Month: July 2018

Smooth Ambler Contradiction (50%, OB, 2018)

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Smooth Ambler Contradiction whiskey review: An interesting concept and combination. I guess Bourbon and blending (scotch whisky style) come together here and create something greater than the sum of its parts, as all great blends should. There is a lightness and sweetness from the home spirit and some great aged flavours derived from the sourced material. 85/100

Glenlivet 9 Years Old 2006 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection (46%, Signatory, 1st Fill Sherry Butt #901043, 2016)

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Glenlivet 9 Years Old 2006 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection whisky review: Flavour-filled and quite malty as you would expect from a relatively young expression matured in an active 1st fill butt. I actually found this still a little too spirity and feisty at 46% but it takes water well and revealed a delicious milk chocolate note under all the dried fruit and tannins. 84/100