Springbank 15

Bottle: Standard range Springbank bottle. Nose: Gentle smoke, cotton candy, leather, rope and some tropical fruits. It’s quite inviting and the aromas are evenly distributed. Body: Medium and silky. Palate: Sour apple, sherbet, tropical fruit salad, vanilla cream with some green herbs in the tail. It’s big and bold. I love it’s creaminess. Delectable. Finish: Quite […]

Aberlour A’Bunadh (Batch 53)

Bottle: A dumpy style that hints at antiquity with the wax covered stopper (a nice touch). The labeling tells me the whisky within is produced in the tradition of the 19th century. Not sure what that might mean (did they do NAS whiskies in the 19th century?)… Nose: Wood polish, raisins, molasses sugar and a […]

Glenfarclas 15 103 proof

Bottle: Regular Glenfarclas brown glass bottle. Fine print on the label tells me it’s a Whisky Exchange exclusive bottling. 2 in a row then after the last review… Nose: A powerful sherry/varnish aroma that packs punch. If you go in too fast it singes your nose hairs. Let it breathe and you get a creamier, honey […]

Caol Ila 1983 31 year old cask #5294 (Signatory)

Bottle: Standard Signatory cask strength collection bottling with the notable exception, as stated on the label, that the cask has been hand picked by The Whisky Exchange. Should be something a little bit special then (other than the fact it’s a 31 year old Caol Ila!) Nose: Dusty rubber, softening gradually into gentle smoke with […]