Lots of old wood and fruit influence as you’d expect for its age and ex-red wine cask, hints of eucalyptus in places but overall a superb woody old whisky! 85/100
Soft and subtle, this drinks like a classic Lagavulin (e.g. 16yo) with just a hint of some extra cask char and vinous nature. Perhaps the natural sweetness/Sherry influence in standard Lagavulin makes it hard to see what the Port-seasoned cask has introduced that is different?
Loch Lomond 19 Years Old Royal Portrush Whisky Review: A superb expression bursting with black and red fruits, matured to perfection. As a fan of both red wine and whisky it is always a pleasure when they come together well like this edition. 89/100
Hakushu 18 Years Old (43%, OB, 2014) Japanese single malt whisky 43% ABV, £159.67 Score: 86/100 What they say: Silky with floral notes. Color: deep gold Nose: ripe pear, dried mint, oregano, […]