Springbank 12 Cask Strength

Bottle: Standard distillery bottle. Nose: Cocktail cherry, sour apple, gherkin, sugar syrup. Yummy. Body: Medium. Palate: Rich and spicy. Barley sugar, blueberries, rock salt, cayenne pepper. A dash of water adds a really nice extra layer of sweetness to it and tones down the burn. Finish: A touch ashy with a stable, lingering gradual decline of the […]

Highland Park 1990 14 year old cask #3927 (Signatory)

Bottle: Standard issue un-chillfiltered collection. Nondescript with a plain white label. Nose: Soft vanilla, elder flower, very understated. Body: Medium with good balance. Palate: Honey, lime, lemon cream, growing peat and spice, tailing off with a little sherbert. Finish: Reasonably long. Peat, cayenne pepper, pineapple and a slight metallic tinge that spoils the very end. Neat/Ice/Water: […]

Longmorn 1996 17 year old cask #72322 (Signatory)

Bottle: Standard issue un-chillfiltered collection. Nondescript with a plain white label. Nose: Subtler than I would have expected. The sherry aromas are relatively mild, some cherry, a little coffee and salt crusted lemon. An understated beginning compared to the usual panache I get from this distillery. Body: Silky and light. Palate: The sherry announces itself […]