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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Longmorn 1969, Gordon & Macphail for La Maison Du Whisky

Longmorn is a fine fine whisky – one of those ‘God I hope it gets more appreciation but not too much that profit-lust overtakes quality and common sense’ whiskies. This … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 1998 2013 The Whisky Agency ‘Stamps’

Another Bowmore – I’ve had a 17 yo OB duty free special ( malt from 1990 and earlier) that was well perfumed and sweetly peaty, the 1968 Signatory that was … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ichiro’s Malt 1991 (Hanyu)

Bought this little 200ml bottle in Japan back in 2010, after that Yoichi 20 yo, curiosity got the better of me and I’ve cracked it open. Ok so this is … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ardbeg 17 yo 1994, Cadenheads Cask Ends,

This will be an interesting post : ) Perhaps the most ‘cult’ of the big 3 on the Kildalton shore – good lord have you seen the auction prices on … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenallachie 40 yo 1971 / 2011, The Exclusive Malts, Cask 739

Another big blending distillery. Seems to be quite common on Whiskyrific eh? All distilleries can produce both good and bad whisky, but Glenallachie, according to online sources, I paraphrase as … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glen Scotia 16 yo

Talk about being in the shadows, Glen Scotia knows the feeling all too well. 1 of the 3 remaining Campbeltown distilleries, its operates in the shadow of its neighbour Springbank. … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 1968 / 2000 Signatory Vintage Cask 1422

OOoh finally. Old one. Bowmore isn’t one I’ve had in some time. I once had a 17yo OB from the Changi duty free, which was ahem perfumed, but not overly … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength, Batch 1, Feb 2009

Old bottle I have, pulled down from behind the Bowmores. I know this one, and I know what to expect!     Alright, remember the strange still set up –  7 … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Campbeltown Loch

There is in fact a real Campbeltown Loch – Loch Chille Chiarain, its gaelic name, ‘is a small sea loch near the south of the Kintyre Peninsula facing eastwards towards the Firth of Clyde‘ (Wikipedia) But … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lagavulin vs itself

Standing in front of my whisky shelf I realize I have more Lagavulin open than any other distillery. 5 open bottles vs 2 for Laphroaig, 2 Mortlach, 2 Clynelish, 2 … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Bottle Fine Old Scotch Whisky

        This is a blend by Burn Stewart Distillers (Tobermory), the blend includes malt from Islay, and is in fact known to be a peaty blend.   … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tamdhu 1973 / 2008 Gordon & Macphail Reserve, 1st fill sherry butt no. 3230

Another 6 still 4.5 million litre a year blending machine. Quite a few of those finding their way into indie bottles too. No complaints here. Being distilled in 1973, this … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis 37 yo 1966/2003 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Skorupa

Ben Nevis (the mountain) is Scotland’s tallest at 4406 feet. Beautiful sight, and if you wanted to visit the distillery, you wouldn’t have to go all the way to the … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2011 The Perfect Dram

Finally, Glen Grant. When I see ancient bottles at (relatively) fair prices, it’s likely a Glen Grant  or Strathisla, and it’s going to be thanks to Gordon & Macphail and … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lagavulin 1997/2013 ‘Distillers Edition’

Lagavulin DE got a facelift, check out the pretty new bottle! Lagavulin ‘The Distillers Edition’ 1997/2013, lgv. 4/502, 43%   Nose: Lagavulin-esque. Immediately dry smoke, coastal scents, rubber, seaweed and … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

50th post! Yoichi 20yo for a reward

My word, made it to 50! This calls for something nice. Yoichi Distillery Yoichi potstills displaying the varied sizes and shapes used by a Japanese distiller to make different styles … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Port Ellen 15 yo 1969, Sestante

 (circa 2009) What a treat – Port Ellen only reopened in 1967 (closed for good in 1983) and this beautiful bottle comes from a time when the distillery had only … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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