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OLD PARTICULAR BLAIR ATHOL 1998 18 YEAR OLD 87.95

48.4

SELECTED BY MIKE

This is a great independent bottling of Blair Athol from a single ex-sherry butt. Like any independent bottling, get it while you can because when they are gone, they are gone.

Mike Lord

NOSE: It leaves you in no doubt what type of cask this whisky has been

OWNER, THE WHISKY

matured in. Lots of dried fruit, fruitcake

SHOP, DUFFTOWN

and a touch of char.

www.whiskyshopdufftown.com

PALATE: The palate is very fruity. Plum brandy over more fruitcake with a touch of

Based in the heart of Speyside, The Whisky Shop Dufftown offers an exceptional selection of over 600 whiskies. Owner Mike Lord takes us on a tasting tour of his three favourite Highland whiskies.

lemon peel. FINISH: Wonderfully long, rich and spiced.

BLAIR ATHOL 23 YEAR OLD 400

58.4

SELECTED BY SHANE

From the 2017 Special Releases and with only 5,500 bottles produced, it is rare stuff. NOSE: Big and sweet initially with plenty of rich fruitcake. Floral aromas start to show after a few minutes. PALATE: Toasty sweet almonds and loads of oak character melting

GLENDRONACH 18 YEAR OLD 78.50

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SELECTED BY MIKE

If you are considering Highland whiskies for recommendations, how

seamlessly into sweeter flavours. Toffee, Seville oranges and winter spices. FINISH: Balanced and grassy fresh – superb.

Shane Dunning

need to catch it while you can as well!

WHISKY AND SPIRITS BUYER, WOODWINTERS WINES AND WHISKIES,

NOSE: Macerated raisins and sultanas

www.woodwinters.com

can you avoid this sherry cracker? A true classic of its genre. Maybe you

with slight notes of nuts. Heavy sherry trifle. Waves of rum and raisin chocolate. PALATE: Dry Oloroso sherry notes – there is no other way to describe it. Blackcurrant jam, then it is all about chocolate coated hazelnuts. FINISH: Dryness, nuts and Oloroso sherry.

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BRIDGE OF ALLAN

As well as being a whisky and spirits buyer for Woodwinters, Shane also undertakes private sales of whisky and fine wines for the company. Shane highlights three of his favourite Highland drams.

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