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Glenfarclas 10 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Glenfarclas

“ This fabulous speyside sherried whisky is really delicious with outstanding oloroso sherry notes on its taste. You must get it.”

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Glenfarclas 10 year
Once upon a time, there was a whisky distillery in the Speyside managed by the same family for generations. And still is, Glenfarclas is one of the last family distilleries out there, in a world of shark-like giant enterprises.

This Glenfarclas 10 years old is a straw-gold , delicately light, sweet and malty dram leaving a long slightly spicy finish. Always impeccably well-made, this is a whisky that always delivers in quality.

If you like the Macallan, this single malt is something you shouldn't miss at all.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (88): inexistent. sweet, deep oloroso, nutty, citrus, tobacco, wood, spices. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

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

Finish (88): no finish. wood, honey, 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 Glenfarclas 10 year with 91 points over 100.

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Amrut Peated Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Amrut

“ A lot of peat and a bit of fruits. Interesting combination.”

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Amrut Peated Single Malt
The new 46% Amruts are a very different proposition to the pleasant but unexciting original release. At the higher strength this 24ppm peated effort fairly fizzes along the tastebuds.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. peat, sweet, citrus, banana, mango, a little sherry. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

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

Finish (92): no finish. peat, wood, banana, 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 Amrut Peated Single Malt with 92 points over 100.

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Amrut 46% ABV Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Amrut

“ So much fruit! The sherry, the sweetness. A wonderful dram worthy enought of being called amrut, the drink of Gods.”

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Amrut 46% Single Malt
The new Amrut Indian Single Malt has been beefed up to 46% and we can't wait to try it.

The peated cask-strength stuff is excellent and this should be a significant improvement on the old 40% bottling.

And in fact it is, just a bit less complex than Amrut Fusion this is a great whisky coming from the Himalaya lands.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (96): inexistent. sweet, fruity, peaches, bananas, mango, cinnamon, a little mint. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (92): . sweet, banana, mango, wood, candies, a little sherry. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (92): no finish. fruity, wood, candies. 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 Amrut 46% Single Malt with 93 points over 100.

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Inchgower 14 years old Flora & Fauna Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Inchgower

“ Stunning sweet, floral dram with lots of tones of sherry and spices. It is a pity that the Flora and Fauna range is discontinued.”

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Inchgower 14 year
The Flora and Fauna series is a sadly discontinued range of whiskies, each with an illustration of an animal on the bottle.

This Inchgower is very rare. Bottled at 14 years by Diageo to show some of their stable hidden gems.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (88): inexistent. sweet, floral, honey, sherry, cinnamon, citrus, spices, wood, tobacco. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

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

Finish (92): no finish. smoke, wood, honey, citrus, grass. 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 Inchgower 14 year with 91 points over 100.

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Linkwood 17 years 1990 Signatory Cask Strength Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Linkwood

“ A very interesting Linkwood that opens up with really interesting aromas with a drop of water. I don’t really understand why they don’t sell this as a single malt more.”

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Linkwood 17 year Cask Strength Collection
Distilled at Linkwood on the 26th November 1990.

This delicious single malt whisky was matured for 17 years in hogshead number 9726 before bottling on the 15th October 2008.

A single cask release of just 262 bottles, bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection range of whiskies.

This dram has a white-like color.

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

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

Finish (92): no finish. honey, wood, 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 Linkwood 17 year Cask Strength Collection with 92 points over 100.

Bruichladdich Octomore 02.2 Orpheus Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Bruichladdich

“ Bruichladdich isn’t lightly peated anymore. Very similar to the 02.1 release. This Orpheus has an extravagant pink color and the same peat punch than 02.1, slightly more fruity and delicious.”

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Octomore 02.2 Orpheus
The third release of Bruichladdich's mega-peated whisky Octomore has been finished in casks from Chateau Petrus.

After the collectors sought Octomore 01.1 and the naked Octomore 02.1, Bruichladdich has launched its peat monster finished in casks of one of the world most expensive wines.

Definitively a must try. for any peat head. By the way, Ardbeg also has their own peat monster: Ardbeg Supernova

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. peat, fruity, peat, marine, a little wood, a little coffee, floral. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, peat, fruity, red fruits, peat, marine, coffee, wood. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (92): no finish. many peat. 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 Octomore 02.2 Orpheus with 93 points over 100.

Bruichladdich Octomore 02.1 Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Bruichladdich

“ Splash! Peat! Splash! More peat! Splash! Octomore! Peat, sea, Islay, awesome whisky from Bruichladdich at an incredible peat level of 140ppm.”

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Octomore Edition 02.1
This is the second release of Bruichladdich's Octomore, the world's most heavily-peated whisky at 140ppm. This year's edition comes in at 62.5% and promises to be another treat for brave peat-freaks.

Launched after the collectors sought Octomore 01.1

Definitively a must try. for any peat head. By the way, Ardbeg also has their own peat monster: Ardbeg Supernova
TODO: Check if strength is 62.5% or 62%

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. peat, medicinal, marine, iodine, citrus, a little floral. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, hot, peat, peat, marine, a little red fruits, cocoa. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (92): no finish. peat, peat, iodine. 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 Octomore Edition 02.1 with 93 points over 100.

Bruichladdich Rocks Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Bruichladdich

“ A real classic from Bruichladdich. If you don’t like this you don’t like whisky.”

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Bruichladdich Rocks
The Rock of Ages. Bruichladdich is built on the oldest rocks of any distillery in Scotland - 1800 million year old Gneiss. Master Distiller Jim McEwan, inspired by his native islands rugged yet beautiful scenery, has created Rocks from a range of contrasting cask types and ages to provide wave after wave of compelling citrus and subtle red berry fruit flavours.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, fruity, plums, strawberries, wood, salt, peat, honey, vanilla, biscuit. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Palate (96): . sweet, peat, hot, fruity, wood, biscuit, a little earthy. Bouquet data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

Finish (88): no finish. sweet, fruit, wood, honey, peat. 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 Bruichladdich Rocks with 92 points over 100.

Bruichladdich Fifteen Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Bruichladdich

“ A great dram. More mature than 10 years old, with more wood and spices. Sweeter. Great.”

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Bruichladdich 15 Year Old / 1st Edition Islay Whisky
A 15 year old Bruichladdich, released by the new owners of this Islay distillery.

As soon as the distillery was reopened in 2001 Jim McEwan started creating new whiskies with the existing casks, releasing jewels like this 15 years old single malt that soon capture the heart of all the whisky aficionados out there.

Pure Bruichladdich pleasure!

This dram has a white-like color.

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

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

Finish (92): no finish. spices, 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 Bruichladdich 15 Year Old / 1st Edition Islay Whisky with 92 points over 100.

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Bruichladdich 10 years old Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Recommended , Bruichladdich

“ A great affordable dram from Bruichladdich that is a kind fruity welcome tp the peat world of Islay.”

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Bruichladdich 10 year
Recently reborn with the great Jim McEwan at the helm in the distillery, Bruichladdich has once again started producing the kind of malts Islay fans adore.

Fresh, vibrant and as clean as a whistle.

This Islay single malt was one of the first whiskies released after the reopening of the distillery in 2000. It has been recently replaced by a bottle done totally with the whisky distilled by the new owners.

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (92): inexistent. sweet, fruit, red fruits, honey, peat, marine, vanilla. First nosing data is innacurate as the previous tasting sheet lacked of this field.

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

Finish (88): no finish. spices, wood, honey, smoke. 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 Bruichladdich 10 year with 91 points over 100.