Dry and woody sweetness, primarily cask-derived initially then some interesting and green tropical fruit notes from Glenkinchie’s spirit. Fascinating to try something cask strength from here. 86/100
A delicious experience of dry and sweet from the combination of peated malt and sherry casks. Still quite a lot of minerality and salinity which had me viewing this as not your ‘usual’ Benromach. 85/100
Another interesting spin on the Bruichladdich core flavour, perhaps not so cereal-forward here and evolves into some much greener fruit flavours too.
Another great example of the cereal-led and incredibly fruity Bere distillate. Even at 9 years old this is much fruitier than it should be at this age.
An eclectic mix of soft Highland heather brush smoke or beech wood smoke which transitions into diluted Islay peat smoke and coastal influences.
Another great combination of distillate and cask again here from The Firkin Whisky Company. Loving the soft red fruits in this expression, soft, gentle and subtle so as not to hide the core distillate flavours. 85/100
This small batch has slightly more depth, whether due to quality of the initial distillate or casks used is hard to determine but I certainly preferred this over the Linkwood in the same range. 82/100
Sweet and medicinal but I can’t get that germolene in my mouth feeling away, nice but a little sickly. 84/100
A delicious combination of sweet milk, vanilla buttercream icing and earthy and turfy peat smoke. 87/100
Heaven Hill 9 Years Old Straight Corn Whiskey Batch 1 Whisky Review: Light in spirit but with a heavy cask influence, still a little corn syrupy, light fruit and sparkling pepper spices becomes a lot creamier and sweeter with a splash of water. 82/100