You need a bit of water to lure the fruity flavours out of their hideout, it is not a typical exponent of this distillery, but a solid one nevertheless. – Rating: 84/100
A delectable dram with a perfectly balanced combination of fruit and sweetness with the wood staying in the background. – Rating: 87/100
Did I manage to grab your attention? Thank you. Of course the headline is an exaggeration, but not by much, actually.
I was burning to know if the entire batch really is that bad or if it is only my bottle that was affected by a mysterious whisky disease.
Without water this has quite some bite, but a few drops are enough to bring out the best in this clean and crisp dram with that typical light brininess. – Rating: 87/100
Is there a way to beat whisky fakers who buy emtpy bottles on eBay?
The quintessential sherried Mortlach, bursting with flavour, this is essentially a complete Christmas dinner in liquid form. – Rating: 89/100
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
A delicious but rather dry bottling of Glenfarclas, the fruitiness of younger expressions has given way to an almost savoury character. – Rating: 88/100
The nose of this young whisky is very strange but it has a fascinating complexity. The palate does not quite live up to this, but for a three year old whisky it is not bad at all. – Rating: 66/100
This Japanese dram may have an unusual pedigree but is impossible to discern from a fruity Scotch. The mouthfeel is creamy but rather light bodied and the flavours are well balanced. – Rating: 85/100
Thoughts on the current trend of whisky charity auctions.
This legendary dram delivers top quality, year after year. Peat and sherry in a fruitful symbiosis. – Rating: 89/100
The ‘old’ Connemara has a distinctive sweet fruitiness not found in the NAS expressions Another unique dram from Cooley. – Rating: 85/100
A surprisingly rich and powerful malt that can take a bit of water. My favourite of the younger Glenfiddichs. – Rating: 86/100
Less fruity than I expected from a pot still whiskey, it is rather delicate and light bodied but shows quite a bit of wood spice and driness. A very enjoyable Irish alternative. – Rating: 84/100
This is a big bold bourbon that does not hide its age. The other flavours are potent enough to keep the strong wood notes in check.
– Rating: 87/100
When Macallan officially launched their new no-age-satement “1824 series”, this highlighted a very interesting conflict of philosophies within the whisky industry.
I have noticed that currently there is no English language site that is dedicated entirely to whisky news. Dramming News is the answer.
The Springbank connection is undeniable here, and there is a lot to find in this malt. But this edition has a slight bitterness to it that puts it a notch below last year’s release. – Rating: 83/100
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