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Orkney Islands 15yo 2002/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Orkney Islands 17yo 2000/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Jim Beam 'Distiller's Masterpiece'
Rich Howard, 85
Macallan 12yo 'sherry'
Patrick Brossard, 82
Macallan 'Edition N3'
Patrick Brossard, 87
Macallan 'Edition N2'
Patrick Brossard, 85
Glendronach 'Cask Strength Bjatch 6'
Patrick Brossard, 86
Glendronach 25yo 1991/2017 'Kingsman'
Patrick Brossard, 87
Ledaig 6yo 2010/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Ledaig 17yo 2000/2017 'Sherry Wood Matured'
Patrick Brossard, 87
Heaven Hill 20yo 1996/2017 '175th Anniversary'
Patrick Brossard, 83
Tennessee 13yo 2003/2017 'Art Nouveau Ladies'
Patrick Brossard, 88
Glendronach 22yo 1995
Patrick Brossard, 87
Glendronach 24yo 1993/2017
Patrick Brossard, 85
Orma 'Pinot Noir' (2017)
Patrick Brossard, 78
Orma 2013/2017 'Corvatsch'
Patrick Brossard, 80
Benriach 'Cask Strength Batch 1'
Patrick Brossard, 83
Benriach 11yo (2017)
Patrick Brossard, 85
Amrut 'Intermediate Sherry' (2016)
Krishna Nukala, 90
Port Charlotte 12yo 2003/2016
Krishna Nukala, 93
Amrut 5yo 2012/2017 'Double Cask'
Krishna Nukala, 88
Glenlivet 'Nadurra'
Craig Daniels, 86
Old Pulteney 21yo (2010*)
Craig Daniels, 88
Glendronach 18yo 'Allardice' (2012*)
Craig Daniels, 80
Dailuaine 1980/1997 'Cask Strength Series'
Craig Daniels, 91
Springbank 21yo (2005*)
Craig Daniels, 91
Glengoyne 1970/1998
Craig Daniels, 90
Craigellachie 13yo (2015*)
Krishna Nukala, 86
Glengoyne 1971/1998
Craig Daniels, 91
Glendronach 21yo 'Parliament' (2011)
Krishna Nukala, 90
McCarthy's 3yo Oregon Single Malt (2009)
Pit Krause, 86
Amrut 'Peated' (2009)
Pit Krause, 84
Wild Turkey 8yo (2008*)
Pit Krause, 84
Wild Turkey 8yo '101' (2006*)
Pit Krause, 84
Ardmore 13yo 1978/1992
Pit Krause, 90
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Orkney Islands 15yo 2002/2017 (51.7%, Acla Selection, Sherry cask, 90 Bts., 70cl)
Orkney Islands 17yo 2000/2017 (51.7%, Acla Selection, Bourbon cask, 120 Bts., 70cl)
Jim Beam 'Distiller's Masterpiece' (50%, OB, New Charred Oak and ex-PX Sherry Casks, 750ml)
Macallan 12yo 'sherry' (40%, OB, 70cl)
Macallan 'Edition N3' (48.3%, OB, 70cl)
Macallan 'Edition N2' (48.2%, OB, 70cl)
Glendronach 'Cask Strength Bjatch 6' (56.1%, OB, 70cl)
Glendronach 25yo 1991/2017 'Kingsman' (48.2%, OB, 2500 Bts., 70cl)
Ledaig 6yo 2010/2017 (46%, Signatory Vintage for Waldhaus Am See, 70cl)
Ledaig 17yo 2000/2017 'Sherry Wood Matured' (55.5%, Cooper's Choice, C#800116, 70cl)
Heaven Hill 20yo 1996/2017 '175th Anniversary' (50.8%, Cadenhead's, 70cl)
Tennessee 13yo 2003/2017 'Art Nouveau Ladies' (52.6%, The Whisky Agency, 70cl)
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Orkney Islands 15yo 2002/2017 (51.7%, Acla Selection, Sherry cask, 90 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#dec07
Orkney Islands 17yo 2000/2017 (51.7%, Acla Selection, Bourbon cask, 120 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#dec07
Jim Beam 'Distiller's Masterpiece' (50%, OB, New Charred Oak and ex-PX Sherry Casks, 750ml)
Rich Howard, on the nose, the PX influence is immediately apparent, with ripe raisin, fresh prune and overripe plum, then unexpectedly some pink bubblegum and/or cotton candy, a touch of anise, a squeeze of grilled orange, ending on some charred wood with a dash of wood spice. the palate is a bit more nuanced than the nose, the sherry less dominant, more toasted wood and citrus apparent here, then a combination of sweet licorice and unsweetened raisin and cranberry, a touch of anise and plenty of wood spice, wood char and a hint of sweet, overripe plum lingering on the finish, way in the back of the throat, along with plenty of tannic oak. with a drop of water, the heavy raisin on the nose softens to more of a sweet herbal liqueur, plenty of slightly-overcooked caramel corn, followed by more slightly-overcooked caramel corn, maybe even a touch of butterscotch, a waft of fresh mandarin orange against a backdrop of dry corn cob and sawdust. the palate, however, is sweeter now with raisin and hints of ripe plum, but also more wood spice and drying, wine-soaked oak tannins which take over mid-palate and dominate into the finish. another drop of water, and we have sherry wine and citrus-soaked wood fighting for control, burnt popcorn and herbal tea lingering in the background. this is an enjoyable whiskey, and certainly unique. the PX influence quickly takes center stage and never quite yields. it's bottled at 50%, and with enough water, you can start to balance the wine and the wood. still, as a single malt enthusiast who loves sherried whiskies... i actually wouldn't mind a little more expressiveness from the bourbon itself.
