Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review: Sweeter, fruitier and creamier than before but still delicious. 85/100
Quality needs to be unlocked here, too much spirit, spice and strong citrus neat to be overly enjoyable. A drop of water reveals the creamy toffee & banana from the official tasting notes. 81/100
A great introductory whiskey to the Tullamore range or ‘Blended’ Irish whiskey category. All very pleasant, perhaps a hint more wood smoke and spice than I remember on previous tastings? 83/100
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.