First up is Jenna, who pits a currently available Cadenhead Authentic Collection bottling against a Small Batch presentation from Cameron. Jenna’s first whisky love was with Islay, but she’s now partial to a Highland malt. From a refill sherry butt, she describes this as 'a deliciously rich & fresh nose with a long finish’, and a great example of the Highland style.
N: It’s another one of those sherry butts that tastes like bourbon, and a straight forward fruity number with leathery dunnage-y honeyed hessian. No arguments here.
T: A little peppery heat to start, but takes water very easily. It does also work neat however. A classic aged dram, one we’ve all [hopefully] had a number of times, and appreciated.
F: Very competent straight-ahead finish though still with some heat.
C: A fair starter, though the problem is the peppery heat. Shame, as the rest is just fine. Ooh, I had this before [Blog], and with the same score.
Scores a C+