First Impression: Adelphi’s Glenborrodale Batch Release No. 3

[46%・Bottled Circa 2017・8 Years Old・Adelphi’s Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Rather expressive with the strawberry reduce and the toffee fudge, the red berries gift a refreshing acidity. Palate & Finish: Red berry coulis with a creamy sherry presence on the palate.  Just a pinch of spices and oak coming through as well. A slight spike in acidity…

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First Impression: Adelphi’s Glenborrodale Batch Release No. 1

[46%・Bottled Circa 2016・8 Years Old・Adelphi’s Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: An appealing nose, pleasant aromas of chocolate powder, gingery spices with a lace of smoke with vintage vibe. The sherry influence is subtle in the background with the main theme being the reinvigorating grain spices along with toffee fudge. Palate & Finish: A gorgeous delivery on the…

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First Impression: No Age Declared Cuvée 2016 43%

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Silvano Samaroli Bottling Bottling] Nose: Subtle Sherry influence conveying a certain cleanness.  Lovely orchard fruits providing the wholesome jammy note, lemons and wild flowers wrapped in tender coal smoke. Palate & Finish: Softness illustrated with the plump fruits, delightful indeed with just a fine brush of waxiness as some tannins join in. Well…

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Whisky Review: Blue Hanger 9th Limited Release

Style: Fruity and Vanilla Nose: Sailing vanilla sticks and heather honey, gentle tropical fruits aroma on the nose. Green melon underpainting with very little trace of spice giving off mild sparkles. Smooth texture, a touch of dryness within the delicate sweetness. Palate: The rhythm has stepped up a good notch on the palate. Robust tropical…

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Whisky Review: John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2017 Edition “Mastery of Oak”

Style: Honey oak and Spicy Nose: Sweet toffee entrance while spices trailing closely. A bit of grain influence slips through which can be felt pretty forefront. Vanilla, clean pear drops at the core while cereal notes and dry spices plunge in from the back – Nutmeg, cloves and vanilla beans. Subtle fruity honey radiating fragrance…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

The Story Johnnie Walker is introducing a new range of limited edition, experimental whiskies: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch.   The Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch range lifts the lid on the skill and never-ending pursuit of flavour that drives the blending team, led by master blender Dr Jim Beveridge. The ongoing flavour experiments that Beveridge and his team study are a…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Green Label Aged 15 Years

  Style: Delicate and Complex Nose: Vanilla cream with brushes of Jasmine flower on the nose. A quick punch of spice lights up the tempo, followed by light-hearted cedar wood and grassy notes unveiling a solid malt at the heart. Drying smoke and white pepper lurking at the bottom of the aroma. A very busy…

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Bang for your buck: Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select

Seemingly half our conversations these days with our malt friends revolve around how whiskies are just getting so expensive these days and so this is something we are giving a trial here (Cheers to Hodinkee for the inspiration); giving our picks of what we think are “bargains”, if there is one such things these days…   Once again,…

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Whisky Review: Compass Box Great King St Glasgow Blend

It occurs to me that perhaps I have been quite spoilt lately as I seem to have been taking the more assessable whiskies for granted. I suppose I only have one liver and I need to make choices in regards to the whisky I pour myself on any given night; but whenever I pour myself…

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First Impression: Compass Box “The Double Single”

Barley sugar and grain spices on the nose, no wonder they named this the double single, it’s a clever blending of two whiskies, one single grain from Port Dundas and one single malt from Glen Elgin. Well rounded with hint of meatiness to go with a grapefruit note.Caramel fudge with a mouthwatering lemony sweetness on…

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