The warm and welcoming colour of mahogany and fantastic legs makes this dram really inviting The nose is really fresh with a wee nip and lots of smoke. When the smoke clears it’s quite fresh and fruity with overtones of green apple. There’s also the faint hint of Toffos The palette is smokey with toffee … Continue reading Talisker 10 year old →
A glorious sight of liquid amber fills the senses with anticipation and it certainly didn’t disappoint The nose of this dram is full of toffee sweetness that eventually gives way to barley sugar and some smokey cereal. There’s also a hint of sweet fruits like baked plums and raisins The palette is a joyous mix … Continue reading The Glenlivet Batch Reserve 18 yo →
A light golden dram that promises much and then delivers Matured in bourbon casks before finishing in Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez Sherry casks which gives it a magnificent golden colour The nose gives lots of caramel and chocolate milk with a wee nip of spice The spice is very evident on the palette, it’s a … Continue reading Glenmorangie La Santa →
A lovely shade of gold and a fantastic package made me want to try this dram and I wasn’t disappointed. Lovely legs on the side of the glass made it even more promising The nose is overwhelmingly vanilla and it took a while to get through that but when I did I got lots of … Continue reading Tamdhu 10 year old →
Ruby red thanks to maturation in American and Sherry Oak casks. Powerful legs that promise an oily dram The nose gives honey, toffee, vanilla and rosy red apples On the palette it’s a smooth combination of bourneville chocolate, toffee, coco pops and a wee nip from ginger The finish is great and it coats your … Continue reading Aberlour Double Cask Matured 12 year old →
My go to dram is the Balvenie Caribbean Cask so when a friend posted a bottle of this (online and not actually to me unfortunately!) I was keen to try it. A portion of this dram was finished in barrels which previously held Caribbean rum so the nose is all toffee, fruit and vanilla. I … Continue reading Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve →
The nose offers toffee, honey, brown sugar, Terry’s chocolate orange and sweetie bananas. It’s been finished in Reserva barrels that previously held rum so those notes are unsurprising but very warm, sweet and welcoming The initial taste has a real kick and is spicy. Neat I get vanilla and toffee but when I add water … Continue reading Glenfiddich 21 year old Reserva Rum Cask Finish →
This is a tremendous dram with a great reputation which is well deserved. The nose is sweet with honey, almonds with vanilla and freshly cut timber The palette is really soft with honey, vanilla, Milky Bar and overtones of soft fruits like orange and peach The finish is long and really soft and even my … Continue reading Glenfiddich Unique Solera 15 Reserve →
The name of this dram comes from the size of barrel it was matured in. The quarter cask is, as the name suggests, a quarter of the size of a standard barrel and so has greater wood-to-liquid ratio which accelerates the maturation process and gives a more robust and sturdy finish The nose is fabulously … Continue reading Arran Quarter Cask →
I was really keen to taste this after hearing a glowing review from a close whisky loving pal and it intrigued me. The nose was overwhelming honey but when you get above that it reminded me of butterscotch Angel Delight and dark coffee The neat palette has an edge with an intense hit of treacle … Continue reading Glen Allachie 12 year old →
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