Whisky reviews (sorted)
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year old - Japanese Contender
The scent starts on the nose with a green, citrus freshness, which is offset by the slightest medicinal scent. Overall, the bouquet is bright and inviting. The taste is slightly sharp, echoing the smell,… read more
Laphroaig Quarter Cask - First Love
Nose: No-apologies, bold whiffs of peat, smoke, and phenol up front. But then it gets more interesting... further exploration reveals hints of gunpowder, sea air, cinnamon and seems to me a bit of black… read more
Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve - Old Oak
Forty Creek whiskies are made at the Kittling Ridge Distillery in Grimsby, Ontario. The reviewed bottle is # 06447 from lot # 1867. The bottle has been open for 4 1/2 months at the time of this review. … read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - Islay 'lite'
Sampled in a Glencairn with a teaspoon of spring water. Legs: Long and shapely, like a Moulin Rouge dancer. Nose: A strong sherry aroma with big hints of fruit, certainly sultana and maybe cooking a… read more
Auchentoshan 1988 Bordeaux Wine Finish - Lovely wine toshan
Another Toshan today, this time a very limited, and very unique one. This bottling was released in 2008 , as a duty free only edition (or distillery shop exclusive) , with an outrun of 1800 bottles only… read more
Black Bottle - spirit of Islay
This was my first experience with Islay type of whisky. Quite interesting and great BfB. Very pleasant blend indeed, encouraged me to try more Islay offerings.
Highland Park 12 Year old - A flirty flash of malt thigh
the HP 12 is in our special festive tasting, see the website or facebook for details. Dominic's notes are below. Score is combination of all our ratings. Nose: A flirty flash of malt thigh, with shades… read more
Longrow CV - Longrow CV
Nose: Lime, brine, strawberry shoelaces, undertones of leather, with water: peat Taste: Lime marmalade, mint (spicy) slight peatiness, bacon chops, Finish: Fairly long, sweetness and peatiness collide… read more
Talisker 10 Year old - talisker 10 year old
Nose: Olives, pepper, cinder toffee, with water - bonfire smoke Taste: Sea salt, pepper, pears, rhubarb and custard sweets. Develops into spicy notes with peat coming through Finish: Olives and sea salt… read more
Penderyn Madeira Finish - Pinky Peppery Penderyn
I had a taste of Penderyn way back when it first came out, but didn't take notes and didn't really follow it up - until now. I've had this bottle of Madeira finish in the cupboard for almost a year, so… read more
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