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Colour: Sumptuous auburn gold.
Nose: Rich and complex, with notes of toffee and butterscotch combining with ripe peach and bitter orange.
Palate: Superbly structured, with initial notes of soft apricot and cream, offset by developing flavours of old leather and oak, with a touch of honey.
Finish: Very long and well balanced, progressing from crème brulée to a gentle oak flourish.
Colour: Deep rich amber.
Nose: Terrific aromas of allspice, praline and spiced orange, in harmony with deep notes of Oloroso Sherry.
Palate: Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with lingering Sherry and oak. Superlatively full bodied and creamy.
Finish: Robust and long lasting, with bittersweet notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.
Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46% ABV.
Placed in brand new oak casks right from the start, Auchentoshan threw the dice and won with their new Virgin Oak release. Instead of maturing in a cask that previous held sherry or bourbon, like most whiskies are, they did something different and have luckily created something stunning.
Nose: Pockets of spicy nutmeg float upon a calming vanilla.
Palate: A fruitiness follows on the vanilla sea alongside the nutmeg. Orange buoys bob up and down, sharp and fresh.
Finish: A flock of seagulls made of brown sugar flutter by, completing the picturesque scene perfectly. Bliss.
Matured in Oloroso cask for a warm, sweet flavour. Blended from a selection of Bladnoch matured in ex Oloroso Sherry butts – including both Spanish and American Oak – for a minimum of 15 years and including a number of first fill butts for a richness and depth of flavour. Crafted using only pristine water from the River Bladnoch and locally grown barley, Bladnoch Adela is non-chill filtered, naturally coloured and bottled in the purest form.
Bowmore 12yo has a place in many hearts as Islay's 'medium-peated' malt. A pronounced iodine character with plenty of pepper, the current 12yo bottling is a welcome return to the classic Bowmores of the 1960s and '70s, with the emphasis on tropical fruit and smoke. A deserved runner-up in our Whisky of the Year 2014-15 blind tasting.
Producers Tasting Notes:
On The Eye: Mellow mahogany
Breathe In: Creamy caramel toffee, with ripe fruit and smoke aromas
Sip: Incredibly complex, with beautiful soft fruit and chocolate balanced with a light smokiness
Savour: The long and wonderfully balanced finish
Appearance: A deep yellow gold with exceptional beading.
Nose: Cautious, yet welcoming: a smoky fresh-lit fire, giving way to candle-wax and herbs. Soft sultana cake become malty, with toasted coconut, honey, lemon zest and subtle wood smoke.
Body: Medium to rich, soft.
Palate: Powerful at cask strength – syrup-smooth, with the sweetness of dark chocolate truffles to start, then spicy, mouth-drying and faintly charred, with hints of wood smoke and ripe, red berries.
Nose: Honey; apple piel white chocolate and boiled sweets.
Palate: Lemon meringue pie, cashew nuts and soft hints of nougat and creme caramel.
Finish: Very creamy with allspice, coffee beans and whiffs of toffee.
Whisky Advocate-Islay, Scotland- "It was this unpeated style that saved Caol Ila during the great decimation of distilleries in the early '80s. This example is intense and needs lots of water for its fragrance of cut grass, sherbet, and coconut water to emerge. The palate shows boiled sweets."
An effusive aroma of dried fruits, baking spices and light Sherry wine character. On the palate it’s soft and rich, with a complex sweetness in the form of vanilla and spice, and a finish of fresh green fruits and cream.
Limited Edition 2015 Release – 750mL
Brooding, indulgent and older than ever before, this is a whisky born of oak, smoke and fire – with a big heart all of its own.
From Compass Box:
First released in 2006, Flaming Heart was the first whisky to combine the rich, complex spice of Scotch aged in new French oak with the evocative peat-fired smoke of Islay malt. It created a genre-defying style that was smouldering, spicy, complex – and so popular that we’ve re-released it four more times in the years that followed.