Tasting: Glendronach 18 Allardice

Glendronach 18 AllardiceDram data:
Distillery: Glendronach
Bottler: Original Bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: 27.11.2012 (LF11329)
Age: 18
Limitation: –
Price at the time of purchasing: 68€
Casks: –
Alcohol: 46%
Unchillfiltered, uncoloured
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
deep cherry red.
The nose on this dram speaks volumes. Sherry, sherry, sherry. Am I drinking Oloroso or is this a malt? Pure Oloroso goodness. If you don’t like in-your-face sherried drams, stop reading right here. Continue reading “Tasting: Glendronach 18 Allardice”

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Tasting: Caol Ila 18

Dram data:

Distillery: Cao Ila
Bottler: Original Bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: 2011
Age: 18 years
Limitation: –
Price at the time of purchasing: – (sample)
Casks: –
Alcohol: 43%
Possibly Chillfiltered / Colouring added
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Tasting notes:
On the nose I get a big hit of lovely peaty smokiness initially covering most other flavours. Some vanilla peeks through, white pepper, green apples, orange rind, orange juice, a very subtle honey sweetness in the background. Continue reading “Tasting: Caol Ila 18”

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Tasting: Macduff 1989/2007 GM

macduff1989gmDram data:

Distillery: Macduff
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice
Distilled: February 1989
Bottled: April 2007
Age: 18 years
Limitation: small batch
Price at the time of purchasing: 54€
Casks: Refill Sherry
Alcohol: 43%
Possibly Chillfiltered / no colouring added
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Tasting notes:
The colour is straw indicating the refill sherry casks were probably (at least partly) third-fill or had seen quite a long first-fill maturation. Continue reading “Tasting: Macduff 1989/2007 GM”

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Tasting: Tomatin 18

tomatin18Dram data:

Distillery: Tomatin
Bottler: Official bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: around 2010? (bottle code 10/9453
Age: 18 years
Limitation: –
Price at the time of purchasing: 52€
Casks: Ex-bourbon / Oloroso Finish
Alcohol: 46%
Unchillfiltered / no colouring added
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Tasting notes:
On the nose I get vanilla sweetness, cinnamon, cardamom, orange zest, ginger, light honey, ripe white grapes, some spiciness from the oak coming through. Continue reading “Tasting: Tomatin 18”

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