Speciality Drinks

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

Port Askaig 30 yo Cask Strength

February 26, 2013
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Some very pleasant fruit notes are playing with the peat here. The mouthfeel is unusally creamy for a peated malt. – Rating: 87/100

Port Askaig 19 yo Cask Strength

February 26, 2013
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Quite a dry dram with a light bitterness on the palate. The finish is a bit timid. – Rating: 84/100

Port Askaig 12 yo

February 25, 2013
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There is an element of dirtiness in this whisky that adds a wickedly intriguing dimension. The spices in this are delightful. – Rating: 87/100

Midleton 20 yo 1991 For The Whisky Exchange

February 25, 2013
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This is what Irish whiskey is all about, a true benchmark for the ‘pure potstill’ style. – Rating: 92/100

Caol Ila 19 yo The Whisky Exchange

November 4, 2012
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Dry and crisp, it feels younger than it actually is. This dram demonstrates how Caol Ila can be bold and elgegant at the same time. – Rating: 88/100

Karuizawa 1982/2012 The Whisky Exchange

October 27, 2012
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A fascinating mix of spice and fruit in this slightly unusual bourbon cask Karuizawa, the wood is always present but does not overwhelm the other flavours. – Rating: 89/100

Elements of Islay Pl1

October 19, 2012
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An uncompromising, almost brutal phenolic attack on your tastebuds, but it is not simply a peat monster, it has complex layers of flavours. – Rating: 90/100

Elements of Islay Bw1

September 30, 2012
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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

Elements of Islay Br4

September 28, 2012
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A delectable dram with a perfectly balanced combination of fruit and sweetness with the wood staying in the background. – Rating: 87/100

Lochside 46 yo 1964 Single Blend TWE

December 31, 2011
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The perfect fruit bomb. Fabulous, simply fabulous. This is my favourite dram of 2011. – Rating: 94/100

Elements of Islay Bn1 – Bunnahabhain

December 7, 2011
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This heavily peated Bunnahabhain is quite unusual for the distillery, but it can well compete with the usual suspects. Its oily mouthfeel makes it stand out. – Rating: 86/100

Elements of Islay Br2 – Bruichladdich

December 2, 2011
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A nice malt, typical for the unpeated Bruichladdich house style, perhaps a bit on the spicy side. – Rating: 84/100

Elements of Islay Kh1 – Kilchoman

November 29, 2011
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This malt still shows its youth, but it is far from being unenjoyable. Give it a few more years and it should be terrific. – Rating: 81/100

Elements of Islay Ci1 – Caol Ila

December 5, 2010
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The tasting notes may look pretty generic, but this is an excellent example of a typical young Islay malt. Adding water shifts the flavours towards the spices. A brilliant whisky. – Rating: 87/100