Best Whiskey Reviews of February 2023

Each month, the team at Abov looks to highlight the best whiskey reviews shared by the community. Best can be subjective, but these are some of the most entertaining, informative, unique, or spot-on whiskey reviews we could find. If you would like to be featured, be sure to keep writing those reviews in the Abov App! Here are the best whiskey reviews of February 2023.

Caol Ila Moch

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @MarcelRigterink
  • Rating: 90/100
  • Review: “Smooth, soft, smokey. A campfire in a bottle.”

George Dickel Tabasco Barrel Finish

  • Category: Flavored
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @jdriip
  • Rating: 53/100
  • Review: “The Dickel whiskey is good. The Tabasco flavoring is a little over bearing. It’s spicy and peppery. Not sure what to do with it. Maybe a Bloody Mary?”

Glen Deveron 16 Year Old

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @JuliYLuci
  • Rating: 70/100
  • Review: “Nose and palate are quite standard, the highlight with this one is definitely the aftertaste, which is long, quite acid and fruity. On the palate it is spicy and alcoholic. Overall, not impressed.”

Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or 12 Year Old

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @MoneyMatters1994
  • Rating: 89/100
  • Review: “When I first tasted Nector D’or I was with a friend and it was a bit overwhelming in sweetness for him. I however greatly enjoyed the robust fruit forward flavors. The finish was medium leaving a pleasant taste of citrus and honey for a few moments afterwards. Anyone who prefers a sweet whisky with an balanced flavor, should have this in their collection. The nose is what made me buy multiple bottles. It reminds me of a candy shop that just finished making caramel apples.”

Gold Bar Blend 889

  • Category: Blend
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @flicflak
  • Rating: 70/100
  • Review: “Similar to the nose, very musty, dry wood spice, nutmeg and cinnamon sugar, industrial paint flavours, that acetone is there, but not overpowering. Water brings it out more though.”

Gouden Carolus 03 Year Old

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Author: @MatthijsvH
  • Rating: 78/100
  • Review: “Fresh on the nose, reminds me of bourbon. Bit of green apple. Palette is sharpe on the tongue with lots of caramel. Some hints of chocolate and sour finish. Good whiskey, I think good for a starter as well.”

Great Jones Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Category: Bourbon
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @BillShannon
  • Rating: 68/100
  • Review: “Honey-colored light orange color, like a yellow traffic light. An upside-down crown of droplets stick to the glass, but in just a few drops. The nose is hay and barley. Black pepper and a hint of rye. Aroma of dried corn kernels. Light vanilla. The nose pleasant, but at a low volume. The flavor is mild rye spice and black pepper. There is a very bitter barrel char, reminiscent of the burnt bottom of a chocolate chip cookie. Hazelnut and amaretto-flavored coffee syrup. A real black licorice bitterness. Feel-wise, it really dances on the palate, like a prickly handful of Pop Rocks. A lot of peanut oil-like and caramel flavors stick to the lips. Finishes with some smoky business: smoldering embers. Spicy red pepper flakes. Tobacco. A curious pungent red berry.”

Jack Daniel’s Bottled in Bond

  • Category: Tennessee Whiskey
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @Pcoladawg
  • Rating: 82/100
  • Review: “This was surprisingly smooth for Jack Daniel’s. I was expecting a hot taste but didn’t get that. Very drinkable at a low price point.”

Lark Classic Cask

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Australia
  • Author: @rj18158
  • Rating: 88/100
  • Review: ” “Auburn”, off the colour chart for me. Becoming a big fan of Lark whiskies – (though they’re massively expensive). This is their base product, the “classic” at 43% ABV. Oily legs, with a great, sweet & fruity nose, superb malt & wood then a medium dry finish, with some raisin cake?? Nice – surprisingly, not overly sweet, wisp of Christmas spices?? I picked up no “Tasmanian Peat”; but it’s a very pleasant drop – a winner.”

Redbreast Lustau Edition

  • Category: Single Pot Still
  • Origin: Ireland
  • Author: @Sakumaru
  • Rating: 87/100
  • Review: “Little more ompf than the 12 and 15, not as subtle, yet still with the same sweetness, and definitely not rough either. After the 12, 15, and Lustau, I feel happy with the distillery, and eager for more.”

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