Ledaig 15

Bottle: Classic whisky bottle styling. Nondescript. Nose: Fresh linen when first poured, gentle smoke then stronger notes of sherry and honey as it opens up. Body: Medium bodied. Waxy. Palate: A lot of honey, more sherry, a little citrus (orange, lemon and lime in equal parts) and building menthol as it transitions into the finish. […]

Balmenach 2004 12 year old (Cadenhead’s)

Bottle: Cadenhead’s authentic collection bottling. Nose: Butterscotch, coconut dusted marshmallow and some wood varnish. Gets a little saltier with air and time. I really love breathing this one in. That dirty butterscotch melange is superb. Body: Light and a little oily. Palate: Brown sugar, lime & coconut meringue pie, hot caramel sauce like on a sundae (it heats up […]

Glen Grant 1995 21 year old (Signatory)

Bottle: Standard Signatory bottling. Nose: Floral with a little salted caramel. Quite pleasant. Body: Lighter side of medium and a little waxy. Palate: Lemon curd, lightly salted butter, lemon sours. Fresh and a little bit tart. Finish: The butter remains but gets saltier, elder flower and a little aniseed. A bit flat for me. This is […]

Clynelish 18 year old cask #10999 (Old Particular)

Bottle: This is an Old Particular range bottling from Douglas Laing. Nose: Black olives, beeswax and honey. Really engaging this nose. Breathes a little waxy as well. Body: Based on the deep amber colour, I thought this was going to be much thicker but it’s just medium bodied. A lovely, velvelty,  syrupy texture. Palate: Clove, sherry, […]