Kategoriarkiv: Highlands

Hunter Laing’s The Sovereign – Dumbarton 30 YO

ABV: 50.2 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single grain
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: At first, there’s a whiff of nail polish remover which soon changes into a mix of tutti frutti and menthol. It’s creamy with honey and vanilla notes. Altogether it creates the image of a sponge cake. There’s also notes of breakfast cereals coming through.

Mouth: It’s very ”bitey” and there are hints of an entire breakfast with cereals with honey, and cream. The oak comes through and brings some coffee to the table. It’s very bitter. It matches the nose pretty well.

Finish: The finish is very oak forward and the age really comes through. There’s grey wooden planks and espresso. It comes with walnuts and hazelnuts and it’s quite bitter. The sweet grainy notes resides in the background, but the oak completely takes over.

Additional information
This grain whisky from the closed distillery Dumbarton is unchillfiltered and has natural colour. It’s from a single cask (HL 14327) filled in 1987 and there was with 135 bottles produced.

Glengoyne 12 YO

ABV: 43 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
The Glengoyne 12 YO is Matured in a combination of european ex-sherry casks and first fill american ex-bourbon casks. It has natural colour.

Glengoyne 10 YO

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
The 10 YO is the entry level expression in the Glengoyne core range. It’a aged in a combination of european and american oak casks seasoned with sherry from Jerez in Spain. There are both first fill and refill casks used.

Balblair Vintage 1997 – 1st Release

ABV: 46 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collect.: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
This is the first release of the 1997 vintage. It’s aged in first fill american ex-bourbon oak barrels for 10 years. It’s unchillfiltered and has natural colour.

AnCnoc Black Hill Reserve

ABV: 46 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting, so just the impression was noted as a 3 out of 5.

Additional information
This is a travel exclusive release from the Knockdhu distillery. It’s matured in a mix of new american oak barrels and american ex-bourbon barrels. It has natural colour.