Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Lochside 1981 Aged 37 Years

Style: Sherry, Herbal and Vintage Nose: Handmade strawberry paste blending with distinct herbal spice, as well as an inkling of coal fire smoke by the stove. Very old school, this is. Hint of umami for extended depth, in come spearmint reinforcements, more sweet liquorice and caramelised fruits. Gentle, integrated and very dimensional. Palate: Sherry fruits…

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Dram Review: The School of Malt Tomatin Aged 34 Years

[51.3%・34 Years Old・Distilled in 1976・Bottled in 2011・Whisk-e Bottling・Limited Release]  Nose: Wet with stickily sweet notes, poached pears, thic honey, toffee apples, strawberry preserve, Vienna almonds and to put it over the top, simmering brown sugar really putting on a show. Palate & Finish: Dripping with honey and sweetened almond nibs, warm saucy fruits of poached…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Glen Elgin 1995 Aged 23 Years

 Style: Fruit bomb Nose: Extremely clean, icy and fruity aroma. Pineapple infused into pear drops, passion fruits syrup, lime zest, jello and even a hint of overripe kiwi berries all shining magnificently. Very good. Melted honeycomb gently pouring over the fruits, and all the sweetness aligns neatly and presides over a frosty spearmint. Mineral notes,…

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Whisky Review: Hidden Spirits Dailuaine 2007 Aged 10 Years

Style: Fruity and Lightly smoked Nose: Light fruits injected into a yeasty and malty aroma, quite young as there are marks of new make at the front. Orange peel with a whiff of Triple Sec and tar. Liquorice roots, perhaps some cedarwood, lavender oil dripping onto clam shells firing on barbeque sizzle. All sweet and…

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Whisky Review: Hidden Spirits Ben Nevis 2006 Aged 13 Years selected by Whisky and Alement

Style: Dark fruits and Smoky Nose: Sweet, alluring Maraschino cherry simmering in dense milk chocolate, absolutely delicious. Followed by a dense layer of creamy caramel, black liquorice roots and assorted herbs going into tiny bursts, leaving trails of peppermint twigs and tobacco leaves. Smoke gently infused into lemon sorbet which is placed on top of…

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