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
Arran 6 Years Old Oloroso Rum Octave Finish – The Octave Project whisky review: Finally a little bit of body in this one, it borders on becoming undone by the spirity & spicy nature which come across as youthful exuberance. I have come unstuck upon several rum-cask finishes of late but this one has renewed my interest in them. A very pleasant way to finish off our Octave Project sampling.
Arran 6 Years Old Rioja Octave Finish – The Octave Project whisky review: Wow, superbly good and equal to the Oloroso in enjoyment terms. This Rioja-cask finish is a little dustier and drier and has a slightly lighter fruit profile with hints of spice and greener oak wood. That classic combo of strawberry and lime that really works. 73/100
Arran 6 Years Old Oloroso Sherry Octave Finish – The Octave Project whisky review: A great nose on this one, very smooth on the palate with plenty of mouth-watering fruit jam. sadly still a little too thin although some malty barley makes an appearance, a little warming with some reflux on this one. 73/100
The Antiquary 21 Years Old Scotch Whisky (1980’s bottling) Blended scotch whisky 43% ABV, £45 for 70cl Score: 73/100 What they say: This is a 21 year old expression from The Antiquary, […]
Bruichladdich Organic (Official Bottling) NAS, 46% ABV, RRP £35 for 70cl Score 73/100 What they say: Following on from our landmark Organic 2003 vintage, this release is a multi-vintage vatting in which Jim […]
Tullibardine Sherry Finish (Official Bottling) 40% ABV, RRP £35 for 70cl Score 73/100 What they say: The Tullibardine spirit was re-casked into an Oloroso sherry cask for around 18 months. Tasting Note: […]
Tomatin Cù Bòcan Whisky Review Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Tomatin Distillery Bottling: Takara Shuzo ABV: 46% Cost: £34.43 buy from Master of Malt What they say: Lightly peated […]