Here are 4 cracking new releases from the Scottish Liqueur Center, 3 from the Strictly Limited Carn Mor range and 1 from the Celebration of the Cask.
This Carn Mor Glen Grant was distilled on 22nd October 1992 and bottled on 10th February 2014 from an ex bourbon barrel which produced 205 bottles.
This is a stand out aged Glen Grant from a Bourbon cask.
|WSD - The nose fires straight in with tropical fruits. Mango and lemon bon bons also feature. Tropical fruit concentrate and Midori. Fruit Salad sweets for those that remember them.|
|WSD - Lots of different fruit concentrates come through in waves like a waterfall of different J2O flavours with a touch of lava to get you warmed up.|
his Carn Mor Braes of Glenlivet 19 Years Old from the Scottish Liqueur Centre was distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2014 from 2 bourbon barrels. It is a release of only 486 bottles.
There are a few BofG bottlings around at the moment and they are all good. This one certainly doesn't disappoint either.
|WSD - The nose starts with peppery icing sugar sweetness. Vanilla essence. Quite syrupy in the mouth. And then there is everything you have ever had on the top of a muffin or a fairy cake. All that candy sweet goodness. Water creates a new twist and brings out banana fudge.|
|WSD - Cointreau, orange bitters (may be Lochan Ora) and Armagnac. Marmalade with hazelnuts. Water brings out a fab pork pie crust note.|
This Carn Mor Glentauchers 18 Years Old from the Scottish Liqueur Centre was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014 from 2 bourbon barrels. It is a release of only 443 bottles.
A great example of a Bourbon matured Glentauchers. This one is all about baked oranges.
|WSD - A heavy dark brown sugar comes through first. You can almost smell the granules. Then comes cherry liqueur over baked flapjacks with the grease proof paper still round them.|
|WSD - Peach syrup with a nice woody edge. Mandarins on baked cheese cake. Cooked blood oranges and peppered orange Starburst.|
This Carn Mor Inchgower from Scottish Liqueur Centre was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2014 from 2 bourbon barrels. It is a release of only 466 bottles.
More fruit cocktail and spicy than the distilleries own bottling. This is a real desert whisky.
|WSD - The nose starts with light brown sugar sweetness (muscavdo) with an enticing black pepper edge. Then comes lots of tinned fruit - pineapple, peaches. A real fruit cocktail syrup concoction.|
|WSD - Lemon pepper and more fruit cocktail syrup on the palate. Water adds the juice of mandarin oranges may be in a sorbet.|