Dram Review: Hellyers Road Peated

[46.2%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2014-2018・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Iodine, and a singular sooty peat smoke. Squid ink and burnt plastic. Hints of zingy green kiwis and rice paper still lurk in the background. Palate & Finish: Light vanilla sweetness with a bit of kiwi citrus and fresh garden herbs followed by a solid pasting of peat providing…

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Dram Review: Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Finish

[46.2%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2014-2018・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: A dose of that wrapping rice paper for Chinese milk lolly, zingy with some kiwis along with a powdery delivery of blackberries and artificial cherries. Palate & Finish: Starts off light and a tad dry, cherries and some tangy citrus but also some wee metallic notes, thin layer of…

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Dram Review: Hellyers Road Port Cask Matured Single Cask Release Aged 11 Years (Cask No. 4295/03)

[62.2%・11 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 4295/03・Single Cask Release] Nose: A fat Port cask driven note from the get go.  Still quite spirit heavy with a buttery toffee base with a slight clay note.  Overall, the Port wood fragrance is quite pleasant. Palate & Finish: Sweet prunes on the palate but incredibly spicy, the…

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Dram Review: Hellyers Road Original Single Cask Release Aged 14 Years (Cask No. 2087/08)

[67.4%・14 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 2087/08・Single Cask Release] Nose: Honey and cereal and of course rather alcoholic, metallic with barley husk, quite unrefined and raw. Palate & Finish: Sweet oily honey with a very naked showing of the barley infused with wood.  Faring quite green with some olive oil and more spirit-y spices…

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Dram Review: Hellyers Road Peated Single Cask Release Aged 13 Years (Cask No. 4032.14)

[65.5%・13 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 4032.14・Single Cask Release] Nose: The dram is very peated indeed, smoked bacon, smoked haddock and Dettol, super robust with sea salt hitting the malt and iodine bursting out, a fishy note develops in time. Palate & Finish: A deceivingly smooth dose of mild sweetness at first before the…

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