Dalmore Cigar Malt

Dalmore Cigar Malt

Dalmore Cigar Malt   Mashtun notes: I would say that every one of the panel likes a cigar from time to time and with that in mind we were intrigued to try the Dalmore Cigar Malt. This dram is drawn from 3 types of cask, American white oak (ex-bourbon), 30 year old Matusalem Oloroso sherry butts, and premier cru Cabernet Sauvinon. The nose on this dram was malty and...

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Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig Select Mashtun notes: Having had this before at a festival and not been that impressed with it were pleasantly surprised when we had it at a tasting. One of the panel actually tasted it blind and it totally changed his perspective on it. The nose gave us burnt wood, mandarin, pine, and floral notes. The palate retained the burnt wood and floral notes but...

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BenRiach Solstice 17yr

BenRiach Solstice 17yr

BenRiach Solstice 17yr   Mashtun notes: We have had heavily peated BenRiach’s before but never with a port finish. It’s an interesting combination that could go either way. Luckily for us though this dram blends together peat and port with the BenRiach spirit very well. The nose was peaty but with the sweetness and fruitiness you’d expect from a port cask. The...

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Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe Mashtun notes: This offering from Talisker is a wee bit different from their usual whisky. The nose gave us fruit, wood smoke, caramelised pears, wild strawberries, and slight medicinal notes. The palate was earthy and fruity with hints of sweet orange peel, peat smoke and a dry oak.  The finish was medium to long, syrupy and smoky.  The colour...

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SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98   Mashtun notes: The nose on this one gave us toffee, cream, sherry, treacle, raisins, new leather, and struck matches. The palate was sweet and fruity with hints of vanilla and rum and raisin. The finish was thick, creamy, and zesty with a tinge of alcohol in the back of the throat. This dram was very pale in colour with a soft and...

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