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Stories from January, 2013

Glenfiddich Malt Liqueur: Honey honey!

By Miguel in Tasting , Glenfiddich

Maybe the fucking Mayans were right… maybe not ( Liars! I want my money back!) but I decided to do something nice and special on December, 20th… just in case

So I went into my wardrobe and grabbed a bottle of something from the past, something hard to find anymore and something good.

glenfiddich-malt-liqueur

Error 404: Bottle not found! Just kidding. I grabbed this bottled of Glenfiddich instead.

This liqueur is a mix of Glenfiddich and tons of honey, and I mean tons and tons of honey. For sure they have discontinued it because there was no more honey in Scotland.

How is it like?! I hear you cry.
Let me show it with a song…

Here is the proper tasting note.

“Honey! Honey! Oh Man! Very nice. One of the best liqueurs I have had and definitively has lots of Glenfiddich inside”

86
Glenfiddich Malt Whisky Liqueur
Glenfiddich Liqueur is outstanding, neither too rich nor too sweet.

It maintains the traditional softness of a liqueur, but is enhanced by the warmth of oak casks and the subtle taste and aroma of Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The spicy, honey flavour is perfect over ice in summer or drunk neat for a warming winter, after-dinner digestif.

You better stock up bottles of this one as it is discontinued. You have been warned.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (81): average. honey, citrus, floral, spices.

Palate (89): smooth, oily. sweet, honey, malt, citrus, spices, wood.

Finish (87): average. honey, honey.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Glenfiddich Malt Whisky Liqueur with 86 points over 100.

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Miguel says…

It is a very nice liqueur. In fact it is the best that I have tasted. Really I don’t understand what could make Glenfiddich stop producing it.


Tasting Tamnavulin 40 years old Anniversary Selection

By Miguel in Tasting , Tamnavulin

“Spring has come to whisky! Such subtle perfection in this dram...”

92
Tamnavulin 40 Year Old / Anniversary Selection Speyside Whisky
This ancient Tamnavulin is a star of our much-lauded Anniversary Selection. Rich and sweet, yet graceful, this gets away with its age thanks to an abundance of honey and cocoa notes on nose and palate.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. floral, honey, citrus, lavender. Lovely subtle

Palate (92): powerful, oily. floral, honey, flowers, wood, liquorice.

Finish (93): longer than average. flowers, lavender.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Tamnavulin 40 Year Old / Anniversary Selection Speyside Whisky with 92 points over 100.

Master of Malt Single Cask: Whiskies dram-arathon!

By Miguel in Tasting , Featured , Arran , Bunnahabhain , Master of Malt , Tobermory , Springbank , Clynelish , Auchentoshan , Tormore , Braes of Glenlivet

As I was writing you yesterday, whisky fairy knocked my door with a box ( well, two in fact ) full of whisky samples of Master of Malt’s Single Cask Whiskies.

Apart of three very interesting That Boutique-y whiskies, the box had eleven samples of the new bottling, that if you know them are stunning most of times… just thinking of this Bowmore, this Glenturret or … ejem… well… to the point, about these eleven single cask whiskies.

Kids! Don’t do this at home! Eleven drams, one evening. Let’s find the best one.

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That Boutique-y new bottles: Invergordon, Springbank and Bowmore

By Miguel in Tasting , Featured , Master of Malt , Bowmore , Springbank , Invergordon

Whisky fairy knocked a few days ago at home with a huge amount of samples from Master of Malt new bottlings, three new That Boutique-y whiskies and almost a dozen of their latest Single Cask releases.

I will taste today the three That Boutique-y whiskies: Invergordon, Springbank and Bowmore. They are a range of bottles crafted in small batches of which I reviewed seven of them just a few months ago ( many of them sold out by now unfortunately for you ).

One of the things I love about these bottling are the awesome labels… well and the fact that the whiskies inside the bottle are great. Let’s taste them…

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Tasting Ledaig 6 years old Single Malts of Scotland

By Miguel in Tasting , Tobermory

“Massive sherry character for a six years old Tobermory. Beware of the peat”

89
Ledaig (Tobermory) 2005 / 6 Year Old / Sherry Butt Island Whisky
Ledaig is the peated spirit made at Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. This feisty young cask strength whippersnapper shows plenty of muscle and exhibits flavours of bonfires, honey and fruit cake thanks to maturation in a sherry cask. A massive hit at 2012's TWE Whisky Show.

