Top 5 drams of 2014

Top 5 drams of 2014

Top 5 drams of 2014   We can’t believe that January is almost upon us again! With that in mind we thought it was about time we published the top 5 drams we reviewed during 2014.  This was another great year for The Mash Tun and yet again we were lucky enough to taste some fantastic whiskies. This years’ selection (with the exception of the Highland Park) does...

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Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19

Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19

Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19 Mashtun notes: On the nose you get vanilla, bourbon, citrus fruits, perfume, toasted almonds, and salty brine. The taste had citrus, malt, roasted almonds, spicy wood, a slight hint of Crème de Cassis and salt. It had a medium finish that was slightly salty with slight hints of dark chocolate, honey, and fruit. The whisky looked a bit...

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Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108 Mashtun notes: Where do we start with this dram! The nose had a touch of Christmas about it with sherry, fruit cake, toffee, baked apples, and cream. The palate had spicy apple pie, cognac, oranges, dark chocolate, and cherries. It was unbelievably smooth for something just over 60% abv.  The finish was warm, sweet, and full of Christmas...

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Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227  Mashtun notes: The nose on this dram has slightly medicinal peat notes. It also has a hint of homemade tablet and seaweed. The palate is also slightly medicinal but sherry covered fruitcake, smoke, and salt take the lead. This has a lovely fruity peaty finish that lingers beautifully before ending on a nice salty note. The whisky has a...

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Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225  Mashtun notes: On the nose this almost had the feel of a Laphroaig PX! It had a little more depth though with sweet sherry and peat smoke combining with a seaside breeze to produce a fantastic fragrance. The taste didn’t disappoint either with sherry, sea-salt, dark fruits, and a subtle hint of dark chocolate and orange. It has a long smoky...

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