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Value for money Part 1……..

Tomintoul 27yo 43% – A deliciously sweet nose of honeycomb, honeysuckle and barley dipped in ….honey. This reminds me of an Asara Noble Late Harvest…gradually develops to caramel fudge. The palate is initially all dessert wine, light and mellow, then seville marmalade lingering to a fino finish.85
A dram best suited to sipping neat then left for 10 minutes to develop without water.
Rarely, if ever, will you find a proprietary 27yo for under R 1000.00. This delectable little gem can be found at under R 600.00 at most Spar Tops outlets.

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Iconic doesn’t get much better than this…….

As a first blog lets not be shy….how about a tasting of an outstanding independent bottling of a 25yo Port Ellen? It is a 1982 60.4% sherry cask offering from AD Rattray. The nose is initially all seaweed with a hint of new paint, peat smoke and shellfish. Now take a mouthful but keep it in the mouth for a minimum of 15 seconds…chew it….the palate coats the tongue with sherry sweetness, then powerful creosote and tar on the finish…lingering…..exotic….Port Ellen. The balance of the honeyed sherry notes with the powerful Port Ellen peat characteristic is richly exquisite, A very, very special dram ….96