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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Glencraig 1976 36 yo Signatory Vintage cask 4258

So Glencraig is the name of the whisky distilled from Lomond stills from Glenburgie – they replaced the ‘burgie’ with ‘craig’ as the production manager at that time was Willie Craig. … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Craigellachie 5yo, 2006 / 2011, Signatory Vintage for LMdW

Google Craigellachie and you will find many matches for the famous hotel and the village. Scroll some way down and finally you’ll see a match for the whisky. Not a … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ballantine’s 17 yo ~ 80s ceramic

Hmm old jug of Ballantine’s 17, frrm the 80s meaning that the spirit within was distilled in the 60s, which means i) old school style and ii) good chance that … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rosebank 1989 Signatory Vintage cask 723 + 724

Apparently there have been a few other Rosebank distilleries one time or other – one opened in the late 18th century by a pair of Stark brothers, another popped up … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yeast – from East to West

Every whisk(e)y distiller relies on yeast to convert the sugar in the wash/mash to ethanol, which is then distilled in the stills. Granted yeast is but 1 factor, however fundamental, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

White Horse 1946

White Horse is an old blend, the name was officially registered in 1891, but the brand was founded back in 1861 by James Logan Mackie. However it is his nephew Peter … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wild Turkey, Kentucky Spirit

Time for another bourbon – this one is close to my heart as one of my first whisk(e)y experiences. Wild Turkey is an iconic american bourbon, also available in most … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Millburn 1966 16 yo G&M

Millburn, Glen Albyn and Glen Mhor are usually referred to as the Inverness distilleries, though none are open today. Millburn was founded as ‘Inverness’ distillery around 1807, the first of … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aberlour A’bunadh, Batch 34

Aberlour claims a shared parentage with Dailuaine – being founded by James Fleming. Both are east of the River Spey in whisky country. Some sourced give the date of Aberlour’s founding … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tomatin 34 yo 1976 / 2010, The Nectar of the Daily Drams

Distilling allegedly took place on the site of the modern Tomatin distillery long before the official founding, with just 2 stills, in 1897. We know it went bankrupt in 1906 … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Madeira basics for the Whisky drinker

Part 3 in this little fortified wine series. Madeira is a fortified wine that occupies a range of flavours from sweet toffee to dry almonds. It has a distinctive oxidised … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Longmorn 37 yo 1972 / 2010, The Perfect Dram & Three Rivers Tokyo

A third Longmorn for Whiskyrific –  must be something good going on with these old casks. Longmorn 37 yo 1972 / 2010, The Perfect Dram & Three Rivers Tokyo, Refill … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hakushu 12 yo

Hakushu is a Suntory distillery. An earlier post talked about how Japanese distillers being somewhat hampered by the lack of a practice of cask trading, have had to build their … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Littlemill 22 yo 1990 / 2013, Whiskybase special bottling

Littlemill might have been one of the oldest documented distilleries with some record of it going back to 1750s, by 1772 offices for the excise officers had been built and … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 1 Comment
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