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“I am not a big fan of this style of gins. But on its own style it is a wise choice.”
An extraordinary gin, produced by the enigmatic Professor Cornelius Ampleforth. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with ingredients including Juniper, Orange Peel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cloves and Cardamom.
This dram has a white-like color.
Nose (84): more than average.
juniper, lemon, herbal.
Like every gin out there but a clearer juniper and lemon aroma. I am not a big fan of this style of drinks.
Palate (81): light, dry.
lemon, juniper, herbal.
Finish (80): average.
So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bathtub Gin with 82 points over 100.
“Rather good whisky that really shows its age. Just a bit more sweet and it would have been a mindblowing dram.”
The 4th edition of Master of Malt stunning 30 year old single malt from a secret Speyside distillery. After a slightly lighter 3rd edition, this is a return to sherried form, boasting a rich, unctuous sherry flavour, and an intensely dark hue.
This dram has a mahogany-like color.
Nose (90): strong.
nuts, dates, figs, leather, wood, citrus.
After several weeks wanting to taste it I finally have the chance.
Rumbullion is a rum liqueur made by Professor Cornelius Ampleforth and bottled and sold by the chaps at Master of Malt.
So taking as a base a good dark rum they have added orange peels, clove, vanilla and cinnamon to obtain this drink.
Excited? You are right. This drink is a cracker. So good in fact that I have done myself the experiment with two bottles of Laphroaig 10 years old Cask Strength. I will write about this crazy experiment of my later.
“Perhaps this is not the best rum I have had but it is quite an experience. Really tasty and delightful. I like it a lot.”
A sure-fire hit from Professor Cornelius Ampleforth, Rumbullion! is a cockle-warming spiced concoction, based on the kind of rich, full-bodied rums the seafaring fraternity would have enjoyed centuries ago.
At the core of this fabulous winter warmer lies a blend of the very finest high proof Caribbean rum, to which was added creamy Madagascan vanilla and a generous helping of zesty orange rind. A secret recipe was followed, and the Professor finished his hearty tipple with a handful of cinnamon and cloves and just a hint of cardamom.
This dram has a old oak-like color.
Nose (88): strong.
sweet, vanilla, brown sugar, lemon, cinnamon.
“ Awesome flavor: violets! candies! peat!. All of them in one dram and one sip. Master of Malt has produced a great example of what a single cask whisky should be.”
Master of Malt's 26 year old Bowmore has oodles of character. It's full of flavours from old-fashioned tuck shops; from Drumstick lollies, to Fruit Salad Chews – and including the one particular flavour that truly jumps out of the glass, that of Parma Violets – you’ll find them all here.
This dram has a white-like color.
Nose (88): inexistent.
sweet, fruity, floral, peat, violets and candies.
First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.
Palate (100): .
sweet, candies, violets, hot, peat, sea, awesome!.
Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.
Finish (88): no finish.
violets, peat, disinfectant, sea and a bit earthy.
Finish length is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.
So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bowmore 26 year Master of malt Single Cask with 92 points over 100.