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GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    86 86
  • Taste
    85 85
  • Finish
    85 85

Fabian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

Ik vind dit een hele mooie Highland Park, weer een goede botteling van van Wees.

Falang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

Tasted this one at Saint Mac, Kinrooi (BE). Not bad!

My first CaskAid bottling. Never heard of this independent bottler and I really like their incentive: bottling whisky and donating a part of the profit to the people / organisations that need help. Great dram. Really really liked it.
  • Nose
    83 83
    Crazy and intense nose. Hints of sulfur, mash, sweets.
  • Taste
    87 87
    Taste is full: starts soft and turns sweet immediately. Hint of pepper. Ginger. Hint of campfire. Oily. Very tasty!
  • Finish
    87 87
    Long finish with red fruit. Hint of sand.

Fabian scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

Mooie dram voor een leuke prijs, hij is jong en toch veel smaak. Het gerucht gaat dat het een Ledaig is.........ik heb 'm geproefd en het zou volgens mij kunnen......

fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

медово-восковый аромат, очень спокойный такой, можно было бы чуть и понапористей) Сладенько, приятно достоинством есть наверное вкус, градус оставили правильный. А в целом чего-то молту не хватает, может глубины, с чем это связать? Не достаточная выдержка? Все-таки НАС, не знаю... Но не зацепил..

fnk scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

Как-то не зашел, не мой профиль.

Schollus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

Nase: salzige Gischt, frische Küstennoten und das typische Heidekraut, brauner Zucker, Créme Brulée, Kräuterhonig

Gaumen: Toffee und Karamell dominieren, gefolgt von süßen Kirsch- und Brombeernoten, etwas medzinisch und Hustensaftanflüge, Sauerampfer, Waldkräuter

Abgang: extrem lang und ausdrucksstark

Fazit: Einer dieser OBs aus goldenen Zeiten, mit eindeutiger HP-DNA, Charakter und Suchtfaktor!

elskling scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

Every new dram from this is a marvel. And with time, i do adjust my note towards 95, because it ends up being an actual (almost) perfect whisky, especially among contemporary releases.

delta1 did not rate this whisky Newbie

the arbitrary customs/duty rollercoaster of DHL, and the pound/euro conversion bring this bottle (+28yo samples) to 175 euro.
(114 for bottle, 61 for customs and dhl fee)

maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  • Nose
    90 90
  • Taste
    89 89
  • Finish
    89 89

whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    90 90
    Chamomile tea, nutmeg, floral, chocolate, Sherry sour, raisin. Coffee, a little bit earthy. Broiled meat. Some fresh Mandarin orange, apple, hay. I can feel the light smoke after a sip.
  • Taste
    89 89
    Syrup, quite earthy, dried dates. Spiciness kicked in in 3s. Apple juice with orange peel. Honey black tea. Richness doesn't drop much during tasting, which is great.
  • Finish
    87 87
    Earthy. Little bit dried prune. Resinous, pepper, tobacco, fruit peel and stem.

Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  • Nose
    88 88
  • Taste
    89 89
  • Finish
    88 88

FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

Ausgabepreis März 2021: 67,10 GBP

https://smws.com/licking-a-coal-scuttle/

FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

Ausgabepreis März 2021: 79,00 GBP

https://smws.com/fruit-jiggle/

Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

1590) Compass Box, Myth & Legends II, Glen Elgin, Limited Edition
(59.2% 18YO / 40.2% a blends of malts between 16Y to 23Y)
  • Nose
    N- Summery Sangria, zesty ripe citrus, juicy stone fruits and tart berries, comes alongside baked cookies and liquorice, star anise candy top. The buttery notes arise as the fruitiness subsides. Tangy zings of minerals with late arriving spices, evolving well to dried fruits and nutty. Plenty going on but still lovely and well layered. (91/22)
  • Taste
    P- Waxy Washington apple, with underlying sweet mashes. Hints of heather honey smokes with buttery mouthfeel. (87/21)
  • Finish
    F- Medium long, sweet, subtle spices, ginger and creamy. Sundried fruits with charred caramel over grassy nuances.(87/21)

    B/B- 87/21 Somewhat wee oak-y as it goes.

