Isle of Jura 28 Years Old 1992 whisky review: Initially quite a quiet and unassuming dram but not closed. Distillate driven, though there are some good additions here from the cask that has mellowed this spirit over the 28 years. The end result is dangerously drinkable.
Cambus 28 Years Old Batch 11 Whisky Review: Old & woody but still quite solventy. Thankfully this carries some oily weight which adds depth. With water this is much sweeter and smoother and full of toffee and butterscotch. 86/100
Fettercairn 28 Years Old Whisky Review: A fantastically rich and woody character to this one with a hint of medicating herbs, delicious. 88/100
Glengoyne 28 Year Old whisky review: A superbly aged and dark sherried palate to this whisky, full of robust nut, chocolate and coffee elements but still with that soft fruit spirit character underneath. 91/100
Clynelish 28 Years Old 1989 Connoisseurs Choice (49.3%, Gordon & MacPhail, Refill HH #8204, 221 Bottles, 2018)
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%, WM Cadenhead, 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.