Whisky 2014 – 130-132

130 – Cadenhead Small Batch Auchroisk 24 Years

Brown sugar and butter, with wattle seed and cola. Buttery palate with a hint of rubber.

131 – Yamazaki 1998 Rare Sherry Cask

Banoffee pie, cola, peanut butter and Pedro Ximenez. This thing is delicious, expensive, but delicious.

Yamazaki 1998 Sherry Cask
Yamazaki 1998 Sherry Cask

132 – Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 1

Spicy banana bread, yeasty, nutmeg and a slight green medicinal tone. I found tropical fruit, almost like the tropical cordial I remember as a kid and some orange peel on the palate.

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Favourite Whisky of 2014

A friend asked me for my favourite drops from 2014. Here they are in no order:

  • White Oak Sherry Cask 5 Year
  • Adelphi Glenrothes 2007 7 Year Australian Release (67.6%!!!)
  • Gordon & MacPhail Glenburgie 1964
  • Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu Port Pipe 2009
  • Glengoyne 21

As you can probably tell, I’m a bit of a sherry head. I don’t mind a bit of peat every now and then, but I’ll probably complain about it being like licking a fireplace or too medicinal.