First Impression: Miyagikyo 12 Years Old Malty & Soft

One of the key note expressions from the distillery in Sendai in the rather limited Nikka series, it has been procured by the wonderful Tokyo Bird for the lucky crowd here in Sydney. A lovingly rich dose of malted buttery shortbreads on the nose. Soft fruity note of apricot nectar with delicate sugary smoke. A…

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First Impression: Glenfiddich Aged 30 Years

A.K.A “Luscious and Mellow” This older Speysider still retains the floral and pear drop notes on the nose despite the age. It’s quite encompassing with just a hint of hidden sticky raisin note behind the signature notes. There’s a dose of wooden incense with the vanilla married to the oak rather harmoniously. The beautiful oak…

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Whisky Review: GlenDronach 1990 Single Cask 23 Years old

Distilled 05/09/1990, bottled 10/2013. Cask No. 1243, Bottle No. 386/679 – Batch 9 Colour: Dark varnished Cherry wood Nose: A delicate yet intense sherry sweetness, this is a well-aged sherry bomb and it shows. Rich with dark burnt sugar, a cognac infused caramel drizzled over slow-stewed prunes. The undertones aplomb with dark ripe simmered fruits with a…

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Whisky Review: The Yamazaki Puncheon

Thick fluffy peach-vanilla spiced with a quick spicy touch of pepper and cloves. Tender fragrance of honey milk soap diffusing in a heart warming fashion. Tight notes of orange zest, rather raw and bitter-ish at the back. A delicious blend of pineapple juice and vanilla cream! Fruitiness went into an aromatic burst, followed by soft…

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Whisky Review: The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition “Morinsh”

Tasting Notes: The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition “Morinsh” Nose: Starts with signature green apple with thick coconut cream at the nose. Followed by young mangoes, lime and ginger to give rich fruitiness. A suggestive hint of timber wood and white pepper at the back. Palate: Smooth, sweet nectar flow at the first touch of palate,…

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