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I created Cask to Drams for my love and passion for trying different whisky – single malt, blends, bourbons, Japanese – any type of whisky. When I first started journaling tasting notes it was for my personal reference. As time went on, friends started asking me for recommendations and I’d refer to my tasting notes and send them a few suggestions. After while I thought why not share my notes with the rest of the world?
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The Ardbeg Galileo is one scotch that has fascinated me and has been on my wishlist to try for quite some time now. The thought of “space aging” really piqued my interest as somebody who as a child wanted to be an astronaut. So when I saw it on the whisky list at The Auld Alliance in Singapore, I had to try it!
🥃 Tasting Notes
Nose: Peaty, iodine, ripe fruits, raisins, slight essence of smoke
Palate: Sweet and saltiness immediately, slowly followed by sweet plum and raisins, light tart notes, and hints of smoke – not the peat bomb typical of Ardbeg
Finish: Spicy and smokiness, leaving hints of dried fruits
Overall: It’s not quite Corryvreckand or Uigedail, which seem to be the baseline for which all Ardbeg’s are compared against. The hype about parts of it being space aged has a “cool factor”. While a delicious dram with interesting complexity, whether it’s worth the price tag is debatable. Would I like it on the shelf? Absolutely, but there are others on my list first.
Full review up on the site!
This is the first Dalmore in my collection. After trying it (and quite enjoying it) at London whisky bar, I picked up a bottle from the duty-free store on my way out of Heathrow.
Dalmore released a 2nd edition of the Cigar Malt called the Cigar Malt Reserve in 2011 after the 1st release (just called Cigar Malt) was discontinued in mid-2009. The Cigar Malt Reserve has a higher alcohol by volume than the original release, at a new ABV of 44%. Don’t be turned off by having the word cigar in the name, no part of the aging process involved cigars or tobacco.
🥃 Tasting Notes
Nose: Starts off a bit floral then transforms into leather and warm spice. After sitting for a few minutes, the nose becomes less floral and more like walking into a Patisserie, sweet mix of cake, toffee, caramel, and butter cookies.
Palate: Lots of toffee and caramel, some chocolate notes. Burst of spices, nutmeg, cinnamon. Just a touch of sherry finishing off the well balanced dram
Finish: Long lasting toffee with hints of chocolate covered oranges. Even a hint of licorice or menthol?
Overall: This is a decent sweeter malt, it’s like dessert in a glass making it a great night-cap. It seems to get better after sitting for 10 minutes. While not quite as complex and smooth as the Glenmorangie Signet or Dalmore King Alexander III it is a pretty good dram. I haven’t paired the Cigar Malt Reserve with a cigar yet as it stands on it’s own, but I may try it in the future to see how well it pairs.
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As a fan of the Aberlour variants, I happily picked this up from the duty free store for less than $60USD (and got some cool glasses as a gift!). Overall I was pretty pleased with this whisky, and it’s one of my go-to whiskies when I’m looking for something light and sweet to relax with. I do wish the ABV was a little higher on this one as I think it would bring out more of the orange-zest and introduce more complexity into the dram.
Nose: Sherry, currants, raisins, and maple syrup
Palate: Vanilla complimented by nutty notes of almonds, honey raisins, with a touch sweetness
Finish: The palate extends to the finish with the vanilla and nutty almond notes. The finish is rounded off with oak and spiciness, drying with a zest of orange peel.
Overall: The 15 Double Cask matured has that distinct Aberlour taste, but still differentiates itself from the 12 and 18 year expressions. It’s not quite as great as the A’bunadh (but what is?). The overall sweetness and nutty flavor is pleasant, but not overly complex.
Full review up on the site.
I wanna go back to Finland. Hopefully one day I’ll convince my wife we should move there. In the meantime I’ve got a couple bottles of Finnish whisky from Teerenpeli to remember it by, including this stellar cask strength selection that I came across at a random Alko store while we were there in July. I had to consciously neglect to perform the conversion math to in order to avoid sticker shock, but it was for the best.