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Apr 6, 2023

Simon Tastes The Whisky Cellars Bruichladdich 'Rhinns' 10YO Jurancon Vin Doux Naturel Cask

Bright, almost aggressive (it is 58.9%). A fight between peat and nectarine fruits. It's sharp, which contrasts the balance apparent on the nose. Plenty going on with Cedar oak, charcoal, citrus notes, grasses, smoked ham-hock plums and nectarines.  

Apr 4, 2023

Simon Tastes the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Bunnahabhain Moine 2004/17YO Aussie Exclusive

An oily texture holds all the flavours well in the mouth. Building grape-like sweetness alongside the sweet character of the malt (digestive biscuit), and large swathes of everything that came through on the nose. The peat is a drying old cigar peat, that balances with the sweetness well. Subtle christmas spice (nutmeg & cinnamon). 

Jun 25, 2022

Simon tastes Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 1994 27 Year Old SSW Exclusive (cask 61724)

The simple note would read "honey over peaches and cream", but there's also the same green apples, cedar, grasses, biscuit and varnish mentioned on the nose. A touch of warming ginger spice. An oiliness coats the tongue well and ensures the finish is medium-long. A fantastic example of a mature Speyside whisky.
Carn Mor Tobermory 2008 13 year old single malt Scotch whisky

May 6, 2022

Simon Tastes: Carn Mor Strictly Limited Tobermory 2008 13 Year Old Scotch Whisky

It's been more than a little while between tasting notes! Apologies for that! So I thought I'd kick off with a belter...
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 1993 27 Year Old Cask 78208 single cask malt speyside scotch whisky 700ml

Sep 17, 2021

Simon tastes Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 1993/27 Year Old (cask 78208)

This 27 Year Old Glen Grant single cask bottling in the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask range was from cask 78208 (2 casks on from the Celebration of the Cask Bequest we have previously enjoyed). Distilled on the 2nd of June 1993, the malt spent 27 years in a single ex-Bourbon barrel before bottling on the 8th of March 2021. Shipping delays kept this from Aussie shores until the end of August 2021.
Cooper's Choice Strathclyde 1993 26 year old

Mar 12, 2021

Simon tastes 'the Cooper's Choice' Strathclyde 1993 26 Year Old

Strathclyde is a grain distillery not too far from Glasgow that was originally built to produce Gin, but has since be...
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Mannochmore 2007 13 year old Scotch Whisky

Jan 18, 2021

Simon tastes Carn Mor Strictly Limited Mannochmore 13 year old 2007

Mannochmore is not a Scotch Whisky distillery that I know a whole lot about. Always keen to learn as much as I can ab...

Dec 18, 2020

Simon tastes Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Bunnahabhain 15 year old (2004)

Simon tastes and reviews the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Bunnahabhain 2004 15 year old single cask, cask strength, single malt scotch whisky.

Dec 18, 2020

Simon tastes the Carn Mor Strictly Limited Linkwood 2011 8 year old

We have been lovers of Linkwood Scotch Whisky for a long time here at Select Scotch Whisky. Linkwood distillery is located in the northern parts of the Speyside region, and is known for producing light and fruit whisky while maintaining a good oiliness (in the non-chill filtered versions at least). 
Old Particular Benrinnes 15 year old by Douglas Laing 2004

Dec 18, 2020

A taste of Old Particular Benrinnes 15 Year Old (2004) Scotch Whisky

The nose has a slight autumnal damp forest floor nature, with touches of yellow flesh plums and a rich herbaceousness with a backbone of clean crisp malt. The malt hits first on the palate, and as you hold the whisky in your mouth the smooth gentle weight from the alcohol builds nicely with a lovely sugar and spice character. The label mentions 'sugary coffee' which is certainly true for me atleast.

Dec 12, 2020

'Morrison & Mackay' has become 'Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers'

Some big changes with one of our lovely suppliers, as Morrison & Mackay (producers of the popular Carn Mor range) have undergone a corporate rebranding as 'Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers'. A natural progression after the Morrisons acquired the Mackay share.
We chat with Andrew Crook, MD of The Vintage Malt Whisky Company about Old Rhosdhu - Select Scotch Whisky

Dec 8, 2020

We chat with Andrew Crook, MD of The Vintage Malt Whisky Company about Old Rhosdhu

Recently we were very lucky to be able to have a 'virtual' chat with Andrew Crook, the Managing Director of the Vintage Malt Whisky Company. 

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