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Jamaica 1982 no.11

One more, just for fun. This 30 year old single cask was bottled in 2013 by Ian Macleod for Juuls Vin & Spritis in Copenhagen. Drawn from a bourbon barrel (# 16), with a result of 186 bottles. On the … Continue reading

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Whisky Review #293 Nikka Coffey Malt 45%

Bottled: +/- 2014 In the nose: citrus fruits, dry grass, fine malt, rye bread and pepper mixture … or lemon pepper perhaps? Water makes it more syrupy with a touch of brown sugar. Very tasty. On the palate: sweet and … Continue reading

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Origen Reserva Don Pancho 30 years 40%

This time a Panamanian. Bottled: +/- 2013 Bottle no .: 201 On the nose: brown sugar, oak, dark syrup, toffee and bananas. Some chocolate and canned tropical fruit. Very rich. Hints of sweet licorice with time. Cookie dough comes through … Continue reading

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Whisky Review #313 Macallan ‘Select Oak’ 40%

  Bottled in 2009. On the nose: malt, honey and a little hay. Light and sweet. Some black currants too. Fruity with water. Lime and pears On the palate: Thin and sweet with hints of gooseberry and citrus. Water brings … Continue reading

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Whiskey Review # 314 George T. Stagg 2006 70.3%

  Distilled: 1990, bottled: 2006. On the nose: Wow! Thick and viscous. Mealy red apples, brown sugar, lots of caramel, peanuts, milk chocolate, old rum, coconuts and liquorice. Almost buttery. Water brings out vanilla pods and more coconuts. Some tobacco … Continue reading

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Whiskey Review # 315 Bruichladdich 25 Years (OMC) 48.3%

  Distilled: 02.1988, bottled: 05.2013 Drawn from a filling head (HL 9810). 328 bottles On the nose: feels a little closed when first sniffed. Get some ashes, wet grass and cranberries. Some vegetable nuts too. Almost rustic. Sweet potatoes, spicy … Continue reading

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Whiskey Review # 311 Aberlour a’bunadh Batch # 19 59.9%

  Bottled in 2007 On the nose: leather, dried apricots and soft oak-like herbs. Also some incense (the one we burn here in Norway for Christmas). Quite easily seen high ABV. In a way thicker and deeper with added water. … Continue reading

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Whiskey Review # 309 Benromach 1978 Rare Malts 63.8%

  Distilled: 1978, bottled: 1998 On the nose: sweet. Malt, heavy honey and a pinch of salt. Some charred wood in the background. Also some red fruits, especially plums. They also get apples, strawberries, mint and melons. Hints of cookie … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #12 Bruichladdich PEAT 46%

This is a vatting of unpeated Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore spirits. Nose, big creamy cheddar cheese(I always get that when nosing laddies). Sweet peatsmoke. Very fresh and straight to the point. Salt and buttery notes. BBQ chips and sweet … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #11 Jura Boutique Barrels 1995 56.5%

This is a bottling from the small-batch single cask serie done by Isle of Jura distillery. This particular one has been matured in an ex-bourbon cask. Let’s see how it tastes. Nose – salt, spice, chinese five spice, sugary grapefruit and … Continue reading

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