Was at Melbourne institution and grand dame of whisky bars; Whisky and Alement with a few of my watch nerd friends. When the owner Julian found out we were drinking IB Clynelish he pulled out a Wilson and Morgan 18 year old Tokaji cask – wow what a dram. Not enough for me to make some notes but very intense clear stone fruit – pure and fresh. That said these bottlings were excellent too – no shame there.
126 – Duncan Taylor Dimensions Clynelish 19 Years 1995 Cask #4676
Freshly cut stone fruit, apricot log, milk chocolate, corrugated fence on a hot day, pepper, rose hip jelly, strawberries. Cream, salt, licking a knife, slight herbal butter note, stewed apricots with clove and cardamom.
127 – Signatory Clynelish 1996 for The Whisky Exchange, Cask 6509
Red apples, toffee, metallic, stone fruit, peanut brittle, clover, stewed apricots. Brown butter, pancakes, old apples, rubber, cream, orange zest and pith, glacé orange, dark chocolate.
128 – Acorn Clynelish 1997 18 years Homage to Caledonia Cask 6934
Apricots, metallic, yeast, brandy snaps, light honey. Brown bread with butter and honey, stewed stone fruit, very elegant and refined.
85 – Wilson & Morgan 2006 Glenrothes bottled 2016 Butts 6160-61-62
Honey, hazelnuts, glue, rhum baba, ice coffee, dried strawberries. Rubber, sulphur, coffee grounds, honey, toffee, walnut muffins.
86 – Gordon & MacPhail Glenburgie 1995 Cask 6346 1st fill puncheon
Wood, clover, milk chocolate, old apricots. Fruity Christmas cake, tropical fruit, rubber, leather, toffee, honey, toasted almonds, tea tannins.
14 – Wilson & Morgan Bunnahabhain 1989 PX Cask 25 Years
White pepper, soy sauce and ginger, Chinese cooking wine, salt, maple syrup. Spicy caramel bun, soil and earth, burnt bracken, white mould cheese. I know people are rating this but for me it’s not working.
97 – Wilson & Morgan Ben Nevis 18 Year Old 1996
Huge rich honey nose, melted butter, rose petals, stewed apricots. Roasted bone marrow, fruit sweetness, some young sprightly herbs, citrus zest and pith, dusty.
98 – Adelphi Glenrothes 9 Year Old Cask 3532
Deep wood, leather, caramel, heavily perfumed. So big, dry wood, maple sugar, musk, buttery, apricot brandy, pancakes, sarsaparilla, plastics.
99 – Cragganmore Special Edition 14 years Bottle 0075
Grapes, turps, candle wax, apple, colored pencils, brown sugar. Pencil shavings, slight apricot and cream, wax.