Massively chewy and woody and with plenty of spices and tannins too. Combined with all the dried fruit this did have a Christmas pudding & mince pie feel to it, careful addition of water will probably get the best out of this one. 83/100
My favourite of the tasting, despite being a larger container with reduced wood influence the sherry has really worked wonders here.
The STR wine barrique has imparted plenty of colour and lots of sweet red fruit flavours and herbal nature into Lindores Abbey distillate here.
An insight into Lindores Abbey distillate signature following 3 years in 1st fill ex-bourbon cask. Revealing floral and tropical fruit flavours.
Annandale Man O’ Words 2015 Bourbon Cask 528 Whisky Review: Really quite fresh compared to the new make spirit, predominantly fruit driven here with lemons and apples and also lots of vanillin and woody oak spices from the bourbon cask. Traces of barley malt persist in the finish. 84/100
Roger Groult Reserve Calvados Review: A lovely base expression from Calvados Groult an unusual dried feeling to the fruit/apple in flavour and also texture too. 83/100
Boulard La Cuvée Vincent Calvados Calvados Review: A lovely mixture of soft, baked apples with peppery oak wood spice with some fruity and sour notes too. 84/100
Balcones 3 Years Old Batch #2 Whisky Review: Hugely sweet, I was really surprised this was a single malt and not a bourbon from Balcones. A fantastic quality as always from Balcones, I fear tasting this reasonably blind that the Tequila cask influence was completely lost on me? 88/100
Cotswolds 3 Years Old Batch #1 whisky review: A very fresh expression, spicy, woody and tannic, a lovely zingy fruit sweetness. Young and sharp and a little too woody but shows great promise for what is being produced at the Cotswolds distillery, I’d certainly like to try more. 73/100
Rock Town 3 Years Old 2012 B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun (55.3%, SMWS, New Oak, 204 Bottles, 2015) Category: Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey Origin: Rock Town Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon […]