Dram Review: Overeem Sherry Cask Matured OHD-090

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. OHD-090・Single Cask Release of 181 Bottles] Nose: Stewed fruits and anise with an earthy gun powder undertone.  The intensity of the “Sherry” influence is otherwise subdued.  In time it turns quite herbal, with some clay and oak notes sipping out in a tame manner. Palate & Finish: The palate is…

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Dram Review: Overeem Red Wine Cask Matured OHD-100

[43.0%・5 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. OHD-0100・Single Cask Release of 147 Bottles] Nose: Dark berries and stewed fruits drenched in chocolate sauce, the oak draws out the typical creaminess one would expect to find in a red wine cask.  The wee malt influence includes a hint of burnt toast, with some cured lemons and…

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Dram Review: Overeem Port Cask Matured OHD-115

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. OHD-115・Single Cask Release of 169 Bottles] Nose: Hazy strawberry and raspberry fragrances laying path for a lemony and floral affair.  The spirit is slightly yeasty but in time it unfolds into something quite buttery with a likeable cereal base. Palate & Finish: An agreeable front palate of light strawberries being…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Nature” Series Mortlach 1989 25 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Musky Nose: Lively fragrant duet playing on the nose – Immensely sweet, creamy and musky on one side and the drier, dusty and grassy tone on the other side performing simultaneously. You hear solo movements from each side at times, but they combine together from time to time as well. Summer berries…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Nature” Series Highland Park 1985 30 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Dignified Nose: Chilli seeds stepping in, followed by elegant pear drops and lemon orange citrus laminated with a sheet of cool spearmint. Parma violet, hints of French Lavender overriding dry minerals and soft coastal signatures. A thin slice of caramel fudge, delicate barley tail to finish. Nice. Palate: Pear and citrus candies…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Nature” Series Longmorn 1984 30 Years Old

Style: Light and Fruity Nose: Incredibly soft, winey aroma on the nose. Lovely, subtle peaches with a light mineral flick, sweetness radiating so softly. Simmering peppermint spice gives a fizz just like an apple cider. Digging deeper there are more acidic tone awaits. Is this really a sherry cask? Peculiar, but a nice nose. Palate: Peach…

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Dram Review: Silver Seal “Whisky Is Nature” Series Glenburgie 25 Years Old

[57.1%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1989・Bottled in 2015・Silver Seal Bottling・Cask No. 16310・Single Cask Release of 204 Bottles] Nose: Chocolate mud cake with something herbal lurking underneath, a gentle grassy note followed by vanilla essence. There are some figs and cherries in the background that are coated with tobacco and leather, showing some age as a slight…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Nature” Series Benrinnes 1984 30 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Dry Nose: Soothing barley fragrance with a dry husky twist, a bit shy, dry vanilla cereal painting on beautiful green pears, some white peaches and dried apricots. As the aroma slowly opens up, we have French toast and honey mead brimming tenderly. Palate: More green pears sweetness nicely covered by a coating…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Nature” Series Tobermory 1994 20 Years Old

Style: Light and Complex Nose: Begins with a brilliant mix of fragrant fruits and refreshing forest pine. Down a level, wow, interesting… A few dimensions of subtleties on display here, a dash of brine, white pepper, gunpowder, timber and faint meaty all framed within the spices. Unique, complex undertones weaving together. Maybe not everyone will…

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Dram Review: Silver Seal “Whisky Is Nature” Series Dalmore 1990 25 Years Old

[55.5%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1990・Bottled in 2015・Silver Seal Bottling・Cask No. 66・Single Cask Release of 228 Bottles] Nose: It’s hard to pin down the dram’s main theme from the nose.  It shows glimpses of white fruits and wee citrus, but at the same time the oiliness of the spirit is on full display as well. Also…

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