Rich, complex and nutty a fantastic example of how peat and sherry really work well together. 89/100
About me? I am a Whisky Educator, Travel-Tourist and Blogger. I blog tasting notes about (mostly Scotch) beer and whisky at The Whiskyphiles. I keep progress of my travels via the Alfred Barnard Society. Based in Livingston, Scotland I do most of my dramming at the University of Edinburgh Water of Life Society and Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Another highly drinkable and delicately finished/balanced expression matching Rampur’s spirit to red wine cask influences. 85/100
More depth and a touch more complexity, the soft tropical fruit and floral spirit nature are reserved for the finish here. 85/100
Core flavours still present, sweet, fruity and floral with plenty of red & dried fruits added here and a touch of chocolate from the PX finish. 84/100
Initially quiet this expression is full of soft and sweet tropical fruits, honey and vanilla representing Rampur’s core flavour profile. 84/100
I found this a little challenging on the nose with dry leather and woody tannins initially but once it has breathed a fairly classic Dundee cake/Fruit cake nature arises from the ex-European oak cask maturation. 84/100
A Highland peaty expression that combines thick peat smoke influences with Glenturret’s fruity spirit profile. 84/100
A beautiful expression, quite complex but very drinkable. Lots going on in here but all very complementary the result is Baklava, buttery pastry, honey/syrup, nuts and gentle spices combined to perfection. 85/100
Reminiscent of the process and aromas of the washbacks and mash tun, grassy cereals, doughy yeast and stone fruits.
A fascinating full ex-Sauternes maturation has delivered plenty of sweet fruit but equally tannic French oak influence to Glen Moray’s supple spirit. 86/100