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Bushmills Black Bush

Black Bush vs Black Label Bushmills Black Bush

JW Black label has become my standard No.1 blend over the years because it's readily available, consistent and has a taste of island smoke which I love. I've had many more expensive blends but I still…

mBy @mattatec8 years ago 0 185

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Complextro Ardbeg Uigeadail

A result of a visit to the whisky exchange shop in London (highly recommended if you're in town). The nose is what's fascinating to me with this bottle. Not the greatest nose ever but it hides it's…

mBy @mattatec8 years ago 0 390

Lochlan Blended 8 years old

Class Supermarket Blend Lochlan Blended 8 years old

Apparently made for Tesco's by Whyte and Mackay this is a really good cheap blended 8 year old scotch.Some similarity to Bailie Nicol Jarvie on the palate, same citrus acid bite.Firstly it's commendable…

mBy @mattatec9 years ago 0 076

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Take me home Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Only reveals it self about half way down the bottle. It's waited 16 years so it needs some time to open, but it's well worth the wait. Nose - Not the best nose, but this is deceptive. It's rich and warm…

mBy @mattatec9 years ago 0 392

Bushmills Original

Cheap and best Bushmills Original

This is a classic low to mid end blend. Unlike the other blends of this price, it has less of the caramel sweetness that lesser quality slurps use to cover up weakness in their constitution. It's simple…

mBy @mattatec10 years ago 0 076

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Winter Wonderland Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Although it's summer when I write this. Quarter cask is best suited to the winter months. Sat in front of a lovely wood fire, after a bracing walk in the glens. It's quite close to the 10 year old. Maybe…

mBy @mattatec10 years ago 0 090

Benromach 10 Year Old

Marsh-Mellow Oil Benromach 10 Year Old

Nose - Marshmallow, spice and leather jackets. Like a sweet hippy incense. Lovely.Palate - Very silky, oily, it slips around your mouth and almost seems too much but then the flavours come through. It's…

mBy @mattatec10 years ago 0 086

Bruichladdich Rocks

Nice Rocks Bruichladdich Rocks

This must be one of the best value malts on the market. It's apparantly un-peated but its so rich and full on the palate that you wouldn't know it. I absolutely love it. Extra points for the price, it's…

mBy @mattatec11 years ago 0 384