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[Review] Bushmills - 21 years old 40%

Christmas is fast approaching and, together with Bushmills UK, I bring you the perfect dram to share with those you love: Bushmills 21 Year Old single malt. Having spent at least 19 years in hand-selected Oloroso sherry butts and bourbon barrels, this award-winning single malt is then finished for two years in Madeira casks. The result makes for an incredibly fruity and engaging whiskey which will appeal to any whisky enthusiast! I guess it’s time to remove the cork and share my thoughts… My tasting notes: Nose: Super fragrant, fruity, oaky, citrusy. It’s full of apple, lemon, orange blossom like a spring orchard! There’s also some milk chocolate, almond, honey and vanilla notes, hints of dill and mint in the background, as well as oak spice, dried apricots and banana. What a start! Palate: Juicy and fruity, a lot of peach notes, apple, ripe mango, orange, pears, apricots, cherries - an absolute fruit salad! All the fresh fruit is accompanied by some toffee, oak spice, dark chocolate

[Quick Review] Deanston - Virgin Oak 46.3%

  Picture courtesy of Distillery : Deanston Bottler : Distillery Age : n/a Distilled : n/a Bottled : n/a Cask : Ex-bourbon and Virgin white oak American casks finish Abv : 46.3% Unchillfiltered : Yes Natural Colour : Yes Nb of bottles : n/a Extra : Core range My tasting notes: Nose:  Fresh, zingy, citrusy, but still wrapped in a malty sweetness. Toasted oak, barley sugar, nutmeg, slight hay, husk, green apple, a little maritime hint kicking around, honey and vanilla grain vibes too. It's inviting enough! Palate:  Creamy, sweet and honeyed at first. The fresh oak comes through next with some spice. Poached pears and vanilla pods with a drop of lemon. Malty chocolate, slight burnt caramel and a hint of bitter orange. Very pleasant palate! Finish:  Some nuttiness, malted barley, milk chocolate, toasted oak and oak spice, quite drying, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little honey. With water:  Sweeter nose with more chocolate orange and orange blossom. The palate is spicie