Tag: The Spirit Still

Carsebridge 52 Years Old 1964

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The Spirit Still Carsebridge 52 Years Old 1964 Single Grain Scotch Whisky Review: Beautifully sweet but also fantastically proud of its grain spirit heritage, incredibly sweet, fresh and lively for its age. I could easily loose myself on the nose alone. The palate has a little bitterness from the oak wood and a zing of tropical fruit juice but these provide the perfect foil to a mass of white chocolate, vanilla, coconut and banana sweetness. The finish is a little shorter than I wanted it to be, but again for a single grain whisky exactly what I was expecting. 92/100

Like A Villain 9 Years Old 2008

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The Spirit Still Like A Villain 9 Years Old 2008 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review: A remarkably mature tasting 9 year old Lagavulin, sweetened and oaked by its maturation in an ex Cote du Rhone French oak butt. The combination of Islay whisky and French oak and wine deliver a veritable Thai cookbook of flavours! 88/100

The Quartet

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The Quartet Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review: A likened this one to chewing tobacco, great flavours but a little leafy, herbal and even woody in places. A hint of smoke in here too is a pleasant addition. 84/100

Burnside 18 Years Old

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The Spirit Still Burnside 18 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review: An odd mixture of sweet, fruity, zesty and creamy which rolls around the palate but doesn’t seem to settle into a pattern or predominant flavour. To try settle this one down or tidy it up we added a splash of water which thins it out and revealed more creamy vanilla but also suggested refill cask to me. I think I favour this one reduced where it became very easily drinkable but still echoed all of the flavours it had at cask strength. 86/100

The Spirit Still Give’N’Tell 25 Years Old 1992

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The Spirit Still Give’N’Tell 25 Years Old 1992 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review: A wonderful floral nose hints at vanilla pastries and desserts, the palate is much livelier and fruitier and dry pine overcomes the drying and tannic finish, a whisky that takes you on a bit of a journey and epitomises the distillery from whence it came. 89/100