Dram Review: Dobson’s Old Reliable

[47.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2015-2017・ Official Bottling・Batch Release] Nose: The nose is really shy, faintly floral with mild violet and a thin brush of hazelnut cream.  Dig deeper and there is that vaguely noticeable smoke.  A wee dose of red berries in the background. Palate & Finish: Slight sugary strawberries, the spirit doesn’t possess too much oomph…

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Whisky Review: Dobson’s Empire 8 Cask Strength Cask #81

[60.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2016・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release] Nose: After Eight chocolate with the inner filling of crème de menthe overflowing, swirled with a somewhat artificial injection of toffee.  In time there is a slight peppery presence, hint of rosemary along with some sultana. Palate & Finish: Highly acidic, the sheer sourness from the sour plums and…

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