Tasting Notes / Bottles by The Whisky Barrel



Aultmore 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Aultmore 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

I'm a big fan of Aultmore and especially the higher strength versions which come through really well, Aultmore is a dram in demand with blenders due to the wonderful flavour profile of this distillery.

Braes Of Glenlivet 23yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Braes Of Glenlivet 23yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is Braes Of Glenlivet 23yr Burns Malt

Bunnahabhain 21Yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 21Yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

This is the first in a series of The Whisky Barrel own bottlings, and starts with Bunnahabhain 21Yr Sherry Cask Burns Malt.

Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Second in my series of The Whisky Barrel own bottlings is this stunning Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt.

Bunnahabhain 23yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 23yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old Burns Malt

Caol Ila 27 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)
Caol Ila 27 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)

Next in my series of The Whisky Barrel Exclusive bottlings is this beautiful Caol Ila 27 Year Old.

Caperdonich 17yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Caperdonich 17yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Caperdonich 17yr Burns Malt.

Dailuaine 20yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Dailuaine 20yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Dailuaine 20yr Burns Malt.

Glenrothes 1997 19 Year Old Cask No. 7157 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Glenrothes 1997 19 Year Old Cask No. 7157 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

So I've had this sample for while, it's been one of the difficult ones for me to pick up ... My love of Glenrothes means i want to drink it, my hate of rubbery oloroso casks has me fearful, but it's time to give it a try.

Glenrothes 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Glenrothes 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a wee series of Burns Malt single cask bottlings from The Whisky Barrel this is the Glenrothes 25yr Burns Malt.

Linkwood 1990 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Linkwood 1990 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

I have to admit to having not partaken in enough from Linkwood Distillery to know a massive amount about it other than i've liked all the ones i've tried,

Littlemill 21Yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Littlemill 21Yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Littlemill 21 Year Old Burns Malt Single Malt Scotch. Lowland whisky from Scotland, The Whisky Barrel Exclusive bottling Sherry Cask #35

Longmorn 20yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Longmorn 20yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Longmorn 20 Year Old Burns Malt .

MacDuff 11 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)
MacDuff 11 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)

Next in my series of The Whisky Barrel Exclusive bottlings is this stunning MacDuff 11 Year Old.

Macduff 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Macduff 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Macduff, or The Deveron as they call it on the official bottlings due to a copyright issue, is a highland distillery which I've tried a number of times now, the official bottlings are all quite light and subtle, some even describable as a watery.

Port Charlotte 12yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Port Charlotte 12yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

I'm a huge fan of pretty much the everything that Bruichladdich distill (well except the Bruichladdich Rocks) and I seriously love Port Charlotte with that lovely creamy peat smoke and huge taste.

Springbank 14yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Springbank 14yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Springbank 14yr Burns Malt.

Springbank 1996 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Springbank 1996 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

There is one distillery that many people have as their holy grail of currently still producing distilleries and that is the Campbeltown distillery of Springbank.

Tobermory 1994 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Tobermory 1994 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

I've had a bit of a Rollercoaster ride when it comes to whisky from Tobermory, including the Ledaig peated versions, with some i loved and some i hated, so i was quite aprehensive about this dram.

Tomatin 12yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Tomatin 12yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a wee series of Burns Malt single cask bottlings from The Whisky Barrel this is the Tomatin 12yr Burns Malt.