Whisky Review: Longrow Red Pinot Noir Cask Matured Aged 11 Years

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose:Begins with oatmeal taking a good amount of smoke. Barley sugar, raisinets and fresh apricots enveloped in sharp, green spice, a bit tight here. Cornflakes, together with minimal tar sink and form the foundation. Whereas shisha, grape skins and sweet bubblegum building up the top aroma. Subtle “dirty” notes gradually unfurl…

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Whisky Review: Talisker Aged 15 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sweet, Woody and Spicy Nose:Wood shavings and fat toffee melding with iodine and oysters, got to say it is a curious combination, but it works out pretty well, not sure if it is everybody’s cup of tea though. Chilli spike, then in comes assorted dried fruits, mostly tropical, decorated with wood varnish, acrylic, paprika…

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Whisky Review: Dalwhinnie Aged 30 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sweet, Delicate and Dignified Nose:Elegant heather honey, waxy tropical fruits compote and sweet honeydew coming up at the front, showing all the signs of a well-matured whisky here, excellent. Spearmint forming a firm backbone, while white flower, floral nectar and barley attached comfortably on it. Lemon menringue and toffee undercurrent giving a fat, oily…

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Whisky Review: Cragganmore Aged 12 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Nose:Okay, I have been warned – barbeque smoke with iodine drops and kelp, feels like a lite version of Lagavulin, intriguing. Something floral at the core is trying to escape the from smoky shackles. Barley and white flower surfacing to the top, while the rest remain on the isle of…

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Whisky Review: Cardhu Aged 14 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sherry and Fruity Nose:Fresh green pears soaked in a delicious spiced mulled wine, cinnamon stick, almonds, citrus peel, maybe some peaches and star fruits floating along. Green apples, caramel, malt syrup and bee wax building a rich, sweet and slightly acidic core. Small dash of vinegar, black pepper and dried chili giving a slightly…

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Whisky Review: Pittyvaich Aged 29 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Fruity, Bread-y and Waxy Nose:Started with light fig jam and jelly beans taking a hint of mineral notes. Black peppercorn overtone, a big bowl of tropical fruits punch bowl stewing softly while sprite gently fizzling. Mushrooms, white flour and chalks, feeling a bit quirky here, but not in a bad way. Honeycomb and malt…

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Whisky Review: The Singleton Glen Ord Aged 18 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Fruit, Spicy and Complex Nose:Serene sweetness of fragrant forest berries, which is supported by beautiful citrus orange and tropical fruits – ripe mangoes and lychees combined to give an absolutely glorious aroma. Green pine, peppermint tea with a hint of lavender. Vanilla cream and malt sponge cake anchoring on a heavy mineral tone. Barley,…

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Whisky Review: Scoma 40th Anniversary Springbank 1993 Aged 24 Years

Style: Sherry and Smoky Nose:Begins with a sweet and forthcoming aroma. Strawberries, fig jam, raisins and other sherry notes putting up a dazzling array of red fruits. Five spices and cinnamon stick lightly torched, a faint hint of flint stone, black pepper, lavender and tropical fruits jelly all meld together to form an inner layer,…

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Whisky Review: Springbank 25 Years Old 1993 celebrating 10 Years TWA

Style: Fruity, oaky and slightly smoky Nose: Round, stewed apricots and stone fruits leading the way, which is then carefully sealed with a beautiful layer of honey aloe vera. Sandalwood oil, paperboard in a timber shed. Ambers radiating softly from distance, green herbs spice taking a slight alcohol edge. Fruits continue to shine brilliantly from…

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Whisky Review: Springbank Local Barley 2009 Aged 9 Years

Style: Fruity, Spicy and Smoky Nose:Beautiful sweetness marching with intensity – Barley sugar, honeysuckle, butterscotch and melon taking a hint of green, raw malt. Smoke lacing tightly around the spirit, fizzing spice carrying hay and a good amount of yeast bread. Soft maritime echoes, mineral notes brimming nicely around the aroma. Palate:Similar to what the…

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