Grant’s Cask Editions Sherry Cask Finish Whisky Review: Ok, again the cask finish is much improved over The Family Reserve expression but I preferred the Ale cask to this sherry cask expression. 82/100
Grant’s Cask Editions Ale Cask Finish Whisky Review: Smoother and a lot nicer than the Family Reserve blend, the extra time in Ale casks has added some malts, hops and filtered out any spice and spirity elements, great! 83/100
Grant’s The Family Reserve Whisky Review: Interesting, a little bitter overall, quite simple on the nose but thankfully more complexity in the palate. 78/100
New Town Blends – The Surgeons Ball whisky review: A bit of a Jekyll & Hyde (apt?) dram, quite mobile on the palate but generally pleasing. Doesn’t hide its youth very well. 77/100
Chivas Regal 13 Years Old Extra Oloroso Sherry Casks whisky review: A lovely soft, easy-sipping blend with some nice and gentle Oloroso Sherry influences, a good drinker which appeals to my Sherry-leaning palate. 82/100
The Scalasaig Island Hopper Maiden Voyage whisky review: A well constructed blend I’m assuming from all island Malts? Good balance of peat & sherry – not too sweet almost classical ‘Highland’ style in fact. Well done 83/100
Royal Salute 21 Years Old Signature Blend whisky review: Rich, deep and powerful flavours for a blended whisky. Quite distinctive with heavy chocolate, fruit and nut character deriving from sherry cask usage. 86/100
Blended Whisky #2 22 Years Old Batch 3 whisky review: A great blended whisky full of caramel, chocolate, fruit and nutty toasted barley flavours.
Blended Malt #1 18 Years Old Batch 3 Whisky Review: A ‘blended malt’ that is full of honey and pear influence as well as peppery oak from the cask – very reminiscent of Glenfiddich and a teaspoon of Balvenie perhaps?
Whyte & Mackay 50 Years Old 175th Anniversary whisky review: Incredibly juicy and sweet for a whisky of this age, there is plenty of wood as you’d expect but delivered perfectly. I could have spent hours alone just nosing this one even though the palate was just as supreme. 96/100