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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Top 5 drams of 2016

Top 5 drams of 2016

Top 5 drams of 2016 We can’t believe that we have already had Burns night in 2017! With that in mind we thought we’d better put up the the top 5 drams we reviewed in 2016.  Another cracking year for the Mash Tun so slainte mhath and all the best for 2017! Here are our...

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Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release

Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release

Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release Mashtun notes: Well where do we start with this one! We are all massive ‘peat heads’ and love Kilchoman as a distillery. With that in mind we were really intrigued to try their first Sauternes cask release, and we weren’t disappointed! The nose has damp firewood, dark fruits, Christmas spices,...

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SMWS Caol ila 53.234

SMWS Caol ila 53.234

SMWS Caol ila 53.234 Mashtun notes: Talk about an opinion splitter! This one really spit the panel. We are all ‘Peat fiends’ and huge fans of Caol ila, as well as the SMWS, but this caused some ‘debate’. On the nose we got salty brine, peat, cherry pie, medicinal notes, sulphur, and hay bales. The...

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Finlaggan Cask Strength 58

Finlaggan Cask Strength 58

Finlaggan Cask Strength 58 Mashtun notes: Finlaggan is a ‘mystery’ Islay dram named after Loch Finlaggan. The largest island on the loch is Eilean na Comhairle (Council Island) and this is where the chief of the clan MacDonald (for the isles) was initiated. It may be a ‘mystery dram’, but by all accounts, this dram...

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Caol ila 17 Murray McDavid

Caol ila 17 Murray McDavid

  Caol ila 17 Bottled by Murray McDavid Mashtun notes: This one was brought to the tasting as a ‘wildcard’ due to the fact one of the panel got it at auction. It’s an independently bottled (Murray McDavid) Caol ila that was finished in a sweet white wine (Quart-de-Chaume) cask. It does have a wine...

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