Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

SMWS 35.190 – Hot Apple and Cinnamon Spice

...chilli comes back, this time accompanied by dark chocolate, crispy rose petals, charred plums, hoi sin sauce and a nice duck rolls dipped in oyster sauce. It grows thick and heavy after a time, the sherry becoming all the range of the whisky; punchy dried dark fruits, more dark chocolate, cayenne pepper, capsicum, and cloves, before becoming increasingly tannic...

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Fercullen 10 Year Old Grain

...ferrero roche, caramello koala streams down before good milk chocolate, perfume, bananas, rockmelon, mango, grapes and wheaty apples biscuits. The finish is short, but breaks through and shows us a final splendour of strawberries and red apples dipped in melted chocolate...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

...charcoal, underlying spice of nutmeg, tobacco and grilled fish. The creeping fog we saw before soon becomes a blaze of toffee, eucalyptus ash and coffee grinds warming the heart and soul, becoming your palate into the flame, biting a still melting marshmallow from a burning stick regardless of the consequences. Dark chocolate jumps out to accompany a bitter and spicy mouthfeel...

irish, Reviews, whiskey

Jameson Distillers Safe

...nashi, green apple, nectarines, and then pineapple juice and lemon zest spread over the top with a draping of fuzzy yellow peach skins. It really revels in the new make character, the young fruits all coming forward, jostling each other for a place in the spot light...

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McDowell’s No.1 Reserve Whisky

...but has a firm woody background that allows us to over see these treats; caramel cubes, raspberry bonbons, lemonade jelly beans and a distinct hint of E150 dropped lightly over everything. I kept thinking to myself that it was artificial, but that wasn't a bad taste to my surprise. It kept up with a merry smile, and was quite pleasing. The finish is long, quite sweet, and gains clarity...

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Widow Jane 10 Year Old

...fudge and the ice cream, smooth and silken caramel, wafers, maple syrup and oranges alongside some oxidising copper, it really is an interesting palate. It's slightly puckering, which somewhat confuses the palate given the taste, but rolls into more vanilla pod and cherries...