Traditional sweetie shop with candied ginger and dried/candied orange peel layered over Glen Moray’s biscuity malt base, later maple and pecan pastries and a hint of saffron, remarkable!
Having been filled into the cask at 84%+ ABV this has had much more of a cask/cask char extract effect rather than mellowing/maturation. That said this whisky is still remarkably smooth at 69.3% ABV!
Quite heady and spicy with lots of lovely sherry influence, dried fruit, raisins and nuttiness. 87/100
Tomintoul 15 Years Old 2005 Amontillado Finish Whisky Review: A much more delicate dram than the Dailuaine, more typically speyside and slightly more typically sherried here also. Leather and sun-dried fruits combine with plenty of orange zest and hazelnut. 88/100
Loch Lomond 13 Years Old 2005 The Single Cask Whisky Review: lovely, a really nice thick and greasy fried banana and smoke element in here as well as plenty of malty cereal and fruity spirit. 87/100
Edradour 10 Years Old 2005 Straight From The Cask #49 whisky review: Delicious, very drinkable at cask strength this is quite open and sweet and well balanced between fruit and spices. Some spirit character comes through on the palate so not as over-sherried as the colour might suggest. 87/100
Edradour 10 Years Old 2005 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Sherry Cask #74 whisky review: Great nose with a heavy sherry influence but much more balanced on the palate, finishes with a lovely mouth-puckering dried fruits. 85/100
Aberfeldy 14 Years Old 2005 whisky review: Another accomplished dram for a bourbon hogshead, a little of Aberfeldy’s honey-like nature shines through in this dram. 83/100