Again another insight into unerderlying spirit character with masses of maltiness present from Glenrothes. Slightly less vanilla/wood/cask influence though this is a little younger too.
North British 15 Years Old 2003 Mossburn No. 24
Very light and drinkable single grain balanced with American/ex-bourbon oak influence, soft, fruity and creamy.
Blair Athol 10 Years Old 2009 Cask 307362
A rather citric, juicy and fruity and a touch floral Blair Athol accented with woody oak from the rechar cask, quite unusual to sample Blair Athol naked of sherry cask influence.
Lindores Abbey 3 Years Old 2018 Cask 68
An insight into Lindores Abbey distillate signature following 3 years in 1st fill ex-bourbon cask. Revealing floral and tropical fruit flavours.
Oxford Rye Whisky Batch 1
Delicious, not as spicy as anticipated, this is delivered with a lovely sweetness and plenty of cereal nature and is well textured on the palate. 85/100
Glentauchers 44 Years Old Batch 10
Very drinkable, plenty of oak wood – no surprise for 44 years in the cask but also remarkably light still at this age, very suggestive of a refill cask and for my mind nothing dissuades me from ex-bourbon her 91/100
Jura 12 Years Old 2008 Old Particular 13982
Another pleasant under-cooked or rather under-casked Jura. Full of minty buttery toffee and a dollop of vanilla cream for good measure too. 83/100
Mortlach 7 Years Old Tartan
Another raw and spirit-led Mortlach expression and again in the absence of serious cask-maturation I’m left underwhelmed by this one. 76/100
Mortlach 17 Years Old 1997 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection 12849
Rather underwhelming this one, I suspected this was perhaps a 3rd or 4th refill cask as only exhausted oak wood notes come out. 83/100
Mortlach 17 Years Old 1997 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection 7176
Another lovely fruity and spirit-forward Mortlach, some obvious vanilla/bourbon influence here but works well together, great mouthfeel on this one and the odd metallic note here and there. 85/100