Glen Grant 10 Years Old 2004 Hepburn’s Choice whisky review: A little lighter in body than the older expressions due in part to age and reduced activity of the refill hogshead used here perhaps? Still full of that lovely fruity character and gently sweet and spiced. 84/100
Bruichladdich 11 Years Old 2004 Straight From The Cask (60.4%, Jeffrey Street, Sherry Cask #1480, 283 Bottles, 2016)
Bruichladdich 11 Years Old 2004 Straight From The Cask whisky review: Sweet and straightforward, a little challenging at cask strength but much softer and more approachable with water, plenty of lovely caramelised sugars in this one. 84/100
Clynelish 1992 Distillers Edition Whisky Review: Hmm this one felt very much like a work in progress to me, perhaps not overtly influenced by the Oloroso Seco finish or perhaps 16 years of previous maturation required slightly more rather than slightly less than 12 months finishing period? Still a classically waxy and flavourful Clynelish. 84/100
Glentauchers 10 Years Old 2009 Single Cask Series (46.2%, GreatDrams, Bourbon Barrel #700435, 203 Bottles, 2019)
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
Irish Single Malt #1 13 Years Old Batch 2 (48.4%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 2200 Bottles, 2017)
Irish Single Malt #1 13 Years Old Batch 2 Whisky Review: A very fresh and fruity 13 year old expression / batch. Full of apples and oak and very drinkable for it. 84/100
The One Signature Blend whisky review: A great blend and definite improvement in flavour profile for me, the work on this from Dhavall and the Lakes Distillery really is starting to show here. 84/100
Royal Lochnagar 2019 Distillery Exclusive whisky review: Rich and malty, gently spiced throughout – a pretty fair representation of Lochnagar’s output, if you’re a fan (like me) then you wont be disappointed with this one. Also this is likely the forerunner for their 175th anniversary celebration in 2020, another good reason to make the trip to Royal Lochnagar distillery this year!
Longmorn 10 Years Old Batch 3 Whisky Review: A little bit spice and a lovely hint of florality on the nose, on the palate this has much more spirit character than cask for me and again I’m drawn to the conclusion that this is a lovely spirit-driven expression thanks to refill cask maturation. Very little oak in here but lots of drinkable Longmorn spirit. 84/100
Speyburn 10 Years Old Batch 3 Whisky Review: Another refill cask aged expression by the feels of it, good balance again here with some nice spirit quality revealing good distillery character only I couldn’t taste the salmon! 😉 84/100
Blended Whisky #2 22 Years Old Batch 3 whisky review: A great blended whisky full of caramel, chocolate, fruit and nutty toasted barley flavours.