Whisky 2015 – 163-164

Sorry all have been a bit ill.

163 – Springbank 2001 Rundlets & Kilderkins
Honey, plastic, caramels, grapes, vanilla cream, watermelon. Honey, cream, the bitterness of rocket, slightly ashy and medicinal, cherries.

164 – Cadenhead Glenrothes-Glenlivet 24
Sulphur, gas, maple syrup, wood, chicos, brown tea and hay. Salt, wood, rubber, maple, dried strawberries or maybe strawberry jam, brown sugar, rum, brandy butter, caramel, chocolate and LPG. So damn complex.

  

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 157 – Signatory Imperial 1995
White pepper, oranges, mulled wine, cloves, mineraly, heavy cream. Cream, cream, cream, dried fruits, xmas cake in summer, the final bite of a flap jack.

158 – Kilchoman Single Cask Sherry
Coke, cherry flavored medicine, slight bacon fat, a real heavy caramel on the nose. BBQ with Asian salad, orange zest. Wow!

159 – Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster
Honey, spices, cucumber, vanilla custard. Cucumber, slight peat, slight pepper, honey.

160 – Springbank 17 Sherry Cask
Chocolate drops, raisins, oranges, prunes. Dried fruits, coffee and peat.

161 – Signatory Glenrothes 1997
Sulfur and rubbery, apple juice, plums and prunes. Green figs, sulfur and pepper, dates, dried figs.

162 – Signatory Clynelish 1997
Lemonade, marzipan, frozen Coke, mangos and passionfruit. Cream, passionfruit, coffee.

Whisky 2015 – 154-156

154 – Mackey Triple Distilled Port Cask
Yeasty, toffee, banana bread, some cloves and other spice, cola, some slight plastic smell and rose petals, some maple. The palate is pretty disappointing and weak with that sort of nose it tastes like it has been cut with water some spices and cream.

155 – Heartwood Convict Resurrection 14
Really nutty on the nose, burnt butter, roses, crisps. Nutty, beef stock and chicken crisps, stewed apples and cream. It works!

156 – Heartwood The Good Convict Port Cask
Huge maple syrup, butter on pancakes, gentle dried fruits. Red apple, cola, cloves and cream, tannic dry finish with loads of dry ginger.

  

Whisky 2015 – 145-152 (Adelphi Tasting)

  

 145 – Adelphi Glenborrodale 1
Textas, plums, strawberries, bacon, rubber balls. Crazy sweetness on the palate, plums, xmas fruit, nuttiness like macadamia, some peat in there.

146 – Adelphi Fascadale 9 (Ardmore 14)
Shoe leather, hand cream, white peaches, pepper, walnuts. Vanilla cream, pepper, stone fruit, ashy.

147 – Adelphi Liddesdale 9 (Bunnahabain 21)
Chocolate mousse, struck matches, salty, stone fruit. Cloves, caramlised fruit, stewed apricots.

148 – Adelphi Ben Nevis 1996 18 Years
Rope, honey, hay, plum cake, lemonade, botrytis, really floral. Crazily floral, like a botrytis, chocolate and cocoa. best dram of the tasting… I bought a bottle.

149 – Adelphi Longmorn 1992 23 Years
Maple sugar, salted butter, peanut butter, caramel pudding, dusty, mandarin and menthol. Loads of cream, pepper, golden syrup, coffee.

150 – Adelphi Ardnamurchan distillery new make
Barn yard (but not in a bad way), bog, salt, ethanol. Cucumber, chili, honey, salt.

151 – Adelphi Ardamurchan 11 Month
Banana and caramel, cloves and cola, honey. Spicy, bubble gum, cucumber, honey and salt.

152 – WhistlePig The Boss Hog Barrel:63 13 years (Not part of the tasting, obviously)
Star anise, dry ginger, bubblegum, vanilla pods, watermelon, cream, cloves, fly spray. Rubbery, hot an absolute destroyer, overwhelming crushed ants, loads of dry spice and vanilla cola.

Whisky 2015 – 142-144

142 – SMWS 29.161 (Laphroaig) A bodega is burning
Wow – chocolate, plasticine, peat, leather. Slight iodine, medicinal notes that mix up with cocoa, smoke and chalk, some passionfruit(?!?), wet autumn leaves.

143 – Whiskybase Ben Nevis
So much honey, aspirin, maple syrup, butter on crumpets. Melted salted butter, cloves and vanilla cream – it’s such a beautifully structured whisky nothing is offensive or is aggressive, pipe tobacco, tiny bit of pineapple and mango.

144 – Heartwood Any port in storm
Sarsaparilla, dark chocolate, musk, musty, dark leather, coffee liqueur. Perfume, gasoline, butter, maple syrup, wood, caramels, cloves, leather, salty, dried stone fruits. So good.

Whisky – 137-141 (Campbeltown)

137 – Springbank Cask Strength 12
Rubber, fake Parmesan cheese, oil paint, glue, toasted nuts, toffee, sea salt. Charcoals, soot, bracken, toffee and coffee.

138 – Hazelburn 12 Sherry Cask
Toasted peanuts, oil paints, raisins, dates, honey, chestnuts. Cream, herbs, bone, bracken, peppercorns, salt

139 – SMWS 93.56 (Glen Scotia) Moby Dick meets Alan Titchmarsh
Rubber, glue, paint, vegetable stew, salted eggplant, tobacco, honey and turps. Seaweed, iodine, pepper, tobacco and honey. 

140 – Springbank 18
Honey, leather, salt, pepper, clove, dry ginger. Green sticks, pepper, glacé ginger, slight salty butter, Xmas cake.

141 – Longrow 10 100% Proof
Glue, heather, clove, shortbread, flowers, lemon zest. Coffee, bracken, dry wood, flowers with rubber, rice flower, brown butter.