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Whisky Reviews  A Whisky enthusiast based in Sydney Australia. All photos are mine unless it's a reblog and proper credit will always be given to original author.

A cold and windy day made better by Islay peat!

The charred smoke and the medicinal notes on the nose is the ideal soothing tonic!

The palate is creamy with vanilla and honey proving a great foil for the strong smoke and peat which arrives mid palate.

The smoke continues onto the finish coupled with cinnamon spice - perfect for this weather!

Is there a better winter dram? Thoughts?
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The dram which put Australia on the whisky map! Winner of worlds best single malt at the World Whiskies Award - Sullivans Cove French Oak.

The nosing unmistakably brings cinnamon and cloves accompanied by what I would describe as chocolate hazelnut. The chocolate intensifies towards the end to bring character and balance to the whisky.

The palate is where this whisky is a true winner. At the beginning there is subtle dark chocolate notes. Slowly sweetness intensifies in the form of toffee toffee. To cut the sweetness there are hints of pepper and oak.

The chocolate theme continues to the finish bringing with it light fruity notes.

Overall, I can see why this dram has won as many awards as it has.
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From recent winners of the world whisky awards its the Kavalan Vinho Barrique which stands out the most for me. All things considered it is reasonably affordable and easily available to purchase online.

The nose is rich and full of flavour with vanilla and toffee dominating with a touch of citrus and pepper thrown in for good measure.

The palate delivers a balanced complexity other whiskies find hard to replicate. There is a slight hint of sherry, sweet fruity goodness with mango and plums coming to mind.

The finish brings on the bitterness which battles against vanilla notes to complete a great dram.
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Two previous winners of the Whisky of the Year at the prestigious World Whiskies Award.

Both very different yet equally amazing and deserving of high praise.

I will review these over the coming nights. Have you had the pleasure of either? Thoughts?
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Johnnie Walker XR 21 - a whisky inspired by the grandson of Johnnie Walker himself, Sir Alexander Walker.

On the nose there is sweet cinnamon, citrus hints and a touch of vanilla.

The palate is light and at 40% abv it's very easy to drink with citrus notes coming to the fore with toffee and vanilla in the outer extremities with smoke notes coming in late.

The finish brings back the cinnamon from the nosing with oak and even hints of sherry which I found interesting.

Overall, it's a good dram which competes well against its arch rival the Royal Salute.
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There is so much goodness in this one pic by @scotchluva! What would you choose?

I am eyeing that Miyagikyo 12 finding that harder and harder to find. In Australia it's now almost impossible at a decent price.
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This travel exclusive Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve is great value for money.

There is spice and toffee sweetness on the nose. While the palate is light and fruity with medicinal and licorice notes. The finish delivers oak and spice preparing you for the next mouthful.
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BOLD CLAIM WARNING: In my opinion the Yoichi 15 represents the best Japanese whisky under the age of 18!

Very easy on the nose with fruity sweetness mingling with mild nuttiness.

The palate is where this rises above all others. There is fruity sweetness combining with toffee and even a dash of vanilla and just when you think the sweetness will overwhelm the wonderful sensation of peat and smoke start to take over bringing with it mild spices.

The finish has oak mixing with floral notes to complete an amazing experience.

I am sure many will disagree with my sentiment but for me the Yoichi 15 brings Japanese new age whisky coupled with a palate which reminiscent of a Scottish dram.
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An earlier release of the Glenfiddich 21 previously called the Havana Reserve and changed to Gran Reserva after some backlash due to tensions between Cuba and the US.

This is an exceptional dram.

On the nose there are warm spices reminiscent of a great rum with hints of honey.

The palate is light with musky undertones which is beautifully balanced against peppery and cardamon spices.

The finish is oaky and gentle sweetness to create an excellent end to a brilliant dram.
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