Whisky 2017 – 74-78 Signatory Tasting

74 – Signatory Dailuaine 1997- 19yo
Pineapple, acetone, apricots, dried apples, kiwi fruit, old champagne, egg shells. Salty, green herbs, burnt chocolate, fruity, slight waxy.

75 – Signatory Clynelish 1995 – 20yo
Matches, Forrest wood, leather, mushrooms and earth, maple syrup, nutty. Wood, chocolate almonds, salt, soap bubbles, coffee grounds, tea tannins.

144.2016 – Signatory Bunnahabhain 1989 – 26yo
Pine, orange zest, green bananas, iced coffee, slight medical, old shells. Dusty, flinty, cocoa, an old fire, white wine tannin, old apples.

76 – Signatory Glenlivet 1995 – 20yo
Ice cream cone, wafer biscuit, peanut brittle, ice cream, wood, cane sugar, golden syrup, rock sugar, apple pie, coco pops. Butter, coffee, sarsaparilla, musk, pepper, rose hip jam, tannins.

77 – Signatory Isle Of Jura 1989 – 26yo heavily peated
Leather, quite neutral, mushrooms, dry ginger, nutty, lemon zest, pine wood, walnut oil. Mango, bacon, ice cream, maple syrup, rock melon skin, salted almonds, lemonade.

78 – Signatory Ledaig 2005 – 10yo
Bonfire, medicinal, toasted bread, corn chips, smoked ham. Flinty, Dry, fire, Sherry, slight BBQ meat, apple seeds.

Whisky 2016 – 175-179

175 – Old Masters Burnside (Balvenie) 2007 Bourbon Cask 86
New make, honey, salt, slight butter and strawberry jam on white bread, caramel slice, coconut, Seville oranges. Hot caramel and apricot jam, cream, tobacco.

176 – Signatory Edradour for La Maison Du Whisky 2005 Oloroso Sherry Butt Cask 19
Musk, rubber, wood, sugar, maple syrup, glue. Dusty and beef bones, sugar, slight flinty and ashy note.

177 – Chapter 7 Miltonduff 2008 6 Years
Buttery, maple, honey. Charcoal, wood, honey, honey, honey, lpg, salt, butter, cherries, leather

178 – Cooper’s Choice Glen Keith 1993 Madeira Cask finish, Cask 9153
Black bananas, pancakes, peaches, rock melon, chocolate, yeast. Lollies and stone fruit, kiwi fruit, butter and cream, brown bread, beer,

179 – The First Editions Glenburgie 1998
Wax, stone fruit, apples, musk, orange zest. Green tea, peaches, tropical fruits, butter, apricot jam.

Whisky 2016 – 147-151

I made it to 150 for the year and what a cracker 150 was, Heartwood’s 2 of 3. Simply an amazing dram. 

147 – Kilchoman The Trilogy Bourbon Single Cask 260/2010
Honey, roasted chicken and pork, potato chips, medicinal herbs, apple snow, leather and plasticine, sea weed and sea spray, stone fruit. Campfire, brown sticks and earth, caramel, green herbs, salt, lingering smoke

148 – SMWS 3.265 (Bowmore) Islay meets Provence
Caramel, sea salt, lemon zest, tobacco smoke, rosemary. Intense fruit, charcoal meat, lemonade, raspberries and dry herbs.

149 – Signatory Bunnahabhain 1997 Heavily Peated Cask 5516
Toffee apples, lemonade (again), hand cream, potato crisps, seaweed. Smoke, coffee, cocoa, grilled mackerel, preserved lemon.

150 – 2 of 3 Heartwood
Chocolate mousse, cocoa, stewed apple, toasted malt, rose petals, flat coke, egg custard, pancakes with maple syrup and ice cream. Toasted malt, roasted corn, sarsaparilla, brown butter, raspberry soda, milk coffee. Wonderful.

151 – Kilchoman The Trilogy Sherry Single Cask 199/2010
Honey, salt, fruit straps, caramels. Seaweed, medicinal herbs, flinty, coal, Xmas fruit, caramel, sea water.

Whisky 2016 – 110-113 Old Crow, Zurich 

110 – Swiss Highland Single Malt Whisky Classic
Malt, banana bread, warm coke and cloves. Nothing just slight cream and some bananas.

111 – Signatory Gottfried Koller Edition Glen Turret 1986 Cask 302
Cream, herbs, band-aids, yeast. Pencil shavings, melon, bitter herbs and salt. Really well put together.

112 – Bowmore Feis Ile 2006
Ozone, warm deep frying oil, panforte, Xmas pudding, dried pineapple, banana lollies, chocolate brownie fresh out of the oven, yeast. So fruity – peaches and apricots, vanilla custard, pencil and wood shavings and a medicinal heather finish.

113 – The Cross Hill 1990 Ben Nevis 2008 Bottling
Glue, pizza, fruit straps, rubber, maraschino cherries, red apple, lemon meringue. Rubber, sulphur, raisins, brown butter, salt and port. A-ma-zing!

Whisky 2016 – 54-56

54 – Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016
Woody, musky, cloves and cola, bubblegum, butter, chicos, flapjacks and golden syrup. Vanilla pudding, spiced rum, sarsaparilla, rubber, pepper, rose water cream, woody.

55 – Signatory Bunnahabhain 2003 12 Years (Sherry Butt)
Passion fruit, peaches, toffee, salt, jersey caramels. Coffee trifle, dried apricots, toffee, pear nectar. This really was outstanding!

56 – Port Askaig 100 Proof
Preserved lemons, iodine, seaweed, brown rice, grapes, smoke, caramel. Cardboard, seaweed, smoked butter, kiwi fruit, leather.

Whisky 2016 – 51-53

51 – Limeburners Port Cask
Candy apples, apple sours, brandy snaps. Creamy, peaches, vanilla, soft on the palate, loads of toasted coconut, green gooseberries, white peaches.

52 – Friends of Oak Bunnahabhain 6 Years 2014
Honey, sea salt, sea weed, slight charcoal. Green, smoky and sweet, slight creamy notes, cordial like.

53 – Signatory Ben Nevis 1991 24 Years
Plastic, pencils, grilled eggplant, buttered toast, preserved lemons, lime zest. Dusty, marmalade, chocolate, cream, coffee trifle.