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (88): strong. honey, peat, fruity, leather, nuts.

Palate (89): powerful, oily. peat, honey, citrus.

Finish (89): longer than average. peat, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Ledaig (Tobermory) 2005 / 6 Year Old / Sherry Butt Island Whisky with 89 points over 100.

Tasting King Car Whisky

By Miguel in Tasting , Kavalan

“Very good whisky. Definitively Kavalan is creating awesome drams. This King Car is delicious with just a touch of smoke on nose”

90
King Car

This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, fruits, floral, fresh, vanilla, wood, smoke.

Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, nuts, leather, fruits, tropical fruits.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, pepper, nuts.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this King Car with 90 points over 100.

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Tasting Jura 10 years old Origins

By Miguel in Tasting , Isle of Jura

“Somewhat peated and very floral... after tasting Jura 16yo I am considering that my miniatures of Jura maybe be corrupted.”

85
Isle of Jura 10 year Origins
Off the west coast of Scotland lies a magical island of soft sea breezes, freshly caught lobster and a bank that comes once a week. As good as life used to be. One shop, one pub, one community. One fine malt whisky distillery. A gift from nature. Pure spring water, clean fresh air and generations of tradition quietly crafting a more delicate island malt. Visit the island, meet the people, drink the whisky.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (86): more than average. peat, floral, honey, spices, citrus.

Palate (85): smooth, oily. peat, citrus, spices, pepper.

Finish (85): average. honey, floral, pepper.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Isle of Jura 10 year Origins with 85 points over 100.

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Kavalan Solist Vinho Cask: Impressive whisky

By Miguel in Kavalan

“Very nice! Overwhelming but really nice! I love this Kavalan”

90
Kavalan Solist Vinho Cask
A slightly strange experiment from Kavalan, using first fill American wine casks for maturation after planing and retoasting the wood. Measured wine influence with some great classic American oak flavours.

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, fruits, biscuits, citrus.

Palate (90): powerful. honey, fruits, wood, pepper, floral, citrus.

Finish (89): longer than average. honey, floral, biscuits.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Kavalan Solist Vinho Cask with 90 points over 100.

Cardhu 15 years old: 3 years older, not so far from Cardhu 12 years old

By Miguel in Tasting , Cardhu

“Nicer than Cardhu 12 years old. Very faithful Cardhu... but a bit away of being great”

88
Cardhu 15 year

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (88): average. honey, vanilla, raisins, spices, citrus.

Palate (89): light. honey, pepper, vanilla, wood, spices.

Finish (88): average. honey, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Cardhu 15 year with 88 points over 100.

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Tasting Jura Prophecy

By Miguel in Tasting , Isle of Jura

“Very nice Jura whisky! Lovely character with an adorable touch of peat”

89
Isle of Jura Prophecy / Peated Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl / 46% / Distillery Bottling - Isle of Jura's 'profoundly peated' Prophecy bottlings are released in small batches and are drier, stronger and smokier than the standard Superstition peated IOJ.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. honey, citrus, floral, vanilla. Superior!

Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, wood, peat, spices, vanilla, coffee.

Finish (89): longer than average. peat, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Isle of Jura Prophecy / Peated Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky with 89 points over 100.

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Midleton Very Rare: True Irish Whiskey

By Miguel in Tasting , Jameson

“Quintessentially Irish! A real must-have whiskey!”

90
Midleton Very Rare 2009
The flagship blend from Ireland's biggest distillery (home of Jameson), Midleton Very Rare is a small batch blend released annually, generally to universal acclaim.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, floral, grass, citrus.

Palate (91): powerful, oily. honey, grass, citrus, floral, pepper, olive oil.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, floral, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Midleton Very Rare 2009 with 90 points over 100.

Cardhu 18 years old: Diageo is ripping-off my countrymen, again

By Miguel in Tasting , Cardhu

“Nice Cardhu. It isn't my favorite dram but it is better than the standard 12 years old expression”

88
Cardhu 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A longer aged whisky from Cardhu, staying in the cask for 18 years for a richer and more complex flavour.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): average. honey, pepper, vanilla, citrus.

Palate (88): light, oily. peat, honey, pepper, wood, citrus, floral.

Finish (87): longer than average. honey, pepper.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Cardhu 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky with 88 points over 100.

