Grosso Lee added a review to Maker's Mark with a score of 9 / 10
Not my kind of whisk(e)y, but I enjoyed it really. I drank it in a bar in Milan (Italy), in a decent nosing glass, and I found quite a complex variety of fruity notes, vanilla, honey and toffee. Pleasant.
Grosso Lee added a review to Talisker 18 Year Old with a score of 7 / 10
I quite hated it. It was expected to be a great heavily smoked and tasteful dram, but a part from the smoke, I found nothing. Finish? Where is it? Maybe I bought an awful bottle, I don't know, but I've really been disappointed. I added some water tu open it up. Nothing. Nothing of nothing. wtf
Grosso Lee added a review to Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old with a score of 9 / 10
They say it's one of the perfect single malts to start with, after the first experiences with blends. It's called the honeyed whisky, the gentle spirit, and so on...I found it great, but only after a bunch of times. It's so delicate that it deserves time and a quite experienced nose. Infact I believe that I'm gonna find it better with the second bottle. Floreal and fruitiness, honey and crisp cerelas on the tongue, mild and delicate without losing presence and character. Complex but gentle.
Grosso Lee added a review to Lagavulin 16 Year old with a score of 9 / 10
Laga 16 is a 'must' of Islay. But the label doesn't state that it's non-chill filtered or colour free, so we're allowed to think that it's got E150 and that many molecules of tasteful oils and proteins have been lost during a chill-filtration. Anyway, full body amber liquid, smells of sea water, slightly of coffè, even some bricolage glue, and of course of smoke and peat. Tasting it, I found some notes of fine cocoa and a mixture of sweet and salt. Finish isn't as long as I expected.
Grosso Lee added a review to Bruichladdich 10 Year Old with a score of 9 / 10
It's a classic kind of scotch, but crafted at high standard quality: non-chill filtered and no caramel added. It's the first 10 years old of the new Bruichladdich management, and it's complex and creamy. It needs no more than 3 tea spoons of still water and then it needs 10/15 minutes to evolve. Créme Brulé, soft peat, cereals, ice cream and fruits. A wonderful balance of mild sweetness and soft bitterness. I ate some slices of smoked swordfish drinking this Laddie Ten and it's been fantastic!