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Glenmorangie Ealanta 46% Distilled in 1993 Bottled 2012 Matured in heavily charred virgin American white oak. A vanilla pod, crushed, powdered and shaken over a toffee apple. Fried bananas in demerara sugar, coated with vanilla custard and cinnamon with lemon creme brulee on the side. The barley is there, underneath the weight of sweet desserts but even this cereal is drenched in liquid fudge, with freesia floral notes appearing later. Oily, honey unctous, velvet coating on the palate, the pepper ‘n spice is lively on the tongue, the barley emerging, then fading quickly as the long, lingering, charred oak chardonnay finish takes over.94 (Thank you Martine, so much, for the sample and there are not enough superlatives to explain the pairing with the Calissons, incroyable! But I will leave that up to you!!)

                                    HIGHLAND PARK12

                                    HIGHLAND PARK 18

                                    HIGHLAND PARK 1998 13YO

                                    HIGHLAND PARK 1994 16YO

                                    HIGHLAND PARK 1990 20YO

                                     HIGHLAND PARK LEIF ERIKSSON

                                      HIGHLAND PARK DRAKKAR

                                   Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 48%

                                   Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 55%

                                   Suntory Hakushu 12yo 43%

                                   Suntory Hibiki 17yo 43%

                                   Nikka Taketsuru 17yo 43%

                                   Octomore 5yo Edition 4.1 167ppm 62.5%

                                   Octomore 5yo Edition 4.2 Comus 61%

                                   Caol Ila 12yo Unpeated Bottled 2011 64%

                                   Port Charlotte The Peat Project 46%

                                   Bowmore Tempest Batch 3 55.6%

                                   Talisker 57*North 57%

                                   Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 44 59.7%

                                   Yellow Spot 12yo 46%

                                   Redbreast 12yo 40%

Amrut “Nectar of Life” Amrut Intermediate Sherry Matured Single Malt 57.1%Batch No.7 Bottled June 2012 (New make into Virgin/Ex-Bourbon casks, then transferred into ex-Oloroso sherry butts for a further year before a finishing off in ex-Bourbon casks) Cranberry and mulberry syrup ladled over raspberry and caramel vanilla ice cream. Rich, robust and red berried with barrel loads of sweet Bourbon spiced fruit cake, coated in vanilla icing. A more exquisite nose you will be hard pressed to find. On the palate, this redolent sweetly berried stew coats the tongue, then mid palate releases a hot, sweet spicy chilli, leaving a gorgeously lingering Oloroso oaky glow. 95. Along with Fusion(see http://wildaboutwhisky.blogspot.com/2011/03/hindu-trinity-known-as-amrut.html), Amrut have set the bar somewhere in the Himalayas…….