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Ben Nevis 1996, 24 Years Old, Old Malt Cask

Ben Nevis 1996, 24 Years Old, Old Malt Cask, 50% abv

Rich, sweet, oaky fruit, light spices, vanilla, honey, mild sulphur, sherry, fish oil on the nose. Tangy mild tropical fruit mouthfeel. Pineapple, zesty papaya, oranges, funky on the palate. Dry, fruity and honey on a medium finish.

81
Benromach 2012, 8 Years Old, Contrasts: Peat Smoke

Benromach 2012, 8 Years Old, Contrasts: Peat Smoke, 46% abv

Sherry, red berries, peat, lingering smoke and red licorice on the nose. Peaty fruity mouthfeel. Lovely peat notes in a strawberry custard followed by smoke and red fruit on the palate. Peat and fruit dominate a medium finish.

86
Benromach 1998 21 Years Old

Benromach 1998 21 Years Old, 43% abv

Citrus, apricots, oranges, floral aromas then honey and sherry on the nose. Lovely sipping whisky. Soft sherry notes, zesty citrus, gentle tannins, with a touch of caramel on the palate. Gentle honey, sherry and citrus on a medium finish.

86
Benromach 2003 18 Years Old, KWM

Benromach 2003 18 Years Old, KWM, 57.2% abv

Vanilla, honey, citrus and smoke on the nose. Creamy mild honey mouthfeel. Oranges, floral notes, light smoke, citrus peel and almonds on the palate. Flowers and spices on a medium long finish.

87
Mortlach 1998 22 Years Old, Connoisseurs Choice

Mortlach 1998 22 Years Old, Connoisseurs Choice, 58.1% abv

Rich honey, mild oranges and milk chocolate on the nose. Robust and lovely rich mouthfeel. Tropical fruit, lovely honey notes, vanilla, cinnamon and red berries on the palate. Beautiful beefy luscious long finish.

90
Old Pulteney 1997 23 Years Old, Gordon & MacPhail

Old Pulteney 1997 23 Years Old, Gordon & MacPhail, 52.3% abv

Ripe apples, dry spices, leather, whiff of sweet creosote and vanilla on the nose. Sweet rich mouthfeel. Honey, vanilla, soft sweet spices, cinnamon, thick, unctuous and yet refined on the palate. Long rich vanilla with a touch of sea salt on a medium long finish.

88
Strathisla 2008 12 Years Old, Gordon & MacPhail

Strathisla 2008 12 Years Old, Gordon & MacPhail, 56.9% abv

Lovely dried fruit, apples, vanilla and honey on the nose. Round tangy mouthfeel. Creamy, light sherry, caramel, soft spices, honey and orange peel on the palate. Fulsome, fruity, sherry on a medium finish.

87
SMWS 63.73 Shake Your Butt 12 Years Old

SMWS 63.73 Shake Your Butt 12 Years Old, 62.3% abv

Sherry, spices, fruit and sweet oak on the nose. Fulsome sherry and oak mouthfeel. Tangy red grapes, spices, dry vanilla, red berries, honey and sherry undertones on the palate. Fruit and spices dominate a medium finish.

84
SMWS 30.113 Dragon's Blood Fragrance Oil, 7 Years Old

SMWS 30.113 Dragon's Blood Fragrance Oil, 7 Years Old, 67.8% abv

Rich, sherry, mild sulphur, sweet oak and fruit on the nose. Massive tingling mouthfeel. Oak, fruit and sherry dominate the palate. Simple. Oak buzz on a medium long finish.

75
SMWS 59.64 Get Lost, 10 Years Old

SMWS 59.64 Get Lost, 10 Years Old, 57.5% abv

Slow to open, light sweet varnish, fruity cardboard then floral aromas on the nose. Round spicy mouthfeel. Lovely fruit and spice teeter-totter with flowers, vanilla and ever-present spices on the palate. Flowers and mild spices on a medium finish.

79