10 – Tamdhu 1991 24yrs 54.4% by Cadenhead
Nose is fruity and full of fruit jelly. Jersey caramels, cream and grassy. Orange blossoms.
Wow the weight on the palate it is thick and rich. Intense apple, grassy, egg white and spice. Cream and caramel.
Finish more spice and a touch of creme patisserie.
11 – Irish 21yr 1998 by TWA 51.3%
Nose is peach tea and mango. Almonds and milk chocolate. Liquorice and interestingly the slight saltiness of soy sauce?!
Palate is all juicy dried peaches and peach ice tea. Leads to green grass, LPG and cream.
Finish is like sitting under an almond tree in the sun eating toast with peach jam.
12 – Port Ellen 1983 27yrs by Duncan Taylor cask 672 49.4%
Nose is seawater and plums. Bruised apples and seaweed. Flinty. Pineapple jelly, pear juice and caramel.
Palate is super complex. Beautiful Fruit and peat and minerality. Iodine, burnt bacon and juicy tropical fruit.
Finish is long… seaweed, iodine, and bacon and scallop sandwiches with lingering diluted stone fruit.
13 – Springbank 25 2020 bottling
Nose is peppery and fruity (topical and stone fruit). Burnt butter porridge and pineapple. Seaside pier wood.
Palate is fresh cut apricots and bruised apples, brambles. It has leather and salt. It’s pretty flinty, and has good oyster shell. I wanted a little more it felt a touch light.
Finish is buttery and funky in only the way Springbank can do with wood and spice.