Whisky Review: Glenfarclas 2008 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead selected and bottled for Whisky & Wisdom Edition 2

Style: Sherry and Spicy Nose: Sweet cherries, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, cranberries… Ahhh all the sherry goodness… Flipping to the spicy side, ginger shreds, nutmeg, cinnamon bark and plenty of black peppercorn supporting the sweetness. Around the core we have some comfortable floral side notes, blueberries, lifting up the minty lid, a dense malt is…

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Dram Review: Laird Club Longmorn 33 Years Old

[43.7%・33 Years Old・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 2007・Laird Club Bottling・Single Cask Release] Nose: Ahh, this is a proper Sherried Longmorn.  Mineral, with gorgeous cyrstalised raisins; French vanilla brushed over black cherries and orange marmalade, well oaked with dark chocolate ginger and this fixation provoking lace of dirty diesel smoke. Palate & Finish: Delicious rush of syrup…

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Dram Review: The Macallan Rare Cask Black

[48%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Edition] Nose: The semi-indulging cured black cherry note is there, a combination of the oiliness of the malt and the tannins from the wood.  A generous dose of chocolate sundae sauce, carrying only a slight tinge of meatiness; the peat is hardly noticeable, only traces of ashes and dirts. Palate & Finish:…

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Dram Review: Mackillop’s Choice Macallan Single Cask Distilled 1992

[50.8%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2014・Mackillop’s Choice Bottling・Cask No. 10161・Single Cask Release of 280 Bottles] Nose: Clean and grassy on the nose, fresh pasture leading on some stone fruits with some almonds, hazelnuts and toasted fennel seeds in the background, rounding off with a faint floral note. Palate & Finish: Soft fruits with some…

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Dram Review: That Boutique-y Whisky Company Macallan Batch 4

[44.3%・NAS・Bottled in 2013・That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bottling・Limited Release of 203 Bottles] Nose: Charming nose with a velvet like setting, pear drops, toffee apples, soft honey, lemon butter and cereal conveying a pure joyous feeling. Palate & Finish: A lovely citrus driven malt, creamy with the oily caramel and juicy from the apricots and red apples…

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Whisky Review: The Macallan Edition No. 4

Style: Fruity, Malty and Spicy Nose:Begins with an upper layer of resin-mint spice and ground black pepper. Followed by sultanas, stewed summer berries and salted caramel balanced by the herbal and malty component. Youthful spirit no doubt, but it is reasonably sweet and vibrant. Blue berries, a few ginger shreds then plenty of fresh-cut grass.…

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Dram Review: The BenRiach Single Cask 1971 for Shinanoya and BBI Japan

[45.1%・40 Years Old・Distilled in 1971・Bottled in 2012・Official Bottling for Shinanoya and BBI Japan・Cask No. 330・Single Cask Release of 216 Bottles] Nose: I think this may just carry the sweetest, fruitiest nose I have encountered, truly captivating and brilliant; can pineapples, apricots and tropical fruits, vanilla custard blended with the fruity nectar and dusted with icing…

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Dram Review: Kingsbury Pittyvaich 1974

[55.8%・26 Years Old・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 2000・Kingsbhry Bottling・Cask No. 3498・Single Cask Release of 514 Bottles] Nose: Quality rich, creamy Sherry, red fruits and cocoa puff, cherry and blackcurrant preserve. Palate & Finish: Excellent mouthfeel, just the right amount of thickness conveying the beautifully condensed Sherry influence. Cinnamon sugar with an underlying vegetal note, tree gum…

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Dram Review: The Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled in 1970 (Giovinetti & Figli Milano Bottling)

[43.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1970・Bottled in 1988・Official Bottling for Giovinetti & Figli Milano・Limited Release] Nose: As things should be with antique Macallan aged in vintage Sherry casks, lemon preserve and afternoon red tea served whilst resting on a buttero leather armchair. Elegant with the raisins and tannins pleasingly and politely pile on, and leather unfolding…

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Dram Review: Gordon & Macphail Strathisla Finest Highland Malt Whisky 15 Years Old 70° Proof

[70° Proof・15 Years Old・Distilled Circa Late 1950s-Early 1960s・Bottled Circa 1970s・Gordon & Macphail Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The coconuts and hazelnuts add a creamy touch, mellowing out with the honey and Sherry wood with just a hint of citrus. A slight saltiness comes out of the oak and merges with cherry blossoms and raisins. In time notes…

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