Edradour 10 yr

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Edradour 10 yr old

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Mashtun notes:

We should maybe review more standard releases so with that in mind we decided to taste the standard release 10 year old Edradour. The nose was rich and full bodied with toffee apples, highland toffee, nugget, hazelnuts, hints of polish, and light citrus notes. The palate had a lemon …

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The Whisky People – Mark Thomson

Mark Thompson

The Whisky People – Mark Thomson

Welcome to the latest article in our ‘Whisky People’ series. In this series we will be focusing on different people within the industry, getting their ‘whisky history’, feelings on the industry, delving into how they got involved, and discussing some of their favourite drams. In this article we will …

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Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

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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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Clynelish (Distillery only)

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Clynelish (Distillery only)

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Mashtun notes:

This offering from Clynelish is only available from the distillery shop, and we believe there were around 7000 bottles produced. We found the nose spicy and fresh and after the initial wee nose burn we got pepper, citrus, bourbon, sawdust, herbs, polish, and vanilla. The palate holds the vanilla and …

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Haig Club

Haig Club

Haig Club

Haig Club

Mashtun notes:

Firstly, we should point out that Haig Club is being sold as a mixer for cocktails etc so it’s not trying to be something it isn’t. It’s a 100% grain (Cameron Brig to be specific) whisky and usually a grain whisky needs way more time in the cask than a malt …

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Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

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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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Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition)

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Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition)

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Mashtun notes:

Each year the 100% Islay is released and we can’t wait to try it. The 2015 was no different. It’s less peated that most Kilchoman whiskies but that doesn’t detract from the whisky. The 50% ABV gave us a slight nose burn but that soon subsided to …

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Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

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Mashtun notes:

We look forward to trying most offerings from the SMWS, especially their Caol ilas! This first fill bourbon cask Caol was no exception, and didn’t disappoint. The nose had peat smoke, sweet heather, forest fruits, burnt wood, and bourbon. The palate gave us charcoal, beach fires, heather, spices, …

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Glenturret Podcask

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When making our short films (podcasks) we try to focus on as many different aspects of the industry as we can, and concentrate on unique aspects whenever possible. With that in mind we decided to visit The Glenturret distillery this time around. Glenturret is the oldest working distillery in Scotland and …

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Top 5 drams of 2015

Top 5 drams of 2015

Well yet again New Year is almost upon us and it’s about time we published the top 5 drams we reviewed in 2015.  We were lucky again this year and were privileged to review some fantastic whiskies. All the best for 2016 and here are our top 5 drams of …

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