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Isle of Jura 21 years old 200th Anniversary

Isle of Jura 21 years old 200th Anniversary, 44% abv

Dry cinnamon, raisins, sherried Christmas cake on the nose. Soft mellow spices, light sherry, figs, plums with cedar chips on the palate. My favourite Jura dram of all time; so far.

Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig Select, 40% abv

Soft peat, light fruit, spices in a briny sauce on the nose. Medicinal, soft cedar notes then saltiness on the palate. Gentle medium finish.

Auchentoshan 12 years old

Auchentoshan 12 years old, 40% abv

Cinnamon, apples fruit and vanilla followed by sweet grasses on the nose.. Dry, soft grassy caramel on the palate. Wee edgy medium finish.

anCnoc Rascan

anCnoc Rascan, 46% abv

Light peat presence, then smoky cereal by the seaside. Almost crusty peat laden with fruit and more cereal on the palate. Mild tang on the finish.

Old Pulteney 12 years old

Old Pulteney 12 years old, 40% abv

Mild dry straw with berries and dry marmalade aromas on the nose. Sweet,, simple dry fruit on the palate. Short finish. A good honest dram.

Balblair 90

Balblair 90, 46% abv

Vanilla, caramel, exotic fruit, light floral aromas and almonds on the nose. Creamy toffee and vanilla custard on the palate. Always a delight.

Old Pulteney 17 years old

Old Pulteney 17 years old, 46% abv

Spices, soft stone fruit, tobacco, cocoa with mild saltiness on the nose. Rich mouthfeel, mild sherry, spices, dry fruit on the palate. A mature and complex malt.

MacNa Mara Rum Finish

MacNa Mara Rum Finish, 40% abv

Apples, raisins, fruit laden aromas with mild nutmeg on the nose. Light fresh fruit, mild spices, sweet tobacco with a hint of rum and smoke on the palate. Great V4$

Johnnie Walker Double Black

Johnnie Walker Double Black, 40% abv

Soft sweet smoky peat and mild fruit on the nose. Gentle, light, sweet smoky syrup then tar on the palate. Soft sweet peat finish. It is what it is; no pretensions.

Pemberton Valley Cask #1 3 Year Old

Pemberton Valley Cask #1 3 Year Old, 44% abv

Dry grass, wet straw and salty laundry on the nose. Very young with astringency dominating the palate. Would improve with ageing imho.