Whisky Review: Westland Peat Week 2016 Commemorative Bottling

[50.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Banana essence and lemon crisp strung together by a buttery shortbread note; just a wee bit of iodine in the background which becomes more prominent as time passes.  Some slight traces of ashes and vaporised rubber tyres, but mostly there is a curious presence of bubble gum. Palate &…

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First Impression: Westland American Oak American Single Malt Whiskey

 The gentlemen at Alba Whisky were kind to send over a trio of samples from the popular Westland Distillery, based in Seattle, U.S.A. Westland is perhaps the poster boy with respect to the new narrative in whisky production, known for utilizing various barley and yeast strains, it’s certainly an innovative distillery that intrigues a lot of whisky fans. The…

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First Impression: Koval Millet

In the glass it shows its Luscious Amber Gold. The initial wiff is a little rough with notes of alcohol swabs. Give it 5mins and it opens up to a beautiful perfumed nose with a lovely bourbon infused caramel note which gently eases into honeyed toasted almonds. Then you get floral honeysuckle and herby cloves.…

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