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
Knockando 15 Years Old 1999 Whisky Review: Much more sherried than the 1997 vintage, in texture, colour and flavour. A completely different beast, still with plenty of nutty and floral notes but superior overall. 85/100
Knockando 15 Years Old 1997 Whisky Review: Malty and floral, spicy and nutty, coffee, etc, this has it all but is perhaps a little too spiced for me. 82/100
Knockando 12 Years Old 2004 Whisky Review: Wow, quite different from the 2003 vintage, juicier and more sherried and much less drying/oaky and spiced. 82/100