Carsebridge 25yo 1979/2005 (56.4%, Ducan Taylor, cask #32901, 154 bottles)

Brown.  Creaming.  Quite nice sherry influence.  Sweet.  Kind of flower sweet.  Maple syrup.  Cake?  Matured and balanced.  Finished long.  No peat at all.  Score: 91. (Quite a surprise again to find this single grain.)

 

 

 

Ledaig 30yo 1974/2005 (48.7%, Signatory, cask #3223, sherry hogshead, 208 bottles)

Brown.  Sherry sweet . Quite oil.  Medium peat.  Very nice.  Matured well.   Fruity sweet.  Perfect nose.  Nutty.  Very Islay.  Medium body.  Short finish.  Could it be Highland Park?  Score:91.

 

Laphroaig 31yo 1974/2005 (49.7%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, sherry, 910 bottles)

Dark brown.  Creaming.  Springbank? Sherry .  Matured.  Tropical fruit.  Light peat.  Medium body.  Very nice old peat.  Score: 91.  (Quite a surprise to me to know the answer.  This one reminds me more about the very old malt with some peat, but not that Islay, especially not that Laphroaig.)

 

 

 

Caol Ila 12yo 1992/2005 (46%, Whisky Galore)

Golden brown.  Still peaty.  Warm, thick.  Tropical fruit.  Deep citrus.  43%? A little be weak in body.  Medium body.  Long finish.  Kind of sweet but peaty, generally speaking quite nice and enjoyable.  Score: 90.

 

Benromach 22yo (45%, OB, 22 months Port pipes finish, bottled 2005, 3500 bottles)

Brown.  Quich thick and beautiful legs.  Lot’s tropical fruits.  Earthy.  Light peat? Creaming? Light toffee.  Sweet.  Medium finish.  Strong body.  Quint balanced.  Nice nose and elegant.  Score: 90.


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