Scapa 10 year [bottled in 1985] 40% ABV Gordon and Macphail
-smells peaty with cigar
-wet with a leathery taste
-with water- sweeter-wet leather
How can you go wrong with Scapa? Thumbs up on the Aly and Donna scale. Special thanks again to Myra!! We would not ever have gotten to taste this otherwise.
Balvenie Classic 43% ABV
-smells oak and caramel
-tastes peppery caramel like a dessert
-with water gets peppery and less sweet
Highland Park 12 Year Orkney Islands 43% ABV
-smells like a dessert
-with water tastes dry almost chalky at first
Lammerlaw Single Malt New Zealand 43% ABV
-smells sweet with a tinge of oak
-peppery and oily
-with water tastes light wood
Though much lighter than somethinig from Islay, I am reminded of the older Laphroaig expressions that were oilier. That's a word, right?
Hazelburn 8 Year 46% ABV
-smells slightly oak
-tastes a tinge rubbery
-with water very rubbery
Rubber is not the greatest taste.