Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

5/5 stars

Appearance: Clear, bonze with red glints. Aroma: Fruity and spicy with orange peel, chocolate, Indian spice, cinnamon, smoked crispy bacon and menthol. Some dandelion and burdock. Taste: Huge, complex, fruity and raisiny with underlying spicy, citrusy bitterness over which are layered sweet flavours of liquorice, orange zest and juice, rhubarb, grapes and cocoa. Aftertaste: Slight smokiness to the lingering, quinine, bitter-sweet finish with a slight hint of curry spice. Overall: Rich, raisiny and honeyed with drying quinine and rooty bitterness and complex spices.
Difford's Guide

Cocchi Americano

5/5 stars

Appearance: Clear, pale golden. Aroma: Poached pear, honey roasted fig, elderflower, fresh peach, red bell pepper, fat yellow sultana, stewed apricot and orange marmalade. Taste: Gripping, lightly spiced, honeyed, yet tart zesty citrus fruit and bitter gentian. Aftertaste: Honey and citrus with pine-fresh tart marmalade.
Difford's Guide

Box - Dàlvve

Box Dálvve

"(...) Box Distillery shows us all what can happen when you just make good spirit in the first place – this is a lightly peated dram, a gentle whisky to start the evening, but what’s present is really impressive."
Malt Review

Nikka Blended - 12 Year Old

The Nikka 12 Years

This Nikka finely balances the best of both Miyagikyo and Yoichi, with a little bit of grain whisky thrown into the mix too. It embodies everything that is so good about Japanese whisky, its delicate, complex and so well-balanced. It’s got so much flavour and character that’ll keep you going back for more just to see what other flavours you can uncover. (...)

Kavalan - Solist Vinho Barrique

Top 10 Whiskies from the Summer 2018 - Whisky Advocate

This has a seductive nose of mango, kiwi, dried tropical fruits, rich oak, silky caramels, and milk chocolate-covered cranberries. The dynamics of this cask-strength whisky play out handsomely, with an opening gambit of warm berry fruits, peaking with emphatic spices, and ending with a reflective phase of butter toffee, mocha, and Ovaltine. A dash of water encourages clove-studded orange flavors and preserves the long spicy finish.—Jonny McCormick
Whisky Advocate

Nikka Blended - From The Barrel

Nikka From the Barrel on Whisky Notes

Nose: fruity and floral, with apricot, banana and pineapple aromas, oranges and some fresh oak. Honey. Almonds. Cinnamon sticks and vanilla, a little pepper as well. A balanced sherry nose. Mouth: creamy with plenty of punch at the same time. The grains are maybe a little too sharp around the edges, but the rest is very tasty. Malt and nougat. Caramelized sugar. Fresh lemon. Fruit tea. Drier towards the end, with spices like nutmeg. Even a hint of peat? Finish: quite long, malty and spicy with a lightly bitter edge.
Whisky Notes

PEAT Full Proof

EOI Peat Full Proof on Whisky Notes

Nose: citrusy and clean, with straightforward peat, as expected. There are plenty of ashy notes, minerals and hay, but they wrapped in a bright, slightly scented layer of grapefruit, pear and floral / heathery notes. Hints of oysters. A little vanilla and malty sweetness as well. Water makes it slightly less fresh, I prefer it neat. Mouth: really hot, much more powerful than the nose suggested (although the ABV already hinted otherwise). Quite raw and grassy, with lots of peppery notes and hints of sweet liquorice. Water works better on the palate: it stays fresh and citrusy, with more spices, a leathery touch and fruity notes. Finish: long, peaty, slightly more medicinal. Fades on charred notes and a vanilla sweetness.
Whisky Notes