Kilkerran 12

Bottle: Classic whisky bottle. The labeling is clean and unpretentious. A bit of history on the back to reintroduce this Campbelltown distillery that was only reopened in 2004 after a very long hiatus. Nose: Smoked kippers at a distance, wet earth, liquorice all sorts, orange juice.Eminently breathable this is. I’m in no rush to drink […]

Glenturret 2000 15 year old (G&M)

Bottle: A Macphail’s collection release from G&M. Currently the distilleries bottled in this range are Bunnahabhain, Glen Scotia, Glenglassaugh, Glenrothes, Glenturret, Highland Park and Tamdhu. Nose: Burnt toffee, dried apricots, raisins. Body: Silky and little brackish. The colour is a gorgeous russet. Palate: Stewed fruit and shortbread right at the start, shifts to orange and pepper […]

Dailuaine-Glenlivet 11 year old (Cadenhead’s)

Bottle: Older style Cadenhead’s small batch bottling. Not the squarish bottle but the rounded one. Nose: Maltesers, creme brulee, leather, tobacco. Faint sulphur. This is a very heady blend of sweetness and spicyness. Quite inviting. Body: The colour is a warm, burnished copper. Medium bodied and a little syrupy. Coats the mouth very nicely. Palate: Boiled sweets […]

Glentauchers 1991 18 year old (G&M)

Bottle: A Gordon & Macphail bottling in a classic whisky style. Nose: Quite soft and dusty. Faint musk, orange juice, lime cordial and hay. Body: Very light. Too light. Tiniest hint of wax. Palate: Super smooth but largely anonymous in terms of flavour. A little brown sugar, faint gingerbread and a some oak comes through […]