Rich, fruity, tannic and malty – perfect! 84/100
A little odd this expression, fluffy and pink but also strongly tannic and malty – somewhere in the middle of this transition this seems to come together and work wonderfully. A little chameleon of a dram this one! 83/100
Robust, gentle cask influence on a solid Springbank backbone. Tannic, spice and herbal red fruits. I was hoping for something much more full-on in red wine influence but this is more balanced between spirit, wine and cask. 83/100
Whisky New Releases 2016 Week 26 This weeks new releases sees official bottling expressions released from the likes of Ardbeg; Dark Cove – see our review here , Benromach; 1974 vintage, Edradour […]
Easy drinker, the ABV doesn’t really reveal itself though there is a dry powdery spice to this batch which probably masks any spirit heat. After the initial challenge to the palate the fruity, malty and slightly cocoa nature unravels to great effect. Another great batch from Springbank. 85/100
Review: Irish Single Malt Whisky 14 Year Old 2000-2015 The Nectar of The Daily Drams Category: Irish Single Malt Whisky Origin: ? Bottling: The Nectar of The Daily Drams ABV: 51.5% Cost: ~ […]
Review: The Quiet Man 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Category: Irish single malt pot still whiskey Origin: ? Bottling: Niche Drinks ABV: 40% Cost: £32.95 from The Lighthouse Wine Store / […]
Rich and robust, spiced Oloroso sherry fruits plenty of raisins served in a metallic copper bowl indicating both heavy sherry influence but good retention of pot still whisky character. 86/100
Really quite special and an education to my Irish whiskey palate. This has all the subtleties of scotch single malt and has been married masterfully using the best qualities of each of the cask maturations involved. 86/100.
A nice integration of the sherry cask finish, well balanced but still quite light-bodied this has a gentle diversity and is incredibly smooth – a great sipping whisky! 84/100.