Dram Review: Lagavulin Bottled Exclusively to Celebrate Feis Ile 2008 Distilled in 1993

[52.9%・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Cask No. 1403・ Single Cask Release] Nose: Endearingly rounded, gently Sherried and with an elegant sea breeze following through. This is this certain creamy tone with a soft umami touch. Palate & Finish: Delicious and gooey, immensely creamy for a Lagavulin with red fruits infused to the dense red tea…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Available Only at the Distillery Distilled in 1993

[56.5%・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2007・Official Bottling・Cask No. 4893・ Single Cask Release] Nose: Ocean produce with a prominent presence of wet sand, some Chinese herbs mixed along with cocoa dust. Palate & Finish: Dry, dark and bitter, anise wrapped in peat smoke whilst being incredibly herbal. A lengthy tail of peat smoke and bitter chocolate. Thoughts:…

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Whisky Review: Lagavulin Aged 12 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose:Ah, welcome back old friend, we meet again. Robust smoky sweetness – Cloudy lemonade, squid ink, brimstone, liquorice roots, kelp and ambers. Nothing unfamiliar, but really good. Dried chilli carrying tremendous energy, orange citrus oil injected into a tropical fruits shell. Burnt wood remaining in the bonfire pit beside the beach.…

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Dram Review: Signatory Millenium Edition 1968 Bowmore

[43.0%・Distilled in 1968・Bottled in 1999・ 31 Years Old・Signatory Vintage Bottling・Cask No. 3817・Single Cask Release of 238 Bottles]  Nose: Clean for its age and a wee bit grassy, a hint of crisp bubbly perhaps, notes of vanilla, banana peels complimenting the malty weetbix base. Palate & Finish: A pleasurably juicy affair, bright orange peels seasoned with…

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Dram Review: Kingsbury Islay Bowmore 1966

[43.7%・Distilled in 1966・ 35 Years Old・Kingsbury Bottling・Cask No. 3300 ・ Single Cask Release of 300 Bottles] Nose: A first impression that makes one just cusses a little in awe.. a wondrous and pure bouquet of splendidly refreshing pear and mint gelato finely drizzled with elderflower syrup and served with slices of soft white peaches; silkily…

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Dram Review: Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Bowmore Aged 37 Years

[41.5%・Distilled in 1968・Bottled in 2006・ 37 Years Old・Duncan Taylor Bottling・Cask No. 3823・Single Cask Release of 158 Bottles]  Nose: Ahhhh, beautiful. Full of tropical fruit nectar with a delicate touch of ashy peat, peaches, strawberries and icing sugar embodied in a fine layer of smoked applewood chips as the more dignified aromas of oak from Shinto…

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Dram Review: Signatory Vintage Bowmore 1972 Aged 36 Years

[45.4%・Distilled in 1972・Bottled in 2008・ 36 Years Old・Signatory Vintage Bottling・Cask No. 3890・Single Cask Release of 540 Bottles]  Nose: Exceptionally theatric and captivating, rich prunes and figs mingle with a stately leather featured vintage mahogany piece, think Finn Juhl’s Chieftain.. creamy red tea leaves giving off that tannic aroma, whilst an earthy espresso is being topped…

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Dram Review: Bowmore Aged 25 Years (Bottled Circa 2004-2005)

[43.0%・Bottled Circa 2004-2005・ 25 Years Old・Original Bottling・General Release] Nose: Full and rich at 43%, heavier tones of herbal and vegetative tones, milky, vanilla sundae sauce with some over-ripen fruits. Dirty peat and oily fudge in time giving a rounded experience. Palate & Finish: Strawberry preserve infused with cloves and dirty peat smoke, the peat inspired…

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Dram Review: Ardbeg Guaranteed 10 Years Old (Clear Glass Bottling Circa 1980s)

[40.0%・Bottled Circa 1980s・Official Bottling・General Release]  Nose: Soft doses of iodine and barley sugar, faint cowshed and haystack notes leading way to pear lollies seasoned with ginger and pepper, powdery and dusty with the ashy element. Palate & Finish: Slightly on the dry side with just a wee sweetness from the malt. The peppery tar eventually…

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Dram Review: Wemyss Malts Bowmore Nostalgic 70’s Flavour

[57.4%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1995・Bottled in 2018・ Wemyss Malts Bottling for KUO, F.A.T, Aqua Vitae & Spirits Salon・Single Cask Release of 210 Bottles] Nose: A bacon smokiness cuts through the sweet soapy aromas, hint of burnt plastic to go with the barbecue smoke. Palate & Finish: Vibrantly juicy with the tropical white fruits with just…

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