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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Silver Seal tasting at Auld Alliance Singapore

Mr Massimo Righi, owner of Whisky Antique and whose brands include Silver Seal and the Sestante Collection, was in town and where would Max go for a drink but the … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Auchentoshan ‘Three Wood’

An active, no, thriving lowlander! Right outside Glasgow to boot. Truly triple distilled stuff, so this is a rare breed in the modern industry. Triple distillation has its perks and … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Manzanilla and Bowmore Mariner 15yo

Bit of a throw up today, was hosting so – sherry pre-dinner, white wine through dinner, port after dinner and whisky to round it off. Equipo Navazos are the independent … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tobermory 1972 / 2004, Lombard Jewels of Scotland

The distillery we know as Tobermory today was reconstructed in 1972, and recommenced production in the same year. You might have heard glowing reviews of 1972 Ledaig – Ledaig being … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cockburn’s 20 yo Tawny Port

Another port, but a Tawny Port this time. For Port basics go here. This is Part II – Tawny Port Tawny Port is aged the same way as Whisky – … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Balvenie 14 yo, Goldencask

Balvenie was built by William Grant in 1892, and today Balvenie and Glenfiddich are of course sister distilleries, a fact known to most regular whisky drinkers, now owned by the related William … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenlossie 1984 / 2009, Carn Mor

John Duff plus a few partners founded Glenlossie in 1876. The name goes around somewhat as the colourful character it belonged too was a former Glendronach and Bon Accord manager … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gutierrez Colosia ‘Fino’

While on the topic of Sherry… Gutierrez Colosia is located in El Puerto de Santa Maria on the site of the ruins of the Palace of the Count of Cumbrehermosa -Cargador … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sherry Basics for the Whisky Drinker

So Sherry is traditionally THE most important fortified wine for us whisky drinkers, because back in the day Sherry was what people got drunk on and most importantly, it was … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

St. Magdalene 23 yo 1982 / 2006, Douglas Laing, OMC

Only the second ever St. Magdalene on Whiskyrific (can’t say I have had many more IRL either) St. Magdalene is a closed distillery, both this and the Chieftains were distilled … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Craiglodge, Distillery Select, Single Cask Bottling, 1998 / 2007

In a previous post I described the non conformist, non-SWA member, victorinox many-in-one distillery that is Loch Lomond. Here’s Loch Lomond in the guise of a peaty bruiser. Craiglodge, Distillery … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

North British 48 yo 1962 / 2010 The Perfect Dram

A grain whisky this time, from North British Distillery. North British does not bottle its whisky, but you and I have certainly drunk a lot of it as the grain … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blair Athol 14 yo, Vom Fass

There isn’t really a whole lot of information on Blair Athol. We know this is a blending distillery, and most of the 2.5 million L output from 4 stills feeds … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Royal Lochnagar 1986 / 2009, The Carn Mor Vintage Collection

It’s *ahem* Royal Lohnagar and not plain Lochnagar like it was before 1848, because Queen Victoria visited Lochnagar distillery (located on a mountain named Lochnagar) near her Balmoral estate and … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Port basics for the whisky drinker

Part 1 in my fortified wines series, infographic for the whisky drinker:   And here’s a picture of a Port pipe, 650L, looks likes a sherry butt no? But bigger … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Caperdonich 1977 / June 2002, 24 yo, Cadenhead Original Collection

Caperdonich started life as Glen Grant # 2 in 1898, being located across the street from its famous neighbour. The owners didn’t bother much with naming it anything else. Unfortunately … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grahams LBV Port 2000

A port! How is that whisky related? Why, some whisky is matured or finished in Port pipes no? Right, I started my alcoholic adventures with port so its back to … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rosebank 16yo 1990 / 2006 Malt Pedigree by La Maison Du Whisky

I have not heard of this range, apparently by La Maison themselves? So uncommon I couldn’t even find a good picture of a full bottle: Rosebank 16yo 1990 / 2006, … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Talisker 57° North

NAS Talisker… Hmmm…. Talisker is up there on my list of quality malts. Mentally the basic 10 is the standard against which I measure ‘coastal’ whiskies. So I’m really curious … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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