Tag: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’ (51.2%, Berry Bros & Rudd, #2451, 2014)

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Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’ whisky review: Showing its age with subtle signs of overipe and bordering on tropical fruit influences and also that trace of Highland/Speyside peat that seems to have dropped out of use/favour over the next couple of decades at least apart from now novelty “peat weeks” of distilling before the silent season and necessary equipment cleaning. 85/100

Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited (46%, Carn Mor, 2 HHs, 725 Bottles, 2016)

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Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited whisky review: Another finely balanced expression – a little more spirit character present in this one despite it’s extra years of maturation over the 13 year old 2000 vintage comparator from the same bottler. On the nose a lot more woody but a little lacking in distinct ripened fruit flavours perhaps? 84/100

House Targaryen Cardhu Gold Reserve (40%, OB, 2019)

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House Targaryen Cardhu Gold Reserve whisky review: It has been some time since I last tried Cardhu’s Gold Reserve and I can’t help but feeling it has either improved slightly or my ability to appreciate it has grown. Billed as very approachable, it is hard to argue with that, although this one seems a little spicier in the tail. Good solid stuff and perhaps more than a little of Diageo’s well-meaning intentions branding Cardhu against one of the major protagonist houses. Daenerys seems to have gone from villain to hero and back again during the story and we are yet to find out if she will be triumphant in the end. My feelings for Cardhu have never been that strong, but dependable is my best assertation. 74/100