Dram Review: Cadenhead Small Batch from Linkwood-Glenlivet Distillery Aged 24 Years

[50.9%・24 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2017・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release of 384 Bottles] Nose: Vanilla and marshmallow, fine honey with a mellow layer of candle wax. Spirited with the light oak mingling with clean pasture and a mild floral note. It’s quite composed. Palate & Finish: Gorgeous gooey honey infused with vibrant tropical fruits. Excellent mouthfeel…

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Dram Review: BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1

[57.2%・NAS・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: There is an elegant Speyside floral musk on the nose that puts the mind in ease. Pineapples and apricots with a appealing vanilla note. There is some youthful anise note but as a whole it doesn’t feel as young as some other cask strength offerings. There is a thin touch of…

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Dram Review: Glen Grant Aged 10 Years

[40%・10 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2015-2016・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: A crisp and enticing nose, a generous dose of toasted vanilla and charred oak. It has a slight fruitiness within, red apple freshness without being too sweet. A tad earthy with some dry barley notes on the backend. Palate & Finish: Clean subtle fruitiness at first, a…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask #1346 Aged 22 Years

[52.1%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Original Bottling・Single Cask Release of 701 Bottles] Nose: Sticky dates on the nose. Coal smoke and sweet tobacco. It has this subtle hint of gingery note to brighten things up. The satisfying jammy sweetness then stylishly eases into the conversation. Palate & Finish: Molasses on the palate. Jammy dark fruits and…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 Years

[46.0%・15 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2014・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Sweet cherries poached in muscovado sugar. The usual suspects of toffee, vanilla and cinnamon are also present on the nose. Some pepper and smoke in the backend with some savoury cheese notes also coming out too. Palate & Finish A rather juicy palate with the sweetness derived from…

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