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Penderyn Madeira Finish

Floral, citrus and pine Penderyn Madeira Finish

The standard bottling from the only current Welsh distillery, Penderyn is interestingly only distilled once, through their unique Faraday still. I believe this whisky is around 5-6 years old, aged in ex…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 078

English Whisky Chapter 6

A barley-biscuity malt English Whisky Chapter 6

The English Whisky Company’s standard 3 year old offering, matured in ex-bourbon casks. I picked this up at a tour of the distillery, which was excellent and we got to sample a number of the expressions…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 081

Springbank 10 Year Old

Smells like pirates! Springbank 10 Year Old

For my first venture into the Springbank range I thought I’d start with the standard 10 year old. Lightly peated and 2 and half times distilled, this is matured 60:40 in bourbon and sherry casks respe…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 183

Clynelish 14 Year Old

A savoury delight Clynelish 14 Year Old

A member of the Diageo range, I’d normally assume this to be caramelised and chill-filtered, but this definitely develops a distinct haze when water is added, and is pleasingly bottled at 46% - maybe…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 089

Blair Athol 12 Year Old

A little known sherried highlander Blair Athol 12 Year Old

From a 3cl sample bottle. Blair Athol is fairly unknown as a single malt as aside from this flora and fauna bottling most of the distillery output goes into Bell's blends. That's not really a glowing…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 086

Loch Lomond Original

Methylated spirits and pine Loch Lomond Original

From a 3cl sample bottle. Loch Lomond is one of the most unusual distilleries in Scotland, producing both grain and malt whisky, and has sets of standard pot stills and Lomond stills (although apparently…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 663

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

Vanilla, cereal and honey Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

I was recently given a selection of 3cl samples from a well known online whisky retailer, which is a great way to try a variety of different malts on a budget. Having said that, I know that some whiskies…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 075

Oban 14 Year Old

Gentle cooked fruits and spices Oban 14 Year Old

Available in a lot of pubs in the UK as a member of Diageo's 'Classic Malts' range I thought I would try a bottle of Oban. With only two small stills, traditional worm tubs and very little room to expand…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 183

Aberlour A'bunadh

Batch 45 Aberlour A'bunadh

My first experience of an A'bunadh, from batch 45 and purchased in 2013 after being highly recommended from a wide range of sources. Nose - Lots of sherry sweetness, sweet but closed at first, slightly…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 190

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Smoked kippers with apple sauce Laphroaig Quarter Cask

­I had heard good things about this bottling, which is apparently around 8 years old to keep in the youthful phenolic peatiness while using smaller quarter casks to increase wood interaction and give…

tBy @thewhiskydoctor9 years ago 0 786