    Weighted Rate- 85pt

FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

Notes von der SMWS Website: https://smws.com/royal-nonsense/

"On the nose neat we imagined traditional Austrian flower boxes displaying a variety of flowers like begonias, fuchsias, honeysuckle and foxgloves, mounted onto a wooden balcony. On the palate we stayed on that Austrian balcony and had a glass of white wine called Grüner Veltliner - vibrant, zesty with a dry minerality and a hint of pepper. Water released the sweet herbal notes of basil and thyme as well as green grape skins before the sweet perfumed scent of jasmine and rose water appeared. The taste a real ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ (named after the favourite dish of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I) – light and fluffy shredded pancakes with raisins soaked in rum and served with plum compote."

Ausgabepreis März 2021: 45,60 GBP

whisky_knight scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

I fully agree with hs305: Enjoy the 1st dram on its own. Just to adjust your taste buds and expectations. It feels like we’re in an era of “bigger!” “bolder!” flavors (huge peat bombs, huge sherry bombs), wild experimental cask finishes. So many newer bottles are like the movie equivalent of Michael Bay “Transformers” movies or the big Hollywood Summer Blockbuster movie (explosions, huge VFX).

This Glenfarclas 1998 The Family Cask #3587 is like “The Shawshank Redemption” or “Blade Runner” (original). It may not have huge VFX, exposions and big CG 3D set pieces, but it’s just a cinematic masterpiece.

Then sit back with the 2nd dram. There’s an overall delicate balance, it’s pleasing and brings a smile to my face. This tastes like an amazing Scotch whisky from another era, that's not a big sherry bomb, but it doesn't need to be. This is one of the best drams I’ve ever had in my life.

Outstanding.
  • Nose
    93 93
    Apricots, Peaches, summery stone fruit. 30 minutes later, it opens up even more. This 1998 Glenflarclas gets better as you let it breathe. There's stewed stone fruit now. Mango. Light malt. Zero ABV burn (at 50.8%, beautiful). The key with the nose is that it’s perfectly *balanced*. It’s not a huge “sherry bomb” that we’re used to seeing in modern big sherried whiskies (and there’s nothing wrong with that; it’s just a different style).
  • Taste
    96 96
    In-season apricots, peaches, honey, fruit cocktail (but not excessively sweet). Light ginger warmth. The ABV (50.8%) is masterfully integrated and balanced. Almost tropical. Lovely.

    Coming back to it 30 minutes later: even juicier apricots, peaches, wonderful stone fruit sweetness, perfectly balanced by gentle ginger.

    The 2nd dram in succession gets even better (after sitting for another 15 min): You’re hit with a bolder rush of gorgeous Summer fruits, a lovely vibrant white peach and apricot sweetness that feels probably twice as notable as the first dram.

    The harmony and balance is something that you might initially take for granted: Your whole mouth is awash in a balanced, thick, beautiful Summer fruit dram with no over oakiness, no big sherry domination, nor ABV spikes.
  • Finish
    95 95
    Long, smooth; it feels like it goes on forever! Gentle linger that’s like a warm blanket, more apricots, some delicate dark chocolate bitterness (60% cacao), the comforting ginger heat fades like a long sunset.

    Stunning finish! Everyone that joined me tonight (hardcore whisky fans, the local bar manager (who runs an outstanding whisky program), and a professional sommelier) thought this was one of the best drams and finishes they've had in recent memory.

    Coming back to the glass 30 minutes later, the finish remains incredible. Ginger, delicate canned peaches, long, long subtle finish that stays with you as you contemplate how this 1998 dram is so good.

