Dram Review: Ailsa Bay (Bottled in 2016)

[48.9%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Gooey confectionary aromas and poached ripe fruits, with a passive smoke that is dirty but sweet in the background.  Splashes of minerals with a curious scent of tiger balm all patched together. Palate & Finish: The palate is somewhat overwhelming with this stickily sweet toffee note along some peanut…

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Dram Review: Bladnoch Adela

[46.7%・15 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2016-2017・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Cow shed and heavy toffee cream form the pillars of the nose. It has a curious cheese note whilst also being on the oaky side with cookie dough, orange essence oil and walnuts. Palate & Finish: Rich chocolate sauce and honey stirred with prune syrup. Tree gum…

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Dram Review: Bladnoch Talia

[49.2%・25 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2016-2017・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Pungent but quite a rich nose with some wonderful aromas, vanilla and leather to go with honey and beeswax. The nose is layered with hints of green apples, lemon honey, and air dried oak unfolding in time. Palate & Finish: Green apple and lemon flavoured bubble gum.…

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Dram Review: Bladnoch Samsara

[46.7%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2016-2017・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Butyric acid, funky cheese, milk powder and burnt barley all exacerbated by the cow shed vibe. The red wine finish grants a futile attempt for the apple compote and tobacco notes to neutralise the situation. Palate & Finish: Juicy apple vinegar and mixed berry jam. Plenty of ginger spices…

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Whisky Review: Three Rivers Tokyo x The Whisky Agency Auchentoshan Aged 21 Years

Style: Delicate Fruits and Floral Nose: Spearmint and white flower bouquet powdered up by icing sugar. Caramel snaps, more green herbs. A light touch of hibiscus flowers, orange liquor, throwing in some dry chocolate nuts and chilli spice. Palate: Delicate with positive floral notes, delicious orange chocolate and while white flower nectar flowing onto the…

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Dram Review: SMWS G8.7 Cambus “Caribbean Banana Fritters”

[59.7%・27 Years Old・Distilled in 1989・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 240 Bottles] Nose: Wood vanish up front, beneath the top layer of grain spirit lies the banana toffee.  The grain is aggressive with a curious dose of tiger balm.  In time, the buttery note and orange peels reveal themselves. Palate & Finish: A masculine delivery of…

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Whisky Review: Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

  Style: Light and Crisp Fruits Nose:  A layer of crisp citrus lemon, apples and juniper berries on the first whiff. Vanilla and malt follows closely. Sharpened spice with a nice focus. Slightly fatter oils hide down at the deep. Hints of cucumbers on the tail. Palate: Light barley delivery on the palate. Fresh lemon…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Rosebank Cask No. 2112

[46.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Bottled in 2009・Gordon and MacPhail Bottling・Cask No. 2112・Single Cask Release] Nose: Ahhh, this is a fruit bomb, very jammy and absolutely gorgeous.  Caramel and fruit bouquet intertwining together to present a clean landscape, the subtle oak influence elevates the nose with the hint of charred oak going really well with the…

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Dram Review: Glenkinchie 24 Years Old

[57.2%・Distilled in 1991・24 Years Old・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Edition] Nose: A shy nose that embarks with notes of pine wood, wild flowers and honeyed granola. Buttery waffles to follow with a spray of lime vapours and rounded off with grilled pineapple slices once it has been given ample time to open up. Palate & Finish:…

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Whisky Review: Cadenhead Small Batch Littlemill Aged 22 Years

Tasting Notes: Cadenhead Small Batch Littlemill Aged 22 Years ☆ [Recommended] Style: Earthy and Herbal Nose: Cotton candy with caramelized pop corns sprinkled on top, sweetness condensed up front. Firing spice sliced in with a hint of stewed onions, parsley, beetroot and chilli. Fresh and a bit of earthy. Not often you come across such…

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