Check this out - the Laddies have produced a 12yr old and 18yr old using Carmel Wine casks. Can someone grab us some on the next trip to the holy land?
Monday, February 25, 2008
Signatory's Cask Strength Collection 27yr old Mosstowie (1979, 54.1%) is a lovely dram. Needs a splash of water to open up this bourbon cask beauty. Has a perfect amber color that marks it as having slept in a bourbon cask. It has a clean grassy start but complexity emerges when hints of vanilla and butterscotch are found. The splash of water brings out a bit of fruit and balances the spicy oak.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
According to guest taster MW: Beautiful nose. Nice spice, hint of vanilla, medium on the body, but good long on the back end with a hiny of sea salt. If you add a little water the vanilla really comes out.
This is one of my favorites in the collection.
Others seem to feel the same way: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7444&p=123800
Sunday, February 10, 2008
An 11 year old single cask from a rarely available modern distillery - Mannochmore. The Speyside based distillery is new (1971) and this sample is from a 1996 cask. Part of Duncan Taylor's The NC² Range of Single Malts , Non chillfiltered + Non coloured = NC². This is a new range from the unique Duncan Taylor portfolio of rare and premium casks. The selection of casks for our NC² range is very specific: the whiskies must demonstrate the exact character of the Distillery and have an abundance of flavours , leaving a long finish. This looks like a light white wine. Nose is of heather and grass. Crisp malt flavors. Finishes very crisp.
The picture is from the Duncan TaylorNC² line, nbut not this botteling. Thnaks to the D&M Connoisseurs' Club for providing this wonderful dram.