Green Isle Whisky Review: A great blend predominated by a distinct coastal Islay character, plenty of fruity apples and also lots of vanilla and oak influence here too. 84/100
Tomintoul 15 Years Old 2005 Amontillado Finish Whisky Review: A much more delicate dram than the Dailuaine, more typically speyside and slightly more typically sherried here also. Leather and sun-dried fruits combine with plenty of orange zest and hazelnut. 88/100
Dailuaine 12 Years Old 2008 PX Finish Whisky Review: Thick and dark dram, full of coffee cake, tiramisu and black forest gateaux. That heavy and touch sulphury Dailuaine character here adds meat to the fibrous nutty and ground coffee nature. Again a perfect balance is struck between weighty PX influence and spirit nature. 86/100
Tullibardine 14 Years Old 2006 Rum Finish Whisky Review: A real sweet-tooth’s delight, the 7 years in ex-Rum has dolloped dessert all over this whisky. A little like ice-cream with a dram poured over it the whisky starts to seep out of this later displaying a great balance between initial and later cask maturations. 89/100
Caperdonich 22 Years Old Whisky Review: A real cake of a dram, there is some tropical fruit notes and plenty of tannic oaky spice which reveals its age. Coupled with that odd acidity and over tannic oak I can’t help but be reminded of mango balsamic vinegar. 91/100
Isle of Jura 28 Years Old 1992 whisky review: Initially quite a quiet and unassuming dram but not closed. Distillate driven, though there are some good additions here from the cask that has mellowed this spirit over the 28 years. The end result is dangerously drinkable.
Annandale Man O’ Words 2015 Bourbon Cask 528 Whisky Review: Really quite fresh compared to the new make spirit, predominantly fruit driven here with lemons and apples and also lots of vanillin and woody oak spices from the bourbon cask. Traces of barley malt persist in the finish. 84/100
Rascally Liquor New Make Malt Spirit review: To me a very ‘traditional’ new make spirit really full of cereal barley flavours, no hint of yeast/fruit or common distillation off notes (lactic/metallic/chemical) – really superb base.
Knockando 18 Years Old 1998 Whisky Review: Much fresher and zestier then the 1994 expression, much more barley influence is discernible here and a much better balance is struck because of it. Plenty of chocolate and orange notes combine well and are prevented from becoming too heavy/cloying by a grapefruit zest freshness. 86/100
Knockando 18 Years Old 1994 Whisky Review: Quite deep and dark with plenty of woody and malty notes and distinct sherry influence with dried fruits such as raisins, plenty of caramel and toffee also, very nice. 85/100