Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Glenlossie 1992 Aged 24 Years (Cask Hand Picked by the Whisky Exchange)

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Vibrant, buzzing scene of tropical fruits peppered with dried red chillies. Dense, sweet pomelo juice and white grapes casually dabbed into thickened cream. Toss in a few toffees, ginger drops, jelly beans and a hint of black liquorice. Delightfully sweet. Malt syrup drizzling over cupcakes deep at the core. Quite…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency x The Whisky Exchange Bunnhabhain 1989 Aged 27 Years

Style: Delicate and Fruity Nose: Lemon honey custard cake dressed with steaming fragrance of barley sugar. Beeswax, tropical fruits painted with a touch of tar. Cold breeze of peppermint, thyme and a twist of subtle citrus. Ethereal peat smoke becoming evident as the aroma slowly opens up. Palate: Lemon balm diving into thick vanilla cream…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Clynelish 1995 Aged 21 Years (Cask Hand Picked by the Whisky Exchange) #8676

Style: Honey and Spicy Nose: Brown sugar cold-dripping into ice lemon tea, Earl Grey, maybe? Peppermint circling around the delicate honeycomb and candle wax core. White flower looms, while the waxiness overstaying its welcome and imparts some perfume overtone and bitter touches in the middle. Transitioning to assorted dry spices – ginger, nutmeg, chilli flakes,…

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Whisky Review: Elixir Distillers Glenrothes Aged 27 Years “Art of Whisky Aging”

Style: Sweet and Spicy Nose: Fresh-cut ginger raining down on a big malt cake. Gunpowder sneaking into the aroma. Icy green peppermint, faint floral rims while lemon honey dripping onto caramel slices. Plenty of dry spices emerges towards the end, a barley husk tail. Palate: Juicy, sweet malt sponge cake shining through the ocean of…

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Whisky Review: Elixir Distillers Glentauchers Aged 19 Years “Art of Whisky Bottling”

Style: Fruity and Creamy Nose: Slightly sharp and shy at the beginning, peppermint mist clears up to reveal crystallized pineapple and quickly followed by a good chunk of fairy floss. Stewed tropical fruits, another dose of peppermint injected into milk custard, cinnamon bark and vanilla pods dressed on the side. Palate: Grand tropical fruits showing…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Blue Label “The Casks Edition”

Style: Rich and Spicy Nose: A simultaneous display of both sweetness and dryness here. Dried fruits and red liquorice wrapped around by robust peppermint. Plenty of dry spices laying around, complex overtone of white pepper, brass and meat stock. Honey drops bouncing off green tea leaves. Sweet, bit icy and meaty at the back. Palate:…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Rum Cask Finish Exp#8

Style: Delicate and Fruity Nose: Sweet pineapple unwinding over a thin line of pulled pork. Caramel sugar cascading with dry spices. A fragrant touch on bright tropical fruits, very nice squeeze of green lime which lunges from the back. Pretty well constructed aroma. Palate: A much fuzzier delivery on the palate. Vanilla milk clouding over…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Aged 40 Years

Style: Sherry and Dignified oak Nose: Starts with tobacco skin and dark cherry, the aroma carries a nice weight. Massive dark-red fruits expanding quickly, prunes, a wee bit of plum wine, black liquorice contributes some sweet earthiness, followed by a more elusive copper and meaty tone. Firm malt cake sitting deep at the core. Palate:…

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Whisky Review: Lark Cask Strength Port Cask 2014 #512

Style: Musky Fruits and Spicy Nose: Fat, musky, fruity aroma rising from the glass, take some grape bubblegum and a good crunch of chocolate waffle. Spice not forgiving at this strength, but through the wave awaits some clean malt with a teasing acidic touch to it. Palate: Full strength unleashed on the palate. More grape bubblegum…

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Whisky Review: Cadenhead Single Cask Highland Park 1996 Aged 20 Years

Style: Sweet and Oaky Nose: Intriguing and busy opening – Fresh peppermint infused with Eau De Vie flowing onto a layer of apple honey. Cold pressed Aloe Vera juice, coastal breeze growing stronger, dash of salt and peculiar touch of mineral peat you won’t expect from Highland Park. The sweetness consolidates to form a sweet, floral…

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