Caol ila 13 yr old Gordon MacPhail

Caol ila 13 yr old Gordon MacPhail Mashtun notes: One of the things we love about independent bottlers is the fact you get to taste non-standard finishes and ages from some of your favourite distilleries. That’s one of the reasons we got this 13 year old Caol ila.   On the nose it gave us Peat, leather, toffee, wood, and some medicinal notes that would be right...

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SMWS 11 year Dailuaine 4.62

SMWS 11 year Dailuaine 4.62

SMWS 11 year Dailuaine 4.62  Mashtun notes: This is the first Dailuine we have reviewed so were very keen to give it a go. Dailuine (Gaelic for green valley) is in Speyside and isn’t the easiest whisky to get hold of (most if the bottlings are independent), but it certainly produces some nice malt whisky. The nose on this one gave us lemon grass, hay, toffee,...

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Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Glentauchers 5 yr old Duncan Taylor   Mashtun notes: This is an unusual dram that was bought on a bit of a ‘whim’ to be honest. It was always going to split the panel and that’s exactly what it did. On the nose we got deep sherry, caramel, timber, vanilla, almonds, and a slight hint of bubble-gum! The palate had red liquorice, sweet honey, sherry, banana, and...

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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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