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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Dram Review: Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Chichibu Whisk(e)y Matsuri 2020 Single Cask World Blended Whisky

[58.6%・NAS・Bottled in 2019・Official Bottling・Cask No. 7256・Single Cask of 293 Bottles] Nose: A really filling serving of creamy grain with a proper showing of char coming from the wood, fruits displaying some greenness, green plums along with some white pine sticks. Palate & Finish: A bit sharp as expected, with some decent notes of ume and…

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Dram Review: Samaroli Longrow Natural Strength Sherry Wood 1974

[56.0%・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 1987・Samaroli Bottling・Limited Release of 408 Bottles] Nose: A charming combination of a lucid sugary delivery infused delicately with fresh cropped grass orientated peat. The Sherry influence is restrained, presenting itself in the form of stewed apples with a fascinating edge of soft cheese, served upon a fine layer of buttero leather.…

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Dram Review: Sullivans Cove American Oak Single Cask HH0339 Aged 17 Years

[47.5%・ 17 Years Old・Distilled in 2000・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. HH0339・Single Cask Release of 195 Bottles] Nose: A bit shy at first only showing rich vanilla and a poised oak note, in time notes of Anzac cookies and cooked oats surface along a subtle hint of floral fragrance, as the wood develops. Palate & Finish:…

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Dram Review: Corowa “Mad Dog” Morgan (Distilled on 19 March 2017)

[46.0%・ NAS・Distilled in 2017・Bottled Circa. 2019・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Weetbix churned with almond butter, a simple, sweet, malty nose; brown sugar caramelising with some sichimi spices and freshly unboxed A4 paper. Palate & Finish: Dried muscat grapes giving away an early sweetness, the distillate still rather noticeable, haystacks and spices with some sultana coming through.…

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Dram Review: Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Redlands Distillery Redlands Release 2 (Cask No. TIB RD 009)

[49.6%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Bottling・Cask No. TIB RD 009・Single Cask Release] Nose: Toffee brittle and dried raisins swirled in a creamy affair, dried walnuts with a familiar musk much like a junior version of early Heartwood Port casks. Palate & Finish: Smooth flow of succulent late harvest grapes and caramel tablets, dried raisins and…

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Dram Review: Timboon Governor’s Reserve (Bottled on 31 August 2017)

[56.3%・3 Years Old・Distilled in 2014・ Bottled in 2017・ Official Bottling・Limited Release of 95 Bottles] Nose: Limestone and chalk, aromas of lime flavoured hand sanitiser as well as bubble gum, quite strange to be honest. Palate & Finish: A delivery driven by limes, really zesty actually, some fresh oranges and kiwis in there as well pulling…

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Dram Review: Corra Linn Barrel 61

[53.0%・NAS・Official Bottling・Barrel No. 61・ Single Cask Release of 97 Bottles] Nose: Curiously flour-y, there is a hit of spirit sharpness but otherwise it’s muted and deprived of noteworthy flavours; very, very faint hint of apple fragrance perhaps and slightly buttery. Palate & Finish: Quite a spicy hit and otherwise, just a particularly new make driven…

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