Infrequent Flyers - Batch 4 - Alistair Walker Whisky - Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
This full set consists of six single malts all listed below.
Infrequent Flyers ~ Batch Four: Tasting Notes and Information.
AWW # 23: Undisclosed Speyside 1992 cask # 4824 / 28YO / 46.7% - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Virgin Oak Barrel
Style Virgin Oak Finish
Colour Rich gold.
Nose Floral, fragrant, and very fruity - pears, bananas and ripe pineapple. A hint of toffee.
Taste Really vibrant. Vanilla custard, honeycomb, cookie dough. Malty, with soft oak prevalent, and warming spices.
Finish Viscous and oily.
AWW # 24: Undisclosed Islay 2006 cask # 306127 / 14YO / 57.7% - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Colour Golden straw.
Nose Autumnal. Sweet peat and char. Chimney smoke. Very soft medicinal Islay notes emerge.
Taste A lovely pleasant sweetness on the palate - butterscotch and custard creams in sync with the peaty, phenolic flavours. Sweet barbeque - crispy bacon on pancakes doused with maple syrup. Salted popcorn. Peppery notes reveal themselves on addition of water.
Finish Sweet, and a little spicy.
AWW # 25: Blair Athol 2006 cask # 6132 / 14YO / 50.6% - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Sauternes Hogshead
Style Sauternes Finish
Colour Burnt amber.
Nose Waves of apricot. Caramel, over-ripe plums and figs.
Taste Seriously intense - a very concentrated extravaganza of orchard fruits. Honeyed apricots, lightly toasted apple-and-raisin strudel, dusted with cinnamon. Muscovado sugar, allspice and marmalade.
Finish Rich, fruity and super sweet.
AWW # 26: Glenrothes 2009 cask # 6343 / 11YO / 59.1% - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Style PX Sherry Finish
Nose Brown sugar, coconut and Morello cherries. Heavily stewed raisins and sultanas. Treacle toffee.
Taste Super sweet, rich and velvety. Really big raisin and sultana notes, reminiscent of clootie dumplings. Mocha and cocoa. Just a hint of cinnamon.
Finish Long and syrupy. Deceptively smooth - no indication that this sits at a chunky 59.1% vol.
AWW # 27: Deanston 2009 cask # 6349 / 10YO / 58.4% - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Rye Barrel
Style Rye Finish
Colour Light gold.
Nose Layers of banana, toffee and cinnamon - very big crème brûlée notes.
Taste A very spicy dram, with big peppery overtones - quite zingy! Accompanied by some lovely sweet flavours - custard creams, Butterkist toffee popcorn, vanilla and a touch of coconut.
Finish Spicy and mouth-warming.
AWW # 28: Aultmore 2010 cask # 800063 / 10YO / 58.5% - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Refill Barrel
Colour Yellow gold.
Nose Bananas and marzipan. Vanilla and toffee, with an intriguing hint of cashew nuts.
Taste Honey and vanilla. Sugared almonds, stewed raisins and caramelised Demerara sugar. Very spicy, especially at the back - allspice, cloves and pepper.
Finish Zingy, and spicy… seriously spicy.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Alistair Walker.