Dram Review: Kingsbury Islay Single Scotch Malt Whisky Distilled in 1991 Exclusively Bottled For Whisky Lovers Hong Kong

[51.2%・Distilled in 1991・ Bottled in 2020・Kingsbury Bottling Exclusively Bottled For Whisky Lovers Hong Kong・Single Cask Release of 160 Bottles] Nose: An extravagance of tropical fruits, with vanilla. A pinch of gingery spices melting into beeswax and nougat. Palate & Finish: The wholesomeness of vanilla and honey is met with a glorious burst of gorgeous ripe…

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Dram Review: Distilled at My Favourite Distillery 1976

[53.0%・Distilled in 1976・Bottled in 2010・33 Years Old・Thosop BVBA Belgium Bottling・Cask No. 1420・Single Cask Release] Nose: Is this a bouquet of vanilla and wood, caramel and beeswax that I am getting? Or is this love that I’m feeling? Goes deeper and you’d notice the alluringly fragrant floral setting as notes of custard apples develop things into…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency x The Nectar Secret Highland 1987 Aged 31 Years

Style: Sherry, Spicy and Complex Nose:Fragrant forest berries compote and waxy camphor build on a subtle but firm copper spine. Interesting combination. Vanilla sticks and vanilla cream with a little cranberry swirl. Cold pressed almond oil and strawberry yogurt; Peppermint growing strong over time. The spice is picking up a pretty good momentum in the…

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Dram Review: The Whisky Agency Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1990 Aged 29 Years

[48.5%・Distilled in 1990・Bottled in 2019・ 21 Years Old・The Whisky Agency Bottling ・Single Cask Release of 182 Bottles]  Nose: Buttery popcorn and green malt, the bread yeast leads to a cane sugar sweetness with the wood having a dated vibe, like the wooden floors of a heritage listed house that has been well cared for. Palate…

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Dram Review: The Whisky Agency Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1998 Aged 21 Years

[51.3%・Distilled in 1998・Bottled in 2019・ 21 Years Old・The Whisky Agency Bottling ・Single Cask Release of 208 Bottles]  Nose: Rather spirit-y still at 21 years of age, utterly Irish with the greenness of the malt with a noted metallic edge but has a fine layer of floral sugar with added sweetness from guavas, canes and green…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Secret Islay 1998 Aged 21 Years

Style: Heavily sherried and Herbal Nose: Malt simmering in thick, thick treacle. Dates, muscovado sugar, plums and raisins wrapping around the softest suggestion of sea breeze. A little bit of dunnage, some umami as well. Mint backbone, lychee and tropical fruits overtone. White pepper and chocolate oak at the back. Very sherry-driven aroma. Palate: Malt…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Speyside Region 1973 Tenth Anniversary

Style: Delicate sweetness and Sophisticated Nose:Immensely rich, bountiful tropical fruits served right up at the front, vanilla sponge cake, golden syrup and underlayer of dry barley interweaving charmingly. Ripe mango, paw paw oil, taro sago pudding steaming in bamboo leaves. Delicate, ripe yellow fruits overflowing to show an infinite depth, vanilla custard flanking on the…

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Dram Review: The Whisky Fair Speyside Region Aged 42 Years

[53.4%・42 Years Old・Distilled in 1969・Bottled in 2011・The Whisky Fair Bottling・Single Cask Release of 156 Bottles] Nose: A powerful dose of toasted cereal and muesli with generous amount of barley and spices that’s rather striking.  Dried mango slices as more vanilla and toasted marshmallow get released in time. Palate & Finish: Dark chocolate and dried fruits,…

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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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