Blended Whisky #2 22 Years Old Batch 3 whisky review: A great blended whisky full of caramel, chocolate, fruit and nutty toasted barley flavours.
Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’ whisky review: Showing its age with subtle signs of overipe and bordering on tropical fruit influences and also that trace of Highland/Speyside peat that seems to have dropped out of use/favour over the next couple of decades at least apart from now novelty “peat weeks” of distilling before the silent season and necessary equipment cleaning. 85/100
Glen Moray 22 Years Old 1995 35.214 Without Pretence (55.7%, SMWS, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel, 221 Bottles, 2018)
SMWS 35.214 Without Pretence review: Sadly a good example of the numbers on the bottle just not adding up for me. Amazingly ethereal for a 22 year old whisky. Too old to boast much Glen Moray character, too under-active cask to display much flavour anywhere really. Nothing wrong with it, but not much to write home about either. 80/100
A Calvados-soaked fruit and walnut cake of a dram, superb! 88/100
An interesting single cask dram but paled after the new 18 year old, a little dry and spicy in places for my liking. 85/100
Tullibardine 22 Years Old 1993 Small Batch Whisky Review Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Tullibardine Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s Small Batch ABV: 47.3% Cost: £81.04 What they say: A small batch […]
Dallas Dhu 22 Years Old 1982 Signatory Vintage Whisky Review Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Dallas Dhu Distillery Bottling: Signatory Cask #407 ABV: 43% Cost: ? What they say: Distilled […]
Aultmore 22 Years Old 1992 73.69 Dark side eclipsed by sweet joys (52.9%, SMWS, Refill Sherry Butt, 620 Bottles, 2014)
SMWS 73.69 Dark side eclipsed by sweet joys Whisky Review Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aultmore Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 73.69 ABV: 52.9% Cost: £79.80 buy from SMWS […]
Caol Ila 22 Years Old 1992 53.212 Peat smoke and Para Handy puffers (56.4%, SMWS, Refill Bourbon HH, 291 Bottles, 2014)
SMWS 53.212 Peat smoke and Para Handy puffers Whisky Review Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Caol Ila distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 53.212 Peat smoke and Para Handy […]
Interesting, delicate and quite creamy but with an overriding chalky nature that screams BOWMORE at me in big letters, coupled with either a refill sherry cask or mixture of refill sherry/bourbon cask maturation this remains highly drinkable but not overly impressive for me.