Category: Whisky Reviews

Whisky Reviews

The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 (60.6%, OB, 5922 Bottles, 2019)

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The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 whisky review: I found this a little hot and spirity at cask strength (as presented 60.6% ABV) but this expression takes water well and reveals a robust malty body. Some great flavours developing here but perhaps a little too woody and tannic with associated spice for me, hopefully this will calm with age and so the Lakes single malt is definitely one to watch out for in the future. 83/100

Kininvie 3 Years Old Blend KVSB003 (48.2%, OB, 2019)

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Kininvie KVSB003 blended scotch whisky review: Better than the single malt but not as good as the single grain.. There was still far too much of the weirdly fake/plastic lemon citrus flavour and way too much spice in the spirit which I suspect derives more from the single malt than the single grain component. I likely won’t be drinking much more of this one straight either. 75/100

Kininvie 5 Years Old 2013 Single Malt KVSM001 (47%, OB, Triple distilled, ex-bourbon casks, 2019)

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Kininvie KVSM001single malt whisky review: Initially I found this far too light and thin and didn’t favour the off citrus notes and spice. On revisit, and having breathed a little, this had smoothed a little around the edges, more sweetness and less acridity was apparent. I can’t see myself drinking a lot of this neat / with water as single malt should in my mind be able to be consumed. 68/100

Longmorn 25 Years Old 1990 7.130 Musky, floral, sweet perfumes (55.1%, SMWS, Refill Ex-Bourbon HH, 240 Bottles, 2016)

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SMWS 7.130 Musky, floral, sweet perfumes whisky review: A delicious aged Longmorn full of fragrant and fruity notes and a good helping of complimentary woody spices. Again a very true to form whisky expression redolent of Longmorn distillery character and aged to perfection in a refill hoggie for just the right balance of spirit and cask influences, approaching perfection. 88/100