Whisky Tasting Notes
Single malt aged for 10 years on the Isle of Jura. Nose: fresh, soft with malty cereal
notes. Palate: thick and full with more cereal, this time, a barley fudge sweetness creeps
in with creamy smoothness.
Single malt whisky aged for 12 years in Knock, Aberdeenshire. Nose: soft, very aromatic
with a hint of honey and lemon. Palate: sweet to start with an appetising fruitiness and
a long smooth finish.
Single malt from a secret Islay distillery. Nose: Youthful peat, herbal notes, oak, grassy
with notes of the coast. Palate: Sublimely smooth malty notes, peat, peppery spices,
tannins and a touch of fruit. Finish: Faint iodine. Coastal notes, malt.
Singleton of Dufftown
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Speyside 12 years and under
Nose: Malty with cereal/barley sweetness, buttery toast, wood shavings, hay and
walnut. Palate: Orange zest spiciness perks up a malty core of nuts, oak and toffee, hints
of cut grass. Finish: Oaky, rich with good length, some fruit lingers.
Single malt aged for 12 years in the region of Speyside. Nose: spiced rum with gorgeous
hints of date and walnut cake. Palate: winter spice and salty butter pastry with a sweet
vanilla and melted cookie dough ice-cream. Finish: tight and swift, the bourbon oak
notes fading out with added toasty vanilla.
IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
This single malt is aged for 10 years in the region of Islay. The manager of the distillery
recommends this malt with water to enhance the flavours. Full-bodied, smoky gem, with
a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amidst the seaweed, peaty characters before a
long warming finish.
Single malt aged for 12 years in Glasgow. Aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee
and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentostan taste.
Speyburn Bradan Orach
Bradan Orach is Gaelic for golden salmon. Nose: Fruity, malty. Orchard fruits, blossom,
hints of light citrus, creamy. Palate: Fruity and balanced. Creamy vanilla, hints of spice,
oak. Finish: Quite long, oak and spice.
Tomintoul won one of the gold medals at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Aroma: light and fruity. Palate: fruity, sweet barely, light with a delicate spice. Finish:
light, fruity, fresh and rewarding.
Single malt aged for 10 years in Aberlour, Banffshire. Nose: fresh, fruity aromas. Palate:
Exceptionally smooth and creamy, with spicy-sweet nutmeg combining with autumn
fruits. Finish: long, soft and warming.
This whisky is aged in quarter casks, which proffers a speedy maturation thus
discounting its youth. Nose: full of caramel, toasted oak and rich. Palate: lots of barely
and caramel notes, oodles of rich bourbon, smoke and peat present. Finish: has a sharp
edge, more caramel and sugary barley notes.
Nose: distinctive Bowmore smoky peat, with a gentle breeze of fresh sea air. Palate:
bold, zesty lemon notes together with a touch of honey. Finish: the full and complex
finish with distinctive Islay peat smoke.
Single malt whisky aged for 12 years. Some notes of wood oils and resins, rubbed petals,
winter spice and cereal sweetness. The palate is thick and full. There are notes of thick
cream and honeyed raisins. Sultana notes emerge. The oak develops into the finish.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Island 12 years and under.
Aroma: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness. Taste: Rounded smoky
sweetness, full malt delivery. Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.
Single malt whisky aged for 10 years. Nose: gentle toffee, citrus and malty nose. Palate:
rich yet soft, orange and dried fruit. Finish: Long with gentle spice.