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[Quick Review] Edradour - 14 years old, 2000, cask 3142 58.4%

Another quick review today with some Edradour single cask presented in a really nice Ibisco decanter! Picture courtesy of  Master of Malt Distillery : Edradour Bottler : Distillery Age : 14 years old Distilled : 17 November 2000 Bottled : 10 March 2015 Cask : ex-sherry (nb 3142) Abv : 58.4% Unchillfiltered : Yes Natural Colour : Yes Nb of bottles : 697 Extra : Ibisco Decanter series Nose : Rich and sweet, chocolate, spices, prunes, black cherries, crème brûlée, a touch of wood, roast nuts and a slight hint of burnt toffee. Palate : Woody and sweet, dark, drying, sherry soaked oak, dark chocolate and dark fruits, black pepper, mix of prunes and dates, walnuts. Finish : Fruity sherry nuttiness, oak notes, blackberries, prunes again, long and warming, raisins and cherries continue to linger after a while. With water : The nose loses some spice and gets sweeter with more milk chocolate. The palate is not as woody or drying. The dark fruits turn into red fruits with hints of citrus (candied

[Quick Review] Benriach - 14 years old, 2000, cask 38131 59.3%

With everything that has happened in the last few months, whisky drinking and particularly whisky tasting has taken place at home. I attended and organised quite a few online tasting sessions and I now find myself with some half samples left. So I thought I would pick up some of the most interesting ones and do a few quick reviews. No long-winded write-ups, just some key tasting notes! I am starting with a distillery which is fast becoming one of my favourite: Benriach. Picture courtesy of Distillery : Benriach Bottler : Distillery Age : 14 years old Distilled : 2000 Bottled : July 2014 Cask : ex-bourbon (nb 38131) Abv : 59.3% Unchillfiltered : Yes Natural Colour : Yes Nb of bottles : 198 Extra : Part of the 11th batch of single cask releases Nose : Fruity and sweet, lots of apples, fresh orchard, vanilla, citrus, dried bananas and some toffee. Palate : Astringent at first, apple and lime, sweetness mixed with spices, c