This is an exciting week. Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out in theaters, and another line of whiskies in The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar. So, lets get to it.

Day 10 Lost Distillery Company: Jericho Archivist
This one sure snuck up on me. The nose was so soft and (I don’t want to say) nonexistent. But I expected a bit more. However, once I had a taste, the whisky blew open for me. Even the nose came out much more. As one of Lost Distilleries older whiskies, it sure held up and now I need to find a bottle.

Day 11 Samaroli: Samaroli Islay
An Islay blend containing a large portion of Laphroaig… I’m sold. Exactly what you would expect from an Islay Blend. Smokey, but bright, you can tell there’s a good portion of young whiskies in here, but the salty butter notes really sweeten this dram up nicely.

Day 12 Secret Spirits: Undisclosed Speyside 19yr
You had me at “63.4% Speyside”. Some rich vanilla tones here. So sweet and smooth on the nose, and some warm spices and evergreen trees on the palate. Or is that just me drinking this next to the Christmas tree? I am horrible at blind tastes test, but I would guess this as a possible Glenrothes.

Day 13 Shetland Reel: Shetland Reel Bach 3
I don’t know much about this one. I know batch 1 and 2 were blends of Islay, Speyside and Highland whiskies. Batch 3 sure feels like much of the same. I am getting some slight smoke, with some sweetness, burnt fruit and licorice. Surly a dram I’ll have to come back to.

As always, be sure to follow along both on my Instagram feed and stories, as well as Jonathan Bray over at SingleMalting to compare our notes. And take a look at the first 9 days here.

“A Jedi approaches things much more direct.”
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This is an exciting week. Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out in theaters, and another line of whiskies in The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar. So, lets get to it. – – – -Day10 Lost Distillery Company: Jericho Archivist This one sure snuck up on me. The nose was so soft and (I don’t want to say) nonexistent. But I expected a bit more. However, once I had a taste, the whisky blew open for me. Even the nose came out much more. As one of Lost Distilleries older whiskies, it sure held up and now I need to find a bottle. -Day11 Samaroli: Samaroli Islay An Islay blend containing a large portion of Laphroaig… I’m sold. Exactly what you would expect from an Islay Blend. Smokey, but bright, you can tell there’s a good portion of young whiskies in here, but the salty butter notes really sweeten this dram up nicely. -Day12 Secret Spirits: Undisclosed Speyside 19yr You had me at “63.4% Speyside”. Some rich vanilla tones here. So sweet and smooth on the nose, and some warm spices and evergreen trees on the palate. Or is that just me drinking this next to the Christmas tree? I am horrible at blind tastes test, but I would guess this as a possible Glenrothes. -Day13 Shetland Reel: Shetland Reel Bach 3 I don’t know much about this one. I know batch 1 and 2 were blends of Islay, Speyside and Highland whiskies. Batch 3 sure feels like much of the same. I am getting some slight smoke, with some sweetness, burnt fruit and licorice. Surly a dram I’ll have to come back to. #whiskyadvent #AdventCalendar #SecretSpirits #ScotchWhiskyAdventCalendar #Samaroli #TheLostDistilleryCo #JerichoArchivist #ShetlandReel #StarWars #Stormtrooper #ScotchTrooper #LukeSkywalker

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