Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Highland Park 1991 Aged 27 Years

Style: Sherry, Malty and Complex Nose: Begins with a classic sherry dunnage signature – Heavy sherry carrying a dusky-musky tone. A match was struck somewhere afar, strawberry jam with light raspberry cream on top, dedemara sugar, salty toffee shrouded by a musky fragrance, while smoke rolling under. Floral notes diffuse in and elevate the weight…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Mosstowie 1979 Aged 37 Years Exclusively chosen by Shinanoya, Tokyo, Japan

Style: Sweet, Vibrant and Delicate Nose: A fresh, vibrant grassy theme developing over a rich layer of creamy honey wax, exceptionally clean and fragrant. Bamboo leaves lightly steamed, linseed oil and a touch of lavender essence applied to give more herbal elements into the aroma. Black pepper emitting the perfect heat; mango drops, rose petals…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glenlossie 1984 Aged 33 Years

Style: Fragrant, Fruity and Spicy Nose: Powerful attack from spirit spice. High level of peppermint locking up some wonderfully stewed red fruits, hmmm, this one needs to breathe. Once it opens up, cherry pie, red currants, la Perruche sugar cubes, lemon tea blossoming with beautiful fragrance and not cloying at all. Prickly chilli heat at…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Highland Park 1988 Aged 30 Years

Style: Sweet, Delicate and Complex Nose: Menthol spearhead, heather honey flowing in beautifully. Floral confectioneries, a light vanilla brush over the malt. Gentle fragrance and peppermint brimming nicely with peat purring softly. White pepper dust, nutmeg and even a touch of chai. Delicate and complex, amazing aroma. Palate: More delicate floral sweetness continues to roll…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Clynelish Aged 35 Years Exclusively Bottled for Aaron Chan (Cask No. 2566)

[52.2%・35 Years Old・Distilled in 1983・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 2566・Single Cask Release of 144 Bottles] Nose: Ahhh, the nose is immediately captivating with this dense matured musk; mahogany furniture heavily and meticulously wax polished.  There are some savoury notes settling over the fruits, wood fired bell pepper and capsicum, whilst a mushroom-y note peels off…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Lagavulin Select Cask Aged 23 Years (Cask No. 9001)

[48.7%・23 Years Old・Distilled in 1995・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 9001・Single Cask Release of 396 Bottles] Nose: Surprisingly mellow, a relaxed setting of oyster shells, seaweed and iodine. A soft charcoal smoke ropes in plums and can pineapples as minerals run gracefully underneath. Palate & Finish: Bold entrance with the green fruits, the creaminess of the…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Clynelish Aged 21 Years Exclusively Selected by Boyao Zhao (Cask No. 7555)

[56.7%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 7555・Single Cask Release of 405 Bottles] Nose: Initially withheld, Christmas spices and toffee, dates and raw almonds. Candied oranges and subtle black cherries joined by minerals and a soft cigar smoke. Palate & Finish: A umami saltiness strikes an impression amidst the cherries and spices, the…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Talisker Select Cask Aged 27 Years Exclusively Bottled for The Whisky Big Nose (Cask No. 2088)

[58.3%・27 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 2088・Single Cask Release of 240 Bottles] Nose: The dram comes across as being especially brine-y and smoky, wood smoke from smoking rock salt rubbed bacon, an explicit dose of barbecue rub along with the oak staves. Mushed dark fruits and figs hang in the background. Palate…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Lagavulin Select Cask Aged 20 Years (Cask No. 0002)

[56.3%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. 0002・Single Cask Release of 240 Bottles] Nose: Mothballs and band-aid plasters, seaweed and diesel coming across as a tad muddy.  White fruits unfold in time with some smoked bacon getting baked in the background. Palate & Finish: Soft fruits poached in molasses, a nice dose of…

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Dram Review: Sullivans Cove Double Cask Bottled for Whisky + Alement (DC-WA1)

[50.3%・10 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling for Whisky + Alement・Cask No. HH0042, TD0225・Limited Release of 218 Bottles] Nose: Rather a grand presence of thick, gooey honey, buttero leather, lemon zest and French vanilla, slightly burnt butter off the crust of pastries fresh out of the oven with some hay and coconut flakes at the back.…

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