The perennial classic Balvenie 12 Doublewood, the perfect introductory dram and still great today. 84/100
Last night I attended the 20th annual #MeetThe Blenders or ‘An Evening With The Blenders’ as it is more formally known, hosted at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. Every year some of the […]
Oh dear – just not right. Too much spice and vanilla, the bourbon and sherry casks are fighting in here and nobody wins. You can taste the quality of the individual whiskies within this but they are not better together. 83/100
Wow, this starts with a great nose but develops into something wonderful on the palate, good body structure but it is just so soft and enveloping – makes you want to savour every sip. 87/100
Really quite special and an education to my Irish whiskey palate. This has all the subtleties of scotch single malt and has been married masterfully using the best qualities of each of the cask maturations involved. 86/100.
A nice integration of the sherry cask finish, well balanced but still quite light-bodied this has a gentle diversity and is incredibly smooth – a great sipping whisky! 84/100.
An unusual mixture of whisky and cider flavours that I quite enjoyed, reminiscent of Calvados in some ways and some of the more rustic Normandy ciders we have sampled. 85/100.
Ailsa Bay Batch 1 Whisky Review Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Ailsa Bay Distillery (Girvan) Bottling: William Grant & Sons ABV: 48.9% Cost: £53.95 What they say: Peter Gordon, director […]
Kininvie 17 Years Old 1996 Batch 1 Whisky Review Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Kininvie Distillery Bottling: William Grant & Sons ABV: 42.6% Cost: £75 for 35cl from World of […]
Monkey Shoulder Batch 27. Malt blend, NAS, 40% ABV, £25 for 70cl Score 62/100 What they say: http://www.monkeyshoulder.com/ The journey begins when we select three of Speyside’s finest malts and allow them […]