Courvoisier VSOP Cognac Review: Subtle and silky smooth, this is full of caramelised apples and oak wood with a nice touch of herbality. 80/100
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.
Tomatin Distillery capture the flavours of south western France with the latest Warehouse 6 release: The 1977
In a bold move, the award-winning distillery has used a wine cask from Sauternes, France to mature its latest luxury expression. After a journey of over 1,100 miles and 42 years in […]
Bain’s 15 Years Old Founders Collection Whisky Review: A touch spicy, unsurprising due to the hot climate and cask activity in South Africa, and light-bodied and slightly spirity in character driven by the core grain spirit, though these are small prices to pay in what tastes and feels a lot older than its 15 years. Huge cask maturation influence in here would convince you this is twice its age! 87/100
Lochside 52 Years Old 1963 The Sovereign whisky review: I have the feeling this was just caught on the right side of woodiness, a little camphor and new pine sap challenge the palate but are backed by such intense and dark brown sugar sweetness it is hard not to enjoy this one. An extra smile for relative rarity of such expressions and much love for old grains such as this!
Linkwood 26 Years Old 1989 Single Cask Whisky Review: A simply superb sherried linkwood of excellent quality. A great balance between the softer and more floral spirit notes and the presumably refill sherry cask. 90/100
Tamdhu 15 Years Old Whisky Review: Delicious a very well sherry-matured but definitely light-bodied Speyside-type spirit, the cereal notes are saved for the finish. 88/100
Labourdonnais 5 Years Old Batch 1 rum review: A lovely balance of sweet and spice presented and a little sugary weight behind this. 85/100
New Releases SMWS January 2020 Outturn CASK No. 10.185 HOPPY ROCKET (Bunnahabhain 11yo) £67.00 CASK No. 26.135 DELICATE, DELIGHTFUL, DELICIOUS (Clynelish 8yo) £56.00 CASK No. 29.267 A MOMENT OF WARMTH (Laphroaig […]
Macduff 10 Years Old Batch 8 Whisky Review: A lovely rich and dark chocolatey expression with a surprise hit of salinity / coastal influence. 87/100
Islay #3 13 Years Old Batch 4 whisky review: A fantastic Islay expression with plenty of milk chocolate / peanut butter and salt that combine perfectly into Reeses peanut butter cups and lots of herbal thyme thrown in for good measure, awesome! 89/100