.knockando – 15yo – 1995 – richly matured

"richly matured in sherry and refill bourbon casks" as the label stated. We were served this during our visit to the distillery in April 2016, took home a small sample (responsible driving and such) and I tried it at my own convenience, which happened to be when we just finished our article on WhiskySpeller about our … Continue reading .knockando – 15yo – 1995 – richly matured

.knockando – 12yo – 2000

When we were visiting the distillery in 2016, we were treated to a tasting including their 12 year old, all of which was distilled in 2000. This is something the distillery likes to uphold; bottling a vintage and add an age statement to the label nonetheless, making each individual batch slightly different from the previous, … Continue reading .knockando – 12yo – 2000

.cragganmore – special releases 2016

Next in my lineup from the #SpecialReleases 2016 box we have received from Diageo Netherlands, is a no age statement Cragganmore, the only NAS in last year's series. Matured in refill and rejuvenated ex-Bourbon casks, as well as ex-Bodega (Sherry) casks. 55.7% abv, €450 single malt Nose: immediately, fresh green apples and the scent of fresh … Continue reading .cragganmore – special releases 2016

.speyside – 17yo – douglas laing – old particular 0034

48,4% abv, €115, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: wood, sweet, toffee, fruit, citrus, blood-oranges, HUGE amount of red grapefruits, dried fruits, prunes, wood, old book stores (which I love)Palate: sweet, toffee, gingerbread, candied ginger, spicy, jalapeños, dried fruits, raisinsFinish: sweet, dried fruits, raisins, tannins, wood, metallicMark: +++/++Conclusion: the nose is fantastic, the taste is really … Continue reading .speyside – 17yo – douglas laing – old particular 0034