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Stories from June, 2014

Syndicate 58/6 12 years old Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Syndicate

“Nose is quite nice with a wonderful sherry note but the taste is light, too light for my taste. The kind of blends that I don't enjoy”

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Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. honey, cocoa, vanilla, citrus, spices, wood.

Palate (86): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, spices, salt, cocoa.

Finish (87): longer than average. honey, citrus, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old with 87 points over 100.

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The Bomb Oloroso Cask Finish

By Miguel in Tasting , The Whisky Lounge

Another boutique whisky from yet another blender… but ka-boom! This stuff is really nice. Not sure why but The Whisky Lounge went totally under the radar for me.

“Maybe 10 to 12 years and a bit over the limit on the sherry side. All what you can expect from a sherry bomb. I like”

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The Bomb - Oloroso Cask Finish (The Whisky Lounge)

This dram has a treacle-like color.

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

Palate (90): . honey, raisins, cocoa, wood, citrus, leather, wood, spices.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, leather , wood.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this The Bomb - Oloroso Cask Finish (The Whisky Lounge) with 90 points over 100.

Keep an eye on these guys because there is good sincere whisky there.


anCnoc Peter Arkle 4th edition Review

By Miguel in Tasting , anCnoc

I quite enjoyed the first and second batches of this whisky… so let’s try this 4th edition to see what they have done…

“I love anCnoc whiskies and this Peter Arkle has a little touch of sherry that turns it into something quite interesting”

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anCnoc - Peter Arkle  Limited Edition 4th Release

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, peaches, salt, citrus, vanilla, spices.

Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, vanilla, citrus, spices, plums, wood, toffee.

Finish (91): longer than average. honey, spices, raisins, vanilla.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this anCnoc - Peter Arkle Limited Edition 4th Release with 90 points over 100.

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Darkness Single Malt Whiskies: Sherry treats

By Miguel in Tasting , Ardbeg , The Macallan , Master of Malt , Clynelish , Benrinnes

Welcome to the Darkness… Darkness is a range of single malt whiskies finished, and some of them aged, in sherry casks to give them that characteristic dark color that is a promise of spices, christmas aromas, cocoa and nuts.

Maverick Drinks send me five samples of their initial batch, an Ardbeg 21 years old finished in PX between them. I were going to explain you about how it was done and what was the finish process and what it does mean to whisky… but I am so anxious to taste them that I don’t really want to lose any more time on small talk.

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So the whiskies…

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