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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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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Benrinnes SMWS 36.97 18yr

Benrinnes SMWS 36.97 18yr

Benrinnes SMWS 36.97 18yr Mashtun notes: The nose on this cask strength Benrinnes is very refreshing. We got lemon, honey, grass, sweet vanilla, bourbon, and toasted cereal notes. The palate was dry and oaky with malt, honey, bourbon, and a little pepper. The pepper and grass continue into the aftertaste where zesty citrus fruits kick...

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Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads) 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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Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194 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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