80 – SMWS 27.97 (Springbank) Glazed cashews and lemon lollies
Loads of Campbelltown funk on the nose. A super zingy lemon and honey drive the nose. It’s met by green almonds and the seaside salt of a good sherry.
On the palate lemon zest and gun powder flooded by red plums and tea cake followed by almond butter.
An interesting finish of oil paints, glue and red grapes.
81 – Ben Nevis 1992 17 Years by High Spirits cask 2624
Nose: Lemon, peaches steeped in champagne, prunes and apricots
Palate: Grassy and loads of dried pineapple, honey and salted butter smeared on rye bread, loads of funky cask spiciness
Finish: super juicy citrus and stone fruit
82 – Ben Nevis 10 Years cask strength Batch 1 distilled 21 April 2008 62.4%
Crisp and clear nose with overwhelming honey with such beautiful fruit sugar brightness, a twist of coffee and toffee.
The palate features loads of tea cake (as expected with Ben Nevis), butter and honey. Some great mineral flinty and coal like, late reminiscent of soft liquorice.
Wine like tannins and stonefruit really pushes through on the finish, honey, maple syrup.