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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

‘Hakushu’ Hakushu 43% vs Yoichi ‘Peaty and Salty’ 55%

‘Hakushu’ Hakushu 43% Slightly oily in a cold crushed kernel sort of way. Reserved and somewhat distant. Tiny bit of tobacco leaf, hints of dried bark and brown leaves, the … Continue reading

July 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% vs Bowmore Jug 1955 / 1974 ‘Specially bottled for 12th September 1974’ ceramic decanter

Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% Any doubts can be put to rest, this is one of the finest Bowmores anyone can be fortunate enough to try, nevermind the … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wardhead 19 yo 1997 Impressive Cask Whisky-e Ltd 51.1% vs Wardhead 19 yo 1997 Big Fish Whisk-e Ltd 51.3%

Wardhead is of course teaspooned Glenfiddich. Wardhead 19 yo 1997 Impressive Cask Whisky-e Ltd 51.1% What’s impressive is the freshness and crisp malty nose, with entirely natural ‘naked’ scents of … Continue reading

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Brora 37 yo 2016 Special Release 48.6% vs Brora 37 yo 2015 Special Release 50.4%

Brora 38 yo 1977 / 2016 Special Release 48.6% Early 70s Broras are known to be peated powerhouses more so than late period Broras, but this is a 1977, and … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bunnahabhain 1968 / 2010 Malts of Scotland #12291 40% vs Bunnahabhain 25 yo 1964 / 1990 Master of Malts #4852-4856 46%

Bunnahabhain 1968 / 2010 Malts of Scotland #12291 40% A profile that is perfect even at 40%, which makes this a breeze right from the pour: almond oil, thin resins … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Glen Grant 8 yo Securo Cap 100 proof vs Glen Grant 15 yo Securo Cap 70 proof

Glen Grant 8 yo Securo Cap 100 proof An old nose – slightly dirty with grimey surfaces, mineral oil flecked with bits of carbonised something or other, and (wonderfully) no … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bellevue 17 yo 1998 Duncan Taylor #94 52.2% vs Bellevue 18 yo 1998 Kill Devil Hunter Laing 58.2%

Bellevue 17 yo 1998 Duncan Taylor #94 52.2% Papery dry bark, moist spongecake, and sugar glaze with hints of acerbic lemon zest. A lot more shows up on the tongue, … Continue reading

July 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Oban 27 yo 1963 James MacArthur 56% vs Oban 32 yo 1969 / 2002 55.1%

Oban 27 yo 1963 James MacArthur 56% My chequered experience with unique minis like this tells me they should be handled with caution as the risk of off notes seem … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Longmorn 21 yo 1973 / 1994 Signatory #9279 54.9% vs Longmorn 31 yo 1964 / 1996 Kingsbury #52 59%

Longmorn 21 yo 1973 / 1994 Signatory #9279 54.9% A deep yellow fruitiness blends beautifully with wet wool and rubbed granite. Aromatic earthen notes too in the shape of petrichor, … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment
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