Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied, Caol Ila 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky is the color of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes. The clean, appetizing nose shows subtle citrus fruit with just a puff of smoke. Firm and smooth, it begins sweetly then yields a fragrant smokiness and a sweet-smoky, lingering finish. Drinks well at natural strength; sweet start; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish. Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel; with water light acidity, some salt and still the sweeter notes. A complex balance of primary tastes.
Aberlour 16 Year Old is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and the finest ex-sherry butts. This maturation ensures the depth of character as well as the distinctive fruitiness and spiciness of Aberlour. Rich, dry scented floral and sweet raisin aromas with spicy nuttiness. Smooth, full, sweet floral and spicy flavors with a soft plum fruitiness and gentle oakiness. Finish is long, warm, spicy fruitiness.
Aberlour Scotch Whisky is a truly-complex premium single-malt scotch distilled in the heart of Speyside, the most popular malt whisky-producing region of Scotland. A very lightly peated malted barley provides a subtle smokiness, allowing other rich flavors to come through. Maturation in rare sherry butts and bourbon barrels are used to ensure a perfect balance of flavors. Aged for a minimum of 12 years.
This aromatic single malt displays complex fruit notes with a hint of brine and smoke. On the palate, the influence of Montilla Fino cask-wood is pronounced but balanced, serving to highlight and enhance the sweet characteristics of this spirit. If you enjoy Campbeltown malts, well known for their saltiness, this Western Highland bottling is for you. Dont add water to this oneit sips very well neat.
Crisp peat then softens to great richness in the mouth. Sweet, roasty malt with heathery dryness. Sherry notes keep back some pepper. In its place is luscious, slightly oily sweetness with juicy fruit and vanilla. Some very deep cocoa notes, vanilla and lingering quite earthy peat. An enormously chewable single malt, with sweetness having the edge on dryness.
A strong Islay character with traces of sea salt and burnt oak chips. The smokey nature is apparent throughout; a malty vanilla flavor bringing balance to the overall taste. A powerful Islay aftertaste of sweet smoke with a hint of iodine.
COLOUR: Warm Amber.NOSE: Subtle notes of lemon and honey are bound together with the distinctive Bowmore smokiness.PALATE: Warm and delicious with subtle dark chocolate and peat smoke.The finish is long and subtle.
On the eye warm gold. Breathe in vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice. Sip mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut. Savor the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.
Produced once a year in very small batches, Laphroaig "Triple Wood" is a limited edition release which has been matured in three types of casks. On the nose Laphroaig "Triple Wood" offers sweet aromas of raisin, apricot, walnut and vanilla embedded in a bold note of earthy peat smoke. The rich, full bodied palate opens with an initial burst of peat smoke, but is softened by a suggestion of sherry sweetness, along with flavors of vanilla, citrus fruit and peppery spice. The long, dry finish offers smooth notes of caramel accented by a hint of salted cashew.
Rich and fruity Victoria plums, greengages, perhaps dried orange peel with some butterscotch or rum toffee and a thread of smoke behind. The smoke soon advances into the foreground and the toffee note is joined by a light mintiness. With water, those maritime characteristics emerge once again dry boat varnish, edible seaweed. Still sweet; now with notes of iodine and the smokiness of an un-struck match.
THE GLENLIVET Aged 21 Years: The 21 Year Old features deep, multilayered flavors and an almost creamy texture that can only be attained through years of patient aging. The deep amber color foretells an exquisite taste of fudge and spiced orange with light oak undertones. The finish lingers delicately with toast-like and vanilla notes.
Rich floral notes fuse with freshly grated nutmeg and ginger. A distinctive Lowland malty flavor is clearly identifiable with a flourish of ripe tangerine zest. A fresh, invigorating, clean sensation. Essentially sweet, the mellow flavor is complimented by the delicate perfume of roses and lavender. A mouth coating oiliness leaves a lingering sensation on the palate.