Dram Review: The Whisky Agency Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1990 Aged 29 Years

[48.5%・Distilled in 1990・Bottled in 2019・ 21 Years Old・The Whisky Agency Bottling ・Single Cask Release of 182 Bottles]  Nose: Buttery popcorn and green malt, the bread yeast leads to a cane sugar sweetness with the wood having a dated vibe, like the wooden floors of a heritage listed house that has been well cared for. Palate…

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Dram Review: The Whisky Agency Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1998 Aged 21 Years

[51.3%・Distilled in 1998・Bottled in 2019・ 21 Years Old・The Whisky Agency Bottling ・Single Cask Release of 208 Bottles]  Nose: Rather spirit-y still at 21 years of age, utterly Irish with the greenness of the malt with a noted metallic edge but has a fine layer of floral sugar with added sweetness from guavas, canes and green…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Ardmore 1998 Aged 20 Years

Style: Fruity and Slightly Smoky Nose: Fizzing lemonade breezing through, mineral flints, as well as a subtle oysters. Tropical fruits giving a beautiful dose of richness and filling up the aroma nicely. Passion fruits, pineapples and the citrus gradually chiseled into lemon brine, distant smoke joins in and propels till the end. Palate: Lemonade continues…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask 1992 Aged 27 Years (Cask No. 5850)

[54.5%・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2020・ 27 Years Old・Official Bottling Specially Selected by GAS (Glendronach Appreciation Society) & AbbeyWhisky.com・Cask No. 5850・Single Cask Release of 625 Bottles] Nose: An arousing swirl of buttery chocolate pudding, Vienna almonds, Turkish delights and egg custard, served with toast generously brushed with blackcurrant jam and salted toffee sauce. Palate & Finish:…

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Dram Review: Ardbeg Blaaack Committee 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

[50.7%・NAS・Bottled in 2019・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Cowshed with loads of molasses building up a really sticky vibe, a bit metallic though with some rustic iron notes in the background and a wee splash of truffle oil in time. Palate & Finish: More molasses on the palate with an exaggerated herbal layering with instances of maraschino…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Springbank 1991 Aged 27 Years

Style: Fruity, Earthy and Complex Nose: A wonderful combination of lemon citrus and passionfruit waltzing in elegantly at the front, deft light touches of peppermint, chalk and minerals augmenting the aroma, blimey, this is going to be a treat! Grapefruit jam, lollies, honeycomb drizzled with malt syrup, faint hint of smoked ham and possibly ethereal…

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Dram Review: Dun Eideann Glen Moray Aged 21 Years

[60.1%・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2013・ 21 Years Old・Dun Eideann Bottling・Cask No. 4064・Single Cask Release of 310 Bottles] Nose: A fairly appealing basket of Speyside notes, vanilla, honey, apple jam with a pinch of pepper spices, slightly metallic however. Palate & Finish: Flowing honey with a squeeze of orange zest, some ginger spirit breathing spices to…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Littlemill 1989 Aged 29 Years 

Style: Herbal and Fruity Nose: Clean and fragrant malt flowing in beautifully. Jasmine, elderflower and tropical fruits tea. Melon cake and mochi placed at the base and whirl all the way towards the rim. Peppermint, five spices and lily petals spicing up the aroma. Lemon tart and Hawaiian punch dressed with orange zest at the…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas Selected and Bottled for Mr. Edward Giaccone 21 Years Old

[51.5%・Distilled Circa 1950s・Bottled Circa 1970s・ 21 Years Old・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: This feels substantial, as intensely Sherried as one would have hoped for from a proper Glenfarclas of yesteryear.  Creamy vanilla fudge churned away with this oily caramel paste, drizzled generously with milk chocolate sundae sauce, and topped with peanut butter brittle, hazelnut cream and…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Secret Islay 1998 Aged 21 Years

Style: Heavily sherried and Herbal Nose: Malt simmering in thick, thick treacle. Dates, muscovado sugar, plums and raisins wrapping around the softest suggestion of sea breeze. A little bit of dunnage, some umami as well. Mint backbone, lychee and tropical fruits overtone. White pepper and chocolate oak at the back. Very sherry-driven aroma. Palate: Malt…

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