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Ardbeg Alligator

Alligator rater Ardbeg Alligator

Nose: on first approach I’m greeted by distinct notes of ripe cherries buoyed by a wisp of milkiness (akin to the breath of a baby after feeding). The nose develops with background hints of resin and…

@PierreBy @Pierre10 years ago 0 488

Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

The hit factory? Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

There are very few whiskies that I actively dislike. Certainly I prefer some to others, and I'm indifferent to many, but I seldom take an active dislike to a bottling. It seems to me that most whisky…

@PierreBy @Pierre10 years ago 0 369

Greenore 18 Year Old

Banana custard! Greenore 18 Year Old

This upcoming release from Cooley is the oldest grain whiskey they have released to date. I bench-marked it against the 8 year old.Nose: I usually find grain whiskey, even when it's quite tasty, to be…

@PierreBy @Pierre10 years ago 0 789

The John Walker

King of the Blues? The John Walker

This is the ultra premium expression from the Blue Label range. Only 330 bottles are available from the current batch.Nose: Starting on light smoke with a slightly mossy - vaguely metallic - note it…

@PierreBy @Pierre10 years ago 0 384

Penderyn Peated

Hey sugar sugar Penderyn Peated

Nose: peat of course but quite sweet and accompanied by something musty. It's like a hint of sweaty sock - not dissimilar to the smell you get with some parma ham. Interesting but I can't make up my mind…

@PierreBy @Pierre10 years ago 0 169

SMWS 3.158 - Counterpoint and cadenza

Just peachy! SMWS 3.158 - Counterpoint and cadenza

I approached this one with slightly less excitement than I usually do with an SMWS bottling – I haven't been overwhelmed by the Bowmore whisky I've tried in the past. When it comes to Islay I love Ardbeg…

@PierreBy @Pierre11 years ago 0 186

Aberlour A'bunadh

Dark, rich and exciting Aberlour A'bunadh

The box and bottle have handwritten labels telling you which batch your bottle comes from and the alcohol level. Mine is batch 28. So I guess unless you've read a review of all the batches it means…

@PierreBy @Pierre11 years ago 0 492