The Irishman Cask Strength (2017 Release)
Blended — IrelandTasted November 26, 2022Nose: Sweet, barley, tropical fruit. Palate: Spicy, pepper, chilli, ginger, toasted oak, nuts, baked apple, apricot. Very malty Finish: Medium finish. Pepper, ginger, malt. Spicy and souring on the aftertaste. Sour, malty and spicy. Hints of tropical fruit and nuts. A lot of sour spices on the aftertaste. This doesn't taste it's ABV, but it is still a little too harsh. Generally OK.102.95 GBP per Bottle
Campbeltown Loch Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Peated Blended Malt — Campbeltown, ScotlandTasted November 26, 2022Nose: Funky, dry putty, Campino sweets, strawberry laces, vanilla, Cremola foam, floral Finish: Sweet, berries, icing sugar, white pepper, baked fruit, saline, light dry peat smoke Palate: Long finish. Hot and spicy, dried fruit, slight funk/farmyard, ginger, gristy, light oak Not a bad blend from Springbank. All the Springbanks and Glen Scotias are represented. It tastes like an amalgam of Campbeltown but a bit watered down. If you like the Campbeltown profile, it's an interesting blend. On its own it's a decent blend, but, in my opinion, it's not worth the hype. Generally OK.42.0 GBP per Bottle
Berry Bros & Rudd Perspective Series 21 Year Old
Blended — ScotlandTasted November 26, 2022Nose: Summer fruit, honey, milk chocolate Palate: Sweet, vanilla, cream, oak, summer berries, honey, icing sugar Finish: Medium long finish. Sherry, dried fruit, summer berries, leathery and creamy. Sweet, fruity and vibrant. For a 21-year-old, this has a youthfulness that is unexpected and hugely welcomed! Berries and cream on the palate, leather and sherry on the finish. Lovely!88.95 GBP per Bottle
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof
Rye — Virginia, USATasted November 26, 2022Nose: Chocolate, spicy, window putty, hairspray, chocolate chip cookies Palate: Chocolate, popcorn, golden syrup, light spice - ginger. Nutty and aromatic Finish: Medium long finish. Citrus, green apple, dried fruit, herbal. Cocoa, butter and vanilla on the aftertaste. This is a chocolate-y and aromatic rye dram. Smooth and velvety on the mouthfeel. The 100% rye adds some darker notes to the herbal spiciness. A decent dram!53.94 GBP per Bottle
Compass Box Delilah's XXV
Blended — ScotlandTasted November 26, 2022Nose: Malt, sherry, roasted nuts, dried fruit, cream Palate: Sherried, spice (clove & ginger), chocolate praline Finish: Long finish. Fruit heavy, dried and fresh fruit - apple, apricot, pear, plum. Pastry and cream. Sour apple on the aftertaste. 1 of 8,520 bottles This is a lovely sherried dram! Fruity and malty, with apple pie and pastry. This has a lovely, mouth coating creamy and oily mouthfeel. Deep fried apple pie!109.9 GBP per Bottle
Glenfarclas 10 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTasted November 26, 2022Nose: Gristy, barley, malt, honey, vanilla, orchard fruit Palate: Sweet, sherried, dried fruit, spices - nutmeg, toffee, wood/pine Finish: Medium/long finish. Spicy, dried fruit, oak. Menthol and mint on the aftertaste. Sherried and fruity. Thin but creamy mouthfeel. This is a nicely layered, sweet and fruity dram. Mild spice and wisps of pine and menthol.34.99 GBP per Bottle
Hinch Peated Single Malt
Single Malt — IrelandTasted November 26, 2022Nose: Wood, cinnamon, BBQ meat, salt/saline, damp peat smoke Palate: Woody, spice - chilli and pepper, char/ash, damp peat, nuts, menthol/green salt, mineral Finish: Long finish. Black pepper, chilli, BBQ meat, building peat, dry ash This is a 'hot', ashy and peated dram. There's a clean minerality that you don't always get in a peated dram. Not complicated at all, not unpleasant, but a little too 'hot' to be fully enjoyable.38.84 GBP per Bottle
GlenAllachie 4 Year Peated Single Malt (Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Future Edition)
Peated Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTasted October 23, 2022(Good Spirits Co. Glasgow – Virtual Whisky Tasting, 08 October 2022). Nose: Hot/spicy/alcoholic, fruit and nut, burned wood, apple, hairspray, peat Palate: 'Hot', wet peat, toasted oak, nutty, toffee, vanilla Finish: Long finish. Nutty, pipe smoke, damp peat, toffee, burned wood, sweet and dry on the aftertaste. 160hr fermentation time 1 of 10,000 bottles (worldwide) Ex-rye, bourbon and virgin oak casks Interesting, hot and a bit numbing. Loads of peat and wood smoke. The layers are fantastically diverse. Not necessarily an easy drinker, more of a chin-scratching "interesting" dram than one you'd choose to keep going back to. I would never have guessed that this was a GlenAllachie if it was a blind tasting - very little of their typical character. Came second out of the six drams, with 27% of the final vote for favourite of the night. 80% of those present said they enjoyed the whisky.80.0 GBP per BottleThe Good Spirits Co.
Ledaig 2012 9 Year Bordeaux Wine Cask Matured
Peated Single Malt — Isle of Mull, ScotlandTasted October 23, 2022(Good Spirits Co. Glasgow – Virtual Whisky Tasting, 08 October 2022). Nose: Bonfire, burnt wood, port, slightly funky, petrol/Kerosene Palate: Spicy, black pepper, wood smoke, saline, paraffin wax, black cherries, seaweed, almond/walnut, chocolate Finish: Long finish. Salt/saline, Black Forest cake, light peat, dark cherries. Drying aftertaste, light spices - clove and allspice Matured in European oak casks that previously held Bordeaux red wine. This is a very cake-y whisky. Lots of dried wood and soft sweet peat, cherry and chocolate. Black Forest whisky! Pretty decent - dry - dram. Came first out of the six drams, with 33% of the final vote for favourite of the night. 93% of those present said they enjoyed the whisky.94.5 GBP per BottleThe Good Spirits Co.
Adelphi Breath of Highlands 2009 12 Year Old
Single Malt — Highland, ScotlandTasted October 23, 2022(Good Spirits Co. Glasgow – Virtual Whisky Tasting, 08 October 2022). Nose: Sherry! Toffee apple, butterscotch Palate: Fruit cake, dried dates, dried berries & currants, malty, espresso coffee Finish: Long finish. Christmas cake, wood/oak, dried fruit, Golden Syrup, leather, cigar smoke, fig pudding, coffee. The aftertaste is full bodied and chewy. 1 of 2,293 bottles First-fill sherry cask matured The distillery is undisclosed on the bottle (although I have since had it confirmed as being from Blair Athol) This is a full-bodied, unctuous dram. Sherried and Christmassy. Loads of layered fruit, dark coffee and chocolate notes. A great, full-bodied, sherried dram. Came third out of the six drams, with 20% of the final vote for favourite of the night. 67% of those present said they enjoyed the whisky. This got my vote for favourite of the tasting.75.0 GBP per BottleThe Good Spirits Co.