Glen Moray 2006 Madeira Cask Project Whisky Review: Deliciously rich but not over-sweet, an unsual fruity and malty combination with a creamy delivery. 87/100
Glenburgie 16 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask whisky review: Refreshing and zesty, full of lemon jelly, tart and clarified fruit juices. 84/100
Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 1 whisky review: Great balanced sherry dram, not overtly sherried – I’m not sure I’d call this a monster?
Young, light and simple 1st fill bourbon-matured grain, really displaying mostly what these casks can do plus a little grain spirit character for Port Dundas – the likes of which we won’t really see in future as it is no longer in production.
Glentauchers 10 Years Old 2009 The GreatDrams Single Cask Series Whisky Review: Another very drinkable expression from this Single Cask Series, sweet and full of cereal and fruit flavours, very accomplished for its 10 years in ex-bourbon oak. 84/100
Drouet Reserve de Jean Cognac Review: Deliciously soft and inviting like spiced gingerbread melting in your mouth. 83/100
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2 whisky review: More of the same! The 1st edition was a very drinkable (albeit with a little water required) expression and this follows much in the same vein. Enticingly and subtly different, reflective of the cask used in its construction but to the same high standard and quality. 83/100
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 Whisky Review: Another great Cask Strength expression from GlenDronach, perhaps erring on the side of PX casks in this mixture which makes it all the more appealing to me. 86/100
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
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 whisky review: I found this a little hot and spirity at cask strength (as presented 60.6% ABV) but this expression takes water well and reveals a robust malty body. Some great flavours developing here but perhaps a little too woody and tannic with associated spice for me, hopefully this will calm with age and so the Lakes single malt is definitely one to watch out for in the future. 83/100