Soft fruity and vanillic, actually really good, I think I like this single cask more than the standard Fettercairn 12 Years Old – I suspect Greg picked out one of the best of the bunch? 84/100
Soft and gentle rye spices, much less sweet and more vaporous and spirit, perhaps displays more tropical fruit nature from the distillate. 82/100
Considering I find the standard 12 a little spicy in the tail I was a little apprehensive of the Rye maturation used here. It really accentuates other facets of Fettercairn’s spirit but surreptitious use of sweet and vanillic ex-Bourbon casks brings plenty of coconut and chocolate along for the ride making this one a real journey. Actually the more I tasted the more welcoming the spicy Rye elements were. Bravo! 85/100
The best so far for me, generous fruits but really well textured and rounded, there is a real depth in this that comes from the Bere Barley which just adds that extra something to the palate here.
A rather citric, juicy and fruity and a touch floral Blair Athol accented with woody oak from the rechar cask, quite unusual to sample Blair Athol naked of sherry cask influence.
This came across as a little young, spirity and vanillic, tasted blind I guessed either Speyside or Lowland so wasn’t far off the mark for a small batch Linkwood in ex-Bourbon casks. 81/100
The Glendronach 10 Years Old 2009 PX Puncheon #2091 (61.9%, OB, Batch 18, 692 Bottles, 2020) ABV: 61.9% Age: 10 Years Old Bottling: OB, Single Cask Releases Batch 18 Category: Highland single […]
A very drinkable expression full of vanilla and fruits and reasonably wood light, more tropical on the nose than the palate. 84/100
Full of honey and fruit from the Sauternes cask maturation, good malty body present here too which persists through to the finish. Delicious. 86/100
A lovely mixture of sweet vanilla tablet and ashen peat embers. 87/100