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
Speyside Region Blend 43 Years Old 1973 review: Massively fruity, zingy and fresh for its age, but also with that oiled wooden counter in a sweet shop feel about it and some old smoky notes not commonly found anymore. 90/100
MacNair’s Lum Reek Peated 21 Year Old blended malt whisky review: A deliciously well-aged blend, just enough peat smoke to make me think of older style single malts and also robust but subtle or rather soft sherry influences too – well integrated and comfortable. I suspect this blend has been constructed to reminisce some older Speyside examples when peat smoke and sherry maturation were the norm. Works beautifully. 89/100