Glenfiddich 18 y.o.
Nose: Assorted fruits. Here, and a fragrant grapefruit, and red sweet apples, pear and caramel carrot flavor with chocolate. [n22]
Taste: Fruit candy, apricot, sweet juicy pear, vanilla. [t21]
Finish: long, hot. Salted caramel and pear. [f20]
Balance: A very tasty drink, I immediately want to write about it. When pouring it into the sniffer, there was a feeling that you poured a slightly thick oil, but definitely not a "watery" drink. First tens of seconds in the aroma there is spiritness, which very quickly goes away. To the nose immediately rushes a whole fruit bouquet, led by apples and grapefruit. In taste, I would say the prevalent distinct pear, which is either replaced by apricots and candies. The aftertaste is bright, rich and bold. Caramel merges with the pear, a little salt is manifested. The price tag for the whole bottle is quite democratic. Here it is, my second bottle, which I add to my "must buy" list, after Old Ballantruan Peated Malt. Excellent. [b23]
Score n + t + f + b: 86
Glencadam 10 y.o.
Color: Straw gold.
Nose: Spirituous, bright. Freshly cut grass, sour dried fruits, a piece of wood, an oak barrel, a lemon with sugar. [n20]
Taste: Bright, sweet. Pear, apple, lemon is gone (sorry). Pepper and spices. [t17]
Finish: long, simple. Sweetness, vanilla, cereals. Somewhere far is milk chocolate. [f18]
Balance: Not a bad drink, which seemed to me to be excessively aggressive. Maybe because of the heat, maybe because of what else. Very interestingly decorated with vanilla. It seems banal sugar, then manifests itself. A good sour lemon in a scent that, to disappointment, completely disappears in taste. Freshness I would like more, with such a flavor, which more or less draws this drink. A bottle would not take. [b19]
Score n + t + f + b: 74
Whyte&Mackay 13 y.o. Blended
Color: Golden tea.
Nose: Nuts, chocolate cookies, raisins, dried apricots, assorted dried fruits, cinnamon sugar. [n21]
Taste: Warming, sweet. Baking, nut oil, caramel, cream-brule. [t20]
Finish: Average duration and complexity. Black tea, caramel, crust of bread, oatmeal cookies. [f19]
Balance: Very good 13-year-old blend. Not biting, nice. Quite rich, but with a gentle nose and taste, the aftertaste is rather weak, but the notes of black tea are very pleasant. For its price tag whiskey elegantly suits as a daily drink. [b20]
Score n + t + f + b: 80
Opening a bottle of #thebalvenie which has been matured for #14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to #Caribbean rum casks. Rich aromas in the nose with notes of passion fruit, mango and caramel. Sweet, vanilla taste with notes of apple and peach with a hint of orange in the background. The finish is not long but warm and fine. These whiskies finished in casks such as rum, wine etc. are usually disappointing but this one is a hit!