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Proprietary Barley Spirit Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt

“Never disappointed by Doc Ampleforth beverages. Good whisky with a delicious PX topping that shines over the whisky. Works pretty well.”

90
Proprietary Barley Spirit Drink
This latest product from Professor Cornelius Ampleforth is a mix of a 10 years old Speyside whisky matured in sherry casks with a reduced Pedro Ximenez sherry wine.

This drink takes the spicy, malty wholesomeness of malt whisky, and adds in the creamy thickness of Pedro Ximenez sherry.

And the result is simply amazing! Forget about categories, this liqueur is a great dram. You won't be disappointed.

This dram has a old oak-like color.

Nose (89): strong. sweet, raisins, honey, nuts, floral.

Palate (91): powerful, oily, creamy. sweet, raisins, wood, spices, honey, cocoa.

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

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Proprietary Barley Spirit Drink with 90 points over 100.

Master of Malt 40 years old Speyside Single Malt Whisky Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt

“I don't get much sherry on the nose but the rest of it is a real monster beautifully aged in a sherry cask. Increible value whisky bottled by Master of Malt.”

92
Master of Malt 40 year Speyside
Whiskies of this age are incredibly rare, particularly those that display such deft balance and poise, this bottling is from a well-known Speyside distillery

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (92): strong. flowers, honey, pineapple, pears, vanilla. Really sweet music in this whisky. Gorgeous.

Palate (92): smooth, powerful, oily. candies, nuts, leather, wood, vanilla, tobacco, fruity, citrus.

Finish (91): long. honey, floral, nuts.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Master of Malt 40 year Speyside with 92 points over 100.

Bathtub Gin Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt

“I am not a big fan of this style of gins. But on its own style it is a wise choice.”

82
Bathtub Gin
An extraordinary gin, produced by the enigmatic Professor Cornelius Ampleforth. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in laymans 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. juniper, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bathtub Gin with 82 points over 100.

Master of Malt 30 years old Speyside 4th Edition Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt

“Rather good whisky that really shows its age. Just a bit more sweet and it would have been a mindblowing dram.”

90
Master of Malt 30 year Speyside 4th edition
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.

Palate (90): oily. honey, tobacco, leather, nuts, floral, citrus.

Finish (90): long. nuts, leather, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Master of Malt 30 year Speyside 4th edition with 90 points over 100.

Rumbullion Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt , Rum

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.”

87
Rumbullion
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.

Palate (86): smooth, powerful, oily. sweet, cardamon, vanilla, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, burnt sugar.

Finish (86): average. cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar, lemon.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Rumbullion with 87 points over 100.

Master of Malt Bowmore 26 years old Single Cask Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Master of Malt , Bowmore

“ 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.”

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Bowmore 26 year Master of malt Single Cask
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 youll 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.

Master of Malt 30 years old Speyside 3rd Edition Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt
88
Master of Malt 30 year Speyside 3rd edition
A delightful 30 year old from our Secret Bottlings Series. This differs from our 2nd Edition by replacing the sherried grip with an incredibly fresh honey and malt

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (84): inexistent. sweet, fruity, peaches, floral, smoke. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . sweet, wood, honey, vanilla, spices, sherry, floral, complex. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. honey, vanilla, spices. 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 Master of Malt 30 year Speyside 3rd edition with 88 points over 100.

Master of Malt 12 years old Islay Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt
89
Master of Malt 12 year Islay
Gently smoked and subtly briny. Incredibly complex for its age with a refined peat.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, peat, citrus, floral, sea, rose, coffee, sea. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (88): . sweet, peat, earthy, floral, iodine. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. peat, 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 Master of Malt 12 year Islay with 89 points over 100.

Master of Malt 12 years old Orkney Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt
81
Master of Malt 12 year Orkney
Smooth and silky with honey and peat notes. Orkney whisky at its very best. This expression, from our secret bottlings range, is a vatting of whisky from two distilleries on the Isle of Orkney

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (84): inexistent. sweet, heather, peat, wood, toffee, meat stock. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (80): . sweet, heather, grass, hot, honey, lime. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (80): no finish. heather, lime, toffee. 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 Master of Malt 12 year Orkney with 81 points over 100.

Master of Malt 8 years old Blended Whisky Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Master of Malt
88
Master of Malt 8 year Blended
From our Secret Bottlings Series. A smooth, refined blended whisky. Toffee on the nose, and rich brown sugar on the finish.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (88): inexistent. sweet, honey, floral, tobacco, spices, vanilla, pears, flowers. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . sweet, spices, vanilla, tobacco, wood. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (84): no finish. vanilla, tobacco, wood. 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 Master of Malt 8 year Blended with 88 points over 100.