Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve Solera Finish

Bottle: Standard Glenlivet shape & style. 1L Bottle (airport retail only). Nose: Predominantly honey and milk chocolate with a little lemon, lime and banana sitting underneath. Body: Medium and velvety. Very nice feel in the mouth. A little waxy. Palate: Honey, chocolate, fudge & nutmeg. Very creamy and exceptionally smooth.  Almost too smooth for me if that’s possible. […]

Caol Ila Distillers Edition

Bottle: The usual smoked glass & classic styling. I like the gold on chocolate labeling. Nose: Pine, smoke, Orange peel. Body: Medium and silky. Palate: Sweet, syrupy and a little bit winey at the same time. The peat grows steadily and stays there right until the end of the finish. It’s a rich dram that […]

Bowmore 12

Bottle: Standard Bowmore bottling Nose: Sea air, iodine, butterscotch. Body: Reasonably viscous and a little bit sticky. Palate: Dry smoke, toffee, salt, butter and citrus notes. Nice without really impressing. Finish: Long, sour, smoky but a little shallow in the end. Neat/Ice/Water: At 40% it doesn’t need water. Verdict: Quaffable. I can drink it and […]

Talisker 10

Bottle: Classic shape. Nose: Fresh, sea spray, honey, butterscotch Body: Medium Palate: Dry and salty with honey, smoke and some Chili powder. Very well balanced. Polished. All the flavours sync nicely together. Finish: Sour lemon, gentle smoke, a mild chili tickle. Neat/Ice/Water: It’s perfect as is at 45.8%. Verdict: Quaffable. Very well made and very elegant. I […]