newmake

Roseisle Newmake – Light Style

June 15, 2012

A very good newmake with no off notes and a good balance of fruit and cereal flavours. The smooth and creamy mouthfeel is unusual for raw spirit but very pleasant., – Rating: 78/100

Tullibardine Pure Pot Spirit

July 10, 2011

A bit of a strange beast this spirit is. In neat state, I felt reminded of the famous pears with gorgonzola dish, served with white bread. The overall alcohol bite is rather strong, even with water. – Rating: 62/100

Ardbeg Newmake

July 8, 2011
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This is an excellent new spirit, very strongly flavoured but astonishingly smooth to drink even undiluted. It can take a lot of water, though. – Rating: 84/100

Abhainn Dearg Spirit of Lewis

September 17, 2010

Like many newmakes this reminds me more of a fruit brandy than a whisky. It is actually quite sippable, if you don’t expect a peaty island malt. It is certain is worth watching its maturation progress. – Rating: 64/100

Auchentoshan Stillman’s Collection

June 4, 2010

Set of 3 miniatures only available at the distillery

Loch Ewe Newmake from March 11, 2008

March 30, 2010

t’s hard to believe that this spirit was distilled purely from barley. A very clean fruitiness with almost no “off” notes. Still about as far from whisky as you can get but quite enjoyable nevertheless. – Score: 65/100

Daftmill Newmake from December 28, 2005

March 29, 2010

Of course it’s difficult to extrapolate from the newmake, but the spirit certainly tastes interesting and has the potential to become a complex whisky. – Score: 55/100

Glenglassaugh – The Spirit Drink That Blushes To Speak Its Name

February 4, 2010
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In my opinion this experiment does not work. Maturation is too short for much influence of the cask, so it is basically a mixture of the fruity newmake with a little red wine. – Score: 64/100

Glenglassaugh – The Spirit Drink That Dare Not Speak Its Name

February 2, 2010
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You would not beleive that this is supposed to become whisky once. It reminds more of a pear eau de vie than anything else. Quite enjoyable in its own right though, but with a solid price tag. – Score: 76/100