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
Whyte & Mackay Light spirit drink review: Great nose, a little watered down thereafter and that complexity really doesn’t come through on the palate which is a real shame as this smells amazing!
Nectar Grove Batch Strength Batch No. 001 whisky review: A rich and syrupy sweet expression, unfortunately I haven’t tried the standard version to compare or make comment on the increased ABV presentation here in the batch strength. Very drinkable without water and reminiscent of other Madeira cask finished whiskies with lots of stone fruit influence. 82/100
Flaming Feast blended malt whisky review: A great smoked and maritime blend, complex and shifting much like the smoke rising from a beach bonfire. 85/100
Blooming Gorse blended malt whisky review: A creamy and sweet blended malt with plenty of coconut influence as the name suggests. This borders on becoming soapy on occasion due to the florality but has a touch of citrus zest and plenty of sweet vanilla to keep it enjoyable. 83/100
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