Unique Spirits Bottled One Cask At A Time
Royal Brackla, 2006, 11YO, #310864
Nose: Fruit, rancio and barley hints followed by white pepper, musty oak, green ferns, white wine, lime and green tea.
Palate: Rich and sweet palate followed by barley, ferns, rock sugar, green tea and white wine. Oak and spice.
Finish: Long on the finish, with more of the rock sugar and white wine hints alongside some dusky oak.
The English Whisky Co., St. George Distillery, 2008, 8YO, #B1-441
Nose: Slightly dirty peat, engine oil hints coupled with iodine, creosote, menthol and herbal hints. Sweet malt, earth, green leaves, thyme, followed by cinnamon and cloves.
Palate: More malty sweetness on the palate, followed by limestone, toffee, barley sugar, peat, green hints and menthol. Pencil shavings and white pepper, followed by oak and earth.
Finish: Long, spicy and lingering finish.
Croftengea, Loch Lomond, 2007, 11YO, #209
Nose: Oil lamps, dusky peat, sea salt, sea shells, brine, oysters and a host of other maritime hints. Tarry ropes, slight barley sweetness followed by camphor, wet wool, malt, grist and oak.
Palate: Robust, sweet yet spicy with a lick of maritime and dusky peat. Sea salt, pitch, oysters and driftwood. Oak, slight cinnamon to round things off.
Finish: Long and lingering, with the peat and oily, maritime notes bringing things to a close.