Trend Micro / KPN tasting 18.05.2021

 

 

Ultimate Dailuaine 2008 (12 y.o.)

 A special single malt from Dailuaine, which is normaly reserverd fort he blends of Johnnie Walker. The Ultimate whisky company is a Dutch Independent Bottler and this is a single cask (nr. 800058) bourbon barrel aged version.

Nose: Fresh, slightly acid in the form of lemon, sour candy, pear drops, oaky and a slight hint of vanilla

Palate: Has a nice bite to it, lemon, pear, green apple, candied fruit. Does turn oaky quite fast

Finish: Oaky vanilla, a nice bitter touch and a middle long lemony aftertaste

 

Bunnahabhain stiuireadair

Bunnahabhain’s Stiùireadair single malt pays homage to the distillery’s shoreline on the north-east coast of Islay. They used whisky matured in first and second fill Sherry casks, with a leaning towards deliciously coastal malt.

Nose: Brine, toasted sugar and caramel-drizzled raisins.

Palate: Honey-roasted nuts, cinnamon and clove, with a touch of salt sea too.

Finish: Sherried peels and chilli-chocolate.

 

Ballechin 10 y.o.

This is the core expression of 10 year old Ballechin single malt Scotch whisky, which is heavily peated whisky from Edradour. It has been named for the silent Ballechin distillery near the Edradour distillery. Releases under the Ballechin name from Edradour were previously presented as part of The Discovery Series, many of which were matured in different types of casks, including Sherry, bourbon and a selection of wine casks. This 10 year old expression, however, comes from a combination of ex-Oloroso Sherry and ex-bourbon casks.

Nose: Oily malt, whiffs of burnt ends and BBQ char, a few touches of apple and fig.

Palate: Chewy dates and oak, with smouldering peat bringing spicy heat to the palate.

Finish: A hint of ash sticks around on the finish.

 

Gordon & Mcphail Caol ila 13 y.o. Discovery range

The spirit of this single malt Scotch whisky was sourced from Caol Ila Distillery before Gordon and MacPhail matured it in its own casks for its new introductory range, Discovery. Duet o the fact that it has been aged 13 years, you notice a lot more of the wood flavours in comparrison to younger expressions of this distillery.

Nose: Sweet vanilla, fleshy apple and apricot lead among dry-cured meat and peat smoke.

Palate: White fruit, sponge cake, lemon, oatcakes and smoked cheese.

Finish: Long, sweet and smoky.