Dram Review: Clynelish 14 Years Old Bottled by Royal Marine Hotel

[Less than 92° Proof・14 Years Old・Bottled Circa 1960s・Original Bottling Bottled by Royal Marine Hotel・Limited Release] Nose: Sea breeze captured in a velvet like state, pungent ripen fruits laced with a stickily sweet caramel sauce followed by a tail of wee metallic notes, clean malt spirit and toast charred on coal fire.. swiftly becoming more mineral…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Bottled Exclusively to Celebrate Feis Ile 2008 Distilled in 1993

[52.9%・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Cask No. 1403・ Single Cask Release] Nose: Endearingly rounded, gently Sherried and with an elegant sea breeze following through. This is this certain creamy tone with a soft umami touch. Palate & Finish: Delicious and gooey, immensely creamy for a Lagavulin with red fruits infused to the dense red tea…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Available Only at the Distillery Distilled in 1993

[56.5%・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2007・Official Bottling・Cask No. 4893・ Single Cask Release] Nose: Ocean produce with a prominent presence of wet sand, some Chinese herbs mixed along with cocoa dust. Palate & Finish: Dry, dark and bitter, anise wrapped in peat smoke whilst being incredibly herbal. A lengthy tail of peat smoke and bitter chocolate. Thoughts:…

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Whisky Review: Hidden Spirits Balmenach 2004 Aged 13 Years

Style: Fruity and Creamy Nose:Powerful, lively while also incredibly dense sweetness bursting forward. Tinned pears, honey oatmeal, coconut shreds and vanilla cream shaking up a brilliant concoction. In comes a long queue of glazed fruits rained with lavender petals, peppermint leaves and barley husks. The fragrance is nicely counterbalanced by assorted dry spices and green…

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Whisky Review: Hidden Spirits Aberfeldy Aged 10 Years

Style: Fruity and Spirit-y Nose:Begins with a pleasant oiliness on the nose – big and round apricots and fragrant peaches thoroughly drenched in viscous almond oil. Digging deeper, we have assorted nuts, raw peanuts, macadamia and more almonds manifesting under the fruity notes. Then comes a wave of immense spirit spice smashes in and anchors…

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Whisky Review: Hidden Spirits Mortlach 2002 Aged 17 Years

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose:Begins with fragrant apricots, pineapples and tangerines, followed by delicious oat biscuits, all sweet and bright. A secondary layer of stone fruits, fruit salad taking a splash of vinegar. Spearmint shooting from the back with power, emitting a young and vibrant vibe. Blue berries, pumpkin puree, cornflakes and crème burlee forming…

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Whisky Review: Lagavulin Aged 12 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose:Ah, welcome back old friend, we meet again. Robust smoky sweetness – Cloudy lemonade, squid ink, brimstone, liquorice roots, kelp and ambers. Nothing unfamiliar, but really good. Dried chilli carrying tremendous energy, orange citrus oil injected into a tropical fruits shell. Burnt wood remaining in the bonfire pit beside the beach.…

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