Tobermory 1994 20 year old Sherry Finish (Cadenhead’s)

Bottle: Cadenhead’s authentic collection standard bottling. Nose: Blackcurrant, balsamic, cocoa and pork crackling. Dry, robust and intriguing. Liking this. It’s got what I’d describe as a dirty sherry nose. Body: Thick and nectarish. Palate: Lightly spicy. The balsamic and cocoa remain from the nose, sour black cherry, liquorice and it does have a meatiness about […]

Aberlour A’Bunadh (Batch 45)

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 […]

Jura Prophecy

Bottle: The squat, sort of hourglass shape that all distillery bottling’s at the moment carry. Something about it doesn’t really appeal to me aesthetically. Maybe it’s the giant Egyptian hieroglyphic eye staring back at me? Nose: Sweet smoke like burnt cotton candy. A touch of wet seaweed as well. This is nice to breathe actually. Body: […]

Glen Moray 10 Chardonnay Finish

Bottle: Shorter, dumpy style bottle with a single chin on the neck. Nose: Butterscotch, honey, white wine and a little melon. Body: Light, almost watery. Palate: Sugar syrup, marmalade, butter and toasted oak. Well balanced but uncomplicated and shallow. The flavours are weak. It tastes watered down. Finish: Short. A little butter and marmalade remain […]

Highland Park-Glenlivet 1988 27 year old Claret Finish (Cadenhead’s)

Bottle: Cadenhead’s authentic collection standard bottling. Nose: Dusty. Toffee apple, redcurrant and faint sea salt. Body: Medium and a little waxy. Palate: Turkish delight, a little orange zest and some clove in there too. Finish: Orange juice & faint strawberry, white pepper and gentle sulphur. Neat/Ice/Water: It’s a little hot drunk neat (53.3%) and a little watering […]