Macallan 12

Bottle: A slightly modern twist on classic styling. A round base tapers outwards gently to become more oval at the top. Tall and elegant. Nose: Golden syrup, vanilla and gingerbread. I can breath this all week long… Body: Lighter side of medium and quite silky. Palate: A good hit of sherry but not OTT like […]

Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve

Bottle: Same as the Yamazaki Distiller’s reserve but with green glass instead of brown. Simple, unassuming, minimalist and clean. I’m a sucker for a bit of Kanji even if I don’t have a clue what it means. Looks good on the label. Nose: Semillon, kiwi fruit, freshly sawed pine, cucumber. Quite light and fresh. Body: Light […]

Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

Bottle: Regular issue Glenlivet. Nose: Initially grassy then some barley sugar, boiled sweets and some sulphur like burnt matches. Not the greatest start. Body: Medium and a little waxy. Palate: Toffee and aniseed with a tinge of lime. It seems to have an ashy aftertaste though that isn’t particularly pleasant. This part ends badly I have to […]