sherry

Edradour 2006/2013 for The Whisky Exchange

January 26, 2014
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This is an excellent example how a good sherry cask can make a very young whisky shine. It has lots of power and lots of flavour. – Rating: 87/100

Mortlach 1959/60 G&M for Royal Wedding 1986

December 14, 2013
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This outstanding Mortlach is both meaty and very fruity. The flavours are delightful but the low bottling strength makes it slightly watery. – Rating: 90/100

Glenfarclas Coronation 1953/2013 Speciality Drinks

September 16, 2013
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An amazing very old Glenfarclas with a fantastic fruitiness underlined by aromatic spices. It has a bit of a wood bite but this does not detract from the glorious aromas that can be found in this whisky. – Rating: 94/100

Balvenie Tun 1858 Batch 1

July 7, 2013
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One of the finest noses I have ever smelled, and the palate is almost on the same level. It is not really a sherry bomb, the whisky part is just as prominent. Not exactly cheap, though. – Rating: 92/100

Hakushu Sherry Cask

June 30, 2013
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This is a rather typical sherry bomb, hard to tell that it is from Japan. The nose beats the palate, but it is a high quality whisky overall. – Rating: 85/100

Glenlivet 30 yo 1981/2012 Signatory

June 19, 2013
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A wonderful dram with the wood kept in balance by the lovely fruit and spice aromas. The nose is to die for. – Rating: 91/100

Laphroaig 1996/2012 Malts of Scotland

June 13, 2013
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It needs some time to build up and benefits from a good splash of water, this fantastic whisky has the perfect balance of sherry and peat, maturity and freshness. – Rating: 94/100

Edradour 18 yo 1993/2012

June 3, 2013
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A very nice richly sherried expression with many interesting flavours albeit falling behind a bit in the finish. – Rating: 86/100

Ben Nevis 1995/2012 Jean Boyer One Shot

June 3, 2013
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The sherry influence is not very obvious here, it’s simply a very good fruity whisky with a nice unbostrusive sweetness. – Rating: 87/100

Glengoyne 1972/2012 Malts of Scotland

June 1, 2013
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The tasting notes just scratch the surface, there are layers upon layers of aromas and flavours in this fantastic old whisky. – Rating: 92/100

Linkwood 1991/2012 Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland

June 1, 2013
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A very fine dram where the sherry is well present but does not overwhelm the spirit. – Rating: 85/100

Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 39

May 31, 2013
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Very nice on nose and palate but not quite on eye level with other batches, especially the finish. – Rating: 84/100

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

May 30, 2013
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A very enjoyable whisky with many interesting flavours to explore, one the finish could be a bit longer. – Rating: 85/100

Glen Grant 37 yo 1974/2012 Berry Bros.

May 30, 2013
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On one hand this is a very nice whisky with no real flaws, on the other hand I would have expected a bit more from a whisky of that age. The palate feels a bit unbalanced. – Rating: 83/100

Glenfarclas 105 20 yo

May 19, 2013
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Very rich sherry flavours carress nose and palate and give you a feeling of laid-back luxury, only the finish is not quite on par. – Rating: 88/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1996/2011 Wilson & Morgan

May 19, 2013
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A wonderful combination of peat and sherry. It is dry but not too woody and feels older than it actually is. – Rating: 91/100

Northern Islay 20 yo 1990/2011 L’Esprit

May 14, 2013
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Wonderful aromas on the nose are paired with a robust palate. The wood flavours are well integrated with the sherry fruit. – Rating: 87/100

Glen Grant 58 yo 1953 Gordon & McPhail

May 7, 2013
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After the massive nose, the palate feels rather shy and lacking the complexity you would expect from a whisky of this age. Still a very fine dram but not outstanding. – Rating: 87/100

Aberfeldy Unravel

April 27, 2013
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After a rather strong initial sherry punch the aromas fade away rather quickly. It feels young and a bit unbalanced, though not unpleasant. – Rating: 78/100

Glen Scotia 20 yo 1991/2012 Wilson & Morgan

April 27, 2013
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There is an unusual amount of spices in this sherried malt, the fruit is almost in the background. It is quite dry but still pleasant on the palate. – Rating: 85/100