Clynelish 1989 Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength whisky review: A rather old and slightly unusual Clynelish expression bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. It has a touch of that famous waxy nature and oodles of tropical fruit as you would expect from a whisky of this age. A lovely creamy mouthfeel and plenty of toffee on the palate too. A touch sour in the finish and slightly woody and herbal, perhaps slightly under-active this refill cask – still a very solid whisky and hard not to like even with its minor off-notes. 84/100
Christian Drouin 1989 Calvados Pays d’Auge review: A fantastically balanced Calvados, the sherry has deepened and darkened the fruits, reducing the apple sweetness and also prolonging some lovely mouth-coating oils. Everything in moderation here results in the complete package, dangerously easy to drink before you realise the fully what is going on. Deliciously light nutty and woody smoke, tart brambles and tannic oak. 93/100
28 Years in a PX sherry puncheon for this GlenDronach has produced a deliciously dark and juicy fruit bomb. 93/100
Littlemill 28 Years Old 1985 Treasurer Selection (50.5%, Robert Graham, Cask #99, 230 Bottles, 2013)
Littlemill 28 Years Old 1985 Treasurer’s Selection Whisky Review Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Littlemill Distillery [closed] Bottling: Robert Graham; Treasurer’s Selection ABV: 50.5% Cost: £250 from Robert Graham What they […]
Glenkinchie 28 Years Old 1987 Authentic Collection (53.3%, Cadenheads, Bourbon HH, 240 bottles, 2016)
Glenkinchie 28 Years Old 1987 Authentic Collection Whisky Review Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenkinchie Distillery Bottling: Cadenheads; Authentic Collection ABV: 53.3% Cost: £130 What they say: Distilled in 1987 […]
Wow, wonderfully aged sherried Speyside dram, rich in lots of lovely spices and mixed with old oak wood qualities.
Some superb qualities from the aged tropical fruit medley to the masses of honey and beautifully complimentary spice from those ex-bourbon casks.
Glen Elgin 28 Years Old 1985 85.26 Fragrant perfumes and deeper resonances (44.5%, SMWS, Refill HH, 186 Bottles, 2013)
Glen Elgin 28 Years Old 1985 – 85.26 Fragrant perfumes and deeper resonances Speyside single malt scotch whisky 44.5% ABV, £91.90 buy from SMWS Score: 92/100 What they say: Cask No. 85.26 Fragrantly […]
Highland Park 28 Years Old 1984 Director’s Cut (48.5%, Douglas Laing, Cask #9968, 133 Bottles, 2013)
Whisky Review: Highland Park 28 Years Old 1984 Director’s Cut Single malt scotch whisky 48.5% ABV, £230 for 70cl Score: 90/100 What they say: At this point during our visit to the […]