Whyte & Mackay Light spirit drink review: Great nose, a little watered down thereafter and that complexity really doesn’t come through on the palate which is a real shame as this smells amazing!
FEW Bourbon Spirit review: An unusually spicy bourbon/spirit drink, lots of new make spirit influence and a good dose of new american/white oak wood – that’s about where any similarity to (my experience of) bourbon ends. 70/100
Black Friday 2018: Orkney 18 Years Old whisky review: A rather spicy, sweet, spicy, gently smoky, spicy, and spiced woody dram, did I mention a liberal sprinkling of spices here? I want to say fairly pleasant – but for me it’s that horrid example of Highland Park in refill casks that is the Palate-prickling equivalent of chewing on a wasp stuck on a thistle, bbq’d and covered in heather honey then washed down with Lemsip-soaked nettles. If you love that kind of thing then good for you – its a perfect example!
Miltonduff 2008 Pre-Octave whisky review: This Miltonduff is just not quite there. Lots of good qualities, light, refreshing, floral, fruity and sweet on the nose but the palate is too spirity and vaporous. Along with the colour I’d suggest a good start in a refill ex-Bourbon hogshead but not quite ready to drink yet. 70/100
Grant’s Triple Wood blended scotch whisky review: A little grainy but decent flavours for an entry-level blend. Enough in here to stand up to mixing this into a long drink. 70/100
Arran 6 Years Old PX Sherry Octave Finish – The Octave Project whisky review: On the face of it this had plenty going for it in terms of aroma’s and flavours, I must admit to preferring PX to Oloroso sherry most of the time. Unfortunately this is still too light-bodied to carry these flavours and any previous character has been obliterated. Sadly this PX finish tasted a little force-matured and this whisky’s backbone too weak to take it. 70/100
Calvados Review: Fourmond-Lemorton Calvados Réserve 6 ans Category: Calvados Domfrontais Origin: Domaine Fourmond Lemorton ABV: 40% Cost: €26.00 What they say: Domaine Fourmond Lemorton Jean-Claude & Louisette FOURMOND Le Douët Gasnier – […]
Cardhu Gold Reserve Whisky Review Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Cardhu Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 40% Cost: £24.95 What they say The Cardhu family of Speyside single malt scotch whiskies […]
Review: Glen Spey 12 Years Old – Flora and Fauna Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Spey Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 43% Cost: £40.99 from Master of Malt Score: 70/100 What […]
Arran 14 Years Old 1999 121.65 A well-oiled Baseball glove (58.3%, SMWS, Refill Sherry Butt, 756 Bottles, 2013)
Arran 14 Years Old 1999 – 121.65 A well-oiled Baseball glove (SMWS) 58.3% ABV, outturn 756 bottles, £46 for 70cl (Arran) Score: 70/100 What they say: Cask No. 121.65 There is right […]