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Glendronach 12 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Glendronach

“Rather good dram with lots of interesting sherry notes. Fruity.”

90
Glendronach 12 year
Glendronach is a very welcomed back distillery of the Speyside, that after a few years mothballed has returned with a range of incredible sherried whiskies.

This 12 years old single malt is a dense, heavily-sherried dram from a distillery now producing again after a six-year layoff. A malt best suited to after-dinner sipping

Very recommended, and if you enjoyed this one, you need to try the 15 years Revival. Simply mindblowing!

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (91): strong. sweet, wood, vanilla, tobacco, spices, a little citrus, floral, fresh.

Palate (91): smooth, oily. sweet, barley, spices, wood, vanilla, peach, grass, nuts.

Finish (87): longer than average. sweet, wood, vanilla, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Glendronach 12 year with 90 points over 100.

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Connemara Single Cask Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Cooley , Connemara

“ Lots of peat and combustion engines aromas! I love this whiskey!”

92
Connemara Single Cask
A rarer single cask bottling of Connemara.

This is a 13 year old peated Irish whiskey, distilled at Cooley and bottled from a single cask.
On the contrary to the tradition of Scotland, this single cask whiskey isn't bottled at cask strength but at 46%... which I think it is a mistake by the way.

Wonderful irish whiskey nonetheless.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, peat, leather, banana, motor oil, a little floral. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . peat, sweet, citrus, floral, some peat, a little wood. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (92): no finish. peat, motor oil, a little 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 Connemara Single Cask with 92 points over 100.

Lot nŗ40 Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Lot nŗ40
91
Lot Nŗ40
LOT NO. 40 is made from in a copper alembic still from a mash of small grains and malted rye. The whisky is aged in re-charred American oak barrels. It has an assertiveness that heretofore has been unseen from Canadian whisky. Lot No. 40 is a muscular spirit, well balanced between the spicy/fruity flavor of rye and the vanilla essence of oak. Don’t be fooled by its complexity and superb balance, this is a big, powerful whisky.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (88): inexistent. sweet, barley, floral, spices, vanilla, wine, red fruits. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, corn, barley, red fruits, honey, vanilla, wood. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. honey, wood, floral. 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 Lot Nŗ40 with 91 points over 100.

Old Pulteney 12 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Old Pulteney

“ Wonderful floral taste, the peat is soft and is really balanced with the rest of notes in this highland whisky.”

91
Old Pulteney 12 year
This whisky, from Wick, in the North of Scotland is an awesome value single malt whisky.

Slightly peated with a delicious floral taste, this whisky from the Old Pulteney distillery is a must-have for any scotch drinker.

Forget all the bibles nonsenses, this one of the best value malt. Guaranteed!

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible awared the 21 years old as Scotch Whisky of the Year 2012

This dram has a white-like color.

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

Palate (92): . sweet, peat, wood, incense, candies, floral, violets, citrus. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. citrus, peat, wood, sweet. 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 Old Pulteney 12 year with 91 points over 100.

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Rosebank 18 years old 1990 Old Malt Cask Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Rosebank

“ A rather good dram from Rosebank. It features a delicius floral notes with some spices touches. Really good!. ”

91
Rosebank 18 year 1990 Cask 4655
This was distilled at the sadly defunct Rosebank distillery in the Lowlands.

Distilled in February 1990 and aged for 18 years in refill butt number 4655 before bottling for the Old Malt Cask range of Douglas Laing in September 2008. A release of 672 bottles.

You surely won't see this coming from a lowlands single malt whisky. A great whisky.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, fruity, peach, wood, spices, a little tobacco, floral. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . sweet, fruity, peach and red fruits, wood, spices, a little cinnamon, floral, a little citrus. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. citrus, sweet, fruity. 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 Rosebank 18 year 1990 Cask 4655 with 91 points over 100.

