The Balvenie Portwood gets its name from being first matured in traditional oak casks. It is then transferred to a port cask, which has previously held fine port wines..
Nose: Quite floral, hint of hazelnut and vanilla.
Mouth: Full bodied, but delicate and smooth.
Finish: Very long...
The Aberlour A’bunadh is a natural cask-strength malt produced without the modern chill filtering methods. This is a malt with no age specification, and tasting notes can vary significantly per batch.
Nose: Rather bold, rich caramel.
Mouth: Quite powerful, warm sherry. Mouth...
The Quinta Ruban is a very particular malt that is first aged in bourbon casks followed by port pipes from the Quintas of Portugal.
Nose: Dark mint chocolate, oranges and walnut.
Mouth: Mint chocolate and walnut.
Finish: Long lasting smooth dark chocolate taste.
For me, this...
The Glenlivet 18 is a consistent award winning malt.
Nose: Floral hints and sherry.
Mouth: Smooth and velvety, followed by notes of spices and oranges.
Finish: Very long, warm with slight smoke.
An above average malt with good balance of smoothness and complexity. One of the...