The Glencadam 1991 is an extraordinary 16-year-old Highlands single malt with a sophisticated and gentle taste profile. It is a limited release of only 3 840 limited bottles, numbered individually.
This Glencadam 1991 has a most attractive bouquet of vanilla, mandarin and a hint of caramelised ginger. On the palate, it is full and rich with a pronounced malty sweetness with a touch of cloves and butterscotch.
‘A firm, long finish that lingers impressively.’
“Decent barley sharpness but elsewhere there is a constant drone of caramel like bagpipes at a haggis convention.” – Jim Murray
The Bowmore 8 years old is a classic Islay single malt. It’s young, robust and assertive in nature with a deep peaty aftertaste. This Bowmore 2000 comes individually numbered as one of 890 bottles released worldwide.
Seaspray and wet tar combine with a hint of bitter lemon. The peat is fresh and eager, bursting with sweet smoke and vanilla.
‘This young bowmore has plenty of vigour and considerable panache on the finish.’
“Stereotypical, decent quality, young-ish peated Islay early on, but then let down on the finish. Almost Caol Ila-esque in its early, lightly oiled, approach.” – Jim Murray
The Bunnahabhain 1976 is the golden cherry on the top. This dapper 31-year-old Islay single malt is confident and refined; luxuriously thick and smooth. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you kept it safely hidden in a false-bottomed cabinet. It is a limited release special edition and is 1 of only 560 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
Remarkably fresh on the palate, with a clean attack of intense honeycomb emerging through the dense maltiness. A refreshing tang of brininess, interwoven with sweet cinnamon, delivers a long, luxurious finish.
‘An exciting whisky enjoying its senior years with effortless grace’
“Cask no. 592 (94.5) n23.5 on of those noses where the many varied fruit, spice and malt elements merge into a single, delicious, soup… which has been lightly seasoned…; t24 the delivery is also a case of dazzling bitter-sweet notes breasting the tape together; no overall victor though the spices work particularly well, while the malt appears to absorb a pruney fruitness easily; f23.5 long, date and walnut cake and a late sprinkle of salt; b23.5 Bunna has long held a special place in my heart and when you taste this you’ll discover why its malt was quite so special during the early and mid 80s. The question is: in 31 years time, is it likely you will find a Bunna of this quality emptied from a sherry butt?” – Jim Murray