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Auchentoshan Classic

Auchentoshan Classic

This was released as the entry level Auchentoshan, although it seems to be unavailable in many retailers at the moment. It’s a NAS whisky. Bottled at 40% ABV, so certainly chill filtered. Nose: Strawberry laces, love hearts, artificial peach flavouring, vanilla, maybe some hay. Fades in time to marzipan. 8/10 Palate: A little impotent at 40%, sadly. Light oak, green apples, a hint of chilli. 6/10 Finish: Medium length and drying. 5/10 Value for money: This was retailing at just…

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Wemyss Malts – Melon Fan 1990

Wemyss Malts – Melon Fan 1990

This is the final dram of my generous prize from Wemyss Malts. It’s a 1990 Bladnoch, bottled in 2015, at 46%. Nose: Honey dew melon, oak, quite sweet, pineapple, maybe slightly sulphuric Palate: Honey sweet with oak, spicy, mango, a little leather Finish: Long, drying and spicy. This was enjoyable enough, but not my favourite of the 5 by a long way. The scores as follows: Nose: 7/10 Palate: 7/10 Finish: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Looks: 6/10 Giving a…

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Douglas Laing – The Epicurean

Douglas Laing – The Epicurean

Part of the Douglas Laing range of remarkable regional malts. This is a blend of whiskies from the Lowland region. Bottled at 46.2% ABV. Non chill filtered, and no evidence of colouring addition. An incredibly light coloured dram. Nose: Fresh cut hay, rhubarb, lemongrass, all slathered in a light coating of vanilla ice cream. Palate: Werther’s Originals, summer fruit compote, quite oily. It crescendos into a spicy climax of summer flavours. A veritable romp in a hay barn. Finish: You’re…

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