102 – Blackadder Raw Cask Aultmore 2006 11yo, 57.6% Cask #307142
Nose starts tropical with strong dried pineapple and mango skin, sweet honey, raw pastry, salted lemons
Palate of milky sweet tea. It’s malty with tropical and stone fruit. A hint of flinty minerality.
Finish is a simple salty butter.
103 – Firkin Whisky Co Firkin 49 Tullibardine 2011 8yo Oloroso Amontillado Casks, 48.9%
The nose was nutty, clear stone fruit, lemon sip, milk chocolate.
Palate had a lovely iced coffee note. Followed by heather, flinty, Brazil nuts and a touch a salty citrus.
Finish of cold salted butter, kopiko (coffee) lollies.
104 – Firkin Whisky Co Firkin Ten Royal Brackla 2008 10yo Madeira Cask, 48.9%
Nose: Rose heads, peach ice tea, my mum’s Madeira cake (yes I’m serious)
Palate: great mouthfeel, light tropical, nutty,
Finish: long finish, liquorice, flourless orange cake
105 – Blackadder Raw Cask The Old Man Of Hoy 2005 12yo 2018 Batch 1 Single Orcadian Malt, 60.7%
Nose was rubbery and chocolate which makes me think HP. Has very good seaweed and maritime elements.
On the palate it is heavy, honey and charcoal dominant. Pleasant sweet rubbery notes.
The finish becomes flinty and minerally and heavy with wet stones.
106 – Firkin Whisky Co Firkin Islay Caol Ila 2012 7yo Marsala Cask, 48.9%
Nose super maritime, gluey, dark chocolate, sweet lemons, corn chips
Palate has a gorgeous mouth feel, really flinty, stones and campfire
Finish of band-aids, dusty, toasted almonds and campfire
107 – Blackadder Raw Cask Smoking Islay Blended Malt 2019, 60.2%
Nose of glue and honey, chlorine,
Palate smokey, autumn leaves, pool water
Finish glue, salt and sea water, burnt leaves