Jolly Toper Tasting - Glasgow's Whisky Club

Last night Glasgow's Whisky Club had the pleasure of welcoming the

Jolly Toper

(Mark Davidson) to the Iron Horse in Glasgow for our regular monthly tasting. We really were spoiled with a fantastic selection of drams as Mark offered his interpretation of the "Classic Drams". My personal favourite was a Springbank which had a nose of: raisins, demerara sugar, rum and seaweed - sadly this wasn't a commercial bottling so I'll just need to remember it fondly.

  • Bladnoch (SMWS)
  • Age 24
  • 53.3%
  • £101
  • Nose:  fruity, green.
  • Palate: highland, apple, liquorice, ginger, bananas.
  • Clynelish - Cadenhead (small batch)
  • Age 21
  • 51.6%
  • £65
  • Nose: vanilla, jelly fruit, sweet.
  • Palate: Dry, salty, chilli.
  • Mortlach -Gordon & MacPhail
  • Age 15
  • 43%
  • £40
  • Comments: meaty and sweet.
  • Highland Park - Cadenhead's
  • Age 22
  • 59.6%
  • £85
  • Nose: honey, sweet, sherry.
  • Palate: complex, fruity, earthy.
  • Caol Ila - Cadenhead's
  • Age 30
  • 56.2%
  • £150
  • Nose: spicy, apples, green tea, road tar.
  • Palate: a lovely subtly, smooth Islay.