Another year… more drams coming. I’ll add a rating out of 5 stars this year and a bit more detail where I can.
***** – Outstanding
**** – Very Good
*** – Good
** – Fair
* – Poor
No stars – Faulty
Hope you enjoy my tasting notes for 2019.
1 – Ben Nevis 1998 16 years old by Cask & Thistle, Cask 0345
Nose: honey and banana leaf, leather, bee hives, aspirin, musk
Palate: classic Ben Nevis, passionfruit vine, metallic, super intense honey leading to tobacco, orange and musk, rock melon, stone fruit.
Finish: musk, apricots, peaches, honey
2 – Springbank 1990 25 years old by SCOMA hogshead 587
Nose: waxy dried fruit, dried apple, honey, figs, old butter, salt, kit-Kat’s
Palate: old apples, wax, strawberries and cream, funky wood, honey, dried apricots
Finish: cream, grape seeds
3 – Mysterious distillery 1975 Golden Tiger
Nose: coffee and honey, waxy notes, musk sticks, chlorine, metallic, pepper, chocolate
Palate: old leaves, juicy, cream, green apple, pencil shavings, grilled pineapple, raspberry
Finish: super long cream and melted butter finish that lasts and is interspersed with fruits, dried orange, coffee