


My initial sip only expanded on this. For having one of the higher ABVs I’ve ever sampled, the Càerdias was so smooth that it could have been use to oil my motorcycle. At no point did I feel the characteristic burn I’ve come to expect from whiskey; I was honestly tempted to pour a bit on the tabletop and light it just to see if it really had alcohol in it.

Tasting expanded the aforementioned aromas exponentially, while opening up the more subtle notes. This is a scotch that deserves to be held and rolled in the mouth for a moment– to anything less would be patently criminal.

The finish was the only point I found waning, even if only by the slightest of margins. The Càerdias finishes so quickly and smoothly that I honestly didn’t notice it fading until I realized that there was no flavor left lingering on my palate- I would have preferred a slightly longer finish, if only to maximize the experience.


While I cannot vouch for the tagline of “the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies”, I can say it is one of, if not the, most richly flavored Scotch that I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.

Overall: 93/100

I’ll be heading down to where my wife got this to see about purchasing another bottle or two to tuck away.


My 1st Review – Glenfiddich 15 Valley Of The Deer Single Malt Scotch

Originally posted to Reddit by YUNOtiger

The Subject – Glenfiddich 15 – ABV 40%


Ardbeg Uigeadail – Islay Single Malt Scotch Review

Originally posted to Reddit by KamBC

Ardbeg Uigeadail, 54.2% ABV, Non Chill Filtered

Finally I have a bottle of this in my home. Here goes!