SMWS 9 year Dailuaine 41.80

SMWS 9 year Dailuaine 41.80

SMWS 9 year Dailuaine 41.80   Mashtun notes: Dailuine (Gaelic for green valley) is in Speyside and is one the SMWS go-to drams for us. On the nose we got cut grass, floral notes, vanilla, strawberry syrup, and oak. The palate gave us sweet tangy wood, American cream soda, fruit, honey, and those sherbet flying saucers...

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Kilchoman Sauternes (2016)

Kilchoman Sauternes (2016)

Kilchoman Sauternes (2016) Mashtun notes: Having loved the first Kilchoman Sauternes release we were really looking forward to trying this one. We are all ‘peat heads’ and love an interesting cask so chances were that we were going to love this one… It completely split the panel though with two of us loving it and...

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The Whisky People – Billy Abbott

The Whisky People – Billy Abbott

The Whisky People – Billy Abbott Welcome to the first 2017 edition of our ‘Whisky People’ series. As with our previous Whisky People articles we will be focusing on different people within the industry, getting their ‘whisky history’, feelings on the industry, delving into how they got involved, and discussing some of their favourite drams....

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SMWS Glen Grant 12yr 9.109

SMWS Glen Grant 12yr 9.109

SMWS Glen Grant 12yr 9.109 Mashtun notes: We have yet to have a bad Glen Grant from the SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society). It’s a whisky that doesn’t always get recognition, but the SMWS show again and again that the base spirit is fantastic, and with the right maturation, and at cask strength, it can...

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SMWS Glen Elgin 8yr 85.38

SMWS Glen Elgin 8yr 85.38

SMWS Glen Elgin 8yr 85.38 Mashtun notes: The nose on this gave us marzipan, vanilla, hazelnuts, citrus, hay, and peppermint with a hint of pepper. The marzipan and hay/floral notes carry through to the palate. They are then joined by butterscotch, Turkish delight, white chocolate mice, and slight woody notes. The finish is long and...

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