Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Pittyvaich 14-Year-Old (James Macarthur Bottling)

...a large slobbering dog of sugared, candied flowers and lemons sherbets riding a wave of Turkish delight and orange blossom marzipan. Dried apricots, sultanas, apples and vanilla custard give a pool for that big beast to swim about in...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Glen Moray Cider Cask

...wizened apples drip with juice, and lead into lemon, oak, honey, hay and young green grapes with a touch of tartness, sherbet sweetness coming through the back as the nose rounds out. If we delve further then the sweetness of these fruits drop off and cooked sugars start to comes through, with demerara sugar melted over baked apples and juicy roast figs...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Glendronach 12-Year-Old Sauternes Cask Finish

...pouring Manuka honey over the tongue as I ate a spoonful of orange marmalade. Fried mushrooms shone through, dancing over the torn remains of the white roses, now lightly charred by a fire that was roasting the pears. Gooseberries, apples, almonds, vanilla yogurt with spice and berries...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Ardbeg Uigedail

...melting blue cheese that oozes decadence and flavour. Astride the cheese we get diced chorizo with strips of salami and pancetta, the bread toasting, the cheese melting, and the meat curling above a bonfire of damp morning driftwood and kelp on the beach, burning down to sweaty earth that gives off copper and iron...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie

...touches of striking flint, burning iron and corrugated sheets, but then brings in a delectable burnt marshmallow with sugars that sweeten the dram immediately. Shortly after, we’re dropped into an array of base metals; copper, zinc, tin, all sweltering in a workshop as we fit a solid steel band around a cask filled with lemon juice, honey and coconut...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Glen Scotia Double Cask

...hard boiled plum sweets next to toffee apples, raisins and a touch of prunes. Shortly after a bitter note sweeps through and gives away the base of dark chocolate, building nice and firm with a touch of chili. It follows into an oily mouthfeel...

Reviews, scotch, Whisk(e)y

Glendronach 15 Revival

... The sherry comes through exceptionally on the palate, with coffee grinds, burnt orange and a full box of sultanas under the hot sun. I am a small child again, in the midst of toffee, pink sponge fingers, vinegar and roast pumpkin. Sipping the whisky again and again brings back my grandparents, one last time...