Classic combination of citrus and ginger with spice and zest in harmony. 84/100
A little tannic and spicy at cask strength but water’s well. Throughout despite heavy sherry cask influence there was a constant note of fresh and waxed red apples, a superbly sherried Aberlour.
Thanks to the Islay-grown barley this cask/distillate has much more up-front minerality and also much more barley ‘husk’ and nutty cereal flavour.
Fettercairn 16 Years Old 1st Release Whisky Review: A great addition to the range and one to follow as each batch promises to be as experimental as this 1st release. Despite chocolate malt and multiple cask use the core Fettercairn spirit qualities are still easily found in this expression. 87/100
Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Burgundy Cask #213 Whisky review: Definitely my favourite of the trio. Richer and deeper in flavours though the same tannic spice is here it is a little more balanced against the wine cask here and the malty spirit nature is hardly noticable holding it all together. 86/100
Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Chenin Blanc Cask #341 Whisky Review: Another full bodied and intense expression. Again quite tannic and spicy, with water this moves into fruit & chalk but still that must/old rubber persists throughout. 84/100
Glenburgie 16 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask whisky review: Refreshing and zesty, full of lemon jelly, tart and clarified fruit juices. 84/100
Aultmore 16 Years old 1997 Berrys’ Whisky Review: Wow, melon filled goodness and unmistakable pear drops, super fruity. 87/100
Ardmore 16 Years Old 2000 Old Particular Whisky Review: Another quite light dram from a refill barrel, perhaps tamed a little more and some better developed fruit flavours arising, a little spiced in places, what it gains in fruit from the 14 Year Old 2000 expression however it loses in peat/smoke influence. 83/100
anCnoc 16 Years Old 125th Anniversary Edition Whisky Review: A little underwhelming, spicy with plenty of vanilla on the nose but doesn’t really translate into the palate. 80/100