Author Archives: Steve Prentice

Review: Rock Oyster 18 Years Old

Rock Oyster 18 Years Old Info: Made exclusively with 18yo whiskies distilled on Arran, Jura, Islay and Orkney. Colour: Light golden straw. Nose: Sweet floral ozone notes which soon deepen into something older. There’s well aged malty tones, gentle caramel … Continue reading

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Review: Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park – Magnus – 40% Info: Only available in North America. Matured in Sherry seasoned American oak casks. No colouring. Colour: Clear straw. Nose: Fairly young and sweet malt with a good vanilla hit and great wafts of highland … Continue reading

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Review: Dewar’s 25 Year Old

Dewar’s 25 Year Old – 40% abv Info: Dewar’s 25 Year Old is a blend of malt and grain whiskies that are 25yo or older that have then been married and then further aged in freshly emptied Royal Brackla casks. … Continue reading

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Review: Glen Grant 18yo Rare Edition

Glen Grant 18yo Rare Edition – 43% abv Info: Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition was newly released in 2016 and was named Jim Murray’s Second Finest Whisky in the World, as well as his Scotch Whisky of the Year, … Continue reading

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Quick Review: BenRiach Peated Cask Strength

BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 1 Info: Made with whiskies drawn from Oloroso Sherry casks and bourbon barrels. 56% abv. Colour: Light straw gold. Nose: Darker and more pungent than expected, yum. Sweet autumnal fruit notes, gentle light peat smoke. Palate: … Continue reading

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Review: GlenDronach Cask Strength (Batch 6)

GlenDronach Cask Strength (Batch 6), 56.1% abv Info: Matured in a combination of Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry casks. Bottled at cask strength, 56.1%, non chill filtered and at natural colour. Colour: Slightly rusty rich gold. Nose: Fairly rich nose, … Continue reading

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Quick Review: TWE’s Black Friday Whisky

Black Friday – TWE Info: Single cask, single malt from Speyside. 54% abv. Colour: Fully golden, fairly autumnal. Nose: Full, strong, sweet. Sherry tones with oak wood and hessian. Palate: Silky and oily, very full on your tongue. Marmalade, autumnal … Continue reading

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Review: anCnoc Rùdhan

anCnoc Rùdhan – 46% abv Info: Recently awarded gold medal at The Spirits Business Global Travel Retail Spirits Masters 2017 awards. Colour: Very light and bright, a hint of straw. Nose: Fairly powerful nose, plenty of spirit, and lots of … Continue reading

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Review: Big Peat Christmas 2017 & Feis Ile 2017

Big Peat Christmas 2017 & Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 Big Peat Christmas 2017 Info: The now traditional full cask strength Christmas release of Big Peat for 2017, coming in at 54.1% abv. Colour: Very light indeed, just a hint … Continue reading

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Multi Review: Octomore 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 & OBA

Octomore 08 Masterclass (8.1, 8.2, 8.3) & OBA It’s that time of year when a good peated whisky can really hit the spot… and there’s nothing better than a dram of Octomore for that! Below I review Octomore 8.1, 8.2 … Continue reading

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