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Karuizawa 1982 Cask 8497: Awesome cask strength sherry monster

By Miguel in Tasting , Karuizawa

[EDIT: Yep, the title was wrong. This whisky is one of the very few Karuizawa whiskies matured in a bourbon cask. A real jewel ]

“I feel the vertigo of tasting something unique! Impressive Japanese whisky from lost Karuizawa distillery”

91
Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497
An exciting development - our first ever bourbon-matured Karuizawa!
This is from the 1982 vintage and has been bottled at 46% with our new Koi label. A huge hit at the 2012 TWE Whisky Show.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. honey, citrus, spices, wood.

Palate (91): powerful, oily. honey, spices, pepper, citrus, wood, floral.

Finish (91): longer than average. honey, pepper, citrus, malt.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497 with 91 points over 100.


Yellow Spot: Deliciously different

By Miguel in Tasting , Jameson

“Very nice Irish whiskey. Extremely sweet with all the lovely character Irish pot still whiskey has”

90
Yellow Spot
This Pure Pot Still Whiskey is the second entry into the 'Spot' range, aged for 12 years and made up in part from spirit matured in Malaga casks for a more sweet dram.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. honey, floral, sweet frutis, raisins.

Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, grass, sweet, raisins, cocoa, citrus.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Yellow Spot with 90 points over 100.

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Tasting Jura 16 years old

By Miguel in Tasting , Isle of Jura

“The Macallan of the Islands! Powerfully sherried Jura whisky. Really lovely”

91
Isle of Jura 16 year
'With the smoothness of the 10 year-old allied to extra complexity from more ageing, this is a winner. 'A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight.' Jim Murray

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, nuts, tobacco, citrus, pepper, floral. Woo! Definitively my miniatures of Jura were corrupted. This 16 years old is fascinating!

Palate (91): powerful, oily. Honey, tobacco, pepper, nuts, vanilla. Outstanding!

Finish (91): longer than average. citrus, nuts.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Isle of Jura 16 year with 91 points over 100.

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Mindblowing Karuizawa Noh 28 years old

By Miguel in Tasting , Karuizawa

“This Karuizawa is a huge sherry monster! No other label could fit better to this whisky”

92
Karuizawa Noh 28 years 1983

This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (92): strong. honey, nuts, citrus, wood.

Palate (92): powerful, oily. honey, leather, nuts, cocoa, floral.

Finish (91): longer than average. nuts, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Karuizawa Noh 28 years 1983 with 92 points over 100.

Impressive Bowmore Tempest 10 years old: Maritime peat punch

By Miguel in Tasting , Bowmore

“Very nice Bowmore. Slightly dry with an adorable peat punch. Love this stuff”

89
Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest Batch 3
The third release of the stunningly good Bowmore Tempest.
A cask-strength 10 year old single malt from this Islay distillery crafted in small batches.

This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. peat, honey, citrus, salt, floral.

Palate (89): dry, powerful. peat, citrus, salt, pepper.

Finish (89): longer than average. peat, earth.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest Batch 3 with 89 points over 100.

Tasting Paul John Indian Single Cask Malt Whisky

By Miguel in Tasting , Paul John

“Very interesting Indian whisky. Although it smells very young, just three years, it is really impressive...”

88
Paul John Single Cask Whisky / #P1-161 Single Malt Indian Whisky
The first release from Indian producer Paul John, unveiled at The Whisky Show 2012 and the talk of the weekend - a single cask bottled in 2012.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. honey, floral, citrus, pepper.

Palate (88): . honey, mature fruits, spices, cocoa, wood, nuts.

Finish (88): longer than average. honey, cocoa.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Paul John Single Cask Whisky / #P1-161 Single Malt Indian Whisky with 88 points over 100.

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask: A huge step in the perfect direction

By Miguel in Tasting , Kavalan

“Incredible! Such improvement from the one I tried last year. I am enjoying this Kavalan Solist a lot”

90
Kavalan Solist Sherry Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky
One of the most sought after whiskies from Kavalan's range, matured in sherry casks and one of the most sherried whiskies we've ever had. Big, rich and dark - an impressive dram from the Taiwanese distillery.

This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, leather, raisins, citrus.

Palate (90): powerful. honey, leather, pepper, citrus, nuts.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, nuts, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Kavalan Solist Sherry Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky with 90 points over 100.

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Tasting Jura Superstition

By Miguel in Tasting , Isle of Jura

“Very nice Jura whisky. Peater and more complex than Jura 10yo. Very nice whisky”

89
Isle of Jura Superstition
A union of two Jura malt whisky styles: one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. This unique whisky is created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (88): more than average. peat, citrus, honey, pepper, vanilla. Better, more like an Islay whisky. I like.

