Dram Review: Michel Couvreur 1984

[43.0%・NAS・Distilled in 1984 Michel Couvreur Bottling・Single CaskBottling] Nose: Brown sugar and matured pear sweetness giving off that bright yet refined scent dressed with an elegant mahogany note.  Soft egg custard and tobacco with more ripe stone fruits coming out on the lighter spectrum and the lightly toasted barley and dark chocolate giving a heavier edge.…

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Dram Review: Club Qing Speyside Region Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 40 Years

[52.8%・40 Years Old・Bottled in 2016・Club Qing Bottling・Single Cask Release of 96 Bottles] Nose: The nose is oozing of naturally sweet white fruits gently supported by the tender and creamy notes from a majestic Fino cask.  Sandalwood perfumes and ground pepper in the background sweetened by a subtle blend of pineapples and ginger flowers.  Hint of…

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Dram Review: Antique Lions of Spirits Speyside Region Malt Aged 41 Years in a Fino Sherry Cask

[46.9%・41 Years Old・Distilled in 1975・Bottled in 2016・Joint Bottling of Jens Drewitz, Max Righi (Whisky Antique) and Diego Sandrin (Lion’s Whisky)・Single Cask Release of 230 Bottles] Nose: Expressive and wondrous, pinewood with a satisfying cigar creaminess.  The wood imparts a stately presence as soft white fruits caress lovingly, as per a quality Fino cask.  Rounded with…

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Dram Review: Jack Wiebers Whisky World Classic of Islay Cask No. 1704

[56.4%・NAS・Bottled in 2015・Jack Wiebers Whisky World Bottling・Cask No. 1704・Single Cask Release] Nose: The nose is filled with a seaweed-orientated peat and exhibits a coastal oceanic vibe; and beneath the oyster shells and peat lies a clean execution of Sherry influence with its rounded stewed fruits sweetness.  The peat burning in a distance gives off a…

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Dram Review: Adelphi’s Breath of Speyside 10 Years Old

[58.4%・ 10 Years Old・Distilled in 2006・Bottled in 2017・Adelphi Bottling・Limited Release of  541 Bottles] Nose: Rich and indulging with milk chocolate, caramel fudge, banana skins and grilled pineapples, some dried dates surface in time. Palate & Finish: Quite a heavy sweetness with the toffee and honey, the tone is a bit weighted down.  Rum and raisins…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal Whisky is Classical Collection “Il Barbiere Di Siviglia” Pluscarden Valley 1977 38 Years Old

Style: Rich and Sweet Nose: Rather dense, musky red fruits with great oiliness. Toffee apples, fried banana sided with crème brûlée, a pinch of peppermint and caramel sauce. Dates, cinnamon dust and Christmas cake flowing onto vanilla malt. Palate: Caramelized apples on the palate with plenty of sweetness. Apple pie, stew fruits with immense oiliness…

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