Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Glenlossie 1992 Aged 24 Years (Cask Hand Picked by the Whisky Exchange)

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Vibrant, buzzing scene of tropical fruits peppered with dried red chillies. Dense, sweet pomelo juice and white grapes casually dabbed into thickened cream. Toss in a few toffees, ginger drops, jelly beans and a hint of black liquorice. Delightfully sweet. Malt syrup drizzling over cupcakes deep at the core. Quite…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency x The Whisky Exchange Bunnhabhain 1989 Aged 27 Years

Style: Delicate and Fruity Nose: Lemon honey custard cake dressed with steaming fragrance of barley sugar. Beeswax, tropical fruits painted with a touch of tar. Cold breeze of peppermint, thyme and a twist of subtle citrus. Ethereal peat smoke becoming evident as the aroma slowly opens up. Palate: Lemon balm diving into thick vanilla cream…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Clynelish 1995 Aged 21 Years (Cask Hand Picked by the Whisky Exchange) #8676

Style: Honey and Spicy Nose: Brown sugar cold-dripping into ice lemon tea, Earl Grey, maybe? Peppermint circling around the delicate honeycomb and candle wax core. White flower looms, while the waxiness overstaying its welcome and imparts some perfume overtone and bitter touches in the middle. Transitioning to assorted dry spices – ginger, nutmeg, chilli flakes,…

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Whisky Review: Elixir Distillers Glenrothes Aged 27 Years “Art of Whisky Aging”

Style: Sweet and Spicy Nose: Fresh-cut ginger raining down on a big malt cake. Gunpowder sneaking into the aroma. Icy green peppermint, faint floral rims while lemon honey dripping onto caramel slices. Plenty of dry spices emerges towards the end, a barley husk tail. Palate: Juicy, sweet malt sponge cake shining through the ocean of…

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Whisky Review: Elixir Distillers Glentauchers Aged 19 Years “Art of Whisky Bottling”

Style: Fruity and Creamy Nose: Slightly sharp and shy at the beginning, peppermint mist clears up to reveal crystallized pineapple and quickly followed by a good chunk of fairy floss. Stewed tropical fruits, another dose of peppermint injected into milk custard, cinnamon bark and vanilla pods dressed on the side. Palate: Grand tropical fruits showing…

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Dram Review: Bruichladdich The Bordeaux First Growth Series Cuvée F Pomerol Aged 16 Years

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The oak is evident through out, but it’s in the comforting form of mellow vanilla with a sprinkle of pepper and match sticks.  There is a vague muskiness in the background with the wine fruits faintly popping out, seductive but sedated. Palate & Finish: Figs and prunes…

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Dram Review: Bruichladdich The Bordeaux First Growth Series Cuvée E Sauternes Aged 16 Years

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Wild violet with a calming oak veil, well decorated with a lemony presence, and just underneath the peels lies an apple cider note that conveys a natural sweetness.  Some mangos and apricots in the background reintroducing the bright sugary fruitiness and is complimented by a gentle creaminess.…

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Dram Review: Bruichladdich The Bordeaux First Growth Series Cuvée D Pessac-Léognan Aged 16 Years

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose is restrained with the wine influence uncharacteristically held back and thus setting the tone a bit low.  There are some dry and vegetative notes initially, but in time notes of ginger, gun powder and cotton candy surface even though the dark fruits still fell suppressed.…

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Dram Review: Bruichladdich The Bordeaux First Growth Series Cuvée C Margaux Aged 16 Years

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Floral with a buttery undertone, some early French oak notes as the mellow citrus wraps around a wine cask inspired strawberry creaminess.  Slight smoke in the background with an inviting brie cheese note. Palate & Finish: Red apples with black cherries and packing some spices.  Dark chocolate…

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Dram Review: Bruichladdich The Bordeaux First Growth Series Cuvée B Pauillac Aged 16 Years Pauillac Aged 16 Years

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 12,000 Bottles] Nose: The nose starts off creamy with the buttery toffee note, though much softer than the usual upfront fragrances of wine casks.  There is a hint of slightly burnt toast from the base, and as the nose unfolds it becomes apparent that the dram is…

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