Springbank Local Barley 1999 14 year old

  Bottle: Springbank Society 10th anniversary bottling. A special release to Springbank Society members with an out turn of 546 bottles only. Nose:¬†Turkish delight, milk chocolate, creme brulee and faint smoke. Body: Syrupy and viscous. Palate: Molasses, balsamic vinegar and menthol cigarettes. A little popping candy (like 16 barley barley). Glorious this is… Finish: Long […]

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 […]

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 […]

Longmorn 16

Bottle: This bottle has clean, elegant lines with the unusual features of a metal collar around the neck and a stitched leather ring around the base. It’s a strange hybrid styling of old and new. An eye-catching, self confident statement. This bottle looks right back at you and refuses to blink… Nose: Big. Hits you […]