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26Jan 21

Glendronach 1993, 25 YO, OB, 53.9%, B:2019, cask 6251. Price:
Colour: Amber
Nose: Mellow, floral, complex, slightly spicy, on round floral flavours, Christmas cake, some toffee, spices, fruits and sultanas.
Taste: Rich, floral, spicy to very spicy, complex, slightly nutty, on orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, Christmas cake, leather, sultanas, and some exotic fruits. The finish is long, spicy, rich, nutty, slightly tannic and bitter, on dried fruits, nuts, orange, marmalade, leather, tannins, cinnamon and some cloves. Diluted, it becomes more tannic and bitter.
Impression: A very nice, rich, floral, intense and rather spicy Glendronach, becoming with on tannins after some dilution.
Rating: 16/20 FP:G1

 

25Jan 21

Invergordon 1974, 44 YO,  The Whisky Blues, 46.5%, B:2018, cask 29, refill butt, 250 bottles. Price:
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Very fruity, sweet, round, on peaches, cooked cereals, some exotic fruits, apricots and nice cinnamon flavours.
Taste: Very round, grainy, sweet, slightly fragrant, on cooked cereals, peach juice, apricots, some light perfume flavours and mango. The finish is medium to long, rich, mellow, fruity, grainy and on the same nice flavours, with some cinnamon.
Impression: A very nice, mellow, sweet and fruity Invergordon.
Rating: 16/20 FP:D2

22Jan 21

Aultmore 13 YO Collective 3.3, 2006, LMDW, 48%, B:2019, 1st Fill Sherry Butt, Price:
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Round, mellow, fruity, sweet, complex, with nice sweet exotic fruits flavours (mango puree, pineapples and some coco nut), vanilla and light creamy aromas. Very good!
Taste: Mellow, sweet, very fruity, on delicious and very abundant fruity flavours. The  finish is long to very long, sweet, extremely fruity, mellow, complex and very nicely balanced.
Impression: A deliciously sweet, round and fruity Aultmore. The fruitiness is delicious and it seems much older than the age indicated on the label.
Rating: 17/20 FP:A1

21Jan 21

Invergordon 1974 For Hot Malt Art Series, 45 YO, Signatory, 45%, B:2019, cask 30, Bourbon Barrel, 228 bottles. Price:
Colour: Gold-old gold
Nose: Complex, round, mellow, on cinnamon, stewed fruits, vanilla, nice floral flavours, and some custard.
Taste: Mellow to very mellow, round, fruity, on stewed fruits, cinnamon, some cardamom, a light fragrance, apricots and some nutmeg. The finish is long, mellow, fruity, slightly fragrant, on stewed fruits, apricots, some peach, nice floral and slightly fragrant flavours and soft spices.
Impression: A very nice mellow grain whisky, slightly fragrant and with nice stewed fruits
Rating: 16/20 FP:A1

19Jan

Glenrothes 1996 Connoisseur Society, The Maltman, 47.8%, cask 1627, Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask, 259 bottles. Price:
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Round, floral, rather close, with some leather, melon, apricots and plums.
Taste: Round, floral to very floral, slightly fragrant, on sultanas, cinnamon, some nutmeg, cloves, and fragrant floral flavours. Diluted, it becomes more bitter. The finish is medium to long, fragrant, floral, tannic, bitter, on coca, coffee beans, dried figs, sultanas, nuts and fragrant floral flavours.
Impression: A very fragrant and rather tannic Glenrothes, very heavy on the sherry. For the sherry bombs lovers.
Rating:12/20 FP:G1

18Jan

Whisky Trail Jazz Groove Vol.1: Mortlach 1993, 26 YO, Elixir Distillers, 56.2%, cask #85, 190 bottles. Price:
Colour: Straw Nose: Meaty, heavy, floral, spicy, on meaty flavours (mainly ham), some vanilla, melon and other fruity flavours. Rather complex and balanced.
Taste: Floral, intense, complex, on very nice complex spices, some light smoky and meaty flavours, precious wood, humus and light aromatic herbs. The finish is long, complex, aromatic herbs, some precious wood and various spicy and fruity flavours.
Impression: A very nice complex and rather aromatic Mortlach, with a nice meaty nose.
Rating: 15/20 FP:B2

17Jan

Highland Region Malt 1996 for Taiwan, 22 YO, The Whisky Agency, 48.4%, B:2018, 340 bottles. Price:
Colour: Amber
Nose: Floral, heavy, complex, grassy, slightly fragrant, with some varnish, nice grassy-waxy flavours, melon, quince and orchards fruits.
Taste: Bold, grassy, waxy, fruity, floral, malty, slightly spicy, on vanilla, nice grassy and malty flavours, some spices, a hint of smoke, melon and orchards fruits. The finish is medium, bold, malty, and on the same flavours.
Impression: A nice bold, malty, grassy-waxy and rather complex whisky, with a nice mouthfeel. A single malt apparently distilled in the town of Brora.
Rating: 16/20 FP:A1

11Jan

MacNair's Blended Malt Lum Reek 21 YO, OB, 48%, B:2019. Price:
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Round, mellow, nicely floral, slightly peaty, with some heather, honey and vanilla.
Taste: Mellow, slightly floral, with a nice mellow peat smoke, nice fruity flavours, as well as some elderberries flowers syrup. The finish is long, sweet, fruity, and on the same flavours
Impression: A very nice, mellow, fruity and well balanced blended malt.
Rating: 15/20 FP:C1

 

02Dec

  Kilnachtan Blended Malt, Le Liquoriste, 43%, B:2019. Price:
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Bold, spicy, rich, rather intense, on humus, oak spices, some toffee, light floral flavours and nuts
Taste: Floral, round, spicy, slightly bold, on humus, some toffee, fragrant flowers, caramel, sultanas and carambar. Rather fresh. Diluted, it becomes more fragrant. The finish is medium to long, fresh, floral, fragrant, on humus, caramel, some dried fruits and fresh fragrant flowers.
Impression: A whisky rather bold rich, intense and spicy on the nose, becoming rather floral and fragrant on the palate, and even more fragrant on the palate, with some nutty and caramel flavours. A good one.
Rating: 12/20 FP:F1



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