Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mercian Ootori

Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

Mercian Ootori (the malt in this whisky came from Karuizawa distillery). Aged 15 years. 40 per cent alcohol.
Nose: A rich succulent bouquet. A big bunch of bananas, vanilla, walnuts, oranges, firm grain and fresh cut timber. Sounds sweet. It is!
Palate: Smooth and creamy; mashed bananas, more orange, sweet lemon and the same firm grain.
Finish: Fairly short but smooth, with nutmeg, orange chocolate and continuing the flavors from the palate.

Suntory Century 2001 Aged 15 Years

Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

Suntory Century 2001 Aged 15 Years. 43 per cent alcohol.
Nose: Lots of orange and sweet lemon. Firm grain. Fresh dough, wood stain and something slightly chargrilled. Light florals.
Palate: Smooth like it's cousin the Suntory Royal Aged 15 Years: zingy citrus, cream, some oak, fresh dough. Excellent balance.
Finish: Again, smooth with a medium length: sweet and creamy with just enough sweet spice to add some oomph.

Karuizawa Oakmaster

Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

Karuizawa Oakmaster. 37 per cent alcohol.
Nose: Sherry, cherry, orange, Plasticine; some sulphur, but not out of place.
Palate: A reasonable amount of body for a whisky of only 37 per cent alcohol. Some oiliness, sweet spice, malt and grain.
Finish: Sweet and oily: orange, nuts, with more malt and light grain.
General comment: Drinkable but nothing special.