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Writers Tears Cask Strength 2015

...grapefruit juice, surrounded by delicious chunks of mango, pineapple, banana and rock melon. As we reach a butterscotch shore, we find delicious plums and raspberries awaiting us, and then we fall into a bush of milk chocolate and thick rose pollen, a special treat for that end of the palate. The mouthfeel is amazing, full of hidden depths and surprises...

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Bain’s Single Grain Whisky

...good deal of custard and a gingerbread house all stuck together with royal icing. Toffee, fudge and brandy snaps all come together too, with silky caramel dusted with grapefruit rind and desiccated coconut, all next to a thick banana milkshake. Its gets a touch woody...

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West Cork Glengarriff Bog Oak

...Irish pine forest rising before us. As we take another breath suddenly we are swept into the heart of the forest, with spice covered oak surrounding us, earthy moss, red oak and touches of ginger. Some sap starts to roll down the side of a tree, and turns into apricot jam shortly after, meeting dark chocolate...

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Dingle Batch 4 Cask Strength

...pecan nut heart, lovingly doesn’t with Glayva. From there, we head into plums, maraschino cherry and blood orange each dusted lightly with cinnamon sugar. After that we get a touch darker, with hints of roasted coffee beans, rums and raisin dark chocolate and glace cherries, a beautifully wet...

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Da Mhile Organic Single Grain

...vanilla, marzipan, heavy musk sticks and a fistful of parma violet sweet, grapefruit with a pinch of sugar and a light sprinkle of parfait amour before a gingerbread Christmas house with thick royal icing. The mouthfeel is spiced, but tightens in a resolute rather than puckering manner. As the palate continues to develop, we see coconut biscuits...

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Talisker Select Reserve Game of Thrones

...plunder rises to greet our nose, as our treasure come forth in wooden chests. Peppery fudge unknown to us soon gives way to dark chocolate with a scattering of salt and chili flakes. Dried spice lies within there too, all wrapped in dried seaweed to keep away from the harsh elements. As we venture forth to the beach we are struck with the scent of salt waves driven hard against the shore, and we find one more reward nearby...

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Smokehead Whisky

...burnt wax, the sweetness increasing to seaweed wrapped seafood, sweet heavy sugar again and a charred, crispy lamb chop. Lemon drizzled ham, black pepper, and the morning after taste of a night next to a driftwood beach bonfire, though it gets a bit watery towards the end...