29 September 2014

29/09/2014 Blitz at Berrys' #8

Scouting excursion before the Whisky Show, you understand. Why waste my (and the staff's) time at the show trying things I have easy access to all year round? I agree.

Glen Garioch 24yo 1989/2014 (53.8%, BBr Selected By Berrys', C#7854): a distillery I shamefully gloss over, usually. I am told there are some stellar ones, yet I do not yet know them. Herbs, lemon and light smoke, this has. Very pleasant indeed. 7/10

Glencadam 22yo 1991/2014 (53.3%, BBr Selected By Berrys', C#4765): this one jumps at you with sharp lemon. Follow a medicinal note and verbena. It is pretty drying. Similar profile to the Garioch, but not as enjoyable. 6/10

Allt A Bhainne 18yo 1995/2014 (55.1%, BBr Selected By Berrys', C#177624): a rare sight, though less rare, these days, I suppose. Chocolate pudding, almond liqueur, crayons, and a finish that is not too dissimilar to a liqueur praline. Convincing. 8/10

Bunnahabhain 26yo 1987/2014 (49.8%, BBr Selected By Berrys', C#2451): unpeated, of course. Marzipan, toffee, and a touch of oak. The finish is rich with stewed prunes -- I like it a lot. 8/10

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