Whisky Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Edition

Starting with a fresh breath of citrusy marmalade and salted caramel pecans. Smoky and ashy peat burst into the scene with a big lick of orange vanilla cream. Nice interplay between fresh orange and dry chargrill notes. Delicious orange honey waltz in smoothly, backed by tender milky vanilla cream and spicy cinnamon sticks. A lovely…

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Whisky Review: Yamazaki Heavily Peated 2013

Tasting Notes: Yamazaki Heavily Peated Style: Fragrant and Oaky Nose: Aroma of lively vanilla honey dripping onto barley, Autumn forest and shrine wood. Fresh beat from zested orange, pineapple and white pepper. A rather woody body which is slightly smoked and peated, faint notes of white flower and nectar. Palate:  Strike a few keys lower at the…

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Side by Side: Highland Park 18 Years Old and Omega Speedmaster Professional

This post is a bit different from my usual posts. I often see lifestyle photos of watches with whiskies and whilst most of my friends seem to think it’s trivial to pair a dram with a watch, I do think that there is an enjoyment to be had, at least on a personal level, and…

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Whisky Review: GlenDronach Single Cask #244 Aged 18 Years

Tasting Notes: GlenDronach Single Cask #244 Aged 18 Years  ☆ Style: Sherry and Spicy Nose: Starts with dark chocolate soufflé on fire, thick and spicy! Then it is followed by some cupboard-aged dried dates, pencil shavings and sour cream. Solid, sweet aroma of brown sugar sitting back supported and cushioned all of the dryness and spiciness.…

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