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: 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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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Aged 40 Years

Style: Sherry and Dignified oak Nose: Starts with tobacco skin and dark cherry, the aroma carries a nice weight. Massive dark-red fruits expanding quickly, prunes, a wee bit of plum wine, black liquorice contributes some sweet earthiness, followed by a more elusive copper and meaty tone. Firm malt cake sitting deep at the core. Palate:…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas Passion

[46.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 6000 Bottles] Nose: Candied ginger, almond butter and fine vanilla grain.  Give the dram some time to breathe and the bright fruity notes are released along with the toffee treacle.  The malt then returns for a seamless visit. Palate & Finish: Golden honey sweetened further by the natural sweetness…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas Springs

[46.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 6000 Bottles] Nose: Lime twists and toasted almonds.  Honey glazed leg ham and stone fruits.  The nose conveys a typical refill Sherry influence and is not overly complex at all. Palate & Finish: In contrast to the lighter notes on the nose, the delivery oozes of caramel.  Molten white…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas Team

[46.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 6000 Bottles] Nose: The nose is young with a settled oiliness to it.  Apricots and Cadbury’s Chocolate with a hint of lime peels and a layer of fragrant barley.  The toasted barley note gradually thickens in time, it’s as if one is standing in front of a working mill.…

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Whisky Review: Liquid Sun Allt-a-Bhainne Aged 22 Years 

Style: Malty and Dry spices Nose: Fresh ginger, cut grass followed by dry spices and malt cake. Plenty of dryness, nutmeg with a touch of turmeric. Lemon balm and carrot cake as sweetness emerges. Peppermint grip is still pretty strong from the side, needs some breathing even it is around 50%. Soft tropical fruits and…

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Whisky Review: Acorn New Harmony Wardhead 1997 Aged 19 Years 

Style: Icy and Spicy Nose: Delicate orchard fruits strolling across a barley field. A nice yield of floral nectar and buttering aroma on the nose. Enticingly sweet while icy peppermint spice pushes in at a moderate strength. A nice balance of apples, fruitiness and cereal notes. Looking sharp but smooth. Palate: Feisty peppermint laying path…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal Whisky is Classical Series Glen Elgin 20 Years Old “Madama Butterfly”

Style: Sweet and Spicy Nose: Icy spearmint swooping down onto lightly stewed tropical fruits on the nose. Quite peppery and sharp, but the ester fruits are holding up very nicely in the middle. White flower coming through, banana, dried mangoes and malt cake on the subtle side. Bit shy but also sweet and alluring. Palate:…

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