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  • Suntory Special Reserve 10 Year old - Expectations not met

    By Pierre_W on 1st Nov 20142014-11-01T08:40:00

    74

    Suntory ‘Special Reserve’ 10-year old is a blend produced by Suntory, a major Japanese brewing and distilling company group. It is based on malt whisky produced at Hakushu distillery and is aged in white… read more

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  • Starward Single Malt - Starward

    By markjedi1 on 27th Oct 20142014-10-27T13:23:00

    85

    This Starward (what's in a name?) is the first single malt release from the New World Whisky Distillery, formerly known as the Victoria Valley Distillery. We are just north of Melbourne, Australia, in an… read more

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  • Peated Malt Cask Strength - Cocoa butter

    By markjedi1 on 27th Oct 20142014-10-27T13:15:00

    84

    The Peated Malt from Bakery Hill also exists on cask strength. While they now use Australian peat, the first releases were actually created with peat from the UK. It’s one of those that I will be trying… read more

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  • Peated Malt - Wet Wood

    By markjedi1 on 27th Oct 20142014-10-27T13:15:00

    83

    For a few years now, Bakery Hill releases a peated malt, making use of Australian peat. Their first releases were made with peat from the UK, though. This Peated Malt is one of the latter. Wet wood! That… read more

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  • Double Wood - Bubblegum

    By markjedi1 on 27th Oct 20142014-10-27T13:14:00

    80

    For their Double Wood expression David Baker uses small bourbon casks and French wine cask for the second maturation. Judging by the color, it was a cask for white wine. The nose is honeysweet on nougat,… read more

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