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Glenfarclas – 25 Years Old

Glenfarclas – 25 Years Old

Huge thanks to Whisky Santa for this surprise he sent out to me in the middle of the year. I understand from the chaps at Master of Malt that he had over-ordered for 2017 and so decided to offload before restocking for 2018. Very kind of him indeed!  Bottled at 43% ABV. Nose: Marzipan, raisins, rum, milk chocolate, light hints of oak, almonds. 8/10 Palate: Sweet, peppery spice, honey, oaky dryness, charred wood, black tea. 7/10 Finish: Lingering spice and…

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Lagavulin – 16 Years Old

Lagavulin – 16 Years Old

This was always a bit of a go-to dram in bars before I really started getting in to whisky. I’ve never formally sat with it and explored the flavours, so thought I’d get hold of some and give it a going over. It’s the archetypal smoky scotch that you’ve got to try and either love or hate. I don’t know if I got a bad sample, but I really didn’t get on with it. It’s meant to be a big,…

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UK vs USA Tweet Tasting (Glen Grant, Wild Turkey)

UK vs USA Tweet Tasting (Glen Grant, Wild Turkey)

I’m very late to the party on this one! 22nd March saw Steve Rush of the Whisky Wire host a taste off with Glen Grant and Wild Turkey spirits in the ring. Due to a mix up on dates I was unable to make the night itself, but Steve very kindly sent me through the samples anyway, so here are my thoughts. Round 1 (ding ding) Glen Grant – 10 Years Old This is available for less than £30. Bottled…

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Inchmurrin – 18 Year Old

Inchmurrin – 18 Year Old

Dram 1 of the @TheDramTeam launch Twitter Tasting. This is the 2013 edition of this dram. 46% ABV A really light coloured dram, belying its age. Nose: Vanilla, some tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple, hints of raisins and sultanas. Loads of heather honey. Really reminiscent of some Irish whiskies I’ve been tasting lately. Very young smelling considering its age. Palate: Loads of peppery spice and oakiness rolling around the mouth giving evidence of the age of the spirit…

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