William Humbert Don Guido 20 years old Pedro Ximenez Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , William & Humbert

“ Shh! Don’t tell anyone this wine cost just €30. Awesome dessert wine.”

89
William Humbert Don Guido 20 year Pedro Ximenez
Williams & Humbert is famed for it's Dry Sack sherry, but the 20 year and 30 year sherries they make are absolutely enthralling and stand out in a crowd.

This 20 years old Pedro Ximenez wine really set the bar for other sweet wines to reach. Lovely sweet and complex with lots of notes of burnt sugar, nuts and raisins. A crack!

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (88): inexistent. raisins, old, sweet, bananas, nuts, grapes, floral. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . sweet, raisins, nuts. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. raisins, nuts. 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 William Humbert Don Guido 20 year Pedro Ximenez with 89 points over 100.

Glenfarclas 175th Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Glenfarclas

“ A whisky so proud of its heritage that adds whiskies from casks up to sixty years old.”

91
Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary
Glenfarclas Distillery was first licensed in 1836, and this limited edition bottling has been produced to celebrate our 175th Anniversary. In addition to our oldest cask from 1952 we have included three casks from each of the following five decades to produce this exceptional bottling of Glenfarclas.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. honey, fruits, floral, red fruits, peach, a little wood, a bitsherry. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . sweet, honey, sherry, hazelnuts, baked apples, citrus, a little floral, wood. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. honey, citrus, 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 Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary with 91 points over 100.

Glenfarclas 25 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Glenfarclas

“ A stunning sherried whisky by Glenfarclas. Oloroso notes, fruits, spices, delicious. In my opinion the best one from the range of 10 to 40 years old Glenfarclas whiskies.”

95
Glenfarclas 25 year
Distilled at the Glenfarclas distillery in the Speyside, this awesome 25 years old single malt whisky belongs to one of the last family owned distilleries in Scotland.

An all-time classic, Glenfarclas 25 years old is the epitome of long-aged sherried Speyside, gorgeously smooth and silkily-textured, with rich, generous flavours of fruitcake, hazelnuts, dried fruit and a hint of dark chocolate and coffee. A thoroughly delightful dram.

If you like sherried whiskies you are already late buying one!

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (96): inexistent. sweet, oloroso, wood, tobacco, vanilla, a little citrus. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, wood, citrus, spices, honey, vanilla, peach, pepper. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (92): no finish. honey, floral, wood, vanilla, spices, a little citrus. 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 Glenfarclas 25 year with 95 points over 100.

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Glenfarclas 21 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Glenfarclas

“ Fathomless sherry character! Epic dram from Glenfarclas with a great price tag. You need this one!”

92
Glenfarclas 21 year
A heavily sherried 21 year old from the Glenfarclas distillery. This offers loads of depth, a really thick dram and great value for money too.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, oloroso, wood, honey, tobacco, cocoa, good, citrus, a little floral. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, wood, honey, oloroso, spices, citrus, a little floral. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. honey, wood, a little fruity, mature fruits, a little floral. 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 Glenfarclas 21 year with 92 points over 100.

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Glenfarclas 15 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Glenfarclas

“ A great whisky that shows its age in a delicious but smooth oloroso sherry notes and great spices tones. A must-drink speyside whisky.”

92
Glenfarclas 15 year
Distilled at one of the last family owned Scotland distilleries, this Glenfarclas 15 years old is an excellent value sherry matured malt which is winning many plaudits all over the place .

It scored highly with Dave Broom and Martine Nouet in Whisky Magazine, won gold with Malt Maniacs and scored 95 with Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.

If you like it, you should try the 25 years old and some of the Macallan Sherry Oak whiskies.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, honey, wood, spices, citrus, a little cocoa, oloroso, nuts, brownie. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, honey, spices, citrus, red fruits, cocoa, nuts, wood, a little peat. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. spices, cinnamon, honey, 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 Glenfarclas 15 year with 92 points over 100.

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