4 – Glenallachie 2009 10yo Sauternes Barrel cask no. 3727 58.9%
Nose is very Sauternes with honey and blossoms. Hand cream, salt, freshly cut pink lady apples dusted with brown sugar.
Palate is quite hot, flinty, gun powder and rubbery. its got honey and caramel but it’s a bit disappointing Mr Walker for you.
Finish liquorice, fennel salt and burnt caramel. Hints of cream.
5 – Glenallachie 2005 15yo Madeira Barrel cask no. 3756 60.7%
Nose is orange, almond cake mix, burnt vanilla cream and brown sugar. It’s got a super pleasant dried apricot note.
Palate is hay, cream… wow lots of cream. Nutty and sweet apricots. Orange zest and cake mix.
Finish is unsurprisingly is cream.
6 – Arran 2002 17yo by TWA 49.2%
Nose honey, hay, intense fruit sweetness… fun fruit sweetness if I may. Eggy pudding.
Palate isn’t this a Ben Nevis? Eggy pudding, citrus, apricot, grape vine and plum cake. Nutty.
Finish is fake plum flavouring, date pips and slightly tannic.
7 – Ben Nevis 1996 23yo by TWA 47.6%
Nose is super waxy!!! Orange zest and brine. Honey and hay. Coffee and chlorine?!
Palate is savoury and waxy. Reminds me of burnt brioche. Green pineapple, olive brine.
Finish is (still) sharp acidic green fruit topped with cream. A bit spicy.
8 – Tobermory/Ledaig 1995 25yo by TWA 48.5%
Nose is waxy and lemon zest, fresh cut pineapple, pineapple upside down cake
Palate waxy, green peaches and pineapple, lemon zest, vanilla biscuits, grape vines and cream.
Finish is green fruit, spice, cream and spice. Maybe chocolate mousse.
9 – Bunnahabhain 2013 by The Whisky Jury ex Oloroso 53.2%
Nose is chlorine and Cheetos, clear raisin and date sugars. Band-aids and fritz?! (That’s Bologna for my US friends)
Palate is capsicum and cheese pizza, rocks and slightly ashy.
Finish is more Cheetos, rocks and fritz.