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Monthly Archives: November, 2015

Caperdonich Boutique-y Batch 4 vs 20yo 1992 Berry Bros #121125

If you need any proof that the whisky making process is not fully understood consider the strange case of Caperdonich. Built next to Glen Grant, and at one time even … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Closed Lowlanders: Littlemill 1991/2015 G&M Rare Old RO/15/04 vs St. Magdalene 1975/2012 G&M Rare Old RO/12/07

Maybe not the best lowland pairing. Littlemill is generally light, sometimes fruity-grass whisky that wasn’t even distilled in pot stills. That’s right, it was distilled in stills with their tops … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg: A young special, a young standard and a young independent

This was more tiring that I thought it would be, this is a big big distillate, and 2 of them at least were big big whiskies. It is one thing … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Linkwood: from the 00s, 90s and 80s

Linkwood uses long fermentations and clear wort.  Shouldn’t that mean a fruity and clean spirit? But it also distills in fat stills with downward sloping lyne arms, presumably to preserve … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Glen Garioch: Founder’s Reserve, 48% (!) vs 12 yo, 48%

Nerdy trivia: An example of a distillery with 3 stills that only double distills? Glen Garioch. It once had 4 stills but was forced to remove one. Fortunately the wash … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Caol Ila: G&M Reserve 1996/2009 13yo #16116 46%, 18yo Official ~2014, Perfect Dram 1995/2013 18yo 50.6%

Caol Ila is, simply put, under-appreciated. Peat heads see it as a gentle peater but it makes an excellent consistent malt that seems to do well at any age. Not … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 2 Comments
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