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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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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