Bruichladdich Centenary 1965 15yr Whisky Review

Very special bottling here from Bruichladdich, imported to Italy by Moon Import. Was lucky enough to get a sample. TEXT Notes Eye: Red Nose: Strawberry, wood varnish, dried mango, fine sherry wood. Hints of maritime elements, little bit of peat but it's quite shy. Palate: Floral, Chalk, Rosehip, very sweet,…

SMWS 66.31 Apples at Hallowe'en Whisky Review

The SMWS are always bottling great stuff. I grabbed this one at auction a while back. Notes Eye: Golden with a Mahogany Hue Nose: Well used BBQ meets burnt limes and burnt apple. Whiffs of wet bitumen after rain. Peat is present but not in your face. Cream, with no…

La Maison du Whisky Laphroaig 7yr 2001 Tartan Whisky Review

It isn't too often you see a 7yr Laphroaig at cask strength. This whisky was bottled by the old Douglas Laing and Co for La Maison du Whisky's 'Tartan' range in 2008. Notes Eye: Clear white wine, water Nose: Medicinal overload. Hospital ward and iodine meet heavy peat reak. Hints…

Douglas Laing Bowmore 20yr 1983 Old Malt Cask Whisky Review

Bowmore distilled in the early 1980s. For me this is heaven. There has been a lot of change in the profile of Bowmores distillate over the last few decades. To sum things up the 1980s produced some very floral spirit. I'll leave it to the reader to find out more…

Laphroaig 10yr Cask Strength Batch 3 Whisky Review

Cask strength Laphroaig. Sadly hard to come by in this country, and that is an understatement. I wonder why this is the case? Australia is a big country and has a lot of Laphroaig fans. Certainly can't be an issue of demand. Notes Eye: Light Nose: Medicinal with buckets of…

Lagavulin 12yr Cask Strength 2013 Limited Edition Whisky Review

Had this one the other day at Shirt Bar in Sydney. Great bar by the way, highly recommended. The 2011 release of 12yr Lagavulin was exceptional and I expected nothing less of this one. Notes Eye: Pale golden hue Nose: Smoked cured meat, agave with hints of honey. This is…

Bowmore Tempest Batch 4 Whisky Review

Tempest is Bowmore's range of first-fill bourbon cask matured whisky, released at 10 years old. It's sibling and complete opposite is 'The Devil's Casks', a 10yr sherry matured release. Lets get to it.. Notes Eye: Sand Nose: Citrus, Salt, and a light amount of smoke. Very mineral but no earthy…

Douglas Laing Ardbeg 18yr 1991 Old Malt Cask Whisky Review

Early 1990s Ardbeg, it really doesn't get much better than this. Bit of age under its belt too. I haven't had many from the 1990s that were sherried. Notes Eye: Mahogany infused honey Nose: Sweet ocean spray mixed with an Australian bushfire smoke element. Australian bushfire? Yep. Hints of creaminess…