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Kingsbarns Balcomie

Young and Sweet Kingsbarns Balcomie

Thought I'd better try and review at least a few of the many samples I have knocking about so here's one. Kingsbarns Balcomie, "matured exclusively in American oak butts that previously held Oloroso…

@RianCBy @RianC2 months ago 0 084

Kingsbarns Balcomie

Young and Sweet Kingsbarns Balcomie

Thought I'd better try and review at least a few of the many samples I have knocking about so here's one. Kingsbarns Balcomie, "matured exclusively in American oak butts that previously held Oloroso…

@RianCBy @RianC2 months ago 4 084

Laphroaig 10 YO Sherry Oak Finish

Smoked Cherries Laphroaig 10 YO Sherry Oak Finish

An OB 10 year old from Laphroaig finished in 'sherry oak'. I think it is also not chill-filtered and without e150a - a cause for celebration, some might say. I'll admit to being more in the Ardbeg camp…

@RianCBy @RianC3 months ago 8 688

Ledaig 10 Year Old

Bitter, Creosoted Barn Ledaig 10 Year Old

I've always been a bit of a Ledaig fan boy and have usually loved what I've had, especially the Amontillado cask one ... wowzers! The 18 was OK but I think bourbon (or a certain type of sherry ;) gen…

@RianCBy @RianC3 months ago 5 283

Glenlivet 12 Illicit Still

Pearfectly Malty Glenlivet 12 Illicit Still

This bottle was my first ever taste of any Glenlivet which seems surprising to me. Just how did that slip me by? The general blab about this release is that it is pretty much the standard 12 but wit…

@RianCBy @RianC10 months ago 8 589

Knob Creek 9 Year Old

Where Have all the Roses Gone? Knob Creek 9 Year Old

I recently picked this up for £25, which is a very good price for such an age these days. Hadn't really planned on opening this until I'd finished off another bottle first but, hey, it's a lazy Sunday…

@RianCBy @RianC10 months ago 8 182

Deanston 10 year old Amontillado cask

Nuts about Nuts Deanston 10 year old Amontillado cask

This sample was kindly donated by @Timp. Deanston are going about their business quite nicely and I was impressed with their OB 12 and, while not quite as good as the former, the 18 was also very nice…

@RianCBy @RianC10 months ago 3 090