Bunnahabhain Moine 1997 12 Years Old, Riverstown, 54% abv
Light fresh peat with whiff of smoke on nose; lovely smooth and soft peat follow through on palate; gentle, complex long finish. Simply wonderful.
Scored on 17th Dec 2011 @ 2:09 PM · Tasted on 9th Dec 2011 · Comments (0)89
Mortlach 16 Years Old Flora and Fauna, 43% abv
One of my favourites. Plump sherry notes on nose; rich spices and Christmas cake on palate; long, light sherry finish.
Scored on 16th Dec 2011 @ 8:36 PM · Tasted on 9th Dec 2011 · Comments (0)90
Bruichladdich Octomore, 63.5% abv
Lovely rich sweet smoke on nose; light spices with tar and peat on palate; amazingly smooth long finish with lots of smoke and a hint of strong black tea. EXCELLENT.
Scored on 14th Dec 2011 @ 2:13 PM · Tasted on 7th Dec 2011 · Comments (0)93
Imperial 13 Years Old Duncan Taylor N.C.2, 46% abv
Starts with fruit and apples then slides into light solvent on nose; sweet, gentle and smooth on palate; smooth dry grassy finish.
Scored on 13th Dec 2011 @ 5:55 PM · Tasted on 6th Dec 2011 · Comments (0)78
Fascadale 10 Years Old, 46% abv
Smoke with hint of orange marmalade followed by fragrant apples on the nose; fruit with smoke and tang on the palate; smoke, spices and varnish on a medium long finish.
Scored on 12th Dec 2011 @ 4:53 PM · Tasted on 6th Dec 2011 · Comments (0)74
Teacher's Highland Cream, 40% abv
Starts with a light floral nose - very pleasant; then moves into rough and tangy territory - hard to get to the fruit which seems to be hiding behind the rough exterior (where is the delightful Ardmore?); tangy throughout. Maybe I was in a bad mood, although I don't think so. This has moved in my opinion from a pleasant dram to a barely okay and almost "desperation" dram.
Scored on 11th Dec 2011 @ 8:05 PM · Tasted on 6th Dec 2011 · Comments (0)62
Glenkinchie 12 Years Old, 43% abv
Rich hay with spices, sweet sherry solvent moving to oranges and citrus on nose; tart dry grasses on palate; short to medium finish.
Scored on 8th Dec 2011 @ 10:47 PM · Tasted on 2nd Dec 2011 · Comments (0)73
Glengoyne 12 Years Old Cask Strength, 57.2% abv
Very smooth for a cask strength whisky - very smooth. Sweet demerara sugar and butterscotch on nose; sweet yet dry spices on palate; amazingly soft, smooth and long finish. A very good buy at $72.
Scored on 7th Dec 2011 @ 4:44 PM · Tasted on 30th Nov 2011 · Comments (0)88
Ben Nevis 18 Years Old 1993, Signatory, 46% abv
Suprisingly good. Spices to start then heather and floral notes with ligth sherry; smooth and more spice on palate; dry, fresh medium finish.
Scored on 6th Dec 2011 @ 8:40 PM · Tasted on 30th Nov 2011 · Comments (0)78
Deanston Virgin Oak Finish, 46.3% abv
Tasted and scored this three days ago at the Highlander Pub. Did not review previous notes or score. This are my notes and score three days later at the Ottawa Single Malt Fellowship tasting. Grassy with spices and light smoke on nose; hint of smoke and floral notes on palate; fresh medium dry finish.
Scored on 5th Dec 2011 @ 7:02 PM · Tasted on 30th Nov 2011 · Comments (0)76