Samaroli Coilltean Glenlivet Distillery, 19 year old Single Malt Whisky, Speyside 1999
Let me echo last year’s thoughts... Glenlivet is as synonymous with whisky as James Dean with the Sixties, Grease with the Seventies… or Duran Duran with the Eighties. When something is identified so strongly as part of a movement, an era, a country or a
Samaroli Coilltean Glentauchers Distillery, 22 year old single malt whisky, Speyside 1996
We really love this spirit, which by now has become our faithful companion. It makes us think of a stroll through the Forbidden City in Beijing, where a whole separate life unfolds, past the warehouses with the bustle of servants… under the arcades filled
Samaroli Coilltean Macduff Distillery, 20 year old single malt whisky, Speyside 1997
We were very protective about bottling all our Macduff 1997 butt and, as we already mentioned last year, it’s also really exciting to study how this multi-faceted spirit evolves over time. So after another year of ageing in the same cask, naturally with a
Thompson Brothers Undisclosed Distillery, 24 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Speyside 1995
I have it on very good authority that this in fact hails from a certain very large and very famous Speyside distillery owned by Edrington
Nose: very lovely, very classical. Pollens, soft waxes, honeys, breads, pastries, wild flowers.
Thompson Brothers Undisclosed Distillery, 5 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Campbeltown 2014
Thompson Brothers Caol Ila Distillery, 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Islay 2008
Colour: Pear flesh.
On the nose: oh yes, unmistakable Caol Ila. Beach pebbles, Limoncello and a coarse sea salt. Pine cones, Calamine lotion, smoked apples and an engine oil residue. There’s heather and ham hock before water reveals more vanilla, nutme