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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 yo

It’s really just surplus Glen Ord 12 yo bottled under the ‘Singleton’ label and sold at duty frees etc.. The original ‘Singleton’ label was created by United Distillers (one of … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ledaig 1997/2013 Gordon & Macphail, ‘La Maison Du Whisky’, cask 461

Ledaig, that’s really peated Tobermory of course. From the Isle of Mull. Though blind tasted, it may well be mistaken for a whisky on the south coast of an island … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Japanese whisky – differences in production

Japanese Whisky Production There is no doubt that the Japanese produce good whisky, very much on par with the best Scotch Malt. I have always known this, but the breadth … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 yo ‘The Centenary Malt’

Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 yo ‘The Centenary Malt’ 40% Another Johnnie. Note that this is NOT the same as the current (2013/4) NAS Gold label that seems to be … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Longmorn 1975/2011 Malts of Scotland

Longmorn 1975/2011 Malts of Scotland, 46.4% Bourbon Hogshead 3977, 122 bottles     Nose: Luxuriant but hot. Juicy syrupy red berries, fruits of the forest style, that reminds me a … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Talisker DE 1991/205 TD-S: 5GS

Some whiskies are so so shy, one has to coax it out of the glass by artful manipulation (swirl swirl swirl), or else by plain duress (plain water treatment). In … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Distillery, or ‘Scotland in a teacup’, or maybe the sexier ‘Scottish Rebel, Ye Distillers By Name’. If you are reading this blog, (and I myself because I write … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Whisky pairings

Whisky and food – strange bedfellows? Not so, says Martine Nouet, long a proponent of cooking with whisky, and that’s all 3 courses. Her website is illuminating, it even gives … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

LG1 (Lagavulin)

LG1 So this is the first Lagavulin in Specialty Drink’s Elements range. I bought 2 of these when it first came out and immensely regret not getting more. Its only … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mortlach 14 yo 1993/2008 Duncan Taylor NC2

Ok quick one, need to sleep earlier. Young Mortlach this time: Mortlach 14 yo 1993/2008 Duncan Taylor NC2 46%   Nose: This bottle really nosed differently the first pour and … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenfarclas 21 yo

Hooray for the independents! Glenfarclas is still family owned, and independently operated, by J. & G. Grant – not the William Grant & Sons of Glenfiddich fame, making it a … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glass hunt and 2 whiskies

Whiskyrific has been on a bit of a whisky glass hunt this weekend. You see I am hosting a whisky tasting for some friends next weekend, and I simply do … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Macallan 1990/2011, Malts of Scotland, Fino Sherry Hogshead 1135

It’s a Macallan. THAT coveted distillery beloved of hungry collectors, capable of selling a NAS whisky for GBP380,000. They do make a fine whisky truth be told, with their famously … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 15 yo, Adelphi 1997, cask 6521

A bit of the history behind Clynelish and Brora has been mentioned in the Brora 1981 LMDW post, so the tale does not bear retelling here. Nonetheless, Clynelish does fill … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lagavulin 16

Happy Chinese New Year! As this is the year of the Horse What better way for Whiskyrific to welcome it with Lagavulin 16. Loch water rushing over rocksy falls, barley … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Springbank 10yo ‘100 proof’

Campbeltown used to be a major whisky producing region, a centre of distilling the way Speyside is today but spotty quality control and massive over production (I’m sure there were … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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