one of 175 bottles - distilled 1992 - bottled 2013 - Vol. 49,7%
Bottles 266 - No chill filtration - Distilled 28-06-2006 -Bottled 28-08-2012 -Bottled by: Anam Na H-Alba
Burnside is a vatted malt. Burnside is a teaspooned Balvenie with a spoonfull of Glenfiddich.
At the end it matured 2 months in a very active sherry cask. You love or hate this one.
It is a mouth full with lots of flavours attacking your tasting papils to the extreme.
I love it with a lot of water....
vol. 50,5% - 160 bottles - "All you need is whisky"
Clynelish 14 years Nose: fruity and fragrant. A lot of juicy pear and gooseberry aromas. A little sweet oak and vanilla. Creamy banana. Lime candy. Very seductive, the usual mineral / waxy notes are certainly there, but they’re wrapped in a sweetness. Very nice. Mouth: oily and quite sweet again, with some pineapple sweets and apple / pear. Lime and grapefruit. Punchy and much spicier than the nose suggested (ginger and nutmeg). Some oak shavings and waxy notes. Finish: half fruity, half spicy with the trademark wax.
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Distilled 1991 - bottled 2011 - Vol. 54,4 - 182 bottles
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The'Astar', meaning journey in Gaelic, has certainly come a long way. But with its bright gold colour and smooth but spicy finish, we feel the journey has been more than worth it.
ABV: 57.1% Non chill-filtered
Rich in toffee and crème-brulee, drizzled with fresh menthol, warm cinnamon and deep aniseed spices. Mint humbugs and a sweet honey-lemon complexity follows.
Crème-brulee with a burst of mouth-watering pineapple, poached pears and apricots, smothered with vanilla custard.
The finish is long and smooth with a lingering mix of honey and almond, coconut ice and traces of aniseed.
Whisky Bible 2010: Best Scotch New Brand; 96.5 Points
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. This new travel retail Glenmorangie. Sonnalta PX has been finished in casks formerly containing Pedro Ximinez, a deliciously rich, sweet sherry. vol. 46%
Glenfiddich 12 years old, signature single malt Scotch whisky has matured for at least 12 years in American and European oak casks. The quality of these casks is exceptional as all are individually tended by our experienced team of coopers, ensuring our whisky develops complex, elegantly rounded flavours with notes of fresh pear and subtle oak.
The richly layered Glenfiddich 15 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky is matured in three types of oak cask: sherry, bourbon and new oak, before being married in our unique, handcrafted Solera vat. The Solera vat is never emptied but is always kept at least half full. Here, flavours are harmoniously married, creating a whisky of character and intense complexity.
Gran Reserva is matured and mellowed in American oak casks for 21 years to reach a rich smoothness. It is then finished in hand selected Caribbean rum casks for a further four months maturation, infusing it with indulgent notes of toffee, fig and vanilla sweetness. These complex flavours are enhanced by a spicy warmth, oak and the merest hint of smoke on the palate whilst exquisite and rich aromas of fudge and hints of ripe banana intermingle luxuriously on the nose.
Delicate, yet firm on the nose, with ginger, heather, moss and angelica. Water releases chewy toffee and fresh cream. Medium-bodied, fruity and malty, subtly Sherried and rounded on the palate, with a mildly spicy and quite complex finish, which maintains the palate's apple fruitiness.
Glenfarclas '105' (60%, OB, +/- 2010) Time to formally taste the popular 105 again. Last time that was in 2004 according to this wee website! Colour: pale amber. Nose: starts relatively hot but not aggressive, rather nutty, with a slightly vinous background. Develops on quite some caramel, fudge, Demerara sugar, hints of strawberry jam… The whole is big but again, not un-nosable at 60% vol. Also a little burnt coffee (the one they keep for hours on the cooker in all American movies ;-)). Rum. With water: it’s the sherry that comes out and quite loudly so. Wine sauce, with touches of wine vinegar. Make that balsamico. Also heavy pipe tobacco. Mouth (neat): powerful but also creamy, rich, starting on coffee and orange liqueurs and little winey notes. Some pepper, dark toffee, brownies and just touches of blackcurrant jelly. Also strawberry jam. With water: sweeter and unexpectedly lemony. Finish: long, rich, maltier and nuttier at this point. Comments: some simple but not simplistic pleasures. The 105 is always a great dram and it’ll allow you to experiment with water and a pipette (or a tiny coffee spoon). SGP:551 - 85 points.
Vol. 43% - Distilled 2002 - Bottled 2011
The Speymalt from Macallan distillery range includes a series of exceptional Single Malts, each matured in the highest quality casks selected by Gordon & macPhail. Creamy and smooth, this Speyside Single Malt displays fresh, floral - rose petal - notes. Subtle sherry influences develop, along with a touch of toasted oak and red berry fruitiness.
Vol.45,7% - The 1824 Collection is a range of Macallans released for the travel retail market. - Nose: Soft fruits, ginger, vanilla, fudge and citrus - Palate: Rich and fruity with intense oak wood and spiced orange - Finish: Long with sweet citrus and oak wood
Old Macduff Cadenhead 1964-1977 - 80 proof
Macduff 12 yo 1964/1977 (80° Proof, Cadenhead, dumpy, black label) Colour: straw. Nose: it's another world. No, another planet. Greasier, waxier, sootier like many of these old CAD (hard to guess what comes from the bottle itself, from the cap, from bottle ageing…), with these notes of metal polish (do you know Glanzol?) and motor oil. Then more humus, new leather, humidor, cigarette pack, hot chocolate, then rather eucalyptus and camphor, mint liqueurs (peppermint), After Eight… Really beautiful if you like this ancient style. Mouth: once again, an obvious feeling of peppermint liqueur blended with various greasy/metallic things. Old tools? Even rust? After that, bags of overripe apples, Williams pears and some kind of ashes, not at all in the Islay style. Finish: medium long, very mentholated, with a sooty aftertaste. Comments: nah, probably not the best example of an old style Macduff since there's a lot of OBE, like in many CAD dumpies. Having said that, it's incomparably better than the very meagre 2005. We may have to find a better benchmark now… SGP:453 - 87 points.
Review by whiskyfun.com
Old Pulteney 17 years - vol. 46%
Aged in both American and Spanish oak casks, the mid-range Old Pulteney 17 Year Old strikes the perfect balance between maturity and the distillery’s signature coastal style, winning hearts of whisky enthusiasts the world over.