Whisky 2020 – 25-30 North Star Tasting

25 – Cameronbridge 37 Years by North Star series 008

Nose is super sweet with banana lollies and chocolate sauce and a slight soft liquorice.

Palate is quite lovely I know it’s a grain but it’s quite malty? It has some lovely hay. It moves into salt and liquorice ice cream.

Finish is simple and creamy.

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26 – Auchroisk 13 Years by North Star series 008

Nose is unusually glue and gum trees, some sweetness of mixed lollies,

Palate is simple honey, glue and some herbal notes.

Finish is rock salt and minerality

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27 – Campbeltown 5 Years by North Star series 009

Nose is promising banana, chocolate, fruit and lovely light orange tingles

Palate is initially minerally, rocks but then moves floral like roses and Turkish delight.

Finish dried rose petals and grit.

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28 – Glenturret 8 Years by North Star series 008

Nose is salty bananas, stone fruit, the sea in winter

Palate is maritime! Seaside caramels, sea weed, salt water.

Finish is salty seas and slight bitter almonds

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29 – North Star Sirius 31 years

Nose, loads of stone fruit especially white nectarines on the branch, caramel lollies, wood glue and bracken

Palate is super fruity, loads of underripe nectarines in a good way, cream and salt

Finish salty butter and grilled nectarine

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30 – North Star VEGA 22

Nose bruised apples, peaches, pink peppercorns and sulfur

Palate cooling, chocolate, marshmallow and rubber

Finish rubber, burnt chocolate and raisins

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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.