Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Highland Park 1989 26 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Elegant Nose: Incredibly pleasant floral mead flowing on the nose. Fresh grapefruits giving a great citrus zing, while a slab of honeycomb slipping underneath to add a bit of depth and round sweetness. Green spearmint heat, ethereal peat smoke knitted in between core layers, throwing in a tiny dash of salt from…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Miltonduff 1983 33 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Creamy tropical fruits building on a stealthy, but sturdy dry spices backbone. Papaya and dried mango slowly boiling in coconut milk. Jack fruit jellies riding on ginger notes. Polished copper tones. A pretty typical matured-Miltonduff nose. Round up with white peppercorns, a sweet and spicy aroma. Palate: Simmering tropical fruits…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Teaninich 1983 32 Years Old

Style: Dignified and Complex Nose: Intoxicating concoction of overripe fruits, jasmine fragrance, honey wax and sandalwood. Flipping to the drier side as we dig deeper, wood spice gently incensing, dried apricots, lavender mint, black peppercorns gradually convert into a faint hint of peat smoke. Magical. Palate: Honey oak juice flowing, malt water, more dried apricots,…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Laphroaig 1996 20 Years Old

Style: Complex and Robust Nose: Robust maritime notes carrying vibrant, young tropical fruits into the picture. Dry mineral spice marching in with iodine. Sea breeze, peat and smoked mackerel with green tropical fruits served on the side. A thick base-layer of tar emerges. The sweetness slowly transcends to a even sweeter stewed fruits tone as…

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Dram Review: The Grove Small Batch Corn Whiskey Mash Maple Syrup Infused

[40.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2014-2017・Official Bottling・Batch Release] Nose: Sweet syrupy nose, wee plums and fresh pasture. The corn sweetness and the white spirit have been hidden under the cover. It’s as if one has opened a fresh jar of maple syrup and just poured it all over the spirit characters. Palate & Finish: Sweet and acidic, green…

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Dram Review: The Grove American Style Spirit Distiller’s Cut Cask DC014 Release 2

[55.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2015・Official Bottling・Cask No. DC014・Single Cask Release of 200 Bottles] Nose: Meat broth and leather seasoned with brown sugar. Cream powder, lavender flavoured car fragrance and blackcurrants jam. The spirit is so young I’d be surprised if it is barely legal. Palate & Finish: Blackcurrants and ginger with a whole lot of spiciness and…

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Dram Review: Seven Stills Chocasmoke

[47.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2016-2017・ Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Meaty barbecue smoke with some eucalyptus, burnt rubber and sandalwood on the nose.  Stewed green apples coated with cinnamon served with some Vienna almonds and some limestone dust. Palate & Finish: Full of mint chocolate, very sweet with a burst of menthol cream, almost a carbon copy of…

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Dram Review: The Grove Single Grain Single Malt Cask 3

[50.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2014-2017・ Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 86 Bottles] Nose: Heavy on the butyric acid to begin, teriyaki beef jerky, prawn broth, paw paw, green papaya salad.  Incredibly though, beneath the elaborated display of distillery identity, it’s still quite new make-y with a soured barley note. Palate & Finish: Green and spicy, very young…

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Dram Review: Seven Stills Fluxuate

[47.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2016-2017・ Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: The nose is a blast of quirky aromas, syrup, dates, cinnamon dust, cashew milk, almonds and hazelnuts all shuffled together.  Raw sugar and white peaches with a slight hint of earthiness that after a while reveals itself as deep roasted barley that fares like Chinese twenty four herbs,…

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Dram Review: Tiger Snake SMB12

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2016-2017・ Official Bottling・Batch No. SMB12・Batch Release of 1,148 Bottles] Nose: Charred oak vanillin forms the vanilla presence, coating notes of lemon marmalade, hints of Italian herbs, rock salt and pepper.  There is an earthiness coming out of the raw grain spirit. Palate & Finish: A grassy and spirit-y delivery with an acidic edge…

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