Macallan 12yo 'sherry' (40%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov04
Macallan 'Edition N3' (48.3%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov04
Macallan 'Edition N2' (48.2%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov04
Glendronach 'Cask Strength Bjatch 6' (56.1%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov05
Ledaig 6yo 2010/2017 (46%, Signatory Vintage for Waldhaus Am See, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov06
Ledaig 17yo 2000/2017 'Sherry Wood Matured' (55.5%, Cooper's Choice, C#800116, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov06
Heaven Hill 20yo 1996/2017 '175th Anniversary' (50.8%, Cadenhead's, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov07
Tennessee 13yo 2003/2017 'Art Nouveau Ladies' (52.6%, The Whisky Agency, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov07
Glendronach 22yo 1995 (48.9%, OB for LMdW, C#3054, 636 Bts., 70cl, 2017)
Patrick Brossard, 3054
Glendronach 24yo 1993/2017 (52.4%, OB for LMdW and The Nectar, C#401, 659 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov08
Orma 'Pinot Noir' (44%, OB, NAS, C#11-4, 70cl, 2017)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov09
Orma 2013/2017 'Corvatsch' (44%, OB, C#13-1, 288 Bts., 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov09
Benriach 'Cask Strength Batch 1' (57.2%, OB, 70cl)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov10
Benriach 11yo (57.6%, OB for La Maison Du Whisky, Sauternes, C#1856, 265 Bts., 70cl, 2017)
Patrick Brossard, http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Nov10
Glenlivet 'Nadurra' (61.3%, OB, Batch OLO816)
Craig Daniels, Nadurra has morphed from a 16 year old to a NAS. Not automatically a bad thing and this dram is everything you'd expect a Glenlivet aged in first fill oloroso barrels to be; tasty and classy, especially given the proof. There's some burnt notes in the back palate and finish that knock it down a few points but MM Silver any day of the week.
Glendronach 18yo 'Allardice' (46%, OB, Oloroso sherry casks, 2012*)
Craig Daniels, There's something odd (plasticine and slightly sulphury) in the nose. The palate is fine with a nice richness and lots of sherry characters, but the finish has some acidic notes; burnt and sour characters in the finish. The burnt character persists.
Dailuaine 1980/1997 'Cask Strength Series' (63.0%, OB, Bottle Number 01592, Limited Bottling)
Craig Daniels, Big sherry, lots of toffee, chocolate (fitting for Easter) and dried fruits, (raisins, prunes and pears). Some ethereal alcohol and some polished wood. Rum and raisin on the palate, sweet fruit leather and more chocolate in the finish. Varnish and old furniture is the after taste. I normally don't like malts above about 57% abv but this is exceptional. I agree with the tasting notes on the label (which is rare). Maybe they didn't need the marketing tweak to 'sell' great whisky in 1997, or because it wasn't a 'core brand'. Still brilliant after 20 years. First tasted in 1998 (twice)and third time in 2017. No OBE obvious. No disintegration or breaking issues with the cork either.
Craigellachie 13yo (46%, OB, Batch 83-LH88, 2015*)
Krishna Nukala, Nice smoke with fruity notes. Text book stuff. Hay and ashes.Some lactones which turn into sugar candies later. Exceedingly sweet, very syrupy, delicious, long finish- tasted MMA2015
Glengoyne 1971/1998 (56.2%, OB, C#4855, 588 Bts.)
Craig Daniels, I tasted this one in 2000 and retasted in October 2016. Always thought that Cask#583 was the pick of them, but I've changed my mind. Just about perfect although it doesn't take water well.
Cu Dhub (40%, OB, Speyside Distillery)
Craig Daniels, Nose: caramel and a hint of mint, some bitter herbs (rocket and endive). Palate: thin, sweet and herbal. Lacks any grip. Finish; surprisingly short; herbal with wood bitters. Comment: chock-a-block with spirit caramel but otherwise pretty inoffensive. Not the worst whisky I've ever tasted, but not a good one either.
Glenfiddich 1974/2001 'Private Vintage' (47.7%, OB for Ian Simpson & John McAskil, Fenton Tower, C#38231, 231 Bts.)
Ho-cheng Yao, Golden color, vanilla, ripe apple, pine apple, banana, peach, citrus. quite oil, medium body, medium finish, very good structure.
Bowmore 44yo 1964/2009 'Gold Bowmore' (42.4%, OB, 701 Bts., 70cl)
Ho-cheng Yao, Golden color, beautiful floral note, clear and standard old Bowmore house style. quote elegant and extremely attractive. light soapy note. light peat. Medium light body. creaming and very oil, very nice palate. finished long and lingering. slightly salty in palate. One of the best Bowmore I've been tasted. still lively. Very enjoyable one.