Whisky 2016 – 84-89 (Puni Whisky Tasting)

84 – Puni Nova First Edition 54% DISTILLERY ONLY RELEASE
Malt, cream, cold butter, salt, stewed apricot, toasted hazelnuts. Great mouth feel, poach pears and their liquid, salt, bit bitter on the finish

85 – Puni Alba First Edition 54% DISTILLERY ONLY RELEASE
Wood and tequila, pine, salt, slightly medicinal, over ripe apple, brandy snaps. Medicinal, cream and salty… not much else.

86 – Puni Nova Batch 1 43%
Fruit lollies, bananas, malt, malt bread, lemon balm, pear nectar. Slight malt, salty, loads of cream. Not much to it.

87 – Puni Alba Batch 1 43%
Smells like new make, malty and heady, wood, egg white, salty, dry sherry, Chinese cooking wine. Slightly green, herbaceous, slight smoke, green capsicum, pepper.

88 – Silver Seal Highland Park 28 Year Aida
Stewed apples, deep spices, all spice, pine, geraniums, spearmint. Cream, salt, tobacco, chocolate and apricot. The length is crazy on this thing… minutes after still getting stewed fruit.

89 – Spencer Collings & Co – The Founders Reserve
Brown sugar, dark toffee, honey comb, sarsaparilla, marshmallow, vanilla. Honey, toffee, caramel, dark malt cake. Stunning heavy whisky.

Whisky 2016 – 82-83

82 – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Ben Nevis 18
Fruit tingles, fake vanilla, marshmallows, jersey caramel. Green grass, slight smoke(this is probably because a tasting is going on and they are burning something), caramel, mango, grilled pineapple, bitter orange zest.

83 – The Odd Whisky Coy Southern Coast 2011 American Oak
Wooden, chocolate milk, turps, salt, cloves, malted vanilla milkshake. Malted chocolate milk, salty, milky and malty (repeats), slight tropical fruit.

Whisky 2016 – 78-81

78 – SMWS 128.6 Rumbling, reverberating resonances (Penderyn)
Wood glue, turps, banana cream pie, Christmas pud. Huge caramel and banana, sweet and delicious, butter and honey.

79 – SMWS 76.125 Enticing sweetness and attractive wood (Mortlach)
Apricot jam, sponge cake, wood turps, salt and pepper. Rock melon, brown sugar, yoghurt, passionfruit vine, brandy butter, great tropical fruit.

80 – Gaiaflow Eigashima Sakura 2015
Wood, chocolate, cocoa, pepper. Honey to maple syrup, butter, pepper, clove, sarsaparilla, flight dusty note. Wonderful whisky.

81 – Yamazaki Whisky Shop WSO-005 2013 (Red Wine Cask)
Red apple, red wine tannins, maple wood, pastrami (?!?), chiffon cake, ginger. Apples crumble, clean and balanced, candle wax, cinnamon, cloves.