Dram Review: Antique Lions of Spirits Fettercairn Aged 28 Years

[50.6%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1988・Bottled in 2016・Joint Bottling of Jens Drewitz, Max Right (Whisky Antique) and Diego Sandrin (Lion’s Whisky)・Single Cask Release of 292 Bottles] Nose: A floral setting with subtle notes blended into the background.  Lavender, green mangos, tree gum, vanilla grain and faint traces of smoke and metallic notes, channeled with a surprisingly…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Glenrothes 1991 25 Years Old

Style: Complex and Gingery Nose: Robust, vanilla coated ginger slices punch through. Gunpowder mist shrouding in, which extends into a stream of sulphur. Behind the smoke screen, we have sweet orange drop descending deep into the core while white flowers and barley malt dressed on the side. The lurking sulphur notes becoming more evident overtime.…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Glen Grant 1988 29 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Malty Nose: Cereal gently squeezing out dense, honey malt syrup on the nose. Fresh green grass overtone, sweet ester fruits powdered by icing sugar. The aroma feels a bit “Adelphi-esque”, maybe it’s the way they pick their casks, but I am not sure how to phrase it… Herbal liquor, touches of peppermint…

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Whisky Launch Event & Review: Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Single Cask (Exclusively for Heinemann Duty Free & good Partners)

Glenfiddich has partnered with travel retailer Heinemann Duty Free to unveil the prestigious Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Cask No. 15176. A single cask, aged for 40 years, this exquisite expression will be available to consumers from January 2018 travelling through Kuala Lumpur and Sydney airports. A launch event was held on 20th February 2018 at…

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Dram Review: Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare

[46.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Johnnie Walker Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Quite a smoky presence upfront, the peat leaves a quick impression alongside minerals and limestone. Hearty malt, soft honey and candle wax follow the initial peaty impression. There is a meaty lowland presence in the mix with soft fruits, crisp red apples, ripe banana, sultana and can pineapples…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Aultmore 1982 35 Years Old

Style: Sour-sweet and Elegant Nose: An inspiring fusion of raspberry yoghurt and hawthorns, sweet aroma with a teasing acidity, very charming. Sour fruits laced gracefully into a layer of coal amber smoke. Dark cherries, casserole fruits and honeycomb wax. Gentle ginger and peppermint heat. Finish with brown sugar and walnut oak. Very nice. Palate: Raspberry…

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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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