Samaroli Coilltean Deanston Distillery, 19 year old Single Malt, Highland 1999
Distilled in 1999 by Deanston and bottled in 2018 by excellent Italian indie bottler Samaroli, this single malt Scotch shows off some excellent features of Highland whiskies. Only 391 bottles were released.
Nose: Aromatic leather with honey and a hint
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 Coal Ila Distillery, 11 year old single malt whisky, Islay 2007
How can we not yearn to escape to those remote patches of land, where all our senses are reawakened, far from the stresses and helter-skelter of everyday life? On Islay everything is different... from form itself and therefore substance... light and there
Thompson Brothers Admore Distillery 21 year old single malt whisky, Highland 1998
Color: light gold.
On the nose: joyous with time, as the peat and coastal vibes come through. Hazelnuts, a sweet sugary earthy syrup, black peppercorns and waxed apples. A lovely balance due to the patient maturation. Sweet tobacco smoke, celeriac, mac
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 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