Laphroaig Select

Review 74 – Laphroaig Select Sample provided by Laphroaig to the Toronto Whisky Society, for their #OpinionsWelcome program. This following review will remain unbiased as per usual. Thank you Laphroaig for providing the dram. Region: Islay ABV: 40% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: Yes Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hogshead, Quarter casks and First fill bourbon … Continue reading Laphroaig Select

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC10, PC11, PC12.

A Trio Review of PC10/11/12 Image Left To Right: PC10/11/12 Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC10 “TRO NA LINNTEAN” “It's the PC10 expression from Bruichladdich powerfully peaty Port Charlotte series of releases. This release also marked 10 years of Allan Logan, who became the youngest distillery manager in Scotland, working with Jim McEwan. This was referenced in … Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC10, PC11, PC12.

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01 Region: Islay ABV: 57.8% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: French oak [Quercus robur], ex-Cognac.   Colour: Amber-Gold Nose: White grape, smoke, brine, seaweed, tangerine, cured meat, apricot, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, pear. Palate: Ash, salt, syrupy, pepper, seaweed, mineral, orange peel, grape, smoke, ginger. Finish: Medium+ finish, pepper, mineral, salt, citrus peel, black tea. Score: 87/100 The nose … Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2016

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2016 *Tasting notes taken indoor.   Colour: Deep Salmon Nose: Strawberry, raspberry, floral, touch of meatiness, light thyme. Palate: Dry, medium body, medium acidity. Strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, savoury herbs. Finish: Medium finish, touch of mineral, grapefruit skin. Score:78/100   More complex than I would have expected, although I haven’t tried Rose from Costieres … Continue reading Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2016

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Colour: Medium+ garnet core, light garnet rim. Nose: Leather, cedar, matured plum, tobacco, black cherry, balsamic, white pepper. Palate: Dry, medium body, high acidity, medium silky tannins. Sour cherry, tobacco, plum, integrated oak. Finish: Medium finish, touch of pepper, mellow black raspberry. Score: 82/100 Chianti Classico is one of my favourite affordable … Continue reading Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Bodegas Benito Urbina Rioja Selección 1999

Bodegas Benito Urbina Rioja Selección 1999 Colour: Medium garnet core, lighter on the edge. Nose: Plum, dates, vanilla, crème de cassis, faint tobacco, integrated oak Palate: Dry, medium body, medium acidity, medium soft tannins. Red cherry, blackberry, mineral, plum. Finish: Medium finish, light oak, stone, touch of spice. Score: 77/100 The nose smells like classic … Continue reading Bodegas Benito Urbina Rioja Selección 1999

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2006 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength for KWM Bottled 2016)

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2006 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength for KWM Bottled 2016) Region: Islay ABV: 57.5% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill sherry hogshead 306200   Colour: Amber Nose: Rum-like aroma, caramel, menthol, smoke, raisin, cream corn, sherry spice, cherry, tea. Palate: Ash, oak, dried apricot, orange, smoke, salt, spice. Finish: … Continue reading Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2006 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength for KWM Bottled 2016)

Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2004 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength Bottled 2016)

Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2004 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength Bottled 2016) Region: Islay ABV: 59.3% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill Sherry Cask 306615, 306620, 306621, 306622.   Colour: Gold Nose: Sweet smoke, brine, rubber, ashy peat, cherry syrup, orange, almond. Palate: Lemon oil, malt, salt, ash, pepper, red fruit jam, cola, … Continue reading Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2004 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength Bottled 2016)

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 2135)

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 2135) Region: Isle of Arran ABV: 52.65 E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Sherry Puncheon Distilled 17/12/1996, Bottled 30/03/2015   Colour: Amber Nose: Rum raisin, raspberry, strawberry, pear, custard, malt, grass, orange peel. Palate: Orange peel, red berries jam, cherry syrup, floral, oak, pear, … Continue reading Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 2135)

Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 – Sinbad preparing for a journey)

Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 - Sinbad preparing for a journey) Tasted Blind Region: Speyside ABV: 57.5% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill Ex-Sherry Gorda Outrun: 750 Bottles   Colour: Amber Nose: Fish oil capsule (The smell when you sniff a bottle of fish oil pills), funky, cinnamon, orange, cherry jell-o, cola syrup, ginger, roasted … Continue reading Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 – Sinbad preparing for a journey)