Kilchoman Loch Gorm (6 year old)

Kilchoman Loch Gorm (6 year old)

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Mashtun notes:

Kilchoman is fast becoming one of our favourite Islay whiskies, but we do love an Islay! On the nose we got smoked barley with a hint of cherries and tcp. The palate gave us sweet smoky earth with tcp, burnt oak, and malt. The finish on this …

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Glenglassaugh 3yr old Revival

Glenglassaugh 3yr old Revival

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Mashtun notes:

For the nose we got orange, lemon, Demerara sugar, and a dank cellar. On the palate it was burnt oranges, dried burnt wood, and subtle sherry sweetness. It had a short, sharp woody finish that ended with a real orangeness. Adding water caused this dram to have a ‘taste
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Glenfarclas 40 yr old 46% (2009 bottling)

Glenfarclas 40 yr old 46% (2009 bottling)

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Mashtun notes:

This dram was an absolute delight from start to finish. On the nose we got black forest gateau, Turkish delight, chocolate raisins, vanilla, and Parma violets. On the palate we found this one of the few drams to taste very similar to the smell. It was

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Glenfarclas 25 year old

Glenfarclas 25 year old

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On the nose this had an initial mild sting and whiff of polish before settling down into sweet sherry. We found it bitter on the palate with slight hints of sherry and Turkish delight. The finish was medium and started with a slight burn and tart orange but settled

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Bowmore 10 year old Tempest

Bowmore 10 year old Tempest

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Mashtun

On the nose we got sulphur, lemon, and a sea breeze. The palate had seaweed, smoke, wood, and a hint of orange. The finish was long, sulphurous, and had a hint of dried fruit. We did add water but felt it was unnecessary. This is a lovely Bowmore but
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Balblair Centenary Reserve (Gordon MacPhail)

Balblair Centenary Reserve (Gordon MacPhail)

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Mashtun notes:

This almost smelled like a grain, but it wasn’t! Fantastically sweet on the nose, with Madeira wine, sherry, marzipan, and treacle shining through. It was very smooth on the palate too but didn’t quite live up to the nose. Having said that, it’s still a great tasting dram,
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17 Year Old Mortlach

17 Year Old Mortlach (Caddenheads)

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Mashtun notes:

The nose had a hint of orange with raw vanilla, cherries, silk, and a hint of sharp bourbon at the end. The palate was Sour, then sweet / smooth with hints of vanilla liquorice, and bourbon. The finish was sour, sweet, and then bitter at the end …

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8yr Glenrothes (Gordon MacPhail)

8yr Glenrothes (Gordon MacPhail)

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Mashtun notes:

When nosing this whisky we got everything from perfume and lavender to cinnamon, marzipan, grapes, and seaweed. The palate was sharp and then sweet with chocolate, spices, and perfume. It had an unusual finish that was medium in length. It went from sweet to tart with vanilla in the …

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Bunnahabhain Signatory Vintage 1997

Bunnahabhain Signatory Vintage 1997

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Mashtun notes:

On the nose we found this peaty with hints of burnt toast, leather, cloves, polish, and pepper. One the palate this really does taste of barley with subtle spices and a hint of saltines. The finish is short, lightly smoked, and has barley with subtle orange note. Adding water …

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Bruichladdich Prometheus 22year old 53%

Bruichladdich Prometheus 22year old 53% Sherry Cask – Islay

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Mashtun notes:

This limited edition 400 bottle run was fantastic. On the nose it was sherry, sherry, and, oh sherry! The palate had sherry, sweet wood, caramel, toffee, and at times a hint of bitter marmalade. The finish was creamy, had a wee kick, and was
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