DrunkDude scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

Whiskysponge N26 ord
闻香:grappa与生青感,浓香型白酒的乙酸乙酯气息,全糖桃汁,杯醒后生青味散去些许,但是化学试剂的感觉挥之不去,此外有更多的柠檬精油,青菜,土壤,松木橱柜,些许的TF Oud Wood的余味。70
口感:整体口感是很稀松平常,偏甜,糖浆为主调,淡漠的感觉,油漆,grappa,化学试剂的感觉依然存在,但是变轻不少。此外还有柠檬精油,甜姜汁水,黑胡椒等较重香料。酒力柔弱,油脂感中等偏下,柑橘苦感强烈,略带粉笔的涩感。75
余味:粉笔的涩感,姜味儿再次出现,失温后的 Beafeater Dry Gin 怼 Moscatel 小甜水的药甜感。70
不带试探地直接走进了打分的混乱区间,但是我根据以前喝过的并给大芹打过的分来判断,他应该比大芹蓝牌(70)好喝,但是应该是逊于一些tobermory地板级别的产品,比如之前我开瓶的那个桶强13yo过雪莉桶uk版小批次(75)。最好喝的ord俺不知道,但这个在最难喝的ord里绝对排的上号。

FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

Notes von der SMWS Website: https://smws.eu/a-rocking-chair-whiskey/

"Truly a rocking chair whiskey; imagine a hacienda-style ranch farmhouse, sitting on the porch and as far as the eye can see it is your land. The taste neat was superb – wonderfully smooth and sweet with a hint of eucalyptus. The poem ‘The Gum-Gatherer’ by Robert Frost came to mind – ‘the gum of the mountain spruce, he showed me lumps of the scented stuff…’ Diluted and yet another great American author Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer having to paint the fence of Aunt Polly. On the palate we are back in a rocking chair, now on board a Mississippi paddle steamer, reciting the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’. This mash bill consisted of 80% corn, 8 % rye & 12% malted barley."

Ausgabepreis Juni 2021: 94,70€ / 77,50 GBP

EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

A bit muted on the nose, but the oak, and sweet sherry fruity pastry palate is just great, very much Irish and the sherry finish adds a delicious fruity layer on top.
  • Nose
    87 87
    Soft, sweet breads, red berry jam
  • Taste
    90 90
    Boom, oily, oak and sweet sherry, the pastry notes still alive but arrives after the initial blast, rich and sweet,
  • Finish
    88 88
    Juicy yet oaky, the sweet breads linger with a honey finish

Kovalyoff scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

Blenders Glass.
Настоящая хересная бомба! Я бы сказал хересный панчер! Прекрасный образец того, что и в современном мире могут делать отличные хересники. Конечно же, им не хватает утонченности, в сравнении со старыми релизами; но если Самароли прав и ботл продолжает развиваться в бутылке, то каким же нектаром он станет с течением времени?
Я пил его в сравнении со старым Макаллан 12 и если Гойн это маслкар, то Макака Порш 911...
Балланс 23
Итого: 3333'2
  • Nose
    Классический хересный нос, в хорошем смысле этого слова (сладкий, вяленые сливы, изюм, трубочный табак, нотки грубой кожи).
    Интересный момент - примерно через 20 минут проявились бочковые соленые огурцы.
    23
  • Taste
    Хересная бомба! Во рту взорвался целый Гранд Базар с восточными вялеными фруктами, сладостями, специями и пряностями
    23
  • Finish
    Финиш устойчивый, длительный, сладкий и пряный.
    23

vlad78 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

An amazing combination of different tones.
  • Nose
    91 91
    Spices, cinnamon, dried orange added to Oriental coffee, hazelnuts, chocolate and a slight smell of lime or mint.
  • Taste
    90 90
    Sweet, chocolate with spices and citrus, nutty, light aroma of fresh mint.
  • Finish
    91 91
    Sweet, tart, spicy, with a hint of orange and cinnamon.

mandragoru scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    84 84
  • Taste
    85 85
  • Finish
    84 84

mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    87 87
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    87 87

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