Palate (89): powerful, oily. peat, wood, honey, citrus, earth. Almost great!

Finish (89): longer than average. cocoa, honey.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Isle of Jura Superstition with 89 points over 100.

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Enjoying SMWS 53.171 Caol Ila 21 years old

By Miguel in Tasting , Caol Ila

“Very nice Caol Ila. 21 years old and still full of peat power”

91
Caol Ila SMWS 53.171

This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. peat, lemon, honey, salt, fruity.

Palate (91): powerful, oily. peat, honey, citrus, salt, earth, chocolate.

Finish (91): longer than average. honey, peat, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Caol Ila SMWS 53.171 with 91 points over 100.

DYC Red One: Cherry infused whisky

By Miguel in Tasting , DYC

“For academical purposes tasting. Really recommended for mixing, works great with a Coca Cola and ice”

78
DYC Red One
DYC has created a cherry infused Spanish blended whisky targeting a youngsters market.

If you like cherry-like drinks this liquor is really smooth and pleasant.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (81): more than average. cherry,honey, floral.

Palate (79): light, smooth. cherry, vanilla, citrus, honey, bubblegum.

Finish (75): very short. cherry, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this DYC Red One with 78 points over 100.

Tasting Johnnie Walker 18 years old Platinum

By Miguel in Tasting , Johnnie Walker

“Not sure if this Johnnie Walker Platinum is a bit step over old Gold Reserve, but definitively it is over the actual bottle”

89
Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label Blended Scotch Whisky
Originally introduced solely into travel retail, the Platinum Label (the first new'colour' to be introduced into the Johnnie Walker range for years) has now made it out into the wider world. It's a rich and refined blend of whiskies matured for at least 18 years that slips perfectly into the range just behind the iconic Blue Label.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. honey, spices, smoke, citrus.

Palate (89): powerful. honey, peat, vanilla, fruits, smoke.

Finish (89): longer than average. honey, floral, smoke.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label Blended Scotch Whisky with 89 points over 100.

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Tasting Talisker & Craigellachie Double Barrel

By Miguel in Tasting , Talisker , Craigellachie

“The Talisker here is too young and overwhelming on the blend. I haven't enjoyed this one”

82
Talisker& Craigellachie - Double Barrel (Douglas Laing)
A "Double Barrel" release from Douglas Laing, that blends a pair of single cask malts (in this case a peppery Talisker with a malty Craigellachie) together into decent blended malt whisky.

This dram has a white wine-like color.

Nose (83): more than average. honey, floral, pepper.

Palate (82): oily. honey, floral, grass, citrus.

Finish (81): average. honey, floral, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Talisker& Craigellachie - Double Barrel (Douglas Laing) with 82 points over 100.

Tasting Ichiro Malt and Grain Japanese whisky

By Miguel in Tasting , Ichiro

“Tastes a bit young but it is a very interesting japanese whisky.”

88
Ichiro's Malt& Grain
A blend from the king of independent Japanese distillers, Ichiro Akuto.

In addition to whisky from his own stocks, including potentially Hanyu and Karuizawa as well as his own Chichibu distillery, and possibly also some components distilled at other Japanese distilleries and from other countries.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (87): more than average. honey, vanilla, alcohol, floral.

Palate (88): smooth, oily. honey, floral, liquorice, citrus, fruits.

Finish (89): longer than average. honey, pepper.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Ichiro's Malt& Grain with 88 points over 100.

Bonjour mon amour: Tasting Camus, Courvoisier, Hine, Principe and Duque de Alba

By Miguel in Tasting , Featured , Courvoisier , Hennessy , Camus

WTF! Cognac?! In a whisky blog?! Yeah. I have tasted just a few cognacs and really I didn’t enjoyed the experience, so I have decided that it is time to taste a few more of them. Perhaps I am lucky and find a new passion to write about. With even more luck I taste a nice cognac.

No, seriously. I have tasted Courvoisier and I am really not fond of it at all. Perhaps it is the Chivas Regal of Scotch whisky. It is present everywhere, everyone knows about it, it has deluxe written in every possible spelling in the label and it is a poor dram.

I have just introduced my hand in the “other beverages” box and have take out seven bottles: five cognacs and two spanish brandies.

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Green Spot Single Pot Still: True Irish Pot Still character

By Miguel in Tasting , Jameson

“Huge step forward from othe Irish whiskeys I have had. Slight dry but very nice”

86
Green Spot Single Pot Still
An impressive revamp in the packaging for historic single pot still Irish whiskey Green Spot, which is no longer only available in Dublin grocer Mitchell's and will surely benefit from the increased marketing muscle lavished on it by owners Irish distillers.

A cult whiskey.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (85): average. honey, vanilla, spices, floral.

Palate (87): dry, oily. honey, floral, citrus, pepper.

Finish (86): average. honey, citrus, floral.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Green Spot Single Pot Still with 86 points over 100.

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Tasting Nikka Taketsuru 12 years old

By Miguel in Nikka , Whisky

“Fruity nose and a floral dry palate on this Taketsuru 12 years old by Nikka”

89
Nikka Taketsuru 12 year
A new (to us) blended malt from the Nikka family, Nikka Taketsuru is named after Masataka Taketsuru, who founded the company in 1934.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, vanilla, citrus, fruits, pears, mango, apples, pepper.

Palate (88): dry, oily. honey, floral, citrus, flowers, liquorice, pepper, wood. Very floral and slightly dry towards the end.

Finish (88): average. honey, smoke, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Nikka Taketsuru 12 year with 89 points over 100.

Tasting Pimms Winter Nŗ3

By Miguel in Tasting , Pimms

“Overwhelming oranges tastes. I can do an act of faith and believe the base of this beverage is cognac but it so hard to get any aroma that remind you of it...”

81
Pimm's Winter No.3
70cl / 25% - A cunning Pimm's variant, cleverly designed to pick up the demand in the colder moths when garden parties don't really work, the brandy-based Winter Pimm's is superb when mixed with cloudy fresh apple juice and served warm.

This dram has a tawny-like color.

Nose (84): more than average. orange zest, cinnamon, sugar. Smells more like a triple sec than like a cognac liqueur

Palate (83): light. oranges, burnt sugar, lemon zest, wood, curry. Yeah! Curry. Weird.

Finish (77): short. oranges.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Pimm's Winter No.3 with 81 points over 100.

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Nikka Taketsuru 21 years old: Supreme!

By Miguel in Tasting , Nikka

“Superb stuff by Nikka! This Taketsuru made with whiskies from Yoichi and Miyagikyo is really delicious ”

90
Nikka Taketsuru 21 year
February 2010 marked an extraordinary achievement for Nikka, as their Taketsuru 21yo scooped the title of 'World's Best Blended Malt Whisky' at the World Whiskies Awards for the third time in four years. Bravo, Nikka!

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. honey, smoke, spices, cinnamon, nuts, chocolate, citrus, mango. This is a really nice nose!

Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, smoke, spices, peat, citrus, vanilla, cocoa.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, nuts, peat.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Nikka Taketsuru 21 year with 90 points over 100.

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Tasting St. George English Whisky Chapter 9

By Miguel in Tasting , St George

“Better than Chapter 6 but I has such great memory of Chapter 4... I enjoyed it more than this Chapter 9”

87
St George Chapter 9
The fantastic new English whisky is now here! But this is English whisky with a difference! This is the first ever peated English single malt, and it tastes incredible. Its power and balance bely its years. This was distilled in May 2007 and bottled in May 2010.

This dram has a white wine-like color.

Nose (87): more than average. honey, floral, smoke, citrus.

Palate (87): smooth. honey, floral, fruits, wood, smoke.

Finish (88): longer than average. honey, floral.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this St George Chapter 9 with 87 points over 100.

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Tasting Talisker 35 years old Diageo Special Release 2012

By Miguel in Tasting , Talisker

“Extremely good Talisker. The oldest ever released by the distillery and a very different proposal of the Talisker 30 years old. If it wasn't so stupidly expensive I would buy it”

92
Talisker 35 Year Old - 2012 Release
A whopping 16th entry for Talisker in the annual Diageo Special Releases, this time the oldest bottling offered by the distillery so far - a 35 year old whisky, distilled in 1977 and matured in a mixture of refill American and European oak casks.
TODO: Check if strength is 54.6% or 54%

This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (92): more than average. peat, honey, pepper, salt, floral, candies.

Palate (93): powerful, oily. peat, honey, wood, pepper, vanilla, spices, floral, heather.

Finish (92): longer than average. peat, floral, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Talisker 35 Year Old - 2012 Release with 92 points over 100.