Under £40 winners
Loch Lomond Single Grain – Loch Lomond Group/Glen Scotia Distillery Judges scores Overall score Tasting notes from Vicky
3.5, 4.75, 2.5, 4.5, 4.5, 2.5, 3.6, 4
On the nose, dark muscovado sugar with a touch of smoke in the background. Nutmeg, five spice and blood oranges baked in sugar on the palate.
Glen Scotia Double Cask – Loch Lomond Group/Glen Scotia Distillery Judges scores Overall score Tasting notes from Ewan
2.25, 4.85, 4.25, 5, 3.5, 2, 4.7, 2.8 Woody, rich and complex, with caramel and salt. Satisfying, with a long and oily finish.
The GlenDronach Peated – BenRiach Distillery Co Judges scores Overall score Tasting notes from Robin
2.5, 4.25, 3.5, 3, 3.5, 3.5, 4.4, 3.8
A surprisingly sweet palate with figs, honey, sweet spices, vanilla and honeycomb. A dry finish with a lovely smoky, spicy finale.