‘Old school’ spirit led and refill cask influence, quite green and tropical with some metallic notes present still after 25 years, speaks volumes about Tomintoul’s spirit with a hint of tropicality thanks to its age.
Pretty much what I would expect from a refill sherry maturation, this one is quite muted. Fruity and sweet with some mineral notes.
A rather sweet and zesty Mortlach with plenty of rich fruits and spice. No idea of the original wine in the cask maturation but the end result is really very drinkable. 84/100
Craigellachie 18 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask Whisky Review: A well-sherried Craigellachie which still retains a little of that meaty sulphur and citrus peel spirit nature too, as a lover of heavily-sherried malts this one appealed to more than just my eye. 84/100
Linkwood 18 Years Old 1997 Old Malt Cask Whisky Review: Still fairly basic with much spirit lead flavour akin to the 10 year old, some deeper flavours in here thanks to longer maturation but I’m still not loving this one. 82/100
Lochside 52 Years Old 1963 The Sovereign whisky review: I have the feeling this was just caught on the right side of woodiness, a little camphor and new pine sap challenge the palate but are backed by such intense and dark brown sugar sweetness it is hard not to enjoy this one. An extra smile for relative rarity of such expressions and much love for old grains such as this!
Auchroisk 18 Years Old 1994 Old Malt Cask whisky review: Floral, syrupy and light flavours hints of zesty fruits, a good drinker and great classic Speyside single malt example. 86/100
Ben Nevis 19 Year Old 1996 Old Malt Cask (50%, Hunter Laing, Sherry Butt #12148, 572 Bottles, 2015) Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Ben Nevis Distillery Bottling: Hunter Laing; Old […]
Imperial 23 Years Old 1990 Old & Rare – A Platinum Selection (57.9%, Hunter Laing, Sherry Butt, 302 Bottles, 2013) Speyside single malt scotch whisky 57.9% ABV, £230 for 70cl Score: 88/100 […]
A lot of strong flavours in this sherry-influenced Laphroaig. This one stays on the sweet side of becoming bitter with plenty of savoury elements redolent of bbq and char-cooking. A great winter / fire-side or even Christmas Dram! One to keep you warm on a cold night. 86/100