A super or juicy fruits expression, bright and lively some spice from the wood and touches of solventy/spirit nature but overall a very enjoyable and affordable aged Teaninich expression.
To paraphrase our last review of this expression “Possibly one of the best value-for-money 21 year old official bottlings available.”. Yes, still packed full of 1st fill ex-Sherry cask influenced and well-aged to perfection.
Quite ‘raw’ tasting with more than a hint of copper giving a real new make spirit vibe and lots of sappy wood thanks to the virgin oak finish, overall educational and enjoyable.
An eclectic mix of soft Highland heather brush smoke or beech wood smoke which transitions into diluted Islay peat smoke and coastal influences.
A rather citric, juicy and fruity and a touch floral Blair Athol accented with woody oak from the rechar cask, quite unusual to sample Blair Athol naked of sherry cask influence.
This Tullibardine has a lovely mouthfeel, smooth then zesty, much of the sherry influence from the finish comes later on the palate. 85/100
Another super Ben Nevis bottling by Boutique-Y, not too much Nevis Funk in here but just enough to confirm its origin. Plenty of refill ex-bourbon notes though and generous fruits too. 87/100
Woody oak and tropical fruits prevail in this delicious old dram, I’m left searching a little bit for character here but maybe that’s just my distraction? 86/100
A mixture of tropical fruit and spiced coffee from this melange of casks. Complex and refreshingly light on the palate true to Fettercairn’s spirit. 85/100
Another classic cask strength rendition from Glendronach, a hint of apples and spirit here and there but mostly wonderful sherry cask maturation at its best. 85/100