Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

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Mashtun notes:

We came across this bottle by accident and thought it was too interesting not to buy. It’s an independently bottled 11 year old Linkwood from Cadenheads and is part of their Duthies range. The nose on this was sweet with cherries, citrus, roast potatoes, malt, and hints of Chardonnay. …

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Haig Club

Haig Club

Haig Club

Haig Club

Mashtun notes:

Firstly, we should point out that Haig Club is being sold as a mixer for cocktails etc so it’s not trying to be something it isn’t. It’s a 100% grain (Cameron Brig to be specific) whisky and usually a grain whisky needs way more time in the cask than a malt …

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Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

SMWS_GlenMoray

Mashtun notes:

Glenfarclas usually comes from a sherried cask so were very intrigued to try this first fill Bourbon cask whisky. Initially the familiar ‘Glenfarclas nose’ almost fools you into thinking it is from a sherry cask. It then develops into butterscotch vanilla, caramelised pears, pine needles, malted barley, and …

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Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

SMWS_GlenMoray

Mashtun notes:

We look forward to trying most offerings from the SMWS, especially their Caol ilas! This first fill bourbon cask Caol was no exception, and didn’t disappoint. The nose had peat smoke, sweet heather, forest fruits, burnt wood, and bourbon. The palate gave us charcoal, beach fires, heather, spices, …

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Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

Inchgower 6yr

Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

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Mashtun notes:

Most of the whisky produced from Inchgower goes into Bell’s blended whisky so we were intrigued to taste it on its own. The distillery itself is classed as a southern Speyside and it sits just south of the town of Buckie. This whisky is part of the Glenkeir Treasures …

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Imperial 19yr Signatory Vintage

Imperial 19yr

Imperial 19yr Signatory Vintage

Imperial 19yr

Mashtun notes:

Well this is our 100th review and it’s flown in!! Thanks to everyone for their support and for visiting the site!

This is also our first Imperial review and in our opinion it’s one of the most under rated distilleries out there. This whisky was distilled in 1995 …

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Cadenheads Arran 18yr

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Cadenheads Arran 18yr

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Mashtun notes:

We feel Cadenheads release some really good Arrans and with that in mind we were eager to try this. The nose on this one had Madeira wine, cereal, apples, vanilla, and oak, but in all that it still retained that ‘Arran feel’. The palate was sweet with citrus fruits, orange …

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Cadenheads Glenrothes 24yr

Cadenheads Glenrothes 24yr

Cadenheads Glenrothes 24yr

 Cadenheads Glenrothes 24yr

Mashtun notes:

This dram may be a bit of a ‘sherry monster’ for some people but we found it very palatable. The nose had deep sherry notes with toffee, red fruits, molasses, red liquorice, bananas, and spices. The palate had charred oak, toffee, chilli, sherry, caramelised apples, and sweet bananas. The finish …

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Caol ila SMWS 53.218

Caol ila SMWS 53.218

Caol ila SMWS 53.218

Caol ila SMWS 53.218

Mashtun notes:

We find that the SMWS are one of the most consistent independent bottlers out there, so that combined with the fact we have a resident Caol ila expert on our panel meant we had high hopes for this. The first thing to mention is that it was almost 65% …

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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

 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 …

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