Dear Whiskydiary

One week closer to Christmas, here are the next 7 Whiskys. The forth and last article will be posted on December 25th, as I won’t be able to post on December 24th! Till then, enjoy these tasting notes!

December 10th

Coluor: light gold

Nose: Some lemon, nougat but also some kind of glue. Quite fresh, I think it’s quite a young Whisky.

Palate: Floral, lemon, peach, very light. Also, right at the end there is maybe some melon?!?

Finish: Warming but a little bit short.

My guess: Bottled at or below 46%abv, from Ireland (or the Speyside), younger then 7years.

The Whisky: Clontarf Single Malt Whisky; n.a.s.; 40%abv; chill filtered; colour added; Castle Brands Spirits (Ireland).

December 11th

Coluor: amber

Nose: Iodine, phenolic, some nougat but very faint, some honey and molasses. I think Highlands, maybe Islay. Very interesting.

Palate: Toffee, kind of spicy but also mild, some somke here?!?

Finish: Warming and long.

My guess: Bottled at 46 – 50%abv, from Highlands (or maybe Islay), 10 – 15 years.

The Whisky: Auchentoshan 12yo; 12yo; 40%abv; chill filtered; colour added; ex-Boubon casks, Sherry finish; Auchentoshan Dist. (Lowlands).

December 12th

Coluor: amber

Nose: Toffee, bread with honey (but without butter), some grass and malted barley.

Palate: Very rich, spicy, sweetness from honey, simple

Finish: Quite long in the back of the mouth.

My guess: Bottled at or below 46%, from the Lowlands (or the Speyside), younger then 10 years.

The Whisky: Glen Parker – Speyside; n.a.s.; 40%abv; chill filtered; colour added; James Parker Ltd.

December 13th

Coluor: nearly colourless

Nose: Toffee, some highland heather, lemon, refreshing.

Palate: Sweet and spicy.

Finish: Long and warming.

My guess: Bottled at or below 46%, from the Lowlands (or the Speyside), younger then 5 years.

The Whisky: Spey Trutina; n.a.s.; 46%abv; chill filtered; colour added; Speyside Dist.

December 14th

Coluor: gold

Nose: Toffee and some smoke, bread with bacon.

Palate: Pepper, peaty, bacon, but very velvet!

Finish: Quite long and warming.

My guess: Bottled at or below 46%, from Islay, younger then 10 years.

The Whisky: Tomintoul Peaty Tang; n.a.s.; 40%abv; chill filtered; n.c.a.; Tomintoul Dist. (Speyside).

December 15th

Coluor: gold

Nose: Lemon, Toffee, oak wood, curcumber?!?

Palate: Pepper, some oak wood, Toffee, some nuts.

Finish: Long and warming.

My guess: Bottled at 46 – 50%abv, from Ireland (or the Speyside), younger then 12 years.

The Whisky: Glen Dronach 12yo; 12yo; 43%abv; n.c.f.; n.c.a.; ex-PX & Oloroso casks; GlenDronach Dist. (Highlands).

December 16th

Coluor: gold

Nose: Toffe and lemon, very floral.

Palate: Full, pepper and Toffee.

Finish: Not that long,  but okay.

My guess: Bottled at or below 46%abv, from the Lowlands (or the Speyside), younger then 10 years.

The Whisky: BenRiach 10yo; 10yo; 43%abv; n.c.f.; n.c.a.; ex-Boubon & Sherry casks; BenRiach Dist. (Speyside).

This weeks part was quite interesing, especially December 11th. At first I was like “How could this possible be an Auchentoshan?”. Then I checked my older tasting notes and found the Three Wood I had some time ago. And then I also remembered, that my Dad’s co-worker brought back the Auchentoshan 10yo (now: Classic), the 12yo and the 18yo from his Soctland trip and my Dad would get one of these. After my dad tasted all of these, he decided to keep the 10yo because he didn’t like the iodine from the 12yo. Now he loves that taste, how time flies! That’s a good ending point, as next week’s already Christmas! Thill then, all the best and God bless!

Slainte Lukas

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