Blended Whisky #2 22 Years Old Batch 3 whisky review: A great blended whisky full of caramel, chocolate, fruit and nutty toasted barley flavours.
Blended Malt #1 18 Years Old Batch 3 Whisky Review: A ‘blended malt’ that is full of honey and pear influence as well as peppery oak from the cask – very reminiscent of Glenfiddich and a teaspoon of Balvenie perhaps?
Royal Brackla 12 Years Old Batch 1 whisky review: Fruity limes, nutty and spicy with an odd minerality, flavours and colour suggest another refill cask vatting reduced to drinking strength – I’m not sure this one ticked my boxes too much.
Blair Athol 21 Years Old Batch 5 Whisky Review: Everything gently whispers refill sherry cask from this Blair Athol expression, mostly full of luscious subtleties though a little spice can become dry and overpowering if you let it. 87/100
New York Distilling Company 2 Year Old Rye Batch 3 (47.7%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 461 Bottles, 2019)
New York Distilling Company 2 Year Old Rye Batch 3 review: A spicy rye but with some real sweetness as well. A really loved that sticky fruity note redolent of maraschino cherries and dark chocolate, almost black forest gateaux just without the cream on this occasion. 84/100
Bourbon Whiskey #1 24 Years Old: A great old Bourbon, a little woody and spicy in places but still has plenty of sweetness and masses of quite earthy vanilla essence to keep it together. 86/100
Cameronbridge 39 Years Old Batch 7 whisky review: Does exactly what it says on the tin! Very drinkable aged grain with plenty of old oak wood, spirit, cereal and vanilla/white chocolate sweetness all of which confirm my assumption this was matured in an ex-bourbon cask. 87/100
Auchroisk 12 Years Old Batch 7 whisky review: Another great Speyside expression, good spirit character and balance of light/refill cask influence, this one becomes quite savoury and salty on this finish giving it a nice twist. 83/100
Speyside No. 3 8 Years Old Batch 1 whisky review: Much discussion about the origins of this one took place with the overwhelming opinion being that this probably hailed from Glenrothes distillery. As TBWC have previously bottled & named Glenrothes I guessed Strathisla, I’ll guess we may never know which distillery this really comes from but still another great wee expression from them all the same. 83/100
Teaninich 11 Years Old Batch 2 Whisky Review: Very spirit driven, just the lightest hints of 3rd refill cask going on here after 11 years. Still great, the time has tamed the distillate and removed any metallic copper character but kept the barley and fruit. A raw Teaninich appreciable for its naked spirit quality.