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Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Peat fire at low tide Laphroaig 18 Year Old

I have read recently, probably on this web site, that this expression of Laphroaig is to be discontinued, I hope not. There must be a market for it, although if enough NAS bottlings are selling at sim…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 497

Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve

Soothing Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve

This is a blend, there is a 12 year old single malt in the Tullamore range which I will review in due course. There is a coppery hue to this dram, which gives rise to some very accessible aroma notes of…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 086

Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

Spirity spirit Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

Amber coloured with a strong aroma of peaty smoke rich in phenols, almost like macadam. The flavours are not much different with lots of attack not surprisingly, but the peat smoke is difficult to get…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 181

Glen Scotia 14 Year Old

Mmmmalt Glen Scotia 14 Year Old

An odd squat dark green bottle with a dodgy label, this was bottled during this distillery’s closed period which thankfully now has ended. Apparently the contents are older than the specified 14 years…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 093

Longrow 1995 10 Year Old

Beautifully conditioned Longrow 1995 10 Year Old

The colour of champagne or chardonnay(?), the very slightest green tinge to the pale yellow liquor. The usual pine and coconut are present on the nose supported by some mild oaky notes and accompanied…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 295

Aberlour A'bunadh

Sumptuous Aberlour A'bunadh

Batch 25The medicinal bottle looks too small to contain 700ml, especially as it comes in such a large box. The colour however is far more reassuring, a dark enriched copper, burnt sienna perhaps. Aromas…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 390

Ardbeg Uigeadail bottled 2004

Old Faithful Ardbeg Uigeadail bottled 2004

This bottle is one of the oldest in my collection, I use it largely as a reference to judge more recent purchases as I remember being bowled over by it on first sampling. I’d tried several malts before…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 393

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Toasting vanilla Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

This malt is quite a rich amber colour, hopefully natural coloured. The nose on this is all about the vanilla, but a few other smells are present including linseed oil, olives and some new leather. There…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 185

Hazelburn 8 Year Old

Springbank light Hazelburn 8 Year Old

Looks like white wine in the glass, very pale. Triple distilled therefore lightness should be the theme, but the nose is more typical Springbank to me, pine, coconut and sweet smokiness. Perhaps it is…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 081

Bruichladdich 1992 Fino Sherry Cask

Blasis iawn Bruichladdich 1992 Fino Sherry Cask

A copper coloured dram. The aromas include some winey notes, spicy ginger and pepper and a healthy dose of vanilla. A good introduction to the main course which is delivered with pleasant medium full…

@UisgebethaBy @Uisgebetha8 years ago 0 093