Tag: Bottled 2018

Pulteney 10 Years Old Oloroso Sherry octave finish – The Octave Project (56%, A.D.Rattray, 2018)

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Pulteney 10 Years Old Oloroso Sherry octave finish – The Octave Project whisky review: Spiced and redolent of fruity berries and cream, I’m not sure this is an improvement over the original cask – in fact most of the things I liked from the original bourbon barrel are absent here. Still a very drinkable dram and pleasant rather than spectacular. 83/100

Old Pulteney 2004 Single Cask #128 TWE Exclusive (62.1%, OB, Sherry Butt, 612 Bottles, 2018)

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Old Pulteney 2004 Single Cask #128 TWE Exclusive whisky review: An intense and heavily sherried Pulteney cask reminds me why I love this combination so much. Deep dark fruit coupled with chocolate from the cask mixes with rich malt, coastal salt and sweet fruitiness of Pulteney’s spirit. A brief rubbery whiff on the nose was a false alarm and this dilutes wonderfully revealing ever more facets and flavours. 91/100

Eigashima 2011 The Kikou-Ki Series (58.4%, Dekanta, Port Ellen Cask #11055, 300 bottles, 2018)

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Eigashima 2011 The Kikou Dekanta 3rd Anniversary whisky review: Delicious rich and nutty, so full of peanut brittle and hints of maritime notes, there are hints of iodine and a little ashen smoke towards the end but this really has that Port Ellen chamois leather mustiness quality that I suspect the producers were hoping for. A great mixture of young whisky and old cask. 90/100

Glendullan 24 Years Old 1993 Connoisseurs Choice (56.6%, Gordon & MacPhail, Refill HH #8339, 171 Bottles, 2018)

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Glendullan 24 Years Old 1993 Connoisseurs Choice whisky review: Apart from the initial sensation of chewing on wood chips this Glendullan expression has plenty to get excited about. Lovely tropical fruits in syrup followed by vanilla tablet, chocolate limes and Murray mints, sweeties for a long car journey on a beautiful summers day. 87/100