Ducastaing 1975 Bas Armagnac Review: Gently spiced, rich dried fruit and tannic oak, well rounded and drinkable. 85/100
Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish whisky review: Oh dear, I was hoping for an improvement here as I love sherry influence, however that cask finishing really hasn’t removed the funk from this whiskies initial maturation (most probably) here mint is joined with some really herbal and vegetal notes that I really didn’t enjoy too much. 72/100
Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Bourbon Cask Finish whisky review: Many positives, lots of chocolate and waxy but with an odd soapy and spicy nature on the palate that just didn’t fit right for me. 74/100
Wow, wonderfully aged sherried Speyside dram, rich in lots of lovely spices and mixed with old oak wood qualities.
Unfortunately a little weird and raw chemicals (esters/acetone) on the nose but once you get past this the palate and finish really are quite solid and good for a blend. There is a depth of flavour which strongly hints at quite a rich bourbon-cask maturation which does this blend a lot of favours.
A decent young blend with heavy grain whisky influence, drinkable on its own but very usable for cocktails and short drinks / with mixers. I can see how this picked up the few awards it has gained.