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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SMWS 11 year Dailuaine 4.62

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SMWS 11 year Dailuaine 4.62 

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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.…

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Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

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Glentauchers 5 yr old Duncan Taylor

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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 …

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Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve

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 …

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Glen Moray 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Moray 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108

Mashtun notes:

Where do we start with this dram! The nose had a touch of Christmas about it with sherry, fruit cake, toffee, baked apples, and cream. The palate had spicy apple pie, cognac, oranges, dark chocolate, and cherries. It was unbelievably smooth for something just over 60% abv.  The …

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Linkwood 12 yr old

Linkwood 12yr

Linkwood 12 year old

 Linkwood 12yr

Mashtun notes:

This is a great wee dram! On the nose it was zesty and citrusy. It also had mint, vanilla, barley, bourbon, and floral (heather and lavender) notes. The palate gave us vanilla, citrus fruits, white pepper, and Parma violets. The finish was smooth with toffee, citrus, and a slight …

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Macallan Gold

Macallan Gold

Macallan Gold

 Macallan Gold

Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got citrus fruits, Werther’s Originals, figs, and vanilla. The palate had that Macallan familiarity about it. We got citrus, vanilla, spices, and walnut whips. The finish was short and tangy with hints of malt and vanilla. The colour was a deep amber gold and the texture was

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Aberlour 23r old 1989 Cadenheads

Aberlour 23r old 1989 Cadenheads

Aberlour 23r old 1989 Cadenheads

Aberlour 23r old 1989 Cadenheads

 

Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got toffee, mulled wine, spices, cloves, cocoa, and orange. The palate on this dram had thick warm orange notes mixed with pepper and spices. It also had dark fruits and was pleasantly bitter / tangy. The finish was medium in length with orange notes

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Glen Elgin 22 year old

Whisky Review: Glen Elgin 22 year old Cadenheads

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Mashtun notes

On the nose this was fruity, spicy, floral, and had hints of celery, cucumber, and mint. The palate gave us burnt sugar, molasses, dark fruits, and spicy mulled wine. The finish was medium, fruity, and had subtle hints of rum. This dram has a beautiful …

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