Craigallachie 14 year old Cadenheads

Craigallachie 14 year old Cadenheads

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Mashtun notes

This had sharpness on the nose but that quickly subsided to leave a hint of grain and sweet floral aromas. The palate had a ‘wee burn’ but that quickly changed into sweet citrus and floral flavours that went slightly bitter towards the end.  The finish on this was …

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Douglas Laing 11yr Aultmore Provenance

Douglas Laing 11yr Aultmore Provenance

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Official notes

You can experience all the seasons in just one day in Scotland – indeed, it’s a bit of a tourist attraction! Through its distinctive labelling, our Provenance Single Malt collection highlights the particular distillation of the seasons through Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter.

This ever increasing …

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SMWS Glen Moray 17yr (Distillery 35)

SMWS Glen Moray 17yr (Distillery 35)

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Official notes

SMWS Distillery 35 (Glen Moray).

The SMWS don’t mention the distillery – or not in so many words. A number rather than a name denotes each distillery. This is because the curious nature of single cask, single malt whisky means the tastes are often not characteristic of …

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Benriach Cask 286 (Peated)

Benriach Cask 286 (Peated)

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Mashtun notes:

The nose on this one had floral notes combined with smoke, dark fruits, caramel, and Turkish delight. The palate gave us lovely deep peat smoke. It also had a hint of lavender, malt, and was fantastically bitter. The finish was rich, peaty, fruity, and almost medicinal in places! The …

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SMWS Glen Grant 9.78

SMWS Glen Grant 9.78

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Mashtun notes:

The nose on this dram gave us white chocolate, vanilla, pepper, and heather. The palate had an initial ‘light’ burn. On the palate it gave us creamy white chocolate, fruit loaf, vanilla, and spices. The finish is long and holds the palate flavours quite well. It has a fantastic …

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Tomintoul 10yr Standard

Tomintoul 10yr Standard

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Mashtun notes:

The nose on this dram is sweet and fruity. We got caramel, apples, polish, and cereal. The palate had citrus fruits, honey, and a slight menthol flavour. The finish is short, starts slightly bitter, and ends fruity and sweet. It has a golden colour and a soft and ‘light’ texture. …

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Gordon MacPhail – Glenburgie 10yr

Glenburgie 10yr Gordon MacPhail 40%

 

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Mashtun notes:

 

The nose gave us a ‘hint of fuel’ with hazelnuts, cocoa, sherry, and caramel. This dram is very smooth and sweet on the palate. We got hazelnut, burnt toffee, caramel, and fruit. The finish was also smooth and sweet but had a fruity sharpness at the …

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Gordon McPhail Longmorn 12yr

Gordon McPhail Longmorn 12yr

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Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got desert wine, citrus fruits, and bubble-gum. The taste was very sweet and ‘wine like’. This dram is very smooth, sweet, and has a hint of citrus fruit. The finish was short, fruity, and very ‘moreish’. It had a very light colour and texture. We …

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SMWS 28 year Aultmore 73.42

SMWS 28 year Aultmore 73.42

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Mashtun:

On the nose we got floral notes with sweet honey, caramel, vanilla, spiced rum, and hints of sherried grain. Tasting this dram gave us quite a rush of flavours. There was burnt sugar, toffee, cherries, chocolate, and timber or sawdust. The finish is medium to long with marzipan, warm …

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Mortlach 23 (Duncan Taylor – The Octave)

Mortlach 23 (Duncan Taylor – The Octave) 

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Mashtun notes:

The nose on this dram was sharp then sweet and gave us steamed prunes, marzipan, sherry, and bourbon! On the palate it was tart at first and then smoothened into sweet spices, flowers, and leather shoes soaked in sherry and bourbon. It was a lovely golden

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