Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Balblair 18 Years Old Distilled 1964

[40%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1964・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: There is the old school funk, meaty, leathery and note reminiscent of gourmet dark soy sauce.  Dark chocolate coated liquor soaked cherries oozing out in time, and as time continues to pass on, buttery toffee seeps out alongside the wood creaminess and a grassy note…

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Dram Review: The Deveron Aged 12 Years

[40.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2015-2017・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Quite a fruity vibe initially, marmalade all around with crisp pears and shortbread.  But the nose becomes a bit bland after a while with young malted barley and some generic charred toast note, the fruitiness also becomes a tad over ripen. Palate & Finish: Juicy pears and…

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Whisky Review: Glenmorangie 19 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Bright Nose: Orange blossom powdered by icing sugar. A turmeric touch, ginger slices lifting the sweetness beautifully. Glazed pears and navel oranges tip-toeing on copper pipelines, peppermint drops falling on top of white timber. Fresh oakiness. Quite nice. Palate: Orange confectioneries with a zesty ring. Lemon quencher with a drop of rose…

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Dram Review: Antique Lions of Spirits Fettercairn Aged 28 Years

[50.6%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1988・Bottled in 2016・Joint Bottling of Jens Drewitz, Max Right (Whisky Antique) and Diego Sandrin (Lion’s Whisky)・Single Cask Release of 292 Bottles] Nose: A floral setting with subtle notes blended into the background.  Lavender, green mangos, tree gum, vanilla grain and faint traces of smoke and metallic notes, channeled with a surprisingly…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Teaninich 1983 32 Years Old

Style: Dignified and Complex Nose: Intoxicating concoction of overripe fruits, jasmine fragrance, honey wax and sandalwood. Flipping to the drier side as we dig deeper, wood spice gently incensing, dried apricots, lavender mint, black peppercorns gradually convert into a faint hint of peat smoke. Magical. Palate: Honey oak juice flowing, malt water, more dried apricots,…

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Dram Review: Glenmorangie 25 Years Old

[43%・Bottled circa 2015・Official Bottling・Discontinued General Release] Nose: Starts out with quite a lovely musk that is heavily Sherried, albeit obviously without that cask strength oomph one is used to with single-cask-Sherry-bombs. The juicy raisins and ripe orchard fruits give a lovely tone with the base notes formed of chocolate and oak along with hints of…

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Whisky Review: Glenmorangie Private Edition Spios

Style: Spicy and Sweet Nose: Delicate, graceful aroma of glazed pears with caramel popcorn. Almost sticky sweet for a moment. Perfumed tones, candied flowers melting softly. Orange blossom tightroping over a ginger field. More spices surfacing as you dig deeper, quick dab of raw grassiness at the back. Nice. Palate: Powerful ginger attack on the…

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Whisky Review: Glenmorangie Signet

Style: Sweet and Rich Nose: Semi-dry, caramel and coffee ground aroma on the nose. Java cake garnished with grated ginger, chocolate milkshake shaking up. Unhurried lemon and orange citrus floating up to the top, all bright and shiny now. Aroma started from a deeper level and brightens up overtime. Quite nice. Palate: A richer Glenmorangie…

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Whisky Review: Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or Aged 12 Years

Style: Sweet and Delicate Nose: Warm vanilla lightly brushed with drier malt, which is nicely supplemented by the delicious honey apple core. Sweetness in the malt offers an incredible depth, within the creamy almond cake hides faint notes of copper, mineral and dry spices. While delicate peppermint nudges from behind. Bright, balanced and smooth. Palate:…

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Dram Review: Glenmorangie Dornoch

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Thin but likeable aromas of toasted oak, marshmallow, anise and pear sweets, in some ways highlighting the clean, soft distillate.  It feels young but has this rustic countryside charm with its faint floral notes and artificial vanilla essence. Palate & Finish: A pleasant mix of citrus and barley, light-bodied…

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