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  1. Old Pulteney 12 Year

    Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Gentle by highland standards Uncomplicated, no peat. Fairly nondescript bourbon cask finish.
  2. The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Initial toffee makes way for a punchy short finish. Definitely one I want to try again.
    Scotch & Rye
  3. Writers' Tears Copper Pot

    Blended — Ireland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Smooth Irish, nice and tidy with no surprises
  4. The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Uncomplicated, smooth, hints of toffee. More for a session than for savouring. The cheapest Glenlivet and it shows. Not a patch on the 12 year old.
  5. The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Light and sweet Speyside, an easy drinker. Widely available and often reasonably priced, making it a good introduction to Speysides for the uninitiated.
  6. Cardhu Gold Reserve

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Middle of the road NAS spey. Sweeter than most, plenty of toffee. Very slight hint of peatiness in the finish. Fair value when its on special offer in the supermarket, but for me more of a session whisky than one to savour.
  7. Smokehead Sherry Bomb

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as smoky as Smokehead's reputation would suggest. More peat than phenol. A fair degree of sweetness from the sherry cask. Probably quite a young spirit. A good balance, not just pure peatiness. An interesting addition to the smokehead range.
  8. Kilchoman Loch Gorm (2018 Edition)

    Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Peat obvious on the nose. It's a sherry cask, but you'd be hard pressed to tell from the flavour. A fairly ordinary moderately peaty Islay.
  9. Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish

    Single Malt — Highland, Scotland

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Sweet nose. Initial sweetness from the Pedro Ximenez second cask makes way for notes from the original bourbon cask. A sherry finish done well.
  10. The Glenlivet 18 Year

    Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    When compared to the 12 y o this is almost Highland in character. Good nose. Not much variation between body and finish.
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