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A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
Limburgers Two Years Old, 2006.
An aromatised whisky ? Odd,rather well constructed but leave a sickening
feel. Like a cough syrup.
Lark Distillery Distillers Selection.
Decent spirit the oak has added a hard edge. Lacks interaction between oak and spirit.
Like a sticky candy you have kept in your pocket for ages. Easy to forget.
Glen Breton Single Malt Whisky Ice 10 Years Old.
You have to love its youthful intensity.
Gooderham & Worts Four Grain.
I certainly wasn't expecting the oak fest on the finish! Not exactly subtle
but entertaining never
English Whisky Co Chapter 11 Heavily Peated 3 Years Old.
So difficult to score an infant ! All I can say is that there is a potential.
Amrut Two Continents Second Edition.
Amrut are doing some really interesting work right now.
PUNI ALBA Acquavite di Cereali.
Great nose but a little unforgiving for my palate.
Nikka Single Coffey Malt.
Layers of seductive soft fruitiness. A malt made in a Coffey still? Why the hell not!
Republic of Ireland
Hyde Irish Whiskey 10 Years Old Sherry Finish.
A classic, full-bodied Irish malt.
Midleton Single Cask 1996.
Delicate and charming.
Cask Collection Cooley 1992 15 Years Old.
A rich nose and a somewhat restrained palate with an assertive oak print,which the high strength
Master of Malt Highland Park 13 Years Old.
Refreshing and well balanced. The nose promises more than it delivers on the palate. I have never co
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 9 Years Old, Millennium Malt.
Frighteningly good. Godzilla is alive and well and living in Campbeltown.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon.
Some pleasant touches, but not a great deal to hold it altogether in the end.
Aberfeldy 12 Years Old.
Refreshing and light-hearted. Almost too playful to take seriously.
Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve.
A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland
Jura Turas Mara.
? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced s
Ardbeg is one of my great favourites, and this is one of the best versions I have tasted recently.
Pearse Lyons Reserve.
Nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not intent on pulling the palate in any particular directi
Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old.
A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?
Cadenhead's Longrow 1996, 10 Years Old.
Grant's 25 Years Old.
A delicate and enticing whisky which would have benefited from a higher
strength. When you want to t
A little more roundness would have been appreciated.
Duncan Taylor 21 Years Old.
A lovely matured blend. The oldest of the six and the most complex.
BenRiach 10 Years Old.
The balance shifts in favour of the oak on this one and thus the complexity of nose is missing on th
Mackmyra Special:01 Eminent Sherry.
A lovely dram. Delicate on the nose, quite brisk on the palate. But with a good substance. Invigorat
Kavalan 5 Years Old, Solist Fino.
Bitter all the way. No balance. One dimensional. To try only if you are a ‘woodfreak'. Surprisingl
Corsair Triple Smoke Single Barrel Distiller Select.
It's a love or hate whisky and I love it.
High Spirits Mesquite Smoked Arizona.
Has the true spirit character slightly masked here?
Rock Town Arkansas.
Difficult to class this sample in the whisky category. Some odd maturation and/or finish? Too bitter
Old Potrero .
Despite the 'Old', a new rye. The idea was to get closer to what the first American ryes might have
Forty Creek John's Private Cask.
Interesting contrast between nose and palate.
Breckenridge 4 Years Old, Bourbon 2007.
This doesn't really need more than four years.
Glenmorangie Ealanta 19 Years Old.
Less complexity on the palate, but the nose can pop round for a visit anytime it likes.
Lion's Pride Single Barrel Bourbon.
A pleasant dram, light and cheerful. A summertime cordial.
Dark Horse Reserve Bourbon.
I could see this in a cocktail to counter the sharpness with some sweetness.
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is
Grand Traverse Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Curious – it was more like a liqueur than a whisky.
Glacier Distilling Company Wheatfish.
Quite unique and unlike any other wheat whisky I've tasted. Almost Irish in style and character.
Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey.
Like walking into a French pâtisserie in a small rural Gascony village.
Hudson Maple Cask Rye.
The nose is floral to start with then shifting to that fish oil note which disappears at times. The
Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey Nectarine & Honey.
It's always difficult to score flavoured new make highly as by its very nature there is not much in
Cleveland Underground Black Cherry Wood.
It appears to be a simple, inexpensive Bourbon.
McCarthy's Single Malt.
In a young whisky, I would have expected more freshness of flavour, but the elements are there, and
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel.
An interesting interplay of Jack Daniel's house character and a more luxurious oakiness.
Balcones Brimstone Corn Whiskey.
For some reason I keep thinking of Gram Parson's immolation at Joshua Tree.
Copper Fox Rye.
An uneasy mix between spirit and wood.
High West Whiskey Double Rye.
Bold and well made. For me maybe just needs a bit more sweetness but worth a look.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Sauternes Finish.
If you like it fat and simple, then this is right up your street
Abraham Bowman Last Millennium Selection.
?Direct, if a little one-dimensional.
Dry Fly Port Finish Wheat.
Hard to pin an age on this, as it has some lovely fresh youthfulness, but an elegant maturity too.
Dry Fly Triticale.
A big, rich classic Bourbon note to this one. Well played.
Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit.
?Not unpleasant, but just too far removed from the (already vastly cavernous) flavour profile whisky
Penderyn Single Bourbon Cask.
Just lacks a little weight but a good aperitif.