Tag: 55.5% ABV

Daftmill 11 Years Old 2008 The Whisky Bars of Scotland (55.5%, OB, Bourbon Cask 068/2008, 160 bottles, 2019)

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Daftmill 2008 Single Cask The Whisky Bars of Scotland Whisky Review: Well-received by other tasters, almost a complete opposite to the last dram (Imperial). Unfortunately for me this didn’t taste right and had me thinking of early Kininvie releases. Something in this suggested poor distillation or perhaps over-oxidation? Very buttery. 68/100

Hazelburn 14 Years Old 2002 (55.5%, OB, Cage, F Cognac Butt, 1 Bottle, 2017)

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Hazelburn 14 Years Old 2002 Cognac Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review: An interesting expression, really sweet and fruity, well-spiced and borders on becoming a little woody and tannic towards the finish. I’m not sure what I was expecting with this but it appears to carry a lot of classical ‘Cognac’ flavours whilst keeping that slightly musty and dirty “Springbank” sweetened barley malt backbone. I could really grow to like this one, lets hope they bottle the remainder of the cask soon. 87/100