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February - 2018 Whiskey Tastings

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

Tasting Notes

Nose: Grapefruit peels, custard creams and icing sugar. Soon followed by nutmeg and vanilla sugar. Lightness throughout.

Palate: Soft and well-rounded with continued vanilla cream. Fresh pear, banana and hints of cardamom and oak.

Finish: The sweet citrus peels return, along with a little bit of meadowsweet.

Bain's Cape Bottling Note

Released in 2009, this is South Africa's first ever single grain whisky, coming from the The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington. Bain's Cape Mountain whisky is matured in first fill bourbon casks for an initial three years before spending a further two years in fresh first fill bourbon casks! It's named after the chap who built the first roads in Wellington.

PRICE £27.95 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold Bottling Note

Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold is a 2015 addition to the Highland distillery's range inspired by the chilly climate up in the remote part of Scotland where their single malt Scotch whisky is distilled - as the label remarks, it was "Crafted by the Cold". It's made only with spirit that has been distilled between October and March, and interestingly enough, they suggest that you try serving this expression frozen!

Tasting Notes

Nose: Oak spice, pear skins, golden syrup and gristy malt. A touch of peach polish and chewy, sticky toffee. From the freezer it's fruitier, more green apple, apple sauce, toffee apple, sultana, even redcurrant.

Palate: Very honeyed with warming peppery spices, Big Red cinnamon. From the freezer the honey is kept in check much more, as are the spices. Plenty of apple flesh and orange peel.

Finish: Allspice, nutmeg and smoky malt. From the freezer the finish is more about the spicy cinnamon and peppercorn heat that's found on the palate at room temperature.

Overall: An assertive, spicy, honeyed Dalwhinnie with enough sweetness and character to be served straight from the freezer (as intended).

PRICE £38.95 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Lot 40 Rye Whisky

Lot 40 Rye Whisky Bottling Note

Lot 40 Rye is a legendary Canadian rye whisky that is produced in a single copper pot still. At some point during the 2000s, Lot 40 Rye was discontinued, which caused quite a stir among whisky enthusiasts who considered it to be one of the best Canadian whiskies out there. Luckily, this delicious drop has been relaunched - so fill your boots!

Tasting Notes

Nose: Earthy rye kicks in right away, backed up by caramel, fig and flamed orange peel.

Palate: Softly floral as it opens, leading into cardamom pod and peppery coriander. Crunchy brown sugar and fresh vanilla pod sweetness.

Finish: Classic rye spiciness lingers.

PRICE £29.45 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - The Original

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Bottling Note

Original is the core bottling in the Glenmorangie range, released to replace the old 10 year old. This really is a classic malt, so creamy and fruity.

Tasting Notes

Nose:  Very fruity and thick. Rich notes of lemon, nectarine and apple. Spices.

Palate: Fresh and balanced, vanilla. Boiled sweets, very creamy, tiramisu, toffee.

Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty and very fruity.

PRICE £31.45 70cl

Club Star Rating