Whisky reviews by score (1-6)
A special bottling for the ferry line company Color Line – unfortunately no longer available for sale in their tax free shops.
Name: Highland Park Viking Line 13 y.o
Colour: Dark caramel
Nose: Plenty of dried fruits: Raisins, dates. Black grapes, plums, caramel, old leather and perhaps a hint of tobacco. After a while there is also some peanuts coming through.
Flavour: Amazingly round and nice… Continue reading
Highland Park Dark Origins
A great island whisky from Highland Park with wonderful sweet notes!
Price Vinmonopolet: NOK 699,-
Colour: Golden red (sherry cask)
Nose: Plums, candy, lightly peated, bananas, hazelnuts after a while
Palate: Plenty of dark chocolate, a bit peppery, orange
Conclusion: Very delicious and sweet whisky, lovely sherry character for those… Continue reading
Adelphi Selection Glen Keith 1991 21 y.o
Another whisky from Adelphi. This is a release limited to 228 bottles.
Price Vinmonopolet: Kr 1550
Colour: Light lemon, ex-bourbon
Nose: Lemon, canned peaches, fruity and flowery, apples. With some water there is more lemongrass, vanilla and spices.
Flavour: Oily consistency. Spicy, ripe pears, honey melom and a bit of… Continue reading
Amrut Two Continents – Second Edition
As the name implies this whisky is stored on two continents; Asia and Europe. 2 years in India and the 3 last in Europe. Exactly where this is stored the importer doesn’t know since Amrut stores both in Germany, Scotland and Swerden.
Alcohol: 50% (bottle says 50%, but Amrut’s homepage 46%)
Country: India, but stored both in India and Europe.
Price Vinmonopolet:… Continue reading
Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt:
Price Vinmonopolet (order selection): 699 kr (30.12.16)
Colour: Dark golden brown
Nose: Plenty of sweet notes, but not so fruity as other Kavalans. Caramel, vanilla and coconut. With some water the floral notes are more prevolant together with more coconut. Dried fruits like raisins and prunes also.
Taste: Warms well down, very sweet, but dries out quickly.
Evaluation: This is a… Continue reading
Pris Vinmonopolet: Finnes ikke. Pris internett: 36,50 £
Farge: Lys strågul. Mulig amerikansk bourbonfat?
Lukt: Herlig snop! Mye fersken, tørket ananas, (skum)banan, kokos og noe lær. Med litt vann blir den mer krydret
Smak: Fyller munnen godt/oljete, fruktig og nøttete.
Vurdering: Absolutt en herlig whisky som anbefales sterkt! Og at dette er sommer er det ingen tvil om! Terningen er en solid femmer!
Reviewed: 2. October 2015
This is Kavalan’s “dram” – the standard.
Price: Vinmonopolet (“by order” – selection): 799 kr (28.12.16)
Colour: Obvious american oak. Light, golden brown.
Nose: Right from the start the fruity, sweet notes hit me: Apples, bananas, fudge. Thereafter it becomes more vanilla-like and then towards coffee. With a little hint of more tropical fruits like pineapple, but also some marzipan.
Taste:… Continue reading
Single Cask whisky, Amerikansk eik.
Pris Vinmonopolet: Kr 3.564
Farge: Mørk gylden
Lukt: Det første som slår en er epler! Nærmest en calvados. Svært fruktig. Også en del kokos.
Smak: Lett pepper, men søtlig. Med vann blir den mye fruktigere – mye banan. Med litt vann fyller den munnen mer.
Vurdering: Dette var virkelig fantastisk! Dette er et godt sted å plassere tre tusenlapper om du har! Herlig! 5!
This distillery was located near Glasgow, but now it’s no longer in operation. Matured on american oak casks. Double distilled.
Price Vinmonopolet: Not found in the selection. Internet price: 220€
Colour: Light straw yellow
Nose: Oh dear! A clear offnote of rubber, lots of nail polish remover. With water it became a bit more sweet.
Flavour: Oily, a sweet whisky, lots of almonds towards the end.
Evaluation: No, this wasn’t quite… Continue reading
Berrys’ Auchentoshan 1984 29 år
Triple distilled Lowlands-whisky from independent bottler Berrys’.
Price Vinmonopolet: Not found in the selection. Price internet: Ca. 130-150 £
Colour: Light straw
Nose: Lots of vanilla immediately on the nose, thereafter citrus and coconut. With a bit of water it’s almost like a candy shop! To me, that’s a very pleasant smell.
Taste: It goes easilty on the sides of the mouth. Plenty of… Continue reading