Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve

Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve

Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve    Mashtun notes: This was the first peated Glenfiddich we have reviewed for the site, it was an interesting experience.  The nose gave us coal fires, toffee, malt, and a little orange peel. It actually has the feel of a Jura to be honest. The palate was earthy and had burnt embers, dark fruits, orange, and some familiar Glenfiddich notes....

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Blue Label    Mashtun notes: When it comes to blends Johnnie Walker Blue has a reputation most others would give their right arm for so we were intrigued to taste this. On the nose we got American oak, vanilla, creamy fudge, wild grass, grain, and slight hints of white chocolate. The palate had caramel, vanilla, oak, raisins, honey, and hints of...

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Arran Orkney Bere 2014

Arran Orkney Bere 2014

Arran Orkney Bere 2014    Mashtun notes: On the nose we got malt, sweet heather, oak, apple strudel, lemon zest, varnished floors, and leather. The palate was pleasantly sour and malty before turning sweet and floral with hints of bourbon. As for the finish, it was short, sweet, and spicy. The colour was a light gold and it had a smooth but oily texture. Air didn’t...

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Arran 16yr Single Cask Sherry

Arran 16yr Single Cask Sherry

Arran 16yr Single Cask Sherry   Mashtun notes: The nose on this one had that ‘classic Arran’ citrusy biscuit feel but with a sherry kick, wild strawberries, and a hint of wine. On the palate it again had that ‘Arran feel’ but this time with maple syrup, sherry, malt, and white chocolate with an alcohol kick. The finish was smooth and malty with hints of bitter...

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First tasting of 2015

All quiet on ‘TheMashTun’ front… Hope you all had a great start to the New Year. It’s been a quiet start to 2015 (as far as tastings go!) for TheMashTun but we are having our first sampling of 2015 this Thursday evening (29th of January). The drams are as follows, a Glentauchers 6 year old, Glen Morray 25 year old, Dailuaine 11 year old, Caol ola 13 year old, Caol...

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