Aroma: A burning campfire on the beach. The alcohol stings slightly in the nose, but not unpleasant. This is followed by vanilla. Oranges and dried herbs. Hints of tobacco and slightly mineral notes. In the end, Toorfmoos comes to the fore.
Palate: The start is surprisingly soft and sweet due to the slight alcoholic notes in the nose. A light roar on the tongue followed by a good dose of smoke. Then dominate oranges and vanilla. The second sip is almost creamy and holds the dominance of oak.
Finish: Cooling smoke mixed with oranges, followed by sweet milk chocolate.
GLENALLACHIE 10 Year Old
Dynamic, fruity whisky, but the virgin oak is a bit much.
Colour: Rich Mahogany.
Aroma: A big experience of dark chocolate, raisins and heather honey, with layers of sweet spice and orange peel.
Palate: Rich notes of dark chocolate, raisins, treacle and heather honey, with sweet spices, orange peel and hints of eucalyptus.
Benromach Peat Smoke
Colour: Light gold.
Aroma: Very rich smoke with fragrant vanilla and light citrus zest. Hints of apples develop, accompanied by white chocolate.
Palate: Smooth with toasted oak, honey and sweet ripe fruit. Butterscotch and marshmallow flavours lead to a lemon sherbet, all alongside sweet smoke.
Finish: Mouth-coating sweetness and